Young Olive Tree
Chrissie12 Posts: 24
I am hoping someone can help me out please? I have a young Olive tree, I've had it about 6 months...it has flowered, now I think there are Olives coming, but, I am not sure what to do next....I obviously would like to have my own Olives. It is in my conservatory at the moment, it was outside but, I brought it in when the bad frosty weather arrived. It isn't an all glass conservatory, so, I don't think it's too hot for it, it does seem to be thriving.
Does anyone know how I should treat it? Or should I feed it some more? I was feeding it, but, have stopped, maybe I should start again? It's leaves are very shiny.
Looking forward to some help PLEASE!
I will start the feeding again...I have just looked again at it and when I only lightly touched one of the Olive shoots, it fell off!!!! : - (
I fear it may be too dry now this has happened, serves me right for saying how good it looks! I daren't touch any of the other one's, there's only another two!
It is a beautiful plant, if it is at all possible for you to have one, you will not be disappointed! I found mine in Lidle! at a good price too...I can't actually remember what I payed now, but, I know at the time I was very pleased.
Once again, Thank you for your response.
Have a good day!
Hey! That's a good idea Bekkie! Thanks again.
I do have a tray under it,it probably needs a slightly deeper one, as you suggest, I will get on to it straight away, I must have something around the home that will do the job?!
I'll try anything, I just don't want to lose it : - ( I have looked after it so far, and now the Olives are starting to appear, I don't want them to DISappear!
Well, if I see one anywhere I shall let you know, I think most of us have similar places to shop. I am on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Garden Centers I guess will have them, but, they can be so expensive!
I know the feeling Bekkie! I don't do too much meself at the moment, waiting for my hubby to put an eye-level oven in, I have big back problems, so, not much cooking goes on here either!!
I'll let you know how it goes ( the tray, not the oven! )...thanks again..
No doubt we'll talk later!
Bye for now ( I think !)
Hi Chrissie - good luck with your olive tree. I bought mine from Tesco for £10 each - what a bargain! I've kept mine outside all Winter and they seem to be fine - have read to feed and water them regularly. I'm not expecting a fruit harvest but I do think they are very pretty trees.
Hi there Tina,
You are right, the Olive tree is very pretty.
I hope mine carries on the way it is doing, I am pleased with it, just don't want the other fruits to fall off! I don't suppose I should have touched it, I was admiring it and 'piong'....off it fell ! : -(
I have put another, deeper pot under it now, as Bekkie suggested.
You did get a bargain at £10! As I say, I can't remember what I payed, but, I do know it wouldn't have been over £10. So, we both have grabbed ourselves a bargain!!
I dare say I will have to put mine outside eventually, when, I hope, it becomes too big to stay inside!.....Good to know yours survived without any problems.
I kept my standard Olive tree ouside in an open porch hardly watered, and it is now thriving, it is covered in flowers, but being inthe UK not expecting Olives- however may be if Chrissie gets some my flowers may turn to olive.
I had it bought in June 2012, and kept it indoors till May of 2013, but it gradually lsot about 90% of its leaves, but once out in the south-facing garden it started to sprout new leaves, no flowers.
This year it is amazing, lots of leaves and flowers- photo attached. and this morning I have repotted it as it was top heavy and always falling inthe wind. I have made a video of it to post on youtube for our gardening club (new incentive- we are doing videos to share our tips, do demos etc), but I haven't managed to get it to upload.
Ofcourse, doing it on the tablet so not sure how to do it, it would appear i am uploading it twice, 16% and 28% after about 3 hours, and it seems impossible to cancel. Our slow Broadband link could be the problem! If anyone knows how to do it- let me know....
Mine was already grown as a standard, was on half price special offer -was £15 from Morrisons supermarket and is about 7ft tall!
RHS Harlow Carr at Harrogate keep their's outside but as they have had no protection they are sparse in the leaf department... A cold greenhouse would be good if you don't ahve a porch.
dizzy me forgot to add the photos. Also Chrissie- see the other link to the Olive tree which offers some great advise from Dove form above, discodave and several others.