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?
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.
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