Monday, 13 May 2019

At the Saturday Car-boot Sale I bought an Olive Tree...................




 .............................................and then I went to Lidl and bought another one!



I didn't go to Lidl to buy an Olive tree but when I saw them I thought maybe two would be better than one for pollination or whatever ( although I think they might be self pollinating). The car-boot one is trained as  a standard and already several feet tall. The Lidl one is only 9 inches tall - hopefully I can keep it alive, hopefully they'll produce fruit but if not they will cheer up the patio as they are evergreen but a totally different colour leaf than the Camellia.
The Lidl one was £2.99, the car boot one was ..............quite a bit more! It was a cheer-up a sort-of- sad Saturday purchase and when I look at them I will always remember that I got them exactly one year after Colin died, it will turn a sad memory into a happy memory as they grow.......and Col's Mum's name was Olive so another memory.

According to the card attached to the bigger of the two trees, Olive trees can live for 2,000 years ........that's a lot of time to look after a tree in a pot!

Many thanks for all the caring comments on Saturday, thank you to everyone for the support. It was an OK day after all, I kept busy, went out and about, spoke to lots of people, came home and read a good book.
 Hello and welcome to some new followers - up to 500 - goodness me.


Back Tomorrow
Sue


27 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful way to remember loved ones, espewcially with the name link as well.

    I'm glad the day was better than you perhaps anticipated. xxx

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  2. What a lovely way to turn a sad time to a better time. Olive oi is, of course, the healing oil.

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    1. Don't think I'll be making olive oil anytime soon!

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  3. I have always found that plants from Lidl are inexpensive and do well . Good luck with both your Olive trees.

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    1. The Lidl one looks very small, may take years to get to the size of the other one

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  4. I have always found that plants from Lidl are inexpensive and do well . Good luck with both your Olive trees.

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  5. Pleased your day went well and the plants well be reminder. I went to Morrisons last week with my daughter for the weekly shop and the man was just marking down the plants I brought a Heuchea that was £5.0 and was down to 25p and a Ornamenal Poppy and some Fushisa they were 25p, I have but them in and look okay.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. I love the dark purple leaved Heuchera, I have a couple in the flower beds

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  6. Glad your day went better than expected. The plants will be a wonderful reminder of your loved ones. I do so wish that we had a Lidl here.

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    1. Son and DiL had always shopped at Lidl but say the prices have crept up quite a lot

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  7. Glad it turned out to be an OK day on Saturday and that you have found some new rememberance memories. I got two Olive trees for my daughters wedding - large standards courtesy of Morrissons £15 each - they looked really good stood either side of the church door and now they reside at the cottage. Olives were bitter though!

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    1. I wonder if I'll ever get Olives, I'm not holding my breath!

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  8. Well turning sad moments into happy mementos to keep is a good idea, like planting a tree for a grandchild and watching them both grow.

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  9. We’ve got an olive tree in a pot in the garden,had it for many years and it’s very slow growing and has never to this day given us any olives!

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  10. What a lovely way to remember Colin. Turning sad times into happier is what we all need to do.

    God bless.

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  11. I had 2 lovely Olives, expensive ones in posh pots either side of our front door. We returned from holiday and they had been stolen. So lesson learnt don't buy expensive ones again, a thief must have loaded them in a car and driven off.

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    1. How annoying, some people will pinch anything

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  12. I didnt know you could have Olives outside? Had one once in the Midlands. Dont think it survived the move up here! It is a nice plant and you have done well.

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    1. The info says they are winter hardy down to 5degrees, but best stand them in the greenhouse

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  13. Wonderful rememberance for Colin and his Mum as well. Congratulations for followers up to 500!

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  14. That's the second time I've read about the Lidl olive trees today. Sadly we don't have a local Lidl, but one is being built and I shall be able to enjoy their offers from the end of the year. Hope they both thrive. Arilx

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  15. The olive tree looks good and healthy, and as you said, the leaves are a different green but very pretty. Hope they will both do well. So glad your Saturday turned out okay. A good book is always a good way to end the day!

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