What to do when you are faced with a blank wall, but you want fruit trees? Why - just use the ancient technique of espalier! The word "espalier" is French, but originates from the Italian word "spalliera" meaning "something to rest the shoulder (spalla) agains
5 best easy-to-grow outdoor plants for beginner gardeners
Cercis 'Forest Pansy' can reach heights of 10m, but if you prune it, it'll will be more shrubby and perfect for small gardens. Be prepared for an amazing colour change as the seasons progress - it's absolutely stunning.
If you have a lot of tall prunings, save them to make a wigwam type support for sweet peas or climbing beans. Clumps of sweet peas have been planted around the base and will soon cover the structure with foliage and scented flowers.