Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

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Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:02 pm

As the Festive season is upon us, and it's dark much more than light,
I thought I try to bring a bit of Christmas cheer, to brighten the eternal night :wink:

Marrying my garden with Christmas.
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As this is an artificial tree is was all in the loft and was brought down and erected in one evening, for Zero cost.

Ok then, lets see your trees and lights :D
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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by allangreenbean » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:08 pm

Great view, I didn't even notice the tree at first, too busy looking at that fantastic garden.

I know it's still mild but, WOW.

I may sound like a christmas grinch but remove the tree and replace with nice indoor palm and it would be perfick icon_thumleft

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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:28 pm

Here's ours.
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Post by derrick » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:56 pm

Not finished mine yet just the light to go .My Devils ivy has a little xmas too .
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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:16 pm

allangreenbean wrote:Great view, I didn't even notice the tree at first, too busy looking at that fantastic garden.

I know it's still mild but, WOW.
If you look in detail there is quite a lot of dead and dying stuff as things die off for winter, but the hardy evergreen exotic backbone remains :wink:
allangreenbean wrote: I may sound like a christmas grinch but remove the tree and replace with nice indoor palm and it would be perfick icon_thumleft
There is a Kentia Palm there all year except over Christmas/ New Year.
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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:20 pm

These are the outside lights.

None on the Palm this year as some lights are not working, as they don't have a particularly long life, and can't be replaced at this time.
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Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:59 pm

How can it be bleak outside Dave with that chammy trunk in eyeline!!

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I look forward to the day I can get some lights up me trunk, reckon it needs to be at least 10ft to look good :lol:

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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by callin » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:07 pm

Dave I have show your livingroom picture to my doughters and they go ..wooooaaaaa... :ahhh!:
The view is unreal , I hardly notice the beautiful Christmas tree.
Your picture become my desktop computer wallpaper now for the holidays. I m not kidding!
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We prepare the tree for the Santas presents on 24 december just prior the Santa visit and we keep it with the lights on untill 7 January or so. icon_cheers

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Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:42 pm

Just got my Fraser fir from the village shop and it looks fantastic, well in my opinion.

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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:27 pm

callin wrote:Dave I have show your livingroom picture to my doughters and they go ..wooooaaaaa... :ahhh!:
The view is unreal , I hardly notice the beautiful Christmas tree.
Your picture become my desktop computer wallpaper now for the holidays. I m not kidding!
Thank you! icon_thumleft
We prepare the tree for the Santas presents on 24 december just prior the Santa visit and we keep it with the lights on untill 7 January or so. icon_cheers
:lol: Callin

You have the tree for the traditional 12 days of Christmas, we try to stretch festivities through the whole of December.

Here is the tree at night
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Re: Bringing festiver cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by bordersboy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:38 pm

Still waiting to get mine from BQ for a pound :D .
But seriously hoping to pick a few of the live potted ones up again for a quid after christmas.Its a cheap way to grow trees ona banking i have that needs some new trees planting up.

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by stephenprudence » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:42 pm

Nice looking tree! Im ashamed to say our house has not adorned a Christmas tree yet...

Still there's nothing like that fresh pine smell.

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by kata » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:51 am

I'm looking at the view and that great double aspect...gotta love that without the tree.

Beautiful Dave, always did like yours.

No tree here as no kiddies to enjoy it. I do love Christmas and seeing the neighbours lit trees up on the hill that my window faces.

I also love the sound of an excited child as she/he open presents...I still remember the kiddies as they ride their first bike on a Christmas day.. :lol: :lol:

When my Bichon Frisé greeting cards arrive from American and Canadian friends they go on my front window along with lights and Christmas ornaments.

:lol: icon_cheers

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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by mathewtaylor » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Mine's up! :)
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Re: Bringing festive cheer to a bleak time of year

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:52 pm

mathewtaylor wrote:Mine's up! :)
:ahhh!: your Maurelii won't like having icicles up the trunk :lol: :lol:

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