I didn't think they could produce olives in this country, but if it can in the winter it might do even better come summer.
We have a little olive tree, but it stays indoors... it's only about 45cm tall. I got it when it was a sickly sprig hardly more than six inches tall (Wilko were selling them off for £1) so I'm happy with the fact it's managed to survive and double in size!
One of my favourite trees. After I win the lottery I intend to keep it in a nice sunny conservatory.
I was surprised too. Perhaps it has been successful because it is in possibly the warmest part of the garden. It is planted close to a south facing wall of the house and very close to a solid fence. From about 40cm tall a few years ago it is now about 2 metres, but I don't think we'll be getting any olive oil from it.