Use these 5 steps to provide an elegant structure for climbing plants
Espalier is the art of training plants to grow against a wall in desired shapes. The process can take years, depending on how quickly the plant grows. Typically, you will need to spend an hour or so two or three times a year tirmming away wayward stems and shoots and encouraging the plant in the directions that please you. The steps that follow show how to provide a structure for a plant trained near a wall, using wire that is stretched taut and held away from the wall by a couple of inches.
- Masonry shields
- Eyehooks sized to fit the shields
- 14-gauge or thicker galvanized wire