So I cut my losses and cut the tree down.
Here it is, when it first went in 3 years ago, a milestone.
and now I have a new space opening up.
So what to do now?
I'm guessing that putting in another apple in that same spot is probably a mistake, no idea if this is true or not, but rather not take the chance. Might take the opportunity to put a nice apple tree in the front garden now where there is more space.. I want to replace this one with a nice small and compact tree perhaps, Or maybe even no tree at all. I'm thinking of it as a nice opportunity to think creatively again.
On another note, I am thinking of ripping out the raised bed and putting in a pond this Summer, I like the idea of having some water in the garden, which would hopefully attract some wildlife, especially some frogs, who could gorge themselves on slugs and snails! I am having a think.......all that digging, aargh.
Another fabulous day today with the French doors open onto the garden. Hope you all enjoy the good weather as much as me.