Q How do I espalier a ‘Gala’ apple?
KEV BUNN, BY EMAIL
A Set tree stakes about 2m (6½ft) high and apart, with the tree in the middle. Put the lowest training wire about 60cm (2ft) high, the rest 40cm (16in) apart, above it. Cut off the top of the main stem at 55cm (22in) above soil level. Next year three shoots should grow up and, at the end of the season, train one each side along the horizontal wire and cut the middle one off just below the next wire. See page 79 for more details