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PLANT DOCTORCitrus Pest Watch
Hopefully you’ve finished your spring cleaning but now it’s time to check out that citrus tree you’ve got in your backyard.
Our plants put on lots of fast growth in the garden but so do the bugs good and bad.
For a lot of insect pests, sprays are effective if you’ve timed it correctly, because as the pests mature or evolve into the next stage, sprays may become ineffective.
Let’s find out what to look out for. I'm talking with was Steve Falcioni from www.ecoorganicgarden.com.au
Two types of pests to watch out for and for some states, the extra pest of fruit fly.
|Citrus pests photo M Cannon|
Steve, why not email us firstname.lastname@example.org or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675
|Common or Garden Sorrel|
- Sorrel, whether French or the Garden variety, grows best in a rich soil, but will grow in any well-drained soil, and can be planted in sun or partial shade.
- Sorrel grows anywhere in Australia, and for Tropical and Sub-tropical climates it’s a good substitute for Spinach, which tends to run to seed in those areas.
- Prepare the bed by digging in generous amounts of aged manure or compost.
- An occasional side dressing of compost doesn’t hurt during the growing season either.
- The plants should be kept moist, so water well during dry summer months.
|Blood Sorrel, is just like French Sorrel but with red veins.|
THAT WAS YOUR VEGETABLE HERO FOR TODAY
Perhaps you can’t be bothered with garden benches, tables and chairs and an old milk crate or just perching on a step will do.
|Garden Seating -Anne's Garden:photo M Cannon|
Let’s find out what’s Peter’s last word in garden seating.
|Anne Johnsons' Garden photo M Cannon|
You can sit on top of a wall, a grassy slope, the edge of a pond, on garden steps, or even a large rock