The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

olive tree May 2010

olive tree May 2010 (Olea europaea (Aceituna))

the same olive as seen on previous photo (we have them three years now)

Comments on this photo


Wow!!! What a you get any olives on this tree Hilda? If so,
do you use them at all?

18 May, 2010


wow, do you bring these inside for winter or wrap them at all? I got one at the auction - have always loved them but some ol misery said ' Huh, that'll be dead by christmas'. I'm sure people are growing these over here.

9 Jun, 2010


See my comments on other photos of olive trees as well please.

9 Jun, 2010


We got some olives on it, and my husband tried to pickle them. Later on he thought they didn't look appealing, so he threw them away. I would have tried them at least. But I fear they are not really very good ones, perhaps more as an ornamental asset (?). I'll let you know at the end of season if they were magnificent ;-)
We leave them outside, that is, a bit sheltered near (or in) the porch of the front door, except when it freezes really hard. Then we always get them inside the hall for that short period, we don't even bother to give them a better place with more light. But that was then, ... when they were still small and manageable, but now the pots have become extremely heavy, so we think we'll leave them outside, and cover them with frost protection fleece if necessary. I think that, the bigger they get, the more frost resistant they 'll become. I hope so! We sometimes pass a gardening centre where they have very big plants, really old ones, and they got left outside too during winter time.
See my comments on other photos of olive trees as well please.
Minihoney, if you keep it in a pot, please don't forget to water it regularly (and feed it!)

9 Jun, 2010


thanks hilda, i will and i'll have a look at the others too

9 Jun, 2010

Comment on this photo

Pictures by hildadorissen
88 of 832

  • 2_nieuwe_olijfboompjes_070307
  • Smous_op_de_loer_150510

What else?

See who else is growing Olea europaea (Aceituna).

See who else has plants in genus Olea.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 May, 2010