Every year we get a living tree for Christmas from Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum. We choose the tree from her garden and bring it back in a pot to have in the flat until the end of the 12 days of Christmas* when it returns to her garden to possibly be used as a Christmas tree another year or to eventually be planted out.
This is this year's tree:
* (that is on Epiphany, the 6 January, also known as Twelfth Night (there's a clue in the name there!) I never understand why so many companies do 12 Days of Christmas promotions that start 12 days before Christmas!).