New Lemon Tree

Hello everyone, I am quite new to gardening! Iv only grown some easy things like runner beans and some strawberrys before!
I like in Yeovil, Somerset and have just bought a seedling lemon tree!! just looking for some advice on keeping it please??? Never had one before, dont no if it needs to be inside or outside or anything else!!
it is literally a leaf at the moment!
Any help appreciated!!
toby
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Tobes77


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Tobes77 wrote:

A lemon tree needs to be outdoors in a frost-free position in full sun if at all possible. If you get light frosts you can get it through its first few years protecting it on clear winter nights. It will be more frost hardy as it gets older. Plant with the bud union a few cm above ground and regularly trim off any shoots below it. If placed in a good position with good soil it will grow 4-5m high and as wide. If the drainage is doubtful (eg heavy soil in a gully) then build up the position rather than dig a hole, it will die if it is waterlogged for any length of time. One established feed with chicken manure or a citrus mix of fertiliser in spring and summer - do not overfeed this will also kill it. Do not feed except in the growing season. Water deeply (ie few long waterings not many short ones) if it dries out especially in the growing season, it will survive inadequate water but will not thrive and fruit well if too dry.
A hint for the future: get this kind of information before you buy as it is silly to spend money on plants that don't suit your soil or climate or situation and watch them die or struggle. Check the local library for relevant books.
David
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