PABLOMERSEY
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Location: BOOTLE, LIVERPOOL

MORELLO CHERRIES

Hi bought a couple of Cherry trees from Lidl the other day £10.00 for two :shock: . Planted them out making sure there was no air in between the roots as norm feed with some water and growth help, all ok. But the other night we had a really cold night and snow is predicted this weekend. Will they die on me now or could I do something to maybe keep them warm. Maybe by putting straw or a fleece type cover, like you put on your fruit in the summer to stop bad insects getting on your fruit etc. Or could i put a bin bag around the root area :)
I have a 100ft by 50ft back garden and have loads of flowers and fruit bushes amongst these I have 1 apple tree that only ever gives me one apple.

Hortman
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Location: Chicago area

Hello, PABLOMERSEY. Welcome to the forum. It’s been a cold March
in the Chicago area too. I checked in the Sunset Western Garden Book
and your Morello cherries should be fine. They are cold hardy even in
some of the Alaska zones. What I would do is mulch well over the rootballs.
This should help them get over the brief cold snap. Enjoy the cherry pies,
my favorite.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

PABLOMERSEY
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MORELLO CHERRYS

Hey thanks for the reply, my American Pal. Never grew cherry's before, most other things in the pas though.

All the best Paul ( Pablo )
Liverpool, England
I have a 100ft by 50ft back garden and have loads of flowers and fruit bushes amongst these I have 1 apple tree that only ever gives me one apple.

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