Lemon - Lisbon - was
planted in the winter of 2005
This tree struggled to establish and would drop leaves in the very hot weather - by the winter of 2007 it only had 4 leaves. Nov 2006 this
plant developed a scale problem
I tried Peter
Peter Caudal's recipe -
To rectify this
scale problem, use about a cup of ordinary cooking oil, a half a cup
of water and a tiny amount of ordinary washing-up detergent. This is
known as white oil. Put it in water, so it's about 40 parts water to
one of this mixture. Stir it up and spray it on. To kill the scale insects
ensure it is also sprayed under the leaves.
At the height of the drought in 2008 the tree was reduced to just four leaves - However I persevered with the tree and from then on it appeared to find new life and has grown well.