Garden centre groups branch out into olives

A GARDEN centre is hoping to keep up with customer demand by stocking olive trees.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:03 pm

Stewarts Garden Centres, which runs Abbey Garden Centre, in Mill Lane, Titchfield, says it has expanded its range to meet the demand.

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Plant buyer manager Jamie Rolling said: ‘The olive plant requires very little attention. In their natural habitats, olive trees can live to be thousands of years old.’

He said customers have been buying smaller lollipop-shaped plants, but also buying larger olive trees, some trimmed with a cloud shaped foliage, for over £1,000.