Last autumn the Olive Olea europaea in our front yard was dripping with fat, juicy olives. This year the pickings are much slimmer – just a handful of miniature berries.
Still, plenty enough to attract a hungry flock of Pied Currawongs.
Olives are a ‘controversial’ plant in some quarters. They are a serious environmental weed in some parts of Australia, the Adelaide Hills for example, but have been planted widely throughout central Victoria … and almost all of us enjoy local olive oil!
I come across the occasional wilding Olive in the local bush.