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Lemon Tree Issues

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:26

Had a few lemons on mine last year Tyson........not the famous "bite your ear" Mike?.........  Tasty too.  

only problems I had were when indoors for a short while 18 months ago.  It's  still outdoors now and looking ok.  on west Cornwall coast so tree should be fine over winter but as I understand it lemons are reasonably hardy and cool conditions suit them.

I don't even use citrus feed now.  Mine has a Epsom salt spray, a seaweed spray or two and a light scattering of fish blood n bone.  It's in a relatively large container.  


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:12

Wintry sunshine here.....cold wind but easing.

talking of dogs eating blackberries off bushes my Spike takes runner beans and gooseberries.  First noticed it when I was picking on the inside and the plants moving on the other.  Got to laugh ...he only takes those lower down so I usually leave some for him.

 Missed a couple of posts ....Punkdoc yes lysimachia beaujelais is biennial or short lived perennial as I understand it but worth it I think.

Busy, seed from Nickys Nursery I think but I could have purchased from a number of suppliers.  

I'm dribbling a ham and just checked on it and the smell is amazing. However, at least half an hour to go but what do I eat before then?    


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 08:47

Hello forkers

Sleet or rain showers...heavy at times...and strong winds.    No sunbathing today 



Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:57

It's been a windy day.....some rain but dry spells too.  Just feels colder each day now.  Possible snow for us over the weekend .......not likely to amount to much

will sow seeds of lysimachia beaujolais in the next day or so.  Meant to,grow this last year.  Can see this growing with deschampsia grasses 

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:29

Hiya Naki

those bald patches?  Low down?  Maybe at the base?  Animals, exhaust fumes if cars parked there

when you cut out the bald patches it may be wise to wait until you see shoots and cut to those in spring.

difficult to say if "terminal" ...are the bald areas spreading?

replacements?  Lonicera nitIda Baggesons Gold is an easy olive turning yellow foliage in summer.

if the main hedge is fine how about inter planting with a foliage plant or two....if you are sure the bald areas cannot be restored. 

Any hedge is best trimmed so that the base is wider than the top.  This encourages densely growing lower growth


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:06

Morning folks

heavy rain here right now.  Doesnt feel too cold....yet. 

'mind your own business'

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 12:56

Glyphosate will kill it.  yes it will smother small plants but it's wise to control asap.

poorly privet

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 12:54

There are different types of privet...different clones.  I have a hedge of wild privet.....grows on towans here too.  Tends to lose a few leaves so semi evergreen.  According to site and position the loss of leaves will vary.

poorly privet

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 09:10

Sounds like  it could be honey fungus to me.    If it is actually dying.  However, losing leaves right now is nothing to worry about Daintiness.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 09:01

My niece's  18 year old half sister is in bits ......her friend also aged 18 died in her sleep last night.  Too early to know why but what a terrible shock for her family. Puts my mum's death at almost 93 in context I guess. 

Meeting with the undertaker later today.  More clinical decisions! 

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