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Very unwell lemon tree 
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Thanks everyone, you've all been so helpful! so speedy at replying too :D

Since it's mostly a household full of boys I've been trying to encourage them to pee on the tree (save me cleaning the bathroom so often!) but i think they're afraid the neighbours might see :lol:
I'll do some digging to test the soil, and my partner does play cricket.... I'm sure it would be a good stress release too!

Cai, will just any nitrogen fertiliser work? or is there a specific citrus one i should look out for?


Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:33 pm
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Cait wrote:
Cai, will just any nitrogen fertiliser work? or is there a specific citrus one i should look out for?

I think any liquid one should do but it wouldn't hurt to ask the nursery or bunnings for advice...can't be too careful

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Cait wrote:

Since it's mostly a household full of boys I've been trying to encourage them to pee on the tree (save me cleaning the bathroom so often!) but i think they're afraid the neighbours might see :lol:


Set up a temporary screen. make sure the tree gets lots of water as well.

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splash it on yourself too I joined the active RFS in 2000 and since then peeing in the great outdoors (no loos on the fire line!!!) is something which feels great - must be why the boys love to do it!!!! If you own the land wee on it I say!!!!


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your lemon tree wouldnt happen to be a bush lemon would it? In which case it is meant to be knobbly and very spiky! from what you have decribed it sounds like you may have leaf curl and some kind on mildew... use pest oil (white oil , but has a sunscreen so you dont burn leaves) making sure you spray regularly and the dropping of fruit can either be caused by moisture levels or a really stressed plant, . Trim all your cross over branches from the middle of the tree to allow more air movement, and more sunlight, use a citrus specific fertilizer otherwise if you just use nitrogen you will get soft sappy leaf growth and thats is just asking for more pest attack. citrus specific with trace elements will support all aspects of growth of your tree. pull back mulch and apply to the drip line as that is where all the feeder roots are...good luck

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