Walmer Castle & Gardens in the early spring and the cottage garden is starting to come back into life. The espalier fruit trees show off their wooden structure beautifully before the buds bust into new leaf growth.
Espalier is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame. Plants are frequently shaped in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis.
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