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11/02/2013 at 18:05
11/02/2013 at 18:37

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  .


11/02/2013 at 18:45

I fancy an olive.

11/02/2013 at 19:12

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

11/02/2013 at 19:31

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.

11/02/2013 at 19:32

Those plastic greenhouses look a reasonable buy

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

11/02/2013 at 19:45
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 ??
11/02/2013 at 19:47

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


11/02/2013 at 20:17

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.

11/02/2013 at 20:20
Could always protect if we turn Siberian again ?
11/02/2013 at 20:25

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

11/02/2013 at 20:26
Spring every other day at the moment , good exercise
11/02/2013 at 20:32

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

11/02/2013 at 20:35
Awww I sympathise , my claggy clay isn't looking appealing
11/02/2013 at 20:35

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!

11/02/2013 at 20:40

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.

11/02/2013 at 21:18

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.

11/02/2013 at 21:28

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

12/02/2013 at 17:21

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.

12/02/2013 at 17:27

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

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