Plant citrus trees in patio containers in a mix of ericaceous compost and neutral, soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in a frost free position in full sun.
Stand lemon trees outside from May to October. Water freely in summer and mist leaves daily to increase humidity and discourage pests. Feed with citrus plant fertiliser every 2 weeks. Move plants indoors from October to a bright, frost free position (4-12°C) away from cold draughts and radiators. Reduce watering in winter but do not let the plant dry out completely. Too much or too little water may cause the fruits to drop.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
When a 'Lemon Tree' is only a stick
By Christian Burgar 05-11-2014
Using the pictures on Van Meuwen's web site as a accurate indicator of goods for sale along with the text, I was both surprised and then annoyed to receive a plant that was nothing like that which was advertised for sale.
The photograph and text indicated a significantly dense bush with lush foliage and a full crop of fruit in different stages of development. I was sent a single stemmed stick that had recently been pruned to encourage branching with a total of 11 leaves on the plant.
While one would not expect an exact copy of the advertised plant, the difference in this case is verging on fraudulent.
Thank you for your review. As a young plant specialist we do specify our products are despatched within the early stage of growth. We do advise the Lemon Tree is supplied in a 9cm pot however, I am very sorry if this was not a clear indication of size of the plant.
Natalie - Van Meuwen
Customer Care Team
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