Tesco Bay or Olive Trees 2 for £20
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Tesco Bay or Olive Trees 2 for £20

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Found 28th Apr 2013
Got two of the Bay trees at this price last year and they're still going strong so been keeping an eye out for the deal coming back. They now have bay or olive 2 for £20. (£15 for a single tree)

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Although for a minute I thought tesco bay was some new auction site

But i dont think olive or bay trees suitable for british weather!

backtothecaves

Although for a minute I thought tesco bay was some new auction site


Hhhh

CAN,T FIND IT AT THE PRICE YOU SAY

Is this in-store only?

Are the Olive trees half standard and what size are they, please
Edited by: "kiwikeen" 28th Apr 2013

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kaned69

CAN,T FIND IT AT THE PRICE YOU SAY

I couldnt find reference to it online either, must be instore only - was last year.

toto123

But i dont think olive or bay trees suitable for british weather!



I've had several bananas growing for years...They have sent up dozens of pups, water/swords. Frost/Snow...nothing seems to kill them. One fruited last year though the bananas were only about 2". I live in London which tends to be slightly warmer during winter.
Edited by: "loiterer" 29th Apr 2013

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toto123

But i dont think olive or bay trees suitable for british weather!

The bay trees i have from last year have lasted well and been outside all winter.

I had a couple of bay trees for years but unfortunately lost them last year with the severe weather you do need to protect them in winter

Keep them potted and you can move them if there are severe weather conditions.

How easy are these to keep alive? Thought they could be nice for our wedding next year, but I have a tendency to kill plants..

toto123

But i dont think olive or bay trees suitable for british weather!



I live in Hampshire, the bay tree has been in the garden nearly 10 years, no problem.

I have two smallish olive trees, about 1m tall, they're in pots and get moved or a wee bit of bubble-wrap to protect them if it's very cold. In a few years they'll be hardy enough to be out all year, no bother.

ScampiLamp

How easy are these to keep alive? Thought they could be nice for our … How easy are these to keep alive? Thought they could be nice for our wedding next year, but I have a tendency to kill plants..



Assuming you don't live somewhere epicly cold it should be OK. Do you have somewhere like a shed or greenhouse for the worst of winter?

They'd just need plenty of feeding for the first few weeks and, probably, moving to a slightly bigger pot, no more than 5cm wider than the one they came in. Put some growmore pellets or similar in first and they'll be fine.

BTW, Lidl sometimes have deals on this sort of thing, but they don't publicise it. Someone should make a website where we could share the details...

LouO

Assuming you don't live somewhere epicly cold it should be OK. Do you … Assuming you don't live somewhere epicly cold it should be OK. Do you have somewhere like a shed or greenhouse for the worst of winter?They'd just need plenty of feeding for the first few weeks and, probably, moving to a slightly bigger pot, no more than 5cm wider than the one they came in. Put some growmore pellets or similar in first and they'll be fine.



Thanks Lou, we don't have a shed though unfortunately... BUT just had a thought, my Mum is good with plants and would probably agree to take the trees for us, she's got a shed and garage and would probably enjoy having a couple of extra guests in her garden! Thanks!

lidl had medium for 5£

they didnt have the bay trees on at two for 20 in my store in south london. it was misleading as the olive trees were next to the ones with the sticker on. the olive trees did not have the 2 for 20 sticker on

none in the Shrewsbury store

can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?
do the olive tress produce olives??

Banned

dthakrar

can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the … can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the olive tress produce olives??


LOL - where do you think bay leaves or olives actually come from?

bay trees saves a fortune in the long run and taste infinitely better than the dried ones

LouO

BTW, Lidl sometimes have deals on this sort of thing, but they don't … BTW, Lidl sometimes have deals on this sort of thing, but they don't publicise it. Someone should make a website where we could share the details...



I agree, If only someone could make a site where Hot Deals in the UK could be shared! Nah, I Cant think of anyone doing that

seen them in store in Ferndown... also Fuschia tree's and couple other's I can't remember lol

I have a small bay tree in my garden. It's great and can hold up to harsh weathers. Would like an olive tree and if the stickers are on the trees tonight with two for £20 I would buy as they looked like a decent size.

dthakrar

can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the … can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the olive tress produce olives??

When I prune my Bays I leave bunches of twigs/leaves on my front garden wall for passersby to take. Saves them a fortune.

Keep an eye out at Morrisons as I got bay trees around the £20 for two. They have Olive trees in too periodically.

dthakrar

can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the … can u use the bay leaves for cooking, or are they for deco only?do the olive tress produce olives??



Bay leaves: yes, no worries.

Olives: I've never seen any olive tree produce fruit outdoors in the UK, they need a lot of sun for that. I've eaten olives off the tree in cooler parts of France and regretted it, think of the driest, sourest taste you've ever had and you're not far off. Olive trees are very pretty though, the leaves look beautiful in the wind, IMHO.

csiman

LOL - where do you think bay leaves or olives actually come from?bay … LOL - where do you think bay leaves or olives actually come from?bay trees saves a fortune in the long run and taste infinitely better than the dried ones



No chance of getting (edible) olives outdoors in the UK, any fruit will be small hard and very sour. You could put them in your mouth but actually eating them...

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LouO

No chance of getting (edible) olives outdoors in the UK, any fruit will … No chance of getting (edible) olives outdoors in the UK, any fruit will be small hard and very sour. You could put them in your mouth but actually eating them...


I agree actually so pretty pointless buying one as they aren't attractive trees

bay trees produce great leaves and look quite nice too imho

toto123

But i dont think olive or bay trees suitable for british weather!


i have had a bay tree in my garden for over 15 years and it is still going strong snow frost and all and i live in scotland

csiman

LOL - where do you think bay leaves or olives actually come from?bay … LOL - where do you think bay leaves or olives actually come from?bay trees saves a fortune in the long run and taste infinitely better than the dried ones


^.

I've had Bay tree's for a few years, the fresh leaves are far better than what you can buy in the supermarket.

Bay trees are almost impossible to kill off so make sure you keep them in the container. We have one. Chopped it down, poisoned the root etc and it still keeps coming up. Gave up eventually and it is now 30ft high.

Bays have no problem they grow wild in a few places! When I was in teach this morning they were 20 each, no bay trees just olives.

I got one of the 6ft olive trees from Tesco last year and it's survived the (North West) winter with no problems.
Also got 2 of the bay trees and they've not done too badly... from previous experience you don't allow snow to rest on them for too long.

Don't know if they are the same size, but I got 2 tall olive trees last year when they put them from this offer into the sale (to sell off) and they are doing really well in pots in the back garden, survived the harsh winter well. They also had fruit last autumn. We've since trimmed them to keep them in a ball shape. Recommended!

Just been to my big Tesco and the large ones are £20 each, the smaller ones are 2 for £20. They also had smallish box balls at 15 or 2 for 20.

I'm contemplating this deal,but I always kill anything living,I even killed bamboo of all things lol

Dare I risk these X)

Must have been the bigger ones in my tesco. Will have another look.
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