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    Good Morning,

    I have recently ordered and soon to be delivered mini fruit trees. I have lemon/lime/orange and apple/plum/cherry/pear. I bought them through the offer in the latest magazine.

    After purchasing them, I realised that they had to be brought in in the winter, but that isn't an option for me, thus, how do I protect them over winter or have I just bought something that will die because it will be outsider?

    Also, what soil do they like, do they need fertiliser for example (manure) or particular compost etc?

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    Only the citrus need winter protection the others will be perfectly fine outside through the winter. I would pot them on using something like JI No3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyC View Post
    Only the citrus need winter protection the others will be perfectly fine outside through the winter. I would pot them on using something like JI No3.
    thank you, how would I protect them?
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    You could cover the Orange, Lime & Lemons with fleece & overwinter them in a shed, garage or similar. The Apple, Pear, Plum & Cherry should be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    You could cover the Orange, Lime & Lemons with fleece & overwinter them in a shed, garage or similar. The Apple, Pear, Plum & Cherry should be ok.
    Thank you, they will be planted in the ground so can't move. Or, are you suggesting that I keep them in pots and put them in the shed over winter?
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    They need to be moved under cover for the winter, so yes that would be easier if they were in pots.
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    Yes if poss, as Wendy says put the Citrus Trees in pots, the others should be ok in the ground.
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    For where you are the citrus will not survive the winter - technically the lemon might but I would suspect not as one coldish winter will wipe it out. The Lime and Orange will not make it through a UK winter.

    The lime is a tropical fruit tree that live in temperatures of 25c and usually high humidity. Oranges are sort of Spain area of the world, Spain, California etc so agin a UK winter is too harsh for them.

    So those 3 will need to remain in large pots and then brought in during the Autumn, especially the Lime.

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