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RE: how to get rid of cirtus leafminer (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: guanabanaboy on 09.28.2009 at 07:07 pm in Citrus Forum

Attachment shows photos of the tiny wasps (pages 4 and 8).

Here is a link that might be useful: UC Pub


cpm and clm info
clipped on: 09.13.2013 at 08:01 pm    last updated on: 09.13.2013 at 08:01 pm

Bouganvillea question

posted by: nika107 on 07.30.2012 at 01:28 pm in Tropicals Forum

I have a few Barbara Karst Bougies growing on trellises, and they are rather spindley. There's a lot of nice, green bushy new growth at the bottom that's starting to get color, and a lot of bright color and long shoots at the top.

The problem is that there's a solid 2-3 foot section in the middle with almost no branches or leaves. How do I encourage growth there?

Right now, they're about 7 feet tall. The bushy section at the bottom goes about 2 feet up. Should I cut them back all the way down to this new growth in the fall to encourage healthier plants next spring?

They came with our house, so I have no idea how old they were, if that has any bearing...

Thanks for any and all help!



clipped on: 07.30.2012 at 01:29 pm    last updated on: 07.30.2012 at 01:29 pm

Meyer lemon coming back, now what?

posted by: nika107 on 07.12.2012 at 01:51 pm in Container Gardening Forum

My Meyer lemon tree recently had a tough go of it, and dropped almost all of its leaves. But it's coming back! Suddenly, it's covered with what seems like hundreds of purple flower buds, and I also see little baby leaves growing. I haven't fertilized or done anything else to it, and it probably can stand to be repotted, but I'm afraid to touch it!

So far, all it's getting is sunlight, water and a little love by my kids and the bees... Should I wait to do anything? Fertilize? Repot?

And will any of these little buds turn into real, live lemons, or is it too late in the season? I'm in Southern CA, btw, not exactly coastal but about 10 miles inland so we kind of get a hybrid between hot and dry, and coastal marine layer.


clipped on: 07.14.2012 at 12:06 pm    last updated on: 07.14.2012 at 12:06 pm