Telegraph Hill Olive Tree Pruning December 28, 2017 11:49Read Geoff's theory on this years pruning....
November in the Olive Grove November 20, 2017 16:31
Olives and Pigs June 19, 2017 16:46
Pigs. The wild pigs at the Mohaka grove are the bain of Brad. When I visit the grove to look at the trees, the first thing I have to do is look at the photos of Brads close encounters with the natural wild life.
And it is wild.
If he spots one without his gun he’s not getting out of the tractor cab. ‘They’ll go ya’ he says. He has photos of the pigs alive and dead, taken from the cab and standing in the rows, and of course great stories about the ones that got away.
He likes to hunt, but his point is this: One pig makes a lot of damage. They root amongst the trees and destroy the ground, making unseen ruts and bumps that the tractor and gear crashes and bangs through. This slows down the speed of grove spraying and mowing and can damage the gear. “They’re costing us Geoff” he says (and they taste good)
How To Prune An Olive Tree video 2 January 22, 2015 16:48Video 2. Finishing off the olive tree. It is now looking lighter, ready to grow large fruit this year. We are following the theory of less fruit hanging on the tree = larger individual fruit size
How to Prune an Olive Tree video 1 January 22, 2015 16:43Video 1. How to prune an Olive tree with a chain saw. Aston making it look easy.
Rabbit View From My Office Window January 22, 2015 10:55
Harvesting Green Olives May 7, 2014 11:54
Grove update Eddie checks his tree February 10, 2014 16:07
Eddie is our youngest olive tree adopter. His recent visit (Oct 2013) was soon after our transplanting of the Kalamata Olives. We tracked his tree from its old location to new. It has a new number (H4) and Eddie has appropriately named it 'Heddie'.
We gave Eddie the choice of new tree but he chose to stay with this one. Well done Eddie we like your loyalty!
We are pleased to report that 33 of the 34 transplanted trees are growing well with plenty of new growth. One has not sprouted yet, but we are remaining positive!
'Heddie' at 31 December 2014, some sprouts coming....
If your tree has moved we will let you know your new number with March packages.
Remember we have a product guarantee - we guarantee your products even in a bad year (and this will be a bad year for 'Heddie' & other transplanted olive trees)
All march packages will contain 6 pouches of yummy olives.