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The Oranges have ripened beautifully, and we are enjoying their sweet juiciness.
I really need to learn how to look after citrus, that treatment has it looking shiny, new and very healthy.
Wow, all very shiny and new James, love the method.
Hi Christa :- no I've never, but I have been burning off all the prunings, and had so much fresh wood ashes and I know that lime is used for this problem on roses and citrus , so as lye water is made from ashes, then the paste would be very alkaline. anyway it worked a treat. I remember Jerry Coleby Williams using a tooth brush to scrub the same scale off his citrus trees, only my procedure was easier.
Have you used that method before James. The branches look great with that treatment. Maybe I will try that on the large trunk part of my seedless valencia and see if it works. Thanks for the tip.
I've been admiring my navels, but not noticing the woolly aphids and millions of white scale on the trunk and thicker branches, so I spent this afternoon brushing a wood ash paste over the parasites and then washing that off with a hose and tooth brush. The paste killed them and were easily brushed off, and the bonus is the potassium for the tree. I will keep an eye on those bloody ants now.
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