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Here at The Plantation Nursery we’ve recently taken delivery of a whole lorry load of beautiful olives – all shapes and sizes – to suit all gardens and all budgets.
Keen to hunt down the largest variety, the best specimens and the best deal for our customers we went on a buying trip to an area in Southern Spain which specialises in olives. The smaller plants are grown from cuttings and grafting while the larger older specimens are extracted under special license from land in development areas.
To ensure that we always get the best stock for our customers we individually tag the plants on nurseries all over Europe. The nurseries in Spain stretched for mile after mile with product lines laid out ready for immediate purchase, as well as areas of stock being grown on for future years.
In the South of the UK olives have proven their hardiness – both small and large sizes have thrived despite the cold winters of a few years back. In warm summers they may flower and fruit – but we always warn customers not to expect to be able to make olive oil! Olive trees can bring a touch of the Mediterranean to almost any garden scheme and thrive in well-drained soil in both containers and in the ground.
And yes, we did have Tapas for lunch!Posted in About The Plantation, Latest News |