Posted: 08/01/2017 at 12:23
Yes, I think that's more realistic, rosemummy. One thing to bear in mind is that the cherry will need netting if you want to eat any of the fruit rather than leaving it to the birds (woodpigeons would eat all of my sweet cherries while still green if I didn't net them) so put that in the pot unless the spot by the patio would be easy to net. There is some good advice on pruning for your trees on this link (stepover apples is near the bottom):
It's crucial to get this right from the beginning.