Medlars are grown mainly for their ornamental qualities and historical associations.
Mulberries are in a category all on their own in that most will outlive the person who planted them.
Some trees naturally form multiple trunks.
Climbers and wall shrubs are important plants in gardens, providing height and structure.
Shrubs are the backbone of a garden.
Ornamental trees are among the easiest of woody plants to prune.
More and more gardeners are growing peaches and nectarines successfully in the open.
In many ways it is better to grow a peach or nectarine as a fan in cooler climates.
Pears used to be grown as standard trees, which would eventually become rather large.
Dwarf pyramids are the best tree-shaped pear trees for the small garden.
Espaliered pears can be a very decorative feature in the garden, especially when mature.
This isn't the most popular method, but when done well it can be an attractive way of clothing a wall or tall fence.
When thinking of pruning, most gardeners will think first of woody plants, such as trees, shrubs and climbers.
Pleaching is a highly decorative form of pruning.
Plum bushes are the ideal size for producing large quantities of plums in the garden.