Posted: 11/03/2017 at 13:07
no, dont chop anything yet. Wait until your wires, etc are erected. Galvanised is best
then, for espaliers look for 3 buds.....2 either side of the main stem and just below the wire. The top bud on the main stem will grow as the main stem. The side branches? Place a cane at 45 degrees and loosely tie one side branch to it. Repeat on the other side so you have two canes forming a V. Gradually during the summer lower those branches. By September you should have branches long enough to tie down horizontally.. Simple rosemummy
the wires should be about .....in old money.....15" to 18" apart.
next year repeat the process.
Cordons, if you want them, are even easier but give you the option of having several varieties in a small space. Plant trees at an angle of 45 degrees, again with canes as support
Last edited: 11 March 2017 13:08:26