I was indignant the other day when a news report
attributed the increase of gall wasps in the community
to back yard fruit growers neglecting to control their trees.
I thought that's right blame the home grower...
then I thought I should check my lemon tree
which is a common host plant.
evidence of gall wasp.
It is easy to control, just prune out the galls
There was quite a few on our little tree
as you can see I had not picked all the fruit for some time.
I had to cut many branches
but to be honest I think the tree will benefit from this hair cut.
Citrus likes well drained soil
so they have always struggled in our heavy clay.
This is the best lemon tree we have grown so far.
I had to save it from the wasps
Gall wasps are Australian native wasps.
I wonder what they laid their eggs in before citrus arrived in Australia?
The roof of the studio went on this week.
I am getting excited now!