Indoor Citrus Trees...advice for a beginner.....
New-comer here. So glad to see that there are other Citrus growers on-line I can turn to for advice as Citrus growing is quite rare in England. Very few have success but I have decided that i am going to give it a proper go....
I do need some advice over and beyond what I have been able to dig out from the archives on here.....
1. I have just bought a mini-lemon tree, but it looks more like a vine, and its branches are so long that it has been grown into a circular bush-like shape. I was going to a more tree-type look, so should I prune it back to encourage sideways growth? Any tips on how to straighten this plant out or is it just too late to tame this one?
2. on the same lemon tree I notice that thick dark-green branches are appearing sitting directly on top of the main stem. What are these and if I get rid of them, will they harm the tree's future?
3. I also have a meyer lemon and a Calamondin plant which I plan to bring indoors. I have huge windows all around my house so light is not going to be an issue, but during the winter our sky is very grey....does this light count or when we say light we mean 'sunny' sunlight? Also the air can get quite dry, if fed and fertilised properly, how will my plants cope with this? shall I just spray everyday on the foliage...would this be enough? Has anyone on here got experience of growing Citrus in the UK?
4. I have bought a ready-made Citrus compost, are these ok or do I have make a special mix like Meyer Mike?
Thanks alot for the advice I have already received on here and more than I will un-doubtedly pester everyone for.