Plum trees

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Jim T

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Plum trees
« on: March 21, 2007, 17:24 »
There are some well-established plum trees on the plot next to ours.

Would it be possible to dig em up now and move them to ours?

If we did, could we prune the tall stems down to about 7 ft. Alternatively, since the branches are quite thin, could we bend them to the side?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 17:31 »
Hi Jim,

Read this & weep!!!!!!!!!!.....

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles1000/moving_plants.asp

To move established trees, you need to start preparing a year in advance & be prepared to move a root ball the size of which is equal to the spread of the branches!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Plum trees
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 18:06 »
Quote from: "Jim T"
There are some well-established plum trees on the plot next to ours.

Would it be possible to dig em up now and move them to ours?

If we did, could we prune the tall stems down to about 7 ft. Alternatively, since the branches are quite thin, could we bend them to the side?

You could always apply for that plot instead of / as well as your own ???

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Re: Plum trees
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007, 19:43 »
Quote from: "whisky_golf"
Quote from: "Jim T"
There are some well-established plum trees on the plot next to ours.

Would it be possible to dig em up now and move them to ours?

If we did, could we prune the tall stems down to about 7 ft. Alternatively, since the branches are quite thin, could we bend them to the side?

You could always apply for that plot instead of / as well as your own ???


Or move the path!

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Re: Plum trees
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007, 19:59 »
Quote from: "Digger Dave"
Quote from: "whisky_golf"
Quote from: "Jim T"
There are some well-established plum trees on the plot next to ours.

Would it be possible to dig em up now and move them to ours?

If we did, could we prune the tall stems down to about 7 ft. Alternatively, since the branches are quite thin, could we bend them to the side?

You could always apply for that plot instead of / as well as your own ???


Or move the path!


Great ideas fellers.
But my wife has just had a better one  :idea:

We'll leave the trees alone and move the plums when ready

 :D  :twisted:

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Re: Plum trees
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007, 20:24 »
Quote from: "Jim T"
We'll leave the trees alone and move the plums when ready :D  :twisted:

PERFECT.  (until the Council rents the plot)



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