For people who do not have large garden areas and want the appeal of growing citrus, why not grow them in pots? This is very easy to do and they look marvellous in any garden setting. Quite often, Citrus in pots are used as major focal points in landscaped gardens, patios and courtyards.

Firstly, you will need a reasonably large pot of at least 40cm wide. Citrus looks marvellous in terracotta pots.

Then select a suitable citrus plant such as cumquats, limes and other small fruit trees. It is best to only choose varieties that will not grow too large. Check with your local garden centre for the best advise on small growing varieties for your area.

For the best results, pot into Searles® Pots and Tubs mix. This mix is designed specially for outdoor pots and terracotta pots.

Citrus in pots require a full sun position. They will require regular watering. Do not allow the soil to dry out.

Now the trick to successful citrus in pots is in the feeding. Citrus trees require large amounts of nutrients prior to flower and fruiting. Apply fortnightly Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food.

Regular maintenance of citrus trees will protect against pest and disease attack.
So for successful citrus in pots:

• Use Searles® Pots & Tubs mix to plant
• And regularly fertilise with Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.

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