London (change)
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21/01/2013 at 13:21
Im going to get lemon tree. Four seasons lemon seems most reliable. Grew Meyers lemon years back....from Eden Project not far away.....but it proved fickle. Any experiences of growing lemons in pots?
21/01/2013 at 13:47

You're just rubbing salt into the wound - there you are down south with a sub-tropical climate - here we are shovelling snow!!!   

I used to grow lemons in my previous existence when we had a large conservatory/porch - don't know what variety they were - they were presents from a friend who was head gardener at a stately home   The only problem I ever had was whitefly - sadly I couldn't take them with me and the ex doesn't have green fingers 

21/01/2013 at 14:04
21/01/2013 at 16:17
Yep, we had snow last night. We are all in a panic. Worlds ending! Oh no, it's ok, snow has gone and sun is out and it's currently 6 degrees. We are wimps though here Dove unlike you northerners who can cope in the snow. We should have had the rain but England decided to push its big freeze our way. Ha ha
21/01/2013 at 17:11

Glad you don't need digging out 

22/01/2013 at 06:49

There was a feature about growing citrus in pots on the tv programme a-z of gardening this week - it will still be on the iplayer if you want to watch (sun 9am, BBC2)

22/01/2013 at 08:30
Thanks chicky. I will watch that later.
22/01/2013 at 14:42

mine grow in pots and they like to live in the sun room with out heating and watered when really dry (1 a month in winter) and misted occasionally.In winter and summer they need a feed and if you can get them out side n summer when the sun is shining.In Italy  saw them in pots put out for the summer and back in winter,and they looked lovely.

22/01/2013 at 15:40
Thanks flowering rose. Got my lemon today. 3 feet tall with couple of lemons and flowers in bud. In conservatory now and I will put outside in early spring until next autumn. So, it's regular watering and feeding? Do you prune?
22/01/2013 at 17:01

hi, Verdun, maybe look HERE . We start growing lemon and kaffir lemon also in pot- successfully.Best luck and enjoy the blossoms too..., ThaiGer.

22/01/2013 at 17:12
Thanks ThaiGer.
23/01/2013 at 16:38

prune only when necessary and not to harshly is my advice.

18/05/2015 at 13:34

I've had a four seasons for at least 5 years in London. It goes outside in May and spends winter in my lean to greenhouse. I do have a problem with mite but it still seems to crop heavily.

It is now sprouting from the trunk. Should I cut them off?

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