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Gall wasp reminder

For gardeners on the east coast – don’t forget that it is a legal requirement in some areas to remove galls from citrus trees by the end of August. Gall wasps lay eggs in main stems or fruit stalks. This … Continue reading

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Avoid digging near fruit trees

A reader has found that the soil around his fruit trees has become quite hard and has asked should he dig around the trees to loosen the soil. It is not a good idea to dig around fruit trees as … Continue reading

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Citrus setting fruit

I love warm, still spring days when the air is heavy with the sweet fragrance of citrus and Jasmine flowers, and the lethargic buzzing of bees that seem intoxicated by the perfume. Citrus trees produce many more flowers than the … Continue reading

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Yellow or pale citrus leaves

Autumn is a good time to check your citrus trees for magnesium deficiency. Citrus have a high magnesium requirement and magnesium is essential for the formation of chlorophyll (green colour) in leaves. Without enough magnesium plants will not be able … Continue reading

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Feeding citrus

I have revised this post to provide more detail because there have been a few enquiries recently about fertiliser requirements for citrus, particularly trace elements. Time to fertilise There is no set time of the year for fertilising citrus as … Continue reading

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Citrus gall wasp

Unlike many other wasps that assist pollination or are pest predators, the citrus gall wasp is a true pest in coastal gardens of New South Wales and Queensland. It is an extremely tiny black wasp that lays its eggs in … Continue reading

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Red leaves on citrus

Jane e-mailed: I have a question about my lemon tree. I bought a new one and planted it in a few weeks ago, and this week we have had a lot of rain. It has a fair bit of new … Continue reading

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