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Citrus Bud Mites and Rust Mites

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Various citrus mites can be the cause of deformed flowers, deformed leaves, distorted fruit, grey or rusty foliage and discoloured fruit. The mites themselves cannot be seen by the naked eye as they are microscopic in size. If these pests occur on your fruit trees, control them by spraying with Searles Wettable Sulphur. You may need to repeat spray to ... Read More »

Citrus Gall Wasp

Citrus Gall Wasp #desease #citrus #garden #aboutthegarden

The gall wasp causes swollen lumps in the young stems and branches. The female wasp lays her eggs in the young, soft twigs and as the wasp larvae develop, the plant grows extra cells around the wound. The result is a distorted lump in the branch. The wasps lay their eggs from spring to summer, but the galls are generally ... Read More »

Citrus Leafminer

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The presence of Citrus leafminer can be identified by the silvery lines it leaves on leaves. These are the tunnels left by the larvae as it ‘mines’ its way through the insides of the leaf. When the larvae are fully grown, they curl the leaf edges and shelter inside the curled section and emerge as adult moths. Leafminers can cause a ... Read More »

4 Solutions for common indoor plant problems

Four solutions to- common indoor plant problems #Red #flower #table #talkers #plants  #garden #aboutthegarden copy

SYMPTOM 1 – Leaves yellowing with margins Possible cause – Soil too dry Solution – Water thoroughly. If brown or dense tips and potting mix does not absorb water, apply Searles Penetraide® Re-Wetting Granules and water again. SYMPTOM 2 – Leaves gradually pale into yellow and brown, particularly on side nearest to light/window. Possible cause – Too bright/direct Solution – Sun scorch or light Relocate plant ... Read More »

Scale

Scale on citrus #desease #garden #aboutthegarden

Scale are sap-sucking insects which commonly affect home grown citrus. In severe infestations, the foliage is covered by a sooty black mould. This is because the scale insect secretes a sugary substance that causes the sooty mould to blossom over the foliage. The sooty mould looks terrible but is not an active threat other than to reduce photosynthesis that will ... Read More »

Aphids

Aphids on Citrus #pest #aphids #citrus #garden #aboutthegarden

Aphids commonly appear on flushes of new growth and quite often they will only remain on the plant for a short period of time. Generally, if there are predatory insects in the area such as ladybird larvae, the aphids will be kept under control. In severe cases, spray them with Searles Bug Beater, a natural pyrethrum spray. More Citrus ‘Plant ... Read More »