moving fruit trees

I have a two year old plum tree on my allotment which i planted back in november im trying to make most of space and i want to check it is okay to dig up and move providing it is dormant season and it has not been in for more than a few years am i correct?

 

regards

 

sam

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,219

    You should be able to move it after the leaves have all fallen in the autumn.

     Take as big a rootball as you can manage.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • thanks also when should i consider prunning it if at all? its a two year old VVA1 jubilieum plum bush trained

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Only prune when the weather is hot and dry, so late May-August. In damp, cool weather, plums are very susceptible to fungal diseases which can kill them.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,219

    if its only two year old it shouldn't need pruning.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • my dad have raspberries and currants bush i want to move to another part of his garden whens best time of year to do this

     

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    When they're dormant is best, Eric. Late winter, early spring, or when the soil is diggable.

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