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How Can Indoor Plants Benefit You?

Christmas isn’t the only time of year to bring the outside in! In the world we live in now, everyone is aware of air pollution and the huge impact it has, but not everyone is aware that there are two types of air pollution, outdoor and indoor. Air pollution contributes to 9% (according to ‘Our […]

Christmas Dinner Around the World

With June coming to an end, we are now closer to Christmas coming than Christmas past, and it’s officially acceptable to start planning! There are three things that make every Christmas special: spending time with those you love, traditions like your premium Scottish grown Christmas tree from Crimbotrees and, of course, the food! Christmas dinner […]

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Christmas 2020 is still 30 weeks away, so it’s maybe slightly early to be thinking about festive cheer, even by our year-round Christmassy standards. For some of us it’s been particularly difficult to find reasons to be cheerful during these strange and unfamiliar times. Here at Crimbotrees, we set ourselves the task of trying to find […]

Plan Ahead for Festive Cheer

At at time where there’s not much to celebrate, we could all do with a bit of festive cheer, so we’re making no apologies for planning ahead for Christmas – in April!  Stress Reliever At the time of writing this month’s blog, we’re still in Covid-19 induced lockdown. That means some (certainly not all – […]

Know Your Conifers

Do you know your conifers? Nothing says Christmas quite like a fragrant, real tree – and they’re usually of the conifer variety.  But how do you choose the right one? It’s safe to say we all need a bit of Christmas cheer at the moment, so this month we’re taking a look at the centrepiece […]

Crimbotrees Supports Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Centres are a network of drop-in centres across the UK and Hong Kong, which aim to help anyone who has been affected by cancer. In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and that her condition was life-limiting. She was given two to three months to live. Maggie’s […]

Love is All Around at Crimbotrees

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away – and we love an excuse to get romantic here at Crimbotrees so this month we’re looking at Valentine’s Day traditions around the world. Romance Around the World While February 14 marks traditionally marks a day of chocolate, flowers, greeting cards, and romantic dinners here, other parts of the world have their own […]

Beat the January Blues

Okay so it’s January and we’re all feeling the January blues. How can we beat the gloomy feeling now that the festive season is over? Apart from accepting that this is all part of the great cycle of the seasons and embracing January in all it’s gloomy glory – here are a few ideas that […]

The Crimbotrees Alphabet

Given that the season to be jolly is almost upon us, and it’s almost time for us to open our doors for sales of our real Christmas trees, we thought it would be fun to do the Crimbotrees alphabet! We had to wrack our collective brains for some letters but we had fun doing it: […]

All You Need to Know about Christmas Trees

As a major supplier of real Christmas trees in the Edinburgh area, we know a bit about them. In fact, if there was a pub quiz about Christmas trees, we’re pretty sure we’d be in with a shout. As Christmas 2019 approaches, we’ve put together some fascinating facts about real Christmas trees. One of the […]

October’s National, Special and Wacky Days

We love a holiday here at Crimbotrees. Why wouldn’t we – we’re all about the Christmas season! But even we get bamboozled by all the weird and wacky holidays and national days of this and that. We decided to take a look at some of the weird and sometimes wonderful days in October. So here’s […]

Savvy Saving For Christmas Magic

Start some good money saving habits now and you’ll be able to sprinkle more Christmas magic come December. Saving money at Christmas sounds like a contradiction; being able to save at the one time of the year where we’re bombarded with advertising encouraging us to spend, spend, spend, is almost impossible.  Or is it? Seasonal […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Arts and Culture in the City The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. This year’s Fringe kicks off on 2nd August and runs through to 26th August – and features a wonderfully rich tapestry of creative energy and talent from all over the world. From live […]

205 Days and Counting…

We humans sure love rituals and tradition don’t we? Whether it’s Christmas or Birthdays, we love to celebrate. Many rituals and traditions have a basis in religion, but many are just an excuse to celebrate – and why not? Any excuse is good enough to have a party – because the party is an excuse […]

Every Day is Earth Day

We recently celebrated Earth Day 2019 – a day where we’re all asked to heighten our awareness of the issues affecting the planet. This is a good thing – actually it’s a great thing in terms of caring for the environment – but how can we make every day Earth Day and how do Crimbotrees […]

Spring: A Time For Growth And Easter Eggs

April brings the primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet. So goes the old rhyme… As much as we love Christmas, we’re always happy to see April. The nights are getting longer at last, although the temperature so far hasn’t had much of the feel of spring about it… The air does feel different though, […]

International Day of Forests 2019

It’s finally March – and the sap is rising. Our Scottish grown Nordmann Fir trees are growing nicely, getting ready to grace your home for Christmas 2019. March is also a month of celebration of the forest – and Thursday 21st March is International Day of Forests. On this day every year since 2012, global […]

Christmas Fundraising for Maggie’s Edinburgh

In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and was given two to three months to live. Maggie’s legacy is Maggie’s Centres. Maggie and husband Charles Jencks believed that when diagnosed with cancer, you needed information that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, […]

Make Do and Mend with January Upcycling

Christmas is but a distant but sweet memory for us here at Crimbotrees, but we’re looking forward to spring and a new season of growth for our Scottish grown Christmas trees ready for the new season. Hobby or Lucrative Side Hustle? Speaking of growth – how about the personal kind? If you’re looking for a […]

The History Of Hogmanay

We hope you all had a great Christmas and that your real Scottish grown Crimbotrees tree is still standing proud. In Scotland festivities don’t stop at Christmas, we still have Hogmanay to go! Hogmanay – A History New Year’s Eve around the world is celebrated in many different ways. We’re all familiar with the Scottish […]