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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,936


    Mine's base is like this and we sunk it a bit in the gravel, put pavers over the bottom metal bits, under the top metal bits and covered with gravel. But they don't all come with the same sort of base, some are flat squares.


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Think I may have to make a proper tree support and hammer that into the ground, then fix the xmas tree to that. It needs to be proper sturdy up here!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • BM and Runnybeak, I quite like my new name!!image


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  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,959

    Isn't it funny how we all like different Christmas lights.   For me the best are warm white, static (or maybe twinkling).  They seem to be much more magical than coloured, flashing lights and I don't like the picture ones or rope type lights. 

    Until last year I had a real Christmas Tree but I finally decided that a fake one would be easier.  It is a good copy, but it isnt quite the same.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • I'm with you on that one Yviestevie image

  • I like the warm white lights too, static or twinkling image 

    I'm not over keen on those brilliant electric blue ones image

    We'd always had a real tree until we moved here - this house needed a minimum 7ft tree which would be very expensive each year if we bought a good real one, and I needed to be sure that the waxed parquet floor wouldn't be scratched or affected by damp, so we decided to go for an artificial tree - but realistic green trees cost an arm and a leg, so as this house is quite modern we went for a 7ft all-white tree



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  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,546

    Oh dove it looks lovely and can't be believe presents wrapped up and underneath already! You are so organised image


  • Thats pretty Dove, like the bird near the top image

  • I have to own up Beaus Mum - that was last year image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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