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Water butt and Plum tree

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danlojo
danlojo Posts: 564 Forumite
Different advice needed on the above.

We have a water butt which is saving a fortune as we are on a meter but do we have to treat the water if it stands for a while?

Plum tree has been in about 4 weeks now. Well watered and fed but looking very sorry for itself....any ideas how to give it a boost or have I killed it off?

Thankyou if you get chance to reply :D
Life is a rollercoaster.....ya just gotta ride it:whistle:

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  • splodger_seedswapper
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    re water in the butt - as long as you keep a lid on the top - there should be no need to treat it in any way ;)

    re plum tree - i was looking at a few trees yesterday that appear to be a bit worse for wear - the dry weather has not helped the trees that i looked at, but they had also been badly attacked by insects and many of the fruitlets had dropped of already (frost and wind damage in this instance)

    what i am trying to say is that young trees can suffer from a number of complaints but if kept watered in dry weather, they will normally survive

    for the future - i would always recommend planting trees when they are dormant or only just waking from the winter - it will cause less stress to them and they will require little or no mollycoddling ;)
    saving money by growing my own - much of which gets drunk
    made loads last year :beer:
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