Christmas tree arrival at Trevena Cross imminent. Exciting!!November 28, 2012
Now that the extreme weather of recent days has subsided, we can anticipate our Christmas tree arrival in a positive – dry – spirit!
While some of our pot grown trees have been brought on in the nursery over the past year, and have already come down to the garden centre, our UK grown cut trees are due to be here in the next day or two. The tree bays are built, the point of sale is done, the netting machine is primed, and we’re now just waiting on the trees to engage muscle power and lug them into position!
As usual, we’ll have a range of tree types, including the traditional Norway Spruce, popular Nordman Fir and wonderfully scented Fraser Fir. A full Christmas Tree Size & Price Guide (which remains unchanged from 2011) can be found by clicking here.
The Horticultural Trades Association – HTA’s Easy Guide to a Greener Christmas offers handy advice on choosing your tree, as well as other useful tips on Christmas plants and home decor. We’ll also be offering Trevena Cross words of wisdom on Christmas trees in our upcoming newsletter (sign up to get our newsletter here!) and on our Twitter and Facebook pages in the coming days.
A family tradition for so many, we hope you have fun choosing your 2012 Christmas tree at some point in the coming weeks! We certainly look forward to seeing you here soon… with a knowledgeable team on stand-by, waiting to help with any Christmas tree queries!
Winner of our Autumn Snippets Photo Competition announced!November 20, 2012
As we prepare to say farewell to autumn for another year – as the natural world around us begins making its transition to winter dormancy – we have closed the door on our Autumn Snippets Photograph Competition for 2012.
With many wonderful entries – all very different autumnal interpretations, including familiar fallen leaves, autumn colours and red berries, as well as the perhaps less obvious cobwebs, mushrooms and crop fields, we are truly grateful to each and every entrant for taking the time to share a little piece of autumn with us.
Following a tough judging process, we managed to establish a shortlist from which the winning photograph was selected – an autumnal scene entitled ‘Off to church on an autumnal Sunday morning’, entered by Elizabeth Goodfellow of Helston.
To us, this scene epitomised an autumnal morning, and was the ‘snippet’ that best captured the spirit of this beautiful season. Elizabeth has won £25.00 of Trevena Cross gift vouchers for her winning entry, which we have shared below. Congratulations Elizabeth, and thank you very much to all who entered!
A brief Trevena Cross update – Christmas, bare root trees & more!November 9, 2012
Those of you who receive our newsletter (if you don’t, but would like it, you can sign up here!) will be up to date with most goings on around the centre, but for those not so familiar we thought we’d share a November update with you!
Christmas is now firmly installed in the shop as per our last blog post, with lots of lovely gift items accompanying the decs. and artificial trees!
Outdoors, mere glimpses of Christmas have also begun to appear, with pot grown trees from our nursery starting to make their way down to the garden centre, in anticipation of our cut trees arrival at the end of the month! Bigger outdoor news at the moment is the arrival of our bare root trees, rhubarb crowns and raspberry canes which are NEW on the benches. Fruit trees and soft fruit bushes can also be found in our undercover areas and near our grow your own greenhouse.
We’re gearing up for the festive season ahead and preparing our muscles (well some are!) for lugging Christmas trees around!
We look forward to seeing you when you come to choose your tree, if not before!
P.S – You may have heard a lot about ash trees in the news recently, and the Chalara dieback of infected trees. We’d just like to re-assure you that this isn’t something to worry about when purchasing trees from us. Nowhere in the south-west has currently been detected an infected site, and to be cautious, a hold has been put on the transport of any ash trees so you won’t find them among our bare root arrivals this month. Investigations into the disease, and stock checks are ongoing across the UK, as we just pray for a plan to at least get a handle on the problem, and manage it in a way that causes minimum ongoing impact.