Kaye Roberts-Palmer

About Kaye Roberts-Palmer

Kaye Roberts-Palmer is a Garden Design Consultant and freelance writer regularly contributing articles on gardening for various magazines and community newspapers. Kaye is founder of Save Our Citrus Melbourne Campaign. The campaign focuses on preventing the spread of citrus gall wasp through coordinated community pruning and disposal. Find out more at Facebook: Save Our Citrus Melbourne and Blue Bee Garden Design

The big squeeze on our citrus trees

It’s hard to imagine a backyard without a good old heritage lemon tree in the corner to make spontaneous lemonade or a delicious lemon meringue pie for dessert. But right across Melbourne and into Victoria, that’s the future we’re now facing as our citrus trees are under serious threat, slowly dying from a pest so tiny you can’t see it easily – the citrus gall wasp (Bruchophagus fellis). Continue reading