Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:53
No reason why you should not grow them in a pot, there is no real need to sink it, but if you want to that is fine. Just remember that you have to do for a plant in a pot anything that it needs - e.g. water, weed, keep free of pests and so on, more than if it were in the ground. If you move then, you will probably be able to replant the trees in the ground, as long as it is within the next couple of years. I find that after that, many plants dislike being moved from pot to ground. If you are going to a smaller property with less room, the trees should do OK in their pots, depending upon the type of trees and the size of the pots. They will need good feeding next spring, & you will need to prune well to keep them within bounds. Many good sites about pruning, RHS for example. Good luck.