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We live in Karori, the garden in 40cm on top of clay, with a drainage chabnnel in the clay. The garden is on the south side but in summer it will get almost full sun.

The lemon tree, 3 years old, gets holes in the leaves, like something is eating them but we cannot see any insects.

Then the leaves drop off and the lemon tree is becoming very sticky.

Any suggestions?

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Hi Anne, Holes in the leaves will be a beatle which tends to the damage during night time, hence you can’t see anything, normally nothing major and will soon disappear. The stickiness is something else most likely be an aphid, who leave behind the stickiness (on this you will get black soot) The best way to keep any Citrus happy is as follows: Spray with Enspray Oil and Free flow Copper alternatively every 6-8 weeks (both are organic sprays) this will keep insects and fungal diseases at bay. Every 4-6 weeks water with a solution of an organic fertiliser (can be sprayed on as well as poured on the soil.) This way you will keep the plant/fruit healthy. Thanks the Palmers Team.

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