Fans take up a lot of space, but if you can accommodate one, it is a very decorative way of growing plums.
For the small garden, a pyramid is the ideal way of growing plums.
Spindle bushes are commercially grown due to their cropping yields when compared to pyramids.
Perhaps it is not something for the faint-hearted but until you try it you won’t really know whether you can do it or not.
Most gardens include some perennials in the borders.
Topiary is not difficult but needs a steady hand and a keen eye.
Evergreen ceanothus not only look good against walls but also appreciate the protection a wall provides.
The aim is to keep it cut back tight to the wall. Some varieties will flower throughout the year, often profusely.
Some shrubs are grown mainly for their decorative foliage.
Perennials and annuals are the colourful mainstay of the flower garden.
Most topiary is created from slow-growing shrubs such as yew or box as these are dense and retain their shape well.
Quinces are not grown as widely as they should be.
Ramblers generally produce longer stems, which makes them suitable for scrambling through trees.
Red and white currants are variations of the same fruit.
Over time many hedges become overgrown, and there comes a point when you have to bite the bullet and reduce its size.