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    I'd take the cover off both trees right now,it will be about a hundred degrees or so in there today. Replace the cover at night for a few days,the cherry should get used to being outside & fine without a greenhouse. Bugs love fruit tree leaves,I don't think I've ever seen one with perfect leaves,sap sucking insects cause brown marks on leaves,but only on a tiny percentage of the leaf,so all will be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    I'd take the cover off both trees right now,it will be about a hundred degrees or so in there today. Replace the cover at night for a few days,the cherry should get used to being outside & fine without a greenhouse. Bugs love fruit tree leaves,I don't think I've ever seen one with perfect leaves,sap sucking insects cause brown marks on leaves,but only on a tiny percentage of the leaf,so all will be ok.
    Before work I lifted the cover up but not all the way off to let air in to them. When I got home I took them out and will put them back in tonight.

    Will this shelter be OK to use in the winter when it gets really cold?

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    The only tree to worry about really is the orange tree & it would be too cold for it in the winter like that,unless you could insulate it & have it in a sheltered position,next to a south facing wall or in a conservatory or on a windowsill. I'd like an orange tree but I've nowhere to put one,I don't have a greenhouse although that could be too cold for them too,some people heat their greenhouses so the temp doesn't drop too low. The cherry tree should be alright outside against a wall or fence for shelter from the winds that are a lot lighter now than they were the other day,that was a strange couple of stormy days.

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    Jungle Jane: If I made a shelter to keep the cold out Won't I need to use something that would still let sun light thought in the day time?

    I was thinking about making a wooden box with Polystyrene on the walls. Then put something on the top that will let light in just one idea I was thinking of.

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    It needs light all round, not just overhead.
    You may need to bring the orange tree indoors over winter, in a south facing window so that it gets the most light.
    The cherry tree will be OK outside over winter but it will still benefit from a sheltered, sunny position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    It needs light all round, not just overhead.
    You may need to bring the orange tree indoors over winter, in a south facing window so that it gets the most light.
    The cherry tree will be OK outside over winter but it will still benefit from a sheltered, sunny position.
    I guess it's back the the drawing board for me lol.
    All my windows are to high and I can't put it on the Window seal because it's in a 15'' pot.

    I will have to get my thinking cap on.

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    I was reading last night & some people use Christmas tree lights on their citrus trees undercover to keep the frost off,good luck with it I hope it grows well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    I was reading last night & some people use Christmas tree lights on their citrus trees undercover to keep the frost off,good luck with it I hope it grows well.
    I did hear about Christmas lights but I did not think they put out much heat. I may have to look in to this and buy some. Do I put the lights around the pot and on the compost. The orange tree is not very strong so I would not be able to put them on the plant or it would full over lol

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