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Hosta Frequency Kenneth
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:54 pm    Post subject: Olive tree Reply with quote

Hi there
I was looking at small olive trees in the garden centre. Staff member told me that the small ones for 30 euro will never grow into those massive biblical ones that you see for 1,600 as they are grafted onto a particular stock, they would stay small.

Can you get a young olive tree for a reasonable price that will grow into a fine older specimen for future generations to enjoy?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This explains a lot,
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&t=8120
If you are going to live for 1000 years you will be fine, the best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago.
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Hosta Frequency Kenneth
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage your link brings me to the reply page, could you re post?

As for living for 1000 years I haven't cracked yet how to do it, (I think it's something to do with juicing wheatgrass) but hopefully there will still be some form of humanity in existence to appreciate the 30 euro Olive tree that was bought in woodies and planted 1000 years ago!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find out where they come from as there's a nasty virus that is affecting plants from Italy and France which is hitting a lot of shrubs and trees
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point Margo.

I have an olive tree and if it is anything to go by I wouldn't be too worried about it getting too big, grafted or not. It is too dxxn wet and cold in this country!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opps pressed wrong button.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grafting-affects-olive-trees-56828.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE the virus this is hot topic this month on Web, we also have ash die back, sudden oak death syndrome, Bleeding canker of chestnuts etc.....
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