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Over the moon with my 3 olives!

kate123

By kate123

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Tidying up the rockery and the bottom of the bund, yesterday, I had a lovely surprise! Between sweeping and pocketing fallen leaves and a bit of weeding, I spotted my little olive tree in the top corner of the rockery had sprouted 3 little green olives.
It’s only a couple of feet tall, purchased about 3 years ago. This year it has come alive, putting on some growth. I’m very pleased. I shall keep my fingers crossed it will flourish and lend a touch of the Mediterranean ☺️

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I love plants that reward you for your efforts. Congratulations Kate.

8 Nov, 2020

 

Thank you kindly, Paul! I’m well chuffed. Can’t wait to see it thrive.

8 Nov, 2020

 

what do you plan to do with them? a Martini perhaps?

it is great when plants out do them selves isn't it.

8 Nov, 2020

 

That's exciting! I never knew that they would actually fruit in this country. Have you decided what to do with them?

8 Nov, 2020

 

What a lovely surprise. They look perfect!

8 Nov, 2020

 

Eileen and Sue, funnily enough, OH suggested a vodka martini! 🍸
I’m so pleased with this little olive tree. Just hope it’s the start of something!
Thanks Chris, it certainly was!

8 Nov, 2020

 

It's the small things that cheer us all up at the moment. Congratulations!

8 Nov, 2020

 

That’s terrific Kate. I have a little olive tree too - with fruit - but not sure if it’s ripe enough to use 😕.

8 Nov, 2020

 

I would be thrilled too, Kate!

8 Nov, 2020

 

So would I. I have an olive tree but no olives.
Hope your little olive tree will flourish for you Kate.

8 Nov, 2020

 

It’s Like what we was talking about on one of the previous blogs, to find something unexpected is such a fabulous feeling ,I know it’s only three olives but next year you may get a bigger crop, well done.

8 Nov, 2020

 

Well done Kate..
We were only talking about our Olive trees weren't we ...ours has produced some fruit this year,but not edible ones.It is a good feeling.

9 Nov, 2020

 

what a lovely surprise Kate , I can tell it made your day, its the little things that we appreciate isn't it ?

9 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks Ange, it’s definitely a pleasant welcomed surprise!
Sheila and Klahanie, if you’ve posted pics of your olive trees in the past I must have a look! I’m keen to see! Thanks Shirley! Small pleasures and all that!
Thanks Julien, I do hope so! It’d be lovely to see!
Julia, I thought about you when I saw the 3 olives, I remember you’d posted yours recently and mentioned how the tree had actually grown a good amount quicker than you’d expected it to.
Thanks my, it certainly did put a smile on my face! You’re right, it’s the little surprises that make us happy.

9 Nov, 2020

 

Kate, what type of soil is yours in? Mine’s in a pot, but maybe it would grow more in the ground? Now posted 🙂.

9 Nov, 2020

 

Hi Sheila, thanks. I’ll have a look at your post in a tick.
My olive is in pretty poor soil with nothing added. It’s on the lower end of the bund hill which we’ve sectioned off as the long stretch of rockery area. It seems to have ‘awoken’ his year. It’s sheltered of sorts and it’s in the sun much of the day. 😊

9 Nov, 2020

 

Thanks Kate 🙂.

10 Nov, 2020

 

That's very exciting Kate :)

11 Nov, 2020

 

A lovely surprise with promise of better things to come.

13 Nov, 2020

 

Fingers crossed Sheila!
It sure is, Hywel!!!! I’m well chuffed.
Thanks Stroller, it was a most welcomed surprise, I do hope it now continues to thrive.
😊

13 Nov, 2020

 

Congratulations,Kate! :)

There is some info on the RHS webpage:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/olives

14 Nov, 2020

 

Oh thank you kindly, Balcony!!! That’s great, I’ll have a look on the site and hopefully I’ll learn something too! 🤞

14 Nov, 2020

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