About 10yrs ago I bought a small tree (4 ft) from the local Garden place for about ú10 with the advice 'put it in the biggest pot you dare, it wont fruit & may die in the frost'
All well and good - 2 re-pots later its 10ft tall and oddly doing rather well. Even in the recent wet weather it seems to coninue to thrive and looks healthier than ever. It even fruits but the blackbirds and thrushes love them just as they go black so i havent managed to harvest anything just yet. ....and way to much trouble to bother anyway!
Goodness knows how much I would have to pay for it today but I thought it may be interesting to find out how everyone else is getting on with their Olives trees - I cant be the only person who looks out on the patio and dreams of Corfu each time they check progress of their tree.