fruit trees - lemon, orange, olive and fig instore at Lidl for £2.29
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fruit trees - lemon, orange, olive and fig instore at Lidl for £2.29

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LocalFound 18th May 2016
Lidl have fruit trees in store at the moment.
lemon, orange, olive and fig
boxed and varied in size - most were around 30cm
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I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our country. X)
boostii

I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our … I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our country. X)



​fig trees do & lemon/orange ones have been bred over the yrs so they can
I have grown lemons from pips indoors
seagoon

I have grown lemons from pips indoors



​really...how? did u place the pips directly into the earth or did u germinate them first? I've always wanted a lemon tree...
Think with lemon tree's, you can put them outside during the summer months. But when the temp is below 10c then you must bring them inside for the rest of the year.
I've got a large fig tree in my garden, lots of figs all summer.
Yep, we've got a mini orange tree that's been producing fruit for years. outside when it's warm, inside when it isn't and you'll be fine. fig and lemon trees are happy with similar treatment too.
boostii

I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our … I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our country. X)


I have an olive tree growing away quite happily in a pot in my northern garden
none of these but I place a apple seed in my Nan's garden when I was about 3 and is grown into a full blooming tree over 30 years. my nan bloody hates it but it's still in her garden lol
psychobitchfromhell

I have an olive tree growing away quite happily in a pot in my northern … I have an olive tree growing away quite happily in a pot in my northern garden



​Yeah well, my garden is just so full of bananas and coconuts, I never really thought to try olives or lemons
If these are the same ones they have been selling for a few weeks , they are normal trees (ie not on dwarfing rootstock) . They therefore need to be planted into your garden and are not suitable for Patio containers . Check the full grown height on the package , if less than 1.5 metres it'll be fine for a large patio pot - if more it will need to go in the garden (and risk our winter temperatures ) .

Made the same mistake myself , bought s plum tree from LIdl (intended for the patio ),only on getting it home did I see that the height would be 3-4 metres when full grown . My mistake ,it wasn't being sold as a patio tree . In the garden now -maybe plums next year - If the birds don't get them first .

Note you will only get fruit from these trees after at least 2 years ( if then) so don't expect any this summer .

Edited by: "rogparki" 18th May 2016
Aldi were selling some orange trees a few month back and they had a label on which said fruits are not for consumption
boostii

I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our … I'm no Titchmarsh mate, but don't think any of those trees grow in our country. X)



​lol lol great

If these are the same ones they have been selling for a few weeks , they … If these are the same ones they have been selling for a few weeks , they are normal trees (ie not on dwarfing rootstock) . They therefore need to be planted into your garden and are not suitable for Patio containers . Check the full grown height on the package , if less than 1.5 metres it'll be fine for a large patio pot - if more it will need to go in the garden (and risk our winter temperatures ) .



The fig will be suitable for containers - they aren't typically grafted onto root stock
Edited by: "matt48" 19th May 2016
the olives were a great income for the farmers in poor countries
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Fig, ok depending on variety but even in a conservatory the citrus won't do well. And you'll hate how much money you spend keeping it alive and healthy.
Read pretty much anything by William Robinson on horticulture it will help guide you future purchases.
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Ah, mussed the olive. If it's olea europea then it's good down to -10 but don't expect to be making your own oil.
fig and olive are OK for our climate, but the orange and lemon trees will need some sort of protection from the cold.
rogparki

If these are the same ones they have been selling for a few weeks , they … If these are the same ones they have been selling for a few weeks , they are normal trees (ie not on dwarfing rootstock) . They therefore need to be planted into your garden and are not suitable for Patio containers . Check the full grown height on the package , if less than 1.5 metres it'll be fine for a large patio pot - if more it will need to go in the garden (and risk our winter temperatures ) . Made the same mistake myself , bought s plum tree from LIdl (intended for the patio ),only on getting it home did I see that the height would be 3-4 metres when full grown . My mistake ,it wasn't being sold as a patio tree . In the garden now -maybe plums next year - If the birds don't get them first . Note you will only get fruit from these trees after at least 2 years ( if then) so don't expect any this summer .


If you like the variety and want a dwarf patio version, go dig up a couple of sloe seedings and get them established in pots. Next spring you can graft on a sion from the tree that is now in your garden.
Next door have a plantation of top grade ganja.....
zx636r

Next door have a plantation of top grade ganja.....



Did they buy them from Lidl?
sofiasar

the olives were a great income for the farmers in poor countries



​That's me sorted then, I'm off to buy 100 olive trees!
Word of advice, if you buy a fig tree do your research on how to plant it. The one in my garden sprouted limbs at ground level, all over the damned place.
cold - rubbish small plants, some probably even dead, unsuitable for growing here in most cases, probably too late to be planting anyway, perfect way to not start gardening. I picked up apple trees (actual 6ft trees) from aldi for this price a couple months ago, far better deal than this and they are actually growing.
My daughter has a 15ft high fig tree in London which provides loads of fruit
burhaan7777

Did they buy them from Lidl?



B&M.
I have a lovely lemon tree thats about 2' high that over winters in the greenhouse and comes out summertime.
Yields half a dozen lemons throughout the year.
Olive tree stays outdoors but never seem to get fruit to the ripe stage.
If I had fruit trees I'd live off fruit.
boostii

​Yeah well, my garden is just so full of bananas and coconuts, I never r … ​Yeah well, my garden is just so full of bananas and coconuts, I never really thought to try olives or lemons



​I have a couple of olea europa in my garden in Yorkshire. I also have a banana tree (musa basjoo). You're right about one thing, you're no Titchmarsh
I have heard of apple, pears or plum trees yielding fruit.

but will these fruits realistically grow in the UK climate?? imo figs and lemons need heat
hot deal for the price though

imo figs and lemons need heat



You should keep a fig in a pot against a south facing wall in the summer. Only gradually increase pot size each year. ( keep it quite restricted and it will fruit). If planted in the ground you cannot shelter it in the winter and it will concentrate on root growth rather than fruiting.
Edited by: "stinkybeard" 19th May 2016
Is this the current weeks offer or left over stock from previous weeks?

You should keep a fig in a pot against a south facing wall in the summer. … You should keep a fig in a pot against a south facing wall in the summer. Only gradually increase pot size each year. ( keep it quite restricted and it will fruit). If planted in the ground you cannot shelter it in the winter and it will concentrate on root growth rather than fruiting.



If you plant one in the ground, dig a large hole, and use 4 paving slabs on the insides of the hole to make a 'pot'. Fill the bottom quarter with pebbles and then the rest with soil. Easy as that.
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