Citrus Trees and Possum Wars

Citrus do very well in Brisbane and we have several trees in our garden including a Fruit Salad Tree (one tree with a graft each of Lemon, Orange and Pomello), two Navel Oranges, a Patio Lime and a Tahitian Lime. For our tips on growing, harvesting and storing citrus check out our Citrus Tips & Ideas Sheet. The Tips & Ideas Sheet also contains suggestions for ways to use your beautiful homegrown produce like my recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken and my grandmother’s Orange Cake recipe.

Normally at this time we would be drowning in citrus but the local possum population has been on the increase and because the 2IC was tardy about getting the trees netted they managed to eat most of the blossoms at the crucial time #sadface. The delightful little critters have also been doing quality control on the fruit that did make it through the blossom harvest and we have had quite a few hollowed out oranges left on the tree. War has been declared and hubby is currently building a citrus enclosure. I suspect the possums will manage to get in but wont be able to get out! They will be fine though as there will be plenty to eat!!

Possums!
Potential possum enclosure

Update from our neighbour Pete, the possum may have met it’s match! WARNING and SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU HAVE A MORBID FEAR OF SNAKES!!! Thanks for the video Pete.

Rumour has it that Pete has not used his bar and BBQ area since …..

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