The end of my garden is a south facing 6ft fence, I would like to grow fruit trees along here. My father grew what I think he called Ballarina trees - long slim trees about 3ft apart. This would mean I could grow about 5 trees in the space I have got - question - does anyone have any experience on these and advise on buying, what I think is a maiden tree ???, then pruning to make the column effect ???. any help / advice would be very grateful.
The only Ballerina tree I know is the Amelanchier. I have one of these and it's a wonderful little tree. Great foliage and blossom in Spring and turns a fiery red in Autumn. Have a look at this link.
Hope this helps,
There are ballerina fruit trees-they are trained as columns
You can grow cordons about 75cm apart with wire on the fence to support them.
This might help.
Sorry Katie, Missed the ''fruit'' bit on the post.
Still none the wiser as I don't have fruit trees.
Note to oneself - read the post properly !
I have just had a balleria apple tree removed from my garden. It was supposed to grow to a height of 2M. It was taller than the house when it was cut down. I am now growing fruit trees on a dwarfing rootstock, in 20L pots. Rosa carriola's idea seems good although you don't need a fence. taut wwires between two posts will suffice.