A peace-loving plant

This week we’ve got homegrown olive foliage. My maiden name Oliver suggests that my ancestors planted olive trees and so I did the same when we moved to Bournemouth. It’s a lovely grey-green foliage but we don’t use it very often as something or other likes to nibble the new leaves, so those have to be pinched off. Talking of flowers, we did have flowers on the olive this year and I wonder, with the increasing summer temperatures, whether olives might ripen on it in future years.

Did you know the oldest olive tree is in Portugal and is 3,350 years old. Quite amazing.

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