Farm Blog

Torquay Christmas Carnival

Had a great evening supporting the local Christmas Carnival. Great to see so many people out getting in the festive spirit despite the pouring rain. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to help us out.

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UK CHRISTMAS TREE GROWER OF THE YEAR 2016

unspecified-22Had a fantastic day at the annual BCTGA competition last week in Swansea picking up a spectacular and unprecedented 7 awards including UK Christmas Tree Grower of The Year and UK Champion Wreath Maker of The Year. Follow us on our journey as suppliers of trees and wreath to 10 Downing Street this year.

Open as normal

We are very pleased to say that now the winds have died down we are now open fully once again. Many thanks for your patients with us during the changes.

Changes to Haldon Due to High winds

Haldon Forest Park is again closed today on safety grounds due to high winds. WE ARE OPEN 100m across the road in the corral (follow the AA signs). We have a wide selection of trees, stands, wreaths and other accessories. Yet Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you. Both our Plymouth and Paignton Morrisons outlets are open as usual.

Haldon still open in the Corral

As expected Haldon Forest Park is closed today on safety grounds due to high winds. WE ARE OPEN 100m across the road in the corral (follow the AA signs). We have a wide selection of trees, stands, wreaths and other accessories. We are only open until 4pm today. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you today!! Both our Plymouth and Paignton Morrisons outlets are open as usual.

Charity Of The Year

After a lot of thought we are pleased to announce that this years nominated ‘charity of the year’ is Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN). A fantastic local organisation doing great work for numerous people, visit their website www.thhn.co.uk for more information. We look forward to working with them.

Potted tree deliveries going well

Potted tree deliveries are all but complete for the year. We’ve been up to Somerset, down to Cornwall and all round Devon with all customers happy! It all bodes well for our customers up at Haldon.

Fraser Fir is Best in England

The annual BCTGA competition was held today at the Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead. We are pleased to announce that one of our Fraser Firs got the runner up prize in the fir category. As the winning tree was grown in Scotland this must mean that our Fir Trees are the best in England!!

Finally The Pruning is Complete

Today we finally finished pruning the trees to give them their shape and are pleased to say they are now looking fantastic! With the unusual cold weather at the start of the summer, this years growing season was later than normal meaning a late finish to the most time consuming job that we do on the farm.