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How to care for your Olive Trees in the Summer



If you are looking for a minimal maintenance tree for your garden this summer, then Olive Trees are the one for you! They’re my favourite trees in the garden for summer and I always get lots of compliments on them.

For the warmer days ahead read my How to care for your Olive Trees tips below.

Things you will need:

Watering can

Seaweed fertiliser (indoor plant food)

Pruning snips


With all this chilly weather we’ve been having recently (isn’t British weather the best?) has led to your tree shedding some of its leaves, then a good water and feed will soon bring it back to life! If your tree starts to lose leaves, this is a sign that it is thirsty. Throughout the warmer days it will need a good water once/twice a week depending on the temperature, as the roots don't have as much space to search for water and nutrients. Avoid letting the compost dry out completely.

Feed for your Olive Tree:

Feed potted Olive Trees every 2 weeks during the growing season (April-September) - I use our plant food as this is seaweed fertiliser and it will keep it growing well throughout the Summer.



Pruning Your Olive Tree

You don’t need to worry too much about pruning your olive tree – just a trim when needed. As a rule, you should not be doing any pruning after August. If you are removing any bulkiness, this must be done in the summer months; smaller shoots should be removed in the spring. This will ensure the tree has enough time to heal before the cold weather sets in.



I do hope you found this helpful and as always, please do let me know if you have any questions and will try and help.

Talk soon,
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