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Would these be worth looking at?
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 .
I fancy an olive.
I had an olive once - it died. Probably not the plant's fault.
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.
Those plastic greenhouses look a reasonable buy
Got an olive from Lidl years ago- stays outside all year in a pot.
Yeah so did mine Geoff. Think that's why it died
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.
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
It's about all I'm getting at the moment, still a bog in my larger world.
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!
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.
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.
That's good. I've been an Aldi shopper for ages, like their olive oil for one thing. But never bought plants.
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.
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