Olive trees are extremely resilient. They’ve been known to shrug off frost, drought and even fire, re-growing and flourishing once again where few other plants on Earth could. To say they’re miracles of nature is an understatement! But despite how mighty the olive is, it’s not invincible. Even with the best will in the world […]
Olive trees can exist quite happily in pots. In fact they can grow well and thrive, provided you plant them and care for them correctly. There are more pitfalls to be mindful of when growing them this way, though, as opposed to planting them in the ground. To help you take great care of your […]
Just got your first olive tree? Congratulations. But now it’s happily sunning itself in your garden, you might be wondering what to plant nearby to keep it company. We’re here to help with this handy guide, offering recommendations for complementary plants that’ll keep your olive happy. Let’s get started. Planting directly around the tree If […]
Olive trees truly are miracles of nature. Immensely tough and resilient, they’ve been known to survive and recover from severe drought and even fire. Some ancient olive trees are thousands of years old, a testament to the species’ hardiness. But if there’s one thing that olive trees don’t like (aside from too much water), it’s […]
Olive trees don’t require fertiliser to grow well. Even here in the UK, they can prosper even in poor, rocky soils. But if you want to give your tree the best possible conditions for future growth – and make sure it’s as healthy as possible – the use of fertiliser is encouraged. But which fertiliser […]
One of the biggest indicators of an olive tree’s health is its leaves. If they’re dropping off the tree more than they usually do, something’s up – and it’s important to try and get to the bottom of the issue before your tree is harmed further.
Everybody knows that underwatering any plant can have serious consequences, but it’s equally as important to avoid overwatering. Olive trees are particularly susceptible to this, and watering yours too much could do serious harm – and even kill your tree.
Growing Olive Trees in Containers is a great way to keep olive trees! Even the smallest garden or balcony can accommodate a pot grown olive tree. The ability to place your plant in the best possible location regardless of soil conditions is perhaps the greatest advantage of pot growing. There is the upside of being […]