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mrsburns

My ideal weekend is spent in my garden, looking after my veg & spending hours in my greenhouse.

Citrus limon syn. Citrus x limonia

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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mrsburns

Today I've taken drastic action. My lemon tree has been nothing but a disappointment over the last few years. Each year, lots of flowers appear, and then one by one they drop off. After watching the God that is known as Monty, I now know that watering it along with other plants in the greenhouse wasn't what it needed. So, I've pruned it right down and starting again. Oh, and I bought a new plant while I wait for this one to behave 🍋

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hobnob

Yeh I watched with interest about the lemon tree..I have one similar size to yours I have one lime in it at the moment and a lot of flowers ( the lime has been on since last oct) so nursed it thru winter..but I also now know I have been watering it wrong! @mrsburns

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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mrsburns

There are so many buds this year. I couldn’t fit them all into one photo. Fingers crossed I get a lemon this year 🍋

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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mrsburns

Lemons!! 🍋 Please, please, please 🤞🤞

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charlotte

Yay. Are they in the greenhouse ?

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mrsburns

Yes @charlotte I leave it in there all year.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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mrsburns

Flowers have opened. Can't contain my excitement 😣

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Keely

👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌

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Sandie-rimmer72

Had lots of lemons off mine and the smell is gorgeous

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mrsburns

I can only see the two flowers @Sandie-rimmer72 . It's shoved in the corner in my greenhouse. So I wouldn't be surprised if there were more 😀

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Sandie-rimmer72

Mine was bought me for mothers day 2 years ago. It stands in my garden room. The smell in a morning when I open the door makes me look after it I tittle the flowers with paint brush, don't know if it works but I get fruit . Plus I like lemon tea xx

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Sandie-rimmer72

That should have said tickle the flowers

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mrsburns

Oh gosh. Do you think I should get tickling @Sandie-rimmer72 ? Mine will be sat in a nice g&t 😊

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Sandie-rimmer72

No whiskey and tonic and a tickling stick

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mrsburns

You were right @Sandie-rimmer72 . If the lemon tree is indoors, it needs help to pollinate. Mine is in the greenhouse. I know the bees have been in there but haven't seen what they've been up to in there. So I've just been in the greenhouse with a new make-up brush, tickling the flowers. 😄. I hope I got to them in time. There isn't much left of the flower. Only the middle stem bit. So fingers crossed 🙏🏻

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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mrsburns

There are 2 bids!! I'm so excited, it's untrue! 😆

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beverleyann

2 bids...are you selling it? 😂 Looks like you could be having homemade lemonade later!

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mrsburns

Buds! Lol. Tiny keyboard on the iPod touch 😂

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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mrsburns

It's still hanging on in there! 😀😀😀

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beverleyann

Fantastic! 😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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mrsburns

My lemon tree has a flower bud! Please please please don't drop off!

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Di007

😰 hang on little bud

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mrsburns

I'll never sleep @Di007

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gillie75

Congratulations hope it hangs on for you@mrsburns

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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mrsburns

My lemon tree has made it through the winter in the greenhouse. I took Monty Dons advise last winter and left it there instead of moving it indoors. No sign of any buds yet but there's plenty of new growth.

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ontheskyline

Nice to see a Lemon with good leaves ! Im in the process of growing lemon/ grapefruit

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mrsburns

Wow @ontheskyline. I've never heard of that. Much success?

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ontheskyline

So far they are between 2" -4" tall , i have young date palms also .

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mrsburns

I've got a packet of strawberry sweet corn seeds @ontheskyline . Haven't got a clue what they are, but keep chickening out of planting them.

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