These stunning pictures show a glowing red Christmas tree made almost entirely of beautiful poinsettias.
Creative gardener Carolyn Spray made the festive tree at her Scottish garden centre where poinsettias are sold to be used as decorations.
The 49-year-old who lives and works at the Pentland Plants centre in Loanhead, Midlothian, said they have grown a beautiful crop of 50,000 this year.
The 9ft tall Christmas tree is made from 105 plants in a variety of colours.
And although Carolyn had to order the “very expensive” stand from America, she said it has been worth it as she believes there are no others like it in the UK.
She said: “It comes as a big stand, which is in the shape of a Christmas tree, and then you just slot each pot in around it and arrange the plants.
“The last few years we have just had it all red. This year I wanted to make it a bit different and more unusual, so added to all the other colours.
“It is made up of happy days, glitter red, coral, cinnamon and white Christmas.
“It takes about half a day to put it up and make the plants all sit nicely together.
“People come and get their picture taken with it — they love it. And I don’t think people have ever seen aything like it before.
“I have never seen anything like it before, and no one has ever told me about one like it anywhere else in the UK.
“It has a water system inside which waters each plant individually — otherwise it would take a very long time to water them all.”
Poinsettia plants are native to Mexico but are hugely popular around the world due to their use as Christmas decorations.
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