Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:57
Ours are just going in to their first winter - we have pruned anything that was heading in the wrong direction (usually skywards) and tied in extension growth along a frame - bit by bit, tightening the tie once a fortnight. Ours are pears, and we will be removing next years fruit early to let them concentrate on putting roots down.
The ones at Wisley are our inspiration, but we have a few years to go before the trunks get that big !
What fruit are you growing ?