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I have a victorian plum tree over 20 yrs old. We've had good produce of plums each year, but this year the plums on the tree have remained the size of a pea, several small branches look as though its dead and the leaves are yelllowing. Can please advice me on what to do?



Possibly frost last winter, age and drought, Guest. It has been so hot and dry in the London area for weeks on end. Some fruiting trees have a good coping root system, others not so good. If a plant, shrub or tree in your garden looks unhappy, some extra TLC may help. A long slow soak from a trickling hose, plus mulching with well rotted compost. Cut off the dead bits. Tidy up the tree and wait and see.

27 Jul, 2010


We had a Victorian plum tree for a number of years but the fruits went brown and we were told to cut it down so we did and DH carved a mohican out of it so we still have our old plum tree. The photo of the mohican is on 'pictures' I think. I couldn't find a way of putting on with this message.

27 Jul, 2010

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