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    Can I crash? We have a lime tree (potted, it's a dwarf version) that has never produced fruit. It has glossy leaves, is full and looks good but I never produces fruit. We've had it for almost 6 years. We got a dwarf lemon tree with it that started fruiting 2 years ago and but the lime tree just won't come to the party. Any ideas?

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    Default Anyone know what plant this is?

    Lime I reckon! Are there any little green round things growing out of the centre of the flowers?

    ETA... Wee on the soil around it is meant to do wonders. Someone mentioned it to me and I got my 3 year old DD to start doing it! Whether it works on not she now does it for fun every time we are in the backyard. My 16 month old DD is now following suit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    Lime I reckon! Are there any little green round things growing out of the centre of the flowers?

    ETA... Wee on the soil around it is meant to do wonders. Someone mentioned it to me and I got my 3 year old DD to start doing it! Whether it works on not she now does it for fun every time we are in the backyard. My 16 month old DD is now following suit!
    Yep there is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    @Frankenmum I read this thread and felt so inspired by your photo to go out and buy myself a fruit tree. I struggled out of my sick bed and headed out to Bunnings, and then got completely distracted by Woolies and remembering I needed wipes.

    Nek minit, I had spent $120 at Woolies (wtf did I suddenly buy two roasting pans???) and came home sans fruit tree.

    Is it wrong that I blame you a little bit?
    I can totally see how this is my fault 😅

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    Seasol it every two weeks as well, made a big difference to mine
    Will do! Thanks for the tips! ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    The old owners of this place planted it in a garden bed surrounded by weed mat and covered in a few inches of blue stone gravel. So I think it's just not getting enough water and nutrients. I'm going to dig out around it next week, cut the weed mat right back, remove the gravel, and surround it with good quality citrus fertiliser and soil and give it a good water. Hopefully that will bring it back to life!
    Maybe give it a decent prune too. I don't have any other advice - I neglect ours and they fruit all year round in massive numbers!

    Be careful with the lime tree when it comes to picking - ours has spikes and they hurt if you catch yourself on it. They like a decent prune too.

    Also watch for wasps. We have a lot here and they seem to love the citrus trees. Not unusual to find a big group resting on a limb waiting to get me when I want a lemon 😡😡

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    @Frankenmum I read this thread and felt so inspired by your photo to go out and buy myself a fruit tree. I struggled out of my sick bed and headed out to Bunnings, and then got completely distracted by Woolies and remembering I needed wipes.

    Nek minit, I had spent $120 at Woolies (wtf did I suddenly buy two roasting pans???) and came home sans fruit tree.

    Is it wrong that I blame you a little bit?
    It's okay, I had pop tarts for dinner the other day (just me, kids got real food and I hid in the kitchen eating them) thanks to another thread on here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Can I crash? We have a lime tree (potted, it's a dwarf version) that has never produced fruit. It has glossy leaves, is full and looks good but I never produces fruit. We've had it for almost 6 years. We got a dwarf lemon tree with it that started fruiting 2 years ago and but the lime tree just won't come to the party. Any ideas?
    trim it back a bit, seasol it every two weeks (i swear I don't have shares in them it just really works), water it well but needs to be well draining as well, you could also put Epsom salts on it occasionally to keep the ph balance right. My lemon tree took 2 years to fruit and I followed the above and it's got loads of lemons. Hopefully it works for your lime tree.

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    Hopefully this will happen soon!

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    There's heaps of Apps such as 'like that garden' where you take a photo and it tells you what plant it is :-)

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