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major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:59
Well as it was sunny and warm I went for it and bought/used some wound heal too (which was suggested on a couple of sites). Salvaged about 5kilos of plums from the cut branches!
I think it's a Victoria Plum. I'll just have to thin the fruit even more next year (if it survives) as props are out of the question owing to rambunctious dogs!

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:56

But as I say the wood is already exposed where the branches are torn so I'm damned either way?

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:32
RHS site says silverleaf infectious spores are only active between Sept and May so we might be Ok Beaus Mum!

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:28
I think I'll have to have a go; there's some exposed wood anyway on the torn branches so spores could get in anyway. How close does a diseased tree have to be for spores to travel and infect a good tree?

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:52

HI all

My plum tree has fruited heavily this year, and (even though I thinned the fruit following advice on here) in the last spell of wet and windy weather a couple of the major branches (and several more minor ones) bent right over and nearly snapped, so they're now hanging vertically down. I left them on to see if the fruit would ripen, and it has. But now as we enter the second half of August I am thinking I really need to sort the tree out, sacrificing any remaining fruit if necessary.

So I'm after major pruning/cutting back advice. A couple of the branches which need cutting off are approx 1-1.5 inches thick. And several smaller ones, of 1/2 to 1 inch.

I know about the desireability of pruning in summer to avoid silver leaf. Should I wait until we have a couple of dry days forecast before removing the branches, to give them a chance to heal before it rains? (Will that make any difference?) Or is there something I can put on the raw cut ends to protect them?

dicentra silly mistake

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:24
Well I think that's a consensus The dicentra will move! And I can get another plant for the pot

dicentra silly mistake

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:47

Hi I made the silly mistake of putting a dicentra in a pot (in my defence, it was for a shady spot, so from that perspective it was a reasonable choice ). But of course it's now died back and the pot looks empty.

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to overplant something in the pot, e.g. cyclamen or something else which will be gone again by the time the dicentra re-emerges? Or would people suggest moving the dicentra into the border and putting something more sensible (i.e. evergreen) in the pot?

clematis recommendation please

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 23:32

Fab thanks

clematis recommendation please

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 22:33

That's lovely! Any more recommendations from anyone else?

 

clematis recommendation please

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:53

Hi, I recently cut back an overgrown/twiggy honeysuckle and put a trellis in to cover the gappy fence. I cut the honeysuckle down to the ground and hoped it would grow nice and fresh from the bottom. It did, and looked lovely for a few weeks, before suddenly going all twiggy again, with the only green bits being over the top of the trellis, hanging out of the garden and unseen. So I've cut it back again and am goping to replace it with a clematis.

I'd like recommendations for a suitable one please! It's a west-facing spot, pretty sheltered. The trellis is about 4ft high by 6ft wide, so I'd like a small/slow growing clematis which can be trained in to the trellis and will deliver lots of bang for its buck in terms of flowers over what is quite a small area.

Over to you!

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