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14/07/2014 at 14:01

Found my orignal posting, so as an update the olive tree is amazing this year, I took the advise from Matty2, BusyBee 2, Dove from above, and Foodie 40.  I left it in the south-facing very open porch and kept it nearly dry all winter.  I was going to bubblewrap the pot but we only had frost about 4 times.  It has rewarded me with lots of leaves and flowers, and didn't shed any leaves during winter.

I have just made a video of the repotting to go on youtube for our gardening club.  I repotted as per advise - repotted it into gritty compost with some JI, and will not put it indoors again.  Sited it against a heat retaining red-brick house wall hoping the flowers will turn to olives!

photo attached, not sure my position agiant the hous


e wall shows off it's best attributes....


14/07/2014 at 15:37

The close-up of the flowers which will hoepfully turn into olives- fingers crossed... anyone in the UK with Olives on their Olive tree?, or France.....any photos?

14/07/2014 at 15:52

Brilliant - it's looking great 

14/07/2014 at 18:05


Hi dizzylizzy, mine looks like this. Not sure if its olives tho 

10/04/2015 at 19:41

Hello Olive Lovers, 

I am quite new olive carer, however, I have found an useful information here:

10/04/2015 at 19:42

Hello Olive Lovers,

I am quite new olive carer, however, I found useful information here:



03/06/2015 at 11:33

Hi all

like you I love olive trees I have had several over the years lost all in 2010 due to vey low long term temperatures. 

I have an indoor one currently in wheel house all glass but solid roof facing east does not det much direct sun but gets strong sunlight for 7 hours a day in summer, it's currently showing many yellow leaves but tops look healthy is this normal or is it suffering from not enough direct sun?


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