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Topic # 226130 21-Dec-2017 20:21
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Himself got the tree in very early this year due to a predicted shortage.

 

First day they went on sale he got one.

 

Well its done all right for 2 weeks, but it starting to lose it's will to live.

 

I've tried lemonade and dis-solvable aspirin, but I think I'm losing.

 

Any other ideas to keep the tree looking good until Xmas day?





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  Reply # 1923396 21-Dec-2017 21:12
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I once saw a tip that said to keep the leaves/needles looking fresh to add green food colouring to the water.  No idea if it works. Sounds like mumbo jumbo to me.


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  Reply # 1923413 21-Dec-2017 21:20
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I read recently that hairspray the needles but yours may be too late.


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  Reply # 1923414 21-Dec-2017 21:21
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I read recently that hairspray the needles but yours may be too late.

 

 

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  Reply # 1923422 21-Dec-2017 21:32
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they are like a body, they only stay fresh for a limited time.





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  Reply # 1923423 21-Dec-2017 21:33
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Is it actually in water?

 

It's the hydration to needles that keeps them green (according to mr expert on morning TV one morning). Filling tub with rocks for stability and the bottom in water is meant to be like a footspa for it




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  Reply # 1923434 21-Dec-2017 21:59
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@Oblivian it's been well watered every day.

 

I'm thinking I'll put some water in a spray bottle and apply directly to the branches.





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  Reply # 1923451 21-Dec-2017 22:38
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kiwifidget:

@Oblivian it's been well watered every day.


I'm thinking I'll put some water in a spray bottle and apply directly to the branches.



We have this exact problem here in chch. Spray bottle might get be a good idea. Ours doesn’t seem to be absorbing much water even though we cut off bottom then straight into the water

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  Reply # 1923462 21-Dec-2017 23:26
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kiwifidget:

 

@Oblivian it's been well watered every day.

 

 

 

I'm thinking I'll put some water in a spray bottle and apply directly to the branches.

 



We have this exact problem here in chch. Spray bottle might get be a good idea. Ours doesn’t seem to be absorbing much water even though we cut off bottom then straight into the water

 

Beware of doing this with Xmas Lights attached! You might look a lot more perked up after 240v :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1923625 22-Dec-2017 11:36
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240V? Yea, you could become the decoration!!




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  Reply # 1923627 22-Dec-2017 11:38
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240V? Yea, you could become the decoration!!

 

 

And that's why the lights are controlled by Wemo. 





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  Reply # 1923632 22-Dec-2017 11:50
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As others said a about spraying them with water on the leaves, It may work marginally.
Tree's been cut down, its slowly dieing. Expect it to do what it is doing.





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Spray paint it green? wink





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  Reply # 1923663 22-Dec-2017 13:06
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Put a coupla slugs of brandy in its water. Or threaten it - like the reverse of Basil Fawlty hitting his broken car with a tree branch saying "You're a naughty boy". Threaten it with future abandonment or destruction.

 

 

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  Reply # 1923673 22-Dec-2017 13:20
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Not really any help now, but if you go to one of the places where you can cut down your own tree they last way longer than the precut ones. 

 

Also if you get a Macrocarpa instead of a pine they stay looking good for ages. 

 

We got ours on the 3 of December and it is still looking as good as when we got it.


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