The Korean Fir that we bought at Christmas and decorated for the celebrations has been very busy ever since, we kept it inside so that it would survive the cold outside, so it is in the conservatory/dining room. Some weeks ago we noticed that cones started to grow in the top branches (see photos), then at the tip of some of the branches there came buds which soon opened up and are now new needles. Every morning we check out the newest growth, it is a great pleasure in our lives. I water and feed it regularly and soon it is going into a slightly larger pot. When the weather becomes just a little more stable we will put it outside. It is a great project giving great satisfaction.

First the cones appeared.

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Then buds started to appear all over the branches, we were wondering what that would bring.

New needles and hence branches on the tree, all still very tender and young, we shall see what happens next.  I have never seen a fir tree at such close quarters and especially seen what happens at the crown high up in the tree.  It’s real good.



  1. You have me interested in this tree now, and I’m curious as to how tall it actually is. I can’t really tell from the pictures, but I’m going to hazard a guess at somewhere between 30 and 36 inches tall. So that would be, what, 75-90 cm.? Am I even in the right ballpark? At any rate, he/she/it sure is a beautiful tree. 🙂

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    1. Interesting question and yes should have provided that info as is relevant.
      79cm – 31inch tall and 70cm or nearly 28inch diameter at the base of the tree.


  2. Hi. Just wanted to email you to say I have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! The nomination comes as a way to foster connections and bring new readers to sites like yours. There are a few ‘things to do’ which I have outlined on my post:
    It is totally up to you if you want to take this on – I will admit that I have thought about it for a while. But if you do, I hope you have some fun with it.
    I really enjoy your blog and this is my way of saying well done to you.
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    1. Thank you so much, that is so kind of you and I am trilled that you enjoy my blog so, I also draw great inspiration and joy from your blog. May I think over the nomination if I want to take it on please, as I have been busy with so many things at the moment. I will try and make a decision soon. Much appreciated.

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    2. Though I very much enjoyed reading your answers in response to your being nominated for the award, personally I just have not got the energy to give attention to accepting your nomination, but would like to say how much I appreciate your nominating my blog. I did look up the other nominees and enjoyed their blogs too. I hope you won’t mind. As always I thoroughly enjoy your blogs and look forward to many more beautiful photos and inspirations.

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  3. Thank you, yes it is a darling little tree. This winter it is not going to get decorated and pampered as we are here on Gozo and not in Ireland, someone is looking after it though, I would hate if it died on us.


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