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    would love a cherry, will have to check it out.
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    To restrict vigour and promote better fruiting Snadg you can tie string to the main branches and bring them down and tie the other end of the string to the post. this forms big almost heart shapes and saves you havingto prune much to boot.

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    Hey..I got one for Xmas too!!!
    Really chuffed!!!

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    What a victoria plum or the tree
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    Read a lot from members on the forum about silverleaf with regard to Plum trees. Would be grateful for more info as I recently planted a victoria plum but some damage occurred in transit, requiring pruning.

    How might this affect the tree and what should I do if it happens

    much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick the grief View Post
    What a victoria plum or the tree
    Oh you should know me by now Nick!!!

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    Hi BAy View

    It does what it says on the tin THe leaves have a silvery dusting to them, but it won't affect the hole tree it's sort of progressive.

    Have a look at this for more info

    http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile...ilver_leaf.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    To restrict vigour and promote better fruiting Snadg you can tie string to the main branches and bring them down and tie the other end of the string to the post. this forms big almost heart shapes and saves you havingto prune much to boot.
    Thanks piglet, seem to recall tying string onto apple branches with a brick hanging on end somewhere, Is it something to do with getting more fruiting spurs if branches aren't vertical or something? Hence the reason cordons/espaliers bear more fruit I would guess?
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