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Hello,

 

I have moved to a house with an established plumb tree. Can someone offer advice as to putting it to bed for the winter. Looks like it needs a good prune.

 

Thanks,

J

 

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,954

    Too late this year to prune. It is likely to lead to silverleaf didease which could kill it.

    Prune in summer next year.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,881

    Rake up any fallen leaves and clear an area of grass/weeds/plants around the base of the trunk. 

    Over the winter enjoy watching flocks of long-tailed tits searching amongs its branches for insects; and in late February give it a dose of of Fish, Blood and Bone (as per pack directions). 

    Over the winter have a read of this http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095527122 and you'll be all ready for the spring.

    Enjoy your plums image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,881

    And another thing - you could even hang some bird feeders among its branches to attract tits who will help keep aphid infestations down in the spring. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you both.

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