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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

Well my toms have come up trumps, there are hundreds (cherry plums) on my plants and they have, after me sitting there willing them to bloody rippen, finally started to, and I have to say I am chuffed as a fairy at the bottom of our garden, they are really tasty!!

Now my plum tree, not soo good, there are plums on the tree, and some are starting to ripen only just, but I have found that some are actually rotting on the tree, as are some of the apples on my neighbours tree, any reason for this?

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  • Location: consett co durham
  • Location: consett co durham

no plums whatsoever this year <_< .

the apples however are fantastic bumper crop the same as last year,if not better.

i planted out 3 weeks later than last year and it seems to be comming up trumps.no stops and starts to the outdoor crops and they seem better for it.

sweetcorn stuggled earlier but is now catching up.

tomatoes,chillis and cucumbers flying along in the polytunnels.

all in all very happy with this year,and i will delay sowing again next year.peter :)

Well my toms have come up trumps, there are hundreds (cherry plums) on my plants and they have, after me sitting there willing them to bloody rippen, finally started to, and I have to say I am chuffed as a fairy at the bottom of our garden, they are really tasty!!

Now my plum tree, not soo good, there are plums on the tree, and some are starting to ripen only just, but I have found that some are actually rotting on the tree, as are some of the apples on my neighbours tree, any reason for this?

you can speed up the ripening process on the odd plant.

2 ripe banannas tied beneath the lower truss works a treat :)

but as they say patience is a virtue :o

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no plums whatsoever this year :o .

the apples however are fantastic bumper crop the same as last year,if not better.

i planted out 3 weeks later than last year and it seems to be comming up trumps.no stops and starts to the outdoor crops and they seem better for it.

sweetcorn stuggled earlier but is now catching up.

tomatoes,chillis and cucumbers flying along in the polytunnels.

all in all very happy with this year,and i will delay sowing again next year.peter :)

I have only 3 Plums this year, this being due to the Snow that fell whilst it was blossoming in the spring.

My Sweetcorn is also not great. Better than last year which was dire, but not as good as 2005. Pumpkins aren't anything to write home about either, infact the only this doing well is Peas! :lol:

My Neighbour kindly erected a large shed adjacent to my veg plot, which has enforced a shade vs sunlight experiment on both my beetroot and onions.

The result of this.......onions do not grow well in the shade. Beetroot just grow slower.

This means most of my onions are the size of small marbles. Lovely!

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
Well my toms have come up trumps, there are hundreds (cherry plums) on my plants and they have, after me sitting there willing them to bloody rippen, finally started to, and I have to say I am chuffed as a fairy at the bottom of our garden, they are really tasty!!

Now my plum tree, not soo good, there are plums on the tree, and some are starting to ripen only just, but I have found that some are actually rotting on the tree, as are some of the apples on my neighbours tree, any reason for this?

Sounds as though it could be brown rot or another fungus. It can spread from plum or apple trees and is carried by our old friend the wasp mainly.

Remove all infected fruit from tree and ground and dispose of but not on the compost heap. Give the tree a good feed early in the year say about Feb as this makes the tree healthy and able to fight infection better.

As far as I know there is no chemical spray to cure it.

Congratulations on your tomato crop.

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