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clogherhead

Hi Nutcutlet, They would be worth looking at but it would depend where you live like if you lived in the south of England you could grow them outside with minimal protection in winter or if you lived further north in a very sheltered garden or conservatory  .

Derek

chilli lover

I had an olive once - it died. Probably not the plant's fault.

artjak

I gave an olive tree to some friends in Bedfordshire who have a very sheltered walled garden; the winter before last killed it.

In big cities they seem to survive because of the'kiln' effect of the warmth that leaches from buildings.

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sotongeoff

Those plastic greenhouses look a reasonable buy

Got an olive from Lidl years ago- stays outside all year in a pot.

Bunny ...
Olive def would be no good here.... Dog being called olive works though

Greenhouse , raised bed and cold frame look very handy for me ...perfect for me up and coming nursery corner maybe OH will treat me for valentines, you treating mrs Geoff ..Geoff ??
chilli lover

Yeah so did mine Geoff. Think that's why it died

 

nutcutlet

Might be a bit cold here but there's a nursery a few miles away that has one of those really old ones on a pallet in the yard. It survived the -14C last winter. I'll do some thinking before Thursday when they come to the shop.

Bunny ...
Could always protect if we turn Siberian again ?
nutcutlet

I could, while it's still small it could go in the cold greenhouse, when neccessary. I take things in and out of the greenhouse all through the winter. My hardwood cuttings have been in and out several times. In at the moment to protect them from the latest downpour which failed to happen. Spring is coming on Thursday. Out again then

Bunny ...
Spring every other day at the moment , good exercise
nutcutlet

It's about all I'm getting at the moment, still a bog in my larger world.

Bunny ...
Awww I sympathise , my claggy clay isn't looking appealing
Atilla

I suggest getting the plants from Aldi early as the staff never seem to look after them.

I would avoid the Lavender standard as it is not going to last long. Olive does fine in full sun. The rest need indoors over winter and probably most of spring and autumn, for example the Chinotto and Lemon. Not really worth it!

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nutcutlet

Plant care is certainly lacking at Aldi. I don't think I've ever bought anything there but I do have a pear that was given to me by someone who changed their mind. Don't know what it is, possibly Williams, but they're absolutely disgusting whatever you do with them.

Atilla

It is a shame nutcutlet as they do seem to get a good variety of plants at times. it is about the only thing I ever buy from them. Their bareoot hedge plants are very good and great value.

nutcutlet

That's good. I've been an Aldi shopper for ages, like their olive oil for one thing. But never bought plants. 

artjak

Blairs, I bought a standard lavendar as a gift for a friend about 10 years ago, for many years it was in a pot, then 2 years ago planted in the ground; still going strong.

Matty2

I have 2 olives, keep them in unheated GH wrapped in fleece in winter. This year am going to re=pot them. My NDN has lemon and she hsa kept it outside in sheltered place near the house