It's that time again. The trusty plastic christmas tree is down from the loft, a bit dusty and a tad shorter this time around as another few centimeters dropped off in transit. We purchased this particular arboreal artifact from La Foire Fouille in Angloulême in 1989 for the 'très corrct' price of 25F or about 4€ which works out at about 16 centimes per year.
We tried normal trees in the UK but the needles were a pain, literally and the various tricks and products aimed at preventing the shedding of these needles never seemed to work.
Question is, what do you use 'chez vous', plastic or the real thing ? If it's the latter do you buy a new tree each year or dig up a replanted tree if indeed you have managed to keep the tree alive ? Can a tree be successfully replanted following the traumatic life inside the heated house for the weeks before and after the festive season. What is the trick to keepng the needles on the tree and not in sticking in your feet ?