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    Default My postage paid plums

    so here I is in receipt of me lovely Victoria Plum tree thanks to GYO postage only - should I stake it? It will be growing in a somewhat windy site ...thanks to the chinooks/pumas/merlins etc
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    Oh yes, always Piskie.

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    Thanks PLW - I'll be staking me plums tomorrow and no mistake

    For those of you still to receive your plums, it is bigger than me and in lovely condition - well done GYO/Suttons
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    Short angled stake though PW?
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    oh I didn't give a thought to length?
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    Piskie, can I hijack your thread I have just received my tree as well and you were not joking about the height of the tree. Thought you might have been on the short side but I'm 5'9'' and my tree is taller than me Anyway hijacking time - I cannot put the tree in the ground as the ground is frozen solid. Can I put it in a BIG pot and stake it? How long have I got to get a pot etc organised before the tree takes a sickie?
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    I got mine today & was wondering the same thing! Anyone know if potting the tree is ok as a temporary measure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie View Post
    I got mine today & was wondering the same thing! Anyone know if potting the tree is ok as a temporary measure?
    I've got no idea, but presumably that's what the garden centre does before selling it on to you for far more money. Won't your plum just then be 'container grown'?
    Nell

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