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Lemon Tree Leaves

Hi there,

The leaves on my lemon tree are looking a bit strange, is it some sort of vitamin deficiency, I don't think it's a grub.

cheers, Ross

Added by Ross Carter on December 2, 2020 at 8:54 — 7 Comments

Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees

I have 2 grafted avo trees in large pots, there is shoots sprouting below  where they were grafted, do I pull those shoots off or just leave them alone, I vaguely remember the bloke at the nursery saying to pull them off to stop them from growing to big.  Any advice.

Added by Ross Carter on September 1, 2020 at 16:58 — 2 Comments

Pinkerton Dwarf Avo tree

Hi there,

Everyone has been so helpful in my other posts, I am after help again, my Pinkerton dwarf avo tree, there is something going on with the leaves. I have attached 2 photo's just wondering if I am over watering it or is there another problem or is this normal at this time of year.…


Added by Ross Carter on August 17, 2020 at 16:07 — 2 Comments

Cherry Tree

Hi  all,

Just wondering if Brisbane South  is a good enough location to grow a cherry tree, will it be cold enough for it to get plenty of fruit, just wondering if anyone have any success.


Added by Ross Carter on August 16, 2020 at 12:01 — 6 Comments

Dwarf Nectarine Tree

Hi there,  

When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.


Added by Ross Carter on August 5, 2020 at 16:02 — 2 Comments

Dwarf Peach tree

 Hi there,

I am looking at getting a dwarf peach tree and was wondering which is the best variety for Brisbane area and since it is not that cold here will it bear fruit, any advice would be helpful and possibily the name of a good source.


Thanks everybody for all your assistance most helpful.


Added by Ross Carter on June 29, 2020 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

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