Bay and Olive

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Bay and Olive

Post: #288557 fruitfly
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:31 pm

Will my potted bay and olive trees be able to withstand the winter outdoors? I could put them in a shed or cover them with something but I don't have a greenhouse.

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Re: Bay and Olive

Post: #288559 Odsox
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:48 am

Bay trees are pretty hardy when they have their roots in the ground, but as it is in a pot it probably wouldn't like frozen roots. I would put both of them in a frost free place, but not heated, and if it's a dark shed then just put them outside on frost free days.
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Re: Bay and Olive

Post: #288562 Green Aura
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:25 pm

Yup, what he said. A polytunnel or greenhouse would be the perfect place. Or, if not too big, in or near a window.
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Re: Bay and Olive

Post: #288571 fruitfly
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:06 pm

I suppose I could leave the shed door open to allow some light in

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Re: Bay and Olive

Post: #288575 Weedo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:06 am

not a problem really, mine live outside (in the ground) all year round and thrive
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