Containers forum: Meyer Lemon

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Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
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pdoyle23323
Jun 25, 2013 6:53 PM CST
Wasn't sure where this one should be posted. Since I have it in a container...
My lemon tree was given to me back in April. They were moving to a condo and lucky me had room for it. It bloomed nicely and now I have 2 little lemons growing. Everyday I would go out and "stare" at it. I would watch a few ants travel up and down the stems. The reason there were ants is b/c the tree has scale. Not bad. I checked every leaf (well most) and scratched off the scales that I found. Really not many. That I could see. Last couple of weeks I've been checking it every couple of days. No ants and the leaves looked good. Well, today I checked and it and there was a freeway of ants going in two directions! so I looked really closed and found a few of the scales bi also found these white fuzzy ones. Isn't that just another type of scale. They were actually in and around the little pocket don't know correct word) that my little lemons are in. I have some Bayer Advance that I've sprayed on it and seems to help but they keep coming back. What do I do to GET RID OF THEM? This plant will come in the house for the winter and I need to get rid of these scales. HELP!! Confused
dawn
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 25, 2013 7:20 PM CST
Dawn, To maybe get a fast answer, Put this post in the Pest and Disease Forum.
I just know that ants and aphids are very closely tied together: symbiotic relationship, but can't help you with scale problem, Sorry!
Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pdoyle23323
Jun 25, 2013 7:24 PM CST
thanks, didn't even think of the pest and disease forum *Blush*
dawn
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 25, 2013 7:27 PM CST
It's OK, sometimes the chickens can be distracting... Whistling
Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pdoyle23323
Jun 25, 2013 7:28 PM CST
ha ha ha!
dawn
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 25, 2013 11:48 PM CST

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Alcohol and Q-tips. I got rid of scale on my abutilon and tropical hibiscus. Worked great.
The hibiscus was covered with scale. No more. Smiling
Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pdoyle23323
Jun 28, 2013 9:34 PM CST
Thanks, gonna have to do this I think.
dawn

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