I’m pretty new to gardening. I’ve recently bought a house with a mature garden and am trying my best to stay on top of it (although I have plans to turn half into a physic garden next year).
I have two trees which need a bit of a trim but I’m not sure where to start:
a small apple tree which has only produced a couple of apples this year. I’ve just cut it away from its stake as I’d noticed the cable was strangling the tree. Should I try to keep it small so it can build up some strength?
a mature plum tree. It’s fruited really heavily this summer but I think I’ve picked the last of it now. It was once trained against the fence but this has now rotted away so it’s freestanding but quite linear. I haven’t pruned it at all yet and don’t really know where to start.
Any advice would be much appreciated