question re pomegranate and citrus tree
There are 2 trees in my yard that I have questions about:
1. I have a lovely, mature Wonderful pomegranate tree. It is covered with blossoms. Last year I read that I should thin them out to around 6 inches apart in order to have larger fruit. I did this when they were newly budded, but then a few weeks later, many of the ones I hadn't pinched off fell off by themselves. I'm not sure what to do this year so I haven't done anything yet.
Also, re the same tree, for the past few years I've been getting these awful looking bugs -- they look pre-historic -- and I've identified them as leaf hoppers. I have a no-spray garden and so last summer I spent more time than I'd care to recall vacuuming them off the fruit, but no matter how often I did it, a few days later there always seemed to be more.
2. I have a dwarf meyer lemon tree that usually performs well for me. This year, though it is covered in blossoms, the fruit that is setting is yellow and sickly and falls off when it's barely formed.
If anyone has any advice on any of the above, I would be grateful. Thank you!