Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:55
Very true about the watering, HC - I don't give mine any at all in Winter.
If they're a bit floppy or untidy then yes, you can give them a light trim now - will also depend what shape you are after, or if you just want the natural look.
You can also pick leaves off directly at the stem - they will regrow fairly fast from the same spot and give the plant a boost (I picked off almost all the leaves from my 6ft potted olive, because they had rust, and now they are all grown back, fresher and greener than ever before).
I feed mine with pelleted fertiliser in Spring - usually a sprinkling of Vitax. Works well. I also water in vine weevil nematodes once a year, as I have had a problem with beetles at the front of the house in the past.
In Greece they grow in very sandy soil, close to the beach, so unless they are always going to be in a pot, they don't need too much feeding.
Last edited: 19 May 2017 16:56:33