Christmas Trees

We know that buying a natural Christmas tree is akin to strangling a polar bear, but we're getting one anyway, this weekend. Our normal place is in Shooters Hill, but if anyone has any recommendations closer to home, please let us know.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Little DIY shop by Ladywell station has a good selection outside normally.

Tamsin said...

The beautiful garden centre (London) next to the Hobgoblin Pub opposite New Cross Gate station. Used to operate in a much larger yard on a seasonal basis on the corner of St. Mary's Road and Queen's Road. They do local deliveries and will be having a stall where you can order at the Edmund Waller School Fair this weekend and in the Brockley Cross Christmas Market the weekend after.

Or the best-shaped christmas tree we ever had was bought one Christmas Eve (or possibly the day before) from the DIY/Ironmongers in Ladywell.

Anonymous said...

have to say that the best one I ever had was B and Q on Old Kent Road. it was cheaper than most independent too.

Fabhat said...

I also recommend the stall by the Hobgoblin - got ours from them last year and it was very good. Also - a trip to Columbia Rd is worthwhile (and certainly fun) if you're after a seriously big tree.

Jo said...

Agree with those recommending the little DIY shop by Ladywell station, they have nice trees at reasonable prices - also, last year they gave us a couple of Quality Streets when we went in :)

Sal said...

There are some for sale outside St Hilda's Church on the corner of Courtrai Road - think they deliver locally too.

Sue said...

I've bought several from Ladywell DIY in the past and probably will do again, with roots if possible. Alternatively, if you've got a car and can go slightly further afield, King's Church in Catford are supporting a scheme called the Jericho Project, which involves selling Christmas trees to raise money for homeless projects. You can find details and reserve your tree on Caring Christmas Trees.

Marc said...

Diy Ladywell station is my recommendation for a local purchase.

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Tressillian James said...

Keeping it very local, I buy from the florsits in Brockley High Street near Brockley Mess. Supports local business and always seems to have a decent tree.

Richard said...

Bought from Fanny Ford in Deptford last couple of years. They've warned we about high prices this year though, I want an 8footer.

Parents have always done well at Catford Homebase and Phoebes in Catford is very good too.

Tamsin said...

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Cards for Good Causes (75p in the £1 goes to the charities concerned - a drop in the proportion from previous years when it was 81p, admin. costs obviously increasing) St Alfege's Greenwich. 10 - 4 daily (11 - 4 Sundays). Also wrapping paper, stocking fillers and gift tags etc.

Rebecca P said...

christmastreeman.co.uk will deliver you a Christmas tree with plant food so you can keep it healthy and then when the holiday season is all over, they'll pick it up, take it away and replant it. Then if you want, you can have the same tree next year. Great idea, don't you think? Prices start at £49.

Tamsin said...

A great idea - what we used to do when I was a child until it grew too big and then my father just chopped the top off it!

What happens if "your" tree dies over the summer - do they tell you or try to sneak in a substitute (like replacing the class hamster without telling the teacher).

Anonymous said...

What a horribly cosy idea.

Everyone here will love it.

Sid Snot said...

Except you - fearlessly sticking it to them with your anti-'cosy' punk rock attitude!!! Death to trees!
F**k yeah!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bought a tree tonight from DIY shop in ladywell. Highly recommend. Very friendly and helpful.

flashbash said...

has anyone bought one from St Hilda's church yet? I want one that is still in a pot. Last year I got one from the b&q in Peckham and it was awful, I was picking needles out of my carpet for months afterwards!

Anonymous said...

Catford plant market just by the Broadway Theatre always has nice trees and is good value.

Anna said...

Shannon's garden centre will probably have them - i go there for all garden stuff. they deliver too. bonus is that you
can combine with lunch in the honor oak.

Louise said...

I brought one from the St Hilda's guys today, it came in a pot and they also do home delivery, I ordered it online as well, too cold to go out! The website is www.realtreesdelivered.co.uk

Hope this helps, Merry Xmas!

Lou

Brockley Nick said...

Thanks for all the advice everyone - really great.

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Anonymous said...

We would highly recommend the small DIY store by Ladywell Station. After a long night of searching for Christmas trees, my flatmate and I decided to take the advice of others on this blog and try this store. The owners of the store immediately welcomed us and we were extremely impressed by the customer service we received from the husband and wife team. There was a great choice of trees, and they also have a selection of charming metal buckets which make an attractive alternative to the traditional stand. We're very pleased with our tree, and will definitely be going back next year!!!

Local said...

Just picked up a tree from the DIY shop by Ladywell Station, cost me £50 for a reasonably high, good looking tree. There were smaller and cheaper ones there too. Really nice couple in the shop, would recommend it highly!!

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