Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:11
Wow, lots of great responses, thanks! I've got a bit of home work to do now looking at all the options, but definitely won't be winding any roses or clematis through my new tree when I get it.
I have a dwarf tree (Scrumptious) and next door have an old apple tree so I'm guessing (hoping) pollination should be okay - the community where I live was built in the 1920's and every garden had either an apple or pear tree put in the garden.
I don't know where the original one in my garden went but I'm looking forward to the new one. I'll let you all know what I've chosen when I get it.