The humble lemon tree, seems like every second garden has one. The balcony garden has one, a gift from a friend who was upgrading to a newer, tastier model. In the beginning it looked like this.
We managed to get one lemon from it last year, which was put to good use in a salad if I remember correctly. Since them it has bloomed profusely, I can't recall a month where it didn't have at least one lovely flower on it.
It even has four or five fruit on it, all quite green
Except for this one, he is turning a appetising shade of yellow (except for the icky patch on his side)
Problem is I have found on the balcony garden, given the relative lack of growing things nearby, that all manner of bugs like to congregate on my plants. The lemon tree is no exception suffering from aphid attack like all the others. However I found something a little scarier the other day, some tiny eggs, with holes, so it looks like something has hatched. What could it be and what are the chances it is going to wreak havoc on my little citrus???
Harvest Monday - August 21, 2017
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