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Some plums take alternate years off, so you should get plums next year.
Pruning in wet weather - definitely not, because you run the risk of introducing fungal disease.
Pruning generally - plums are not pruned regularly in the way that, say, apples are. pruning just encourages more growth, so should be restricted to removing damaged or weak branches. They are big trees, and pruning won't change that, but make it worse.
Peter, it depends on when they flowered. In my area it was very cold and wet when my apples and pears flowered, so there were no bees around and I had very little fruit set. No bees = no fruit, unless you hand-pollinate them. The other thing is feeding. Fruit trees grown in pots need feeding regularly, as they soon use up what was in the original planting medium. RHS advice on that is here:
my victoria plum has only fruited every other year. Is this normal or does it need some kind of feed. Any ideas?
i have a wall trained Plum tree with lots and lots of Plums on them. Can I prune the new thin branches to keep the shape whilst the plums are new and growing, or should I wait until Plums are fully grown.
I bought a two year old victoria plumb tree last year, it is full of plumbs, two of my branches are near touching the floor can i cut them when the fruit is gone, and how do you prune in june when its got fruit on it. Thanks Janet.
I have a small victoria plum tree, which is 2 years old, it has a lot of fruit on it, but two of the branches lost all their leaves and the fruit turned yellow and shrivelled. Now the other 3 branches (which also have fruit on them) the leaves are starting to turn yellow and some of the fruit is yellowing and are not going to get any bigger or fill out. What is wrong with my plum tree? The tree is planted in a large pot not the garden.
i have a victoria plum about five years and never had a single fruit,this year not even a flower,my Braeburn apple is just the same--i wonder what i'm doing wrong?
You need to prune the long new growth as it starts to harden. Doing this will encourage side fruiting spurs to form.
We have no fruit this year on our plum or greengage thanks to the cold wet spring, I assume! Trees look healthy, though. There's always next year!