June at the Farm
Posted on 9th June 2017 at 11:35
This is the month for "leader reduction". A special solution is rollered on to the very top part of the Christmas Trees to stop them becoming too long. Noone likes the star at the top of their tree to be miles away from the rest of the decorations!
Those of you who live near any of our plantations may have seen some of our boys walking up and down the rows of Christmas trees with rollers and pumps. It's very good excercise. The only down side is the rain as it washes off all the good work they have done. The girls in the office are keeping their fingers crossed for sunshine as they could be volunteered to help out with this!
We are continuing to add birdsticks into the plantations to try to stop the birds damaging the new growth by landing on the sticks and not the delicate tops of the trees, although the strong wind can be another contributing factor to broken tops. We are all looking forward to some more calm and sunny weather.
Rounding June off we are off to the annual HTA National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park near Warwick in a couple of weeks. It is a lovely show full of beautiful plants and flowers and, of course, Christmas trees. It is a great opportunity for us to gather some new customers for the wholesale side of the business. We will take lots of photos of our stand to show you when we get back.
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