Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:57
Don't worry about last year Briggsy, no-on had good crops last summer - too wet, too dark and too windy - my crab apple, which is usually laden with frui,t managed to produce 10! The eaters had some, but not many and at that we did better than some as the trees are espaliered next to a wall so got some shelter. Only the redcurrants/blackcurrants did well, but they always do.
Damsons make the best jam ever, hope you get a good crop of those. Are your plums eaters or cookers, or don't you know yet? No room for anything as big as a plum tree here, and as yet there are no reliable fruiters on dwarfing root stocks, which I have for my eating apples and cherry - maybe in time huh?