It’s very nearby and I love buying trees from the growers. Not only do I know our tree hasn’t been shipped miles, but it will also last better because it hasn’t been standing around out of water for weeks in some DIY superstore.
There’s always a very jolly atmosphere with people coming and going in the yard. And more and more trees being brought in.
This year they had reindeer too. I’ve noticed that a number of places have been showing reindeer as an extra attraction, which makes me wonder where they spend the rest of the year.
The only pity was that, this year there wasn’t any mistletoe. Nothing to do with the awful weather but apparently things with their supplier didn’t work out. But one thing leads to another and, as a result, I discovered the English Mistletoe Shop which sells grow-your-own kits. So if you have three or four years’ patience or are still looking for a present for a keen gardener, Bob’s your uncle.