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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Olea europaea

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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valjones-hughes

#plantstory here’s an Olive tree I was given when I left a much loved job 20 years ago. Great memories of the adults and children I worked with. It’s still very much a baby but it’s grown such a lot. Two years ago I decided to cloud prune it and it’s going okay but needs a clip but I’ll do it after flowering. I won’t be around to see it get old and gnarled but maybe one of the family will take or on. 💚

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sho47

Love your plantstory, Val😍 @valjones-hughes and I'm sure its story will always be passed on 😃💕

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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valjones-hughes

Cloud pruning year 2. Not sure how the plant feels but I find the cutting a bit distressing, However it is thickening up well and is looking so much better than it’s old straggly self.

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sadieberg

Very brave 👍🏻

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valjones-hughes

It was looking so sad last year @sadieberg it was time for desperate measures.

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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valjones-hughes

Morning all! Calm is restored, all is well in the garden thankfully.About to drive along the the prom on my way up the hill, but no worrying reports. Here’s a pic of cloud pruning, second cut Now to wait and watch! #olive #cloudpruning

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Diane76

Great to hear 🖒 unfortunately still no sign of Ophelia finishing here so I'm in for another day.

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valjones-hughes

Hi @Diane76 hope it’s subsiding somewhat by now. It continued to be fairly windy until about 12 and now we have a glorious day🌤

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Diane76

Winds easing now and managed to get out for a walk. @valjones-hughes 😊

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