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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 05 1:02 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    


Tristan



Joined: 29 Dec 2004
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Location: North Gloucestershire
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 05 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pleas, I beg of you, no more seed company links. I don't think I can cope with anything else, and another greenhouse is out of the question (or so I'm told!!!!)

Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Posts: 250
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bagsy first to join the support group for seedaholics
As if I didn't have enough already I still visited Wilkinsons and came home with more..and a patio pear..and orange.Then Kitchen Garden had such a good seed deal on...then Ken Muir did,hence the three new apple trees..and as for the ebay bargains,I don't just need a spare garden I think I need a field

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What is the orange like at producing fruit in our climate?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you got a greenhouse?

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Who?....Me?

tahir



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes you... You'll need a greenhouse for oranges, or a polytunnel, my dad grows satsumas quite succesfully in his unheated greenhouse.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yassuh!...About half filled up this last week.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you want to grow them then I'd recommend:

http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/

And go for a small variety.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

kk...ta Tahir

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Although of course you could grow a fig which is sooo much easier

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I lik ethe idea of a soft fruit plant either in greenhouse or garden. Outside my window now the mist is rolling over the fields towards th ehouse.....James Herbert style. EEEEEEK

tahir



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How much space have you got in either? And where is the space in your garden, in the open, against a wall, which direction...

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
y dad grows satsumas quite succesfully in his unheated greenhouse.


In Essex? In the town? Or does the coast make a difference? It can get absolutely ******** freezing here from September to May, which is bizarre, apparently due to the height and the distance from the sea.

We have to bring ours in over winter. The only one we've had real success with was the lemon, and that was very successful (Four Seasons I think but would have to check); but last year's miserable weather combined with scale insect and greenfly inside set them back, so this year we have a grow light, although we don't turn it on every day or for long periods.

I would recommend a lemon (it's also possible to be self sufficient in lemons because you don't need that many!) if you really want citrus. And Read's does send out good plants well packaged, plus they are citrus colelction holders so I suppose should know their stuff.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 05 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In suburban Essex, he doesn't get loads of frost.

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