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lime tree, established in a garden I purchased house 18 months aago. West facing. Slightly clay soil.

I have used 3-in-one manure late summer. vigorous green growth, but no fruit. Tree seems happy. I feel that I should fertilize, but when and how?

Submitted: 05:31PM, 29 Jul 2012
Answer: Hi Mark,
Citrus do like to be regularly fertilised and so twice a year (spring and autumn) apply some Thrive for Citrus. Every so often use some Dynamic Lifter to help improve the soil structure and increase microbial activity. I have attached a link to the Yates website for your interest. It is an article on the care of citrus.

http://www.yates.com.au/fruit

Watch out for citrus leaf miner which is a small caterpillar that eats the inside of newly formed leaves. This is easily controlled with Pest Oil.

Ensure there is good drainage around the tree as citrus do not like wet feet. Add organic material and compost if the soil is very clayey.

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Answered: 03:19PM, 30 Jul 2012

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