Yes it is Candlemas and time to take the tree down. It has done well having been up since 1st December, although I knew as soon as I touched it the needles would fall today.
So here is a before and after of the conservatory.
And the various stages of dismantling.
All the decorations neatly sorted ready for boxing.
The tree naked and lots of needle drop!
The tree outside, then with its branches removed and ready for the the stick pile at the end of the garden.
Hope hedgehog is hibernating there, added another layer of warmth for him/her.
Trimmed one of the ferns back too to give the snowdrops some light.
Lots more to tidy in the garden but I made a good start today.
And I went dancing this evening too, first time since before Christmas. I'm shattered.