Thanks for the advice. I agree they’re not particularly special trees – we tasted the apples last year and they were really quite ordinary (not much different to what you’d buy in a supermarket all year round). To be honest I’m interested as much in practicing/skilling up as I am in saving the trees, if that makes sense! I’m also not short of space on the plot – yet – so I’ll do what we’ve discussed on here and see what happens. If it all goes wrong I haven’t lost much.
I’m going on a grafting course in a few weeks time, so I’ll plant whatever I bring away from that too!
Thanks for all the advice, I feel much more confident now.
Great, thanks for the encouragement, and the great video – I’ll try to find time to sit and digest it before I get chopping!
I imagine it will take a few years to get them into a better state – we’ll see how it goes.
Here’s another go with a photo… one tree has quite a lot of branches, and I’m not too worried about that one. The other I’m a bit worried that it doesn’t really have another side branches to cope with a heavy prune, what do you think?