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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Gizmo, May 15, 2021.

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      many thanks for your advice i looked around for this jobes organic fruit and citrus fertilizer but people are asking over £100 which is a lot of money but i will keep looking around thanks
       
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        Your welcome
        You can use any citrus fertiliser.
         
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        Hi @Gizmo :)

        How easy will it be to overwinter your tree? They are extremely heavy to move around.

        Yes you can definitely start feeding it now.:dbgrtmb:

        My Orange and Lemon trees are now on their summer feed, a weekly dose from April - Sept. They are overwintered in our front lobby and greenhouse, and are fed with a monthly dose of winter feed from Oct - March.

        Hth.
         
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            Thanks for your reply.. To be honest this is our first tree and didn't know about the winter issue of moving tree inside..
            Do you have to move trees inside? As this would be a problem
            What would happen if you didn't move them in perish?
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            They're not hardy in the UK @Gizmo .
            My greenhouse and lobby are both unheated, obviously the lobby is part of our house so that helps in keeping the temps a bit higher and in the winter the greenhouse is well insulated, but in both areas when it really cold I use several layers of fleece too for additional protection.

            I'll find some links for you.:dbgrtmb:
             
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                Many thanks for your reply unfortunately we have no easy way to the back garden as we have no back door. We have no green house or lobby either.
                Just trying to think what to do really as unable to carry inside in winter..
                I had a look at the information on the link not sure really if the only thing we can do is to put fleece around the tree.. As height will grow to approx 2 meter..
                Thanks for all your help and advice
                 
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                  There is a bit in here about protecting them IF left outside. Personally I wouldn't in our climate.....especially considering the cold spell we've just had this year!!

                  Looking after Citrus Trees in the UK Winter
                   
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                    We did over winter a few citrus trees outside and covered them with a lot of horticulture fleece but have to make sure that it gets enough water when it's covered up. You could still put it in a smaller pot so you could move it, but it looks sheltered with the back fence so you might get away with just covering it.
                     
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                      That is truly amazing !!! Especially keeping them watered while ensuring they didn't freeze at the roots. Were they in the ground and what were they @Logan ?? Did the fruit set and remain on too!!:scratch:
                       
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                        @Upsydaisy they were in big pots but they were in a corner by the house. They were a lemon, grapefruit and Clementine Didn't have much luck with the fruit, they would flower and set but fall off, so we gave up in the end. Originally they were in the conservatory but they were getting too heavy to get outside in the summer and couldn't get rid of the scale insects and green fly.
                         
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                            IMG_20210527_164400.jpg I have had to add a scat mat at bottom of our tree as cats dig and poop..
                             
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