Planting bare root apple trees
I've purchased several one year apple tree whips on MM106 rootstock, currently heeled-in in large pots, sitting in my greenhouse. I am hoping to create an orchard in part of my field, but being in West Wales we've had non-stop rain this winter and the field resembles a marsh with small ponds in several areas
I was hoping to get them planted out in March maybe, would this be too late? Also if the ground is going to get this wet every winter are they just going to rot away? It was quite dry when we viewed the property in October and there are no reeds in this field and not much in the way of creeping buttercup either so we thought it reasonably well-drained. I have chosen traditional Welsh varieties as I hoped they would be better suited to the wet & windy conditions we have here.
Any advice welcomed - just don't say move to somewhere drier