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17/06/2013 at 16:38

HI had this plum tree almost 2 years it was a wedding present for my daughter and her husband..Its a Victoria  and its on my allotment as they have a back yard but no garden. sadly it's not looking too good the leaves are yellowing and there's no sign of any plums. Any advise please.

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 I did give it a seaweed feed a couple of weeks ago but it's not perked up

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 there are some potatoes planted close by could that be the problem?

17/06/2013 at 17:43

If it's a young tree it needs clear space around its roots to establish and grow. How close are your potatoes? There should be at least a yard empty all around the tree.

17/06/2013 at 18:40

Thanks for your reply there is just about a yard round base of tree, when potatoes are ready i will keep it clear.

31/07/2013 at 15:14

I have had a 2 variety plum tre  for over 4 years and as yet no blossom, let alone plums!!  margaret jinks mt.jinks@ky.com

31/07/2013 at 23:58

Me too.  Three years, plenty of space around it - neither blossom nor plums yet 

01/08/2013 at 12:55

That looks to be interveinal chlorosis, normaly caused by an iron or magnesium deficiancy. Try giveing it a dose of sequestrine go for one which has magnesium, manganease and iron if possable (or you will need epsom salts as well if it is magnesium).

If you are not an organic gardener you could consider a bit of Vitax Q4 as it is a superb feed, in particular for roots and flowering (5.2-7.5-10 NPK) with all the trace elements

Seaweed, has a slightly overgrown reputation in my eyes as a feed, although it is organic (and the easiest way to add trace elements in an organic system).

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