Posted: 02/11/2012 at 19:29
Cheers guys. I like the auction idea as eventually I'd like a fruit patio. Will keep and eye out and see what I can get over the next year ago.
I'm off to get a pot tomorrow for my new apple tree arriving later in the month. I want to get as big as I can. I've always bought terracotta in the past but don't wnat to spend out on a giant one, especially as it may crack. After your discussion, I'm thinking maybe wood, but make sure it's treated and keep an eye. If nothing takes my fancy, then I'll go for plastic.
I'm thinking maybe the hessian protects from frost for the first few years til it rots, but then the plants more established anyway??