Around a month and a half ago I noticed the leaves on our lime tree were starting to turn dull and yellow – the whole tree just looked a little sad.  There is a lot of conflicting advice on the internet as to how many times a year you should fertilise your fruit trees.  So after talking to a friend who suggested a good way to remember is once a season – I thought I had better hurry and fertlise for Summer before Autumn comes along.  I dug a shallow trench around the tree and mixed through some dynamic lifter and organic poultry manure.  Six weeks later the difference is amazing.  The leaves have returned to a deep, glossy green, and there are new shoots of growth all over.

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2 Comments on Citrus Love

  1. Kelly
    May 31, 2013 2:22 am at 2:22 am (5 years ago)

    The orange tree that we inherited when we bought our house has been in really bad shape since we moved in. I recently created a stone ring around it on the ground and filled it with mulch to help keep moisture in and weeds down, but I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of fertilizer! Thanks for the tip and for sharing your garden!

    • brownpaperbelle
      May 31, 2013 9:31 am at 9:31 am (5 years ago)

      What a wonderful thing to inherit! Good luck with the orange tree.


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