Mediterranean Plants -  Olive, Fig and Citrus £2.99 Lidl
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Mediterranean Plants - Olive, Fig and Citrus £2.99 Lidl

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Found 10th May
Choice of citrus, olive and fig trees - small but fine, in stock for £2.99 each.

They also have currently 27L grow bags for £1.29 - cheapest I have seen - same ones at the local Garden centre were £2.95.
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healthandsafety15 m ago

The question is,can they survive our winters...


They can't even survive in British summer
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The question is,can they survive our winters...
healthandsafety15 m ago

The question is,can they survive our winters...


They can't even survive in British summer
healthandsafety31 m ago

The question is,can they survive our winters...


I have a fig tree growing outside and it's perfectly hardy. I bring my orange and Lemon trees into the conservatory for the winter. Not grown an olive tree but they do sell massive ones at garden centres around here that you wouldn't be able to move , so if they are not hardy you'd be throwing a few hundred quid away.
I can say with experience that a fig will be absolutely fine planted outside in the UK. We had one for many years and it completely thrived, giving plenty of fruit each year. If anything it did too well and had to be regularly pruned.

Not sure about the others, may be better suited to a conservatory or greenhouse perhaps. In fact, I might give them a go as they're so cheap.
Anyone had experience growing olives in the UK?
dewonderful33 m ago

Anyone had experience growing olives in the UK?


I have two and left them both in the greenhouse last year, thought they were dead (all brown leaves) but they can't back. Put them in garage this year and lost one but other was fine.
morpheus8 m ago

I have two and left them both in the greenhouse last year, thought they …I have two and left them both in the greenhouse last year, thought they were dead (all brown leaves) but they can't back. Put them in garage this year and lost one but other was fine.


I have fig and olive trees growing outside in East Anglia and both have been fine.
Was wondering when this would be on, will grab a couple of the figs me thinks...
dewonderful4 h, 4 m ago

Anyone had experience growing olives in the UK?


Olive trees grow slowwwwwly so would be a good while before you get fruit I would imagine?
I have a good sized fig tree in a large pot that I bought from Lidl a few years ago and it does well and has given me half a dozen or so tasty figs the last couple of years.

Bought two more fig trees and two olive trees. These are small but for £2.99 good value if you have the patience to pot them on and look after them.
Always good to get in early when they first come in store as I had the pick of the bunch and selected the biggest and healthiest looking ones. The two olive trees I chose even had some flowers on them so maybe could get a few olives Or if not then they are still great ornamental plants.
Tempted. I don't have a garden though. Or a house.

Hmm.
whats the best way to look after olive and fig tree's, watering wise, sun, shade etc?

I don't need to plant them in the groiund do I? can I keep them in standard plant pots?
itchyone1 h, 5 m ago

Tempted. I don't have a garden though. Or a house.Hmm.


You'll be fine, you only need a pot!
Figs and Olives are both good for pots. These come in very small plastic containers so will need to be potted on to something bigger.
Something like a clay/terracotta pot would do nicely and would fit the Mediterranean theme although plastic would also be fine. They love a nice sunny position with full sun. If you keep them outside on a patio then they should not need watering that often as they will catch the rain. Otherwise just water when the soil feels dry. With the figs when the fruit swells then it can be good to add a bit of plant feed in to the watering can to help get a good crop but you probably won't have to worry about that for a couple of years as these are young plants.
Who out there is like me thinking....hmmm I could really do with a fig tree what with all those occasions I've wanted to snack on a figs and not got one to hand.
Bah. All cleaned out when I got to my local except 3 lemon trees
healthandsafety12 h, 42 m ago

The question is,can they survive our winters...


Fruit trees a waste of time.Ive had olive trees a d theve lasted 2 hard Cumbrian winters no issue at all with little hassle.Go for them.
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We have had a fig tree outside for years, and I have also seen massive outside olive trees in garden centres so I bought an olive tree
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