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    Default Another ripe lemon

    I'd vaguely noticed the three lemons on the tree were getting paler but hadn't really expected any joy at this time of year. As I was yacking on the phone I was absent mindedly removing dead leaves when I knocked one of the lemons and it fell off. It's yellow and by gummy it smells just like a lemon.
    Sorry folks. It never ceases to astonish me that I'm growing lemons to fruition in UK at all let alone in late November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickledtink View Post
    I'd vaguely noticed the three lemons on the tree were getting paler but hadn't really expected any joy at this time of year. As I was yacking on the phone I was absent mindedly removing dead leaves when I knocked one of the lemons and it fell off. It's yellow and by gummy it smells just like a lemon.
    Sorry folks. It never ceases to astonish me that I'm growing lemons to fruition in UK at all let alone in late November.
    You get a quid for three lemons don't you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    You get a quid for three lemons don't you?!
    2.40 on the ones I play Snadger
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    You'll all be laughing the other side of your face when the dread Christmas Lemon shortage hits. G&T lovers the length and breadth of the land will be bidding fortunes for my lemons.
    I feel a Nell Gwyn moment coming on...

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    Good job I drink whiskey with a dash of water then
    more to the point WELL DONE PT .Take it you will use them for G+T's then ?
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    Congrats Pickledtink, and you enjoy your lemons your way. You do know you can freeze your lemon slices and add them straight to your drinks, don't you. That way they should see you right over the festive season.

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    Fantastic!!!
    So tell me what the secret is to avoid scale insect then!!??
    Enjoy your G&T /fish Tuscan meat/ fish / sorbet then!!!! ( such a choice..... )

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    Hi Pickledtink, do you keep your lemon tree indoors all the time or have you brought it in for the winter? I've got a patio lemon in a pot which I bought for about 2.99 from Wilkinsons about a year ago, I had it outside all summer & brought it in a couple of weeks ago but it has grown but not produced any flowers or fruit so far. What's your secret, or is it just that you bought a decent tree not a cheapo like me?
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