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Planting a lemon tree - I would lean towards a higher spot, as Lemons can be susceptible from root rot (easily) if the soil is quite wet all the time. ..36 days 13hrs
Mangoes in melbourne mission impossible - looks like the beginning of flower spikes I'd keep them and see if you can get a fruit to set. It's nice to see a tiny mango and knowing what the future holds. KPs are known to have mango flower from seed as early as 3 years. So it's possible. ..36 days 13hrs
Problem with mango tree - My guess is, it can be ANTHRACNOSE or Bacterial Black Spot. It's quite common in our coastal humidity. One solution is to spray constantly or grow varieties that is more resistant. Unfortunately, Bowen/KP is quite prone to it. https://www.d..57 days 11hrs
Id please1 - Looks a bit like Wampee - but had to see the internals to be s100% sure...99 days 7hrs
Yellow lemon tree leaves - clay in general is not the best for citrus, as there is a greater disposition for root rot. what you really need is good drainage. and most of the clay breakers will increase the pH to alkaline side I suspect being in innisfail, a high rainfa..142 days 9hrs
Unusual lemons - the striped one is probably a variegated variety. Jerry Coleby-Williams of ABC Gardening Australia has shown off his variegated Villa Franca in one of the segments. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4201458.htm There is a variegated Eur..147 days 11hrs
Kaffir lime2 - I have 2 kaffir lime trees in pots, both producing a handful of fruits a year. It is hard to give away the fruits as hardly anyone knows what to do with them. Having said that, I did find someone who uses it in Indonesian sambal (sauce/dip). Mine..151 days 10hrs
Patio lime - Very sorry to hear the recent frost has damaged the plants. But it did sound like the bricks and concrete did create a micro climate and probably saved a small part of the plant and like you said, hopefully spring comes and the plants will turn around. ..152 days 13hrs
Turmeric - I have seen a video on youtube that there is a white form of turmeric. I also grew turmeric for the first time. Mine are orange in the lower parts of the turmeric. I.e. you can see the orange through the skin. and when you break it, you see mostly..152 days 14hrs
Citrus pest - I believe they are a form of scale. I have them on one of my lemon trees, but they are mostly in the branches surface. A spray or two of white oil should keep them in control. ..152 days 14hrs
Patio lime - I am surprised you need to go to such extreme to keep lemon grass down south. a low tech solution is Wall-O-Water, not sure if they are sold in Aus but oversea experiences showed it works. Alternatively, if you have a barrel of water (covered), ..177 days 6hrs
Patio lime - I'm very happy that the tree has rewarded your patience and also happy to hear you are enjoying the fruit. Can I tempt you into growing Aus finger limes and Tahitian limes next? haha..182 days 7hrs
Curry tree - I've seen plenty of curry leaf trees around said hardware stores. I believe Birdwood is the wholesaler. Yes they are an acquired taste and does not taste like curry powder at all - as what we would associate with curry. Having said that, peopl..183 days 6hrs
Lime trees5 - Pic 1 - that's how big the sublimes will get. It probably won't get much bigger. Around a golf ball size. When you touch the limes and it falls off, it probably indicates the tree is unable to hold so much fruit. (They do flower and set frui..199 days 9hrs
Yellow lemon tree leaves - I'm going to chime in. I suspect 2 reasons. 1/ It was grown as an outdoor plant but being indoors, the plant is not adjusting well and hence the leaves are shedding. It's also probably not getting enough sunlight. It likes to get 6+ hours sunlight. ..213 days 9hrs

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