High water table: dwarf fruit trees in raised beds?
My new garden is heavy clay which I hope to slowly improve with grit and organic matter as per advice on the forum. The water table is also quite high where I am so I guess i'm best planting mostly using raised beds with gravel paths/stepping stones between, in the hope of avoiding water-logging. Would it be ok to plant dwarf fruit trees in raised beds too? How deep/wide would they need to be minimum as they are going to need an awful lot of filling? Will I need drainage underneath on top of the existing soil? I'm going to have to do all this myself and being a 63 yr old lass and under 5 foot I would be glad if it didn't involve more digging than necessary!