Fruit Tree Issues
I am new to this whole gardening thing! I planted two apple trees in our garden about 4 years ago, at which time the trees were 2 years old. They are St Edmund's Pippin and Newton's Wonder both on M26 rootstock. The St Edmunds Pippin seems to have grown a bit but with long spindly branches whereas the Newtons Wonder has grown in every direction and looks like it has been there for decades!
I had a thought that I could obtain cuttings from another apple tree(s) from groups either side of the trees I already have and graft them on (as per Googled 'how to') thus producing a 'family' tree. I have no idea if this would be a disaster for the trees as they are or if indeed it would be a sight to behold. Does anyone have any pros/cons they would like to share as I have no idea about the science behind the whole thing.
Thanks in anticipation,
PS - any cuttings (small) going spare would be more than appreciated if the pros outweigh the cons!