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.
Best Pruning Saws
A pruning saw is a short, often curved, saw created for sawing medium branches for the purpose of pruning, hence the name. Read our guide on the best pruning saws.
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!
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
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.
The Best Loppers | Ultimate buyers guide
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.
Winter vegetables to grow in pots
There are many different winter vegetables to grow in pots such as carrots, cabbage, beetroot, brussels, onions & shallots.