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15/08/2013 at 19:30

my plum tree is very straggly, it has only one plum this year, none last year and about eighty the year before, can someone help please?

15/08/2013 at 22:04

Firstly, how old is the tree, roughly?

Secondly, have you been tempted to prune it at all in the last 3 years and, if so, what have you done?

If you haven't pruned it, I think the strange weather over the last two springs is probably a factor. We had cold, wet weather at the vital time both years and this year was only saved by a brief spell of sunshine at the end of the blossoming time.

Please provide a bit more info.




17/08/2013 at 00:35

hello waterbutts,my tree is six years old, i asked somebody from the local nursery last year, he said to "prune new growth back to three stalks" cheers

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