Our plum tree had masses of blossom and set loads of fruit so we set up three heavy duty supports for the branches, fastening them on pretty well we thought. However, today I thought the tree looked a bit funny and discovered one of the branches has broken. We have taken it right off and painted some "stuff" on the cut and I've taken off the fruit - quite big but still green and rock hard. At the moment I've got a pile of fruit in the utility room. Do you think there is any chance of it ripening at all or will it just rot or shrivel. I probably should go and thin out the fruit on some of the other branches but I hate to do it. I'm fed up because I really thought we'd done enough to protect the tree - we've been here before with a previous tree. Any ideas!