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    Does anyone have any advise for me cause I just got a plum tree and I am not much of an expert on fruit

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    Plums can get quite big so give it some room. Do use a stake till its established and dig inl lots of organic stuff whrn you plant it, a handful of blood fish and bone will also help.

    Only ever prune it when its in leaf as they can get silverleaf disease.

    Lots of plums after a year or two.
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    Plums can get quite big so give it some room. Do use a stake till its established and dig inl lots of organic stuff whrn you plant it, a handful of blood fish and bone will also help.

    Only ever prune it when its in leaf as they can get silverleaf disease.

    Lots of plums after a year or two.
    http://pigletsplots.blogspot.com/
    updated - 21st November "This time I mean it"

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    Plums can get quite big so give it some room. Do use a stake till its established and dig inl lots of organic stuff whrn you plant it, a handful of blood fish and bone will also help.

    Only ever prune it when its in leaf as they can get silverleaf disease.

    Lots of plums after a year or two.
    http://pigletsplots.blogspot.com/
    updated - 21st November "This time I mean it"

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    He he he, the "12:07am slow down" caught you there PW?

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    Or had you imbibed even more than me the other night when I managed a double post.
    I have loads of plum trees, they honestly grow like weeds in my garden.
    I would agree with all that PW says, as well as adding that in my experience they dont like areas that are prone to waterlogging, so try and avoid areas that get too wet when it rains.
    The pruning thing is very important.
    One other thing to be aware of, if you get a late frost, once the blossom is out, attempt to cover the tree or you wont get a single plum.
    Nobody in my area grew a plum in 2008 as the late frosts caught us all out.
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    Spring frosts are a real problem for early blossom.

    We've found that our plum has a bumper year, followed by next-to-nothing ... a happy medium would be nicer

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Thanks for the great advice , much appriecated

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