At one time, it was customary in large gardens to maintain an orchard house. This was usually a structure in which, fruit trees were grown either with or without heat.
The trees were planted out in borders or grown in pots. In fact, they were often grown by both methods, since then every part of the orchard house could be fully occupied in the production of fruit.
Today things are different and apart from grape vines, it is doubtful whether any gardener would (more…)