Pruning plum trees is essential to keep them in good shape and to keep them as productive as possible. If you don’t prune a plum tree or any fruit tree for that matter, they will become straggly and unproductive. If the tree is young and still growing quickly, you will want to do most of your pruning while the tree is dormant, i.e. over winter.
However! You want to avoid pruning plum trees in winter as this can drastically increase the risk of infection by a disease commonly known as silver leaf disease. Aim for pruning in early spring rather than the middle of winter.
What to grow in a greenhouse in winter
We have all wondered before about what plants will grow in a greenhouse in a UK winter
How to Sharpen Shears and Loppers
Sharpening your shears and loppers is the key to speeding up your pruning work. While it can take a few extra minutes it is well worth it!
How to mulch carrots for winter
When the freezing temperatures start to bite then mulching your carrots becomes essential. Read our how to mulch carrots for winter guide
Pruning Apple Trees
Pruning apple trees can be a daunting prospect to many gardeners, but it really needn't be. Take your time and you can't go far wrong
The Best Loppers
Since loppers come in many different styles and sizes, we’re going to cover the best loppers available on the market and why we’ve rated them so highly.
Can you grow potatoes in winter?
Can you grow potatoes in winter? The short answer is yes! Read our guide to growing winter potatoes to find out more.