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Fleece or Bubbloewrap

I have been incredibly lucky to purchase from a reputable garden centre in their sale an orange and lemon tree, both bearing fruit and very healthy.  I still can't believe the price I paid. the challenge is now to keep them going.   I've read on the RHs and other web sites what their needs are, can cope with 4degrees fpr a bit, need good light etc.  I don't have a conservatory so have put them in my small glass green house on a table to get the light.  My plan is to cover them each night but can't decide which is better fleece or bubble wrap.  Does anyone have any ideas.  Bubble wrap I have, fleece I can't find so will have to get some.

Many thanks.


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    bubble wrap your greenhouse on the inside and leave the tree uncovered as its wet/damp/fungus not the cold that does for most plants overwinter.

    and if its going to be below -5 outside then throw a old sheet or blanket over the tree (you can make a frame up out of bamboo to stop it snapping the branches) but take the blanket off as soon as you can as it'll need air to stop fungus and light to keep going

  • Thank you for the replies.  My glass green house is 4' x 4' and is at the bottom of my small north facing garden (the width of a terraced house) with one side snuck up to a fence -  my handle is ever-hopeful!.  I did bubble wrap it initially until I read in Dec issue a response from Ann Swithinbank which raised the issue of condensation also how important light is so I took it down.  I am an absolute novice with a greenhouse. 

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 968

    I use spun fleece to cover all the glasshouse plants this time of the year, does a good job, very light so doesn't damage plants.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,161

    Agree with previous comments , bubble rap g/h and fleece plants image

  • I not sure if there is a quality issue with fleece but I did see some in Poundworld.

    Ive seen Lemon Trees in my local nursery but I am too new to growing to know how to care for one of them


  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,161

    Poundland fleece does work but only once , you can buy heavy duty fleece that's washable but more expensive 

    Personally I'm sticking to the cheap stuff , even if it doesn't last image

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