No, the following are not from the farm, but we thought you would be interested in seeing the many possibilities that come from clever pruning and time in the gardens.

taking up no room at all

Newsam Park in the UK

The espalier (that’s ess-pal-yay)  is a fancy word for a fancy tree. Specifically it is a tree or bush that is trained to grow in one plane, give or take. It really can be grown anywhere, but it took its beginnings from already existing structures like walls and fences. As the photos following will attest, you can get pretty involved if you have the passion.

a fence from the french

espalier in Sussex

Some fruit to use in espaliering here.