Plum tree espalier pruning

Hi All,

I have recently planted a victoria plum and will be growing it using the esplier technique. However i think it first needs to be pruned but don’t know where to start really and not sure whether now (May in Ireland) is the right time to do it? It has never been pruned since I bought and planted it a couple of months ago. See photo.
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.



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Many thanks Dmitri! That is really helpful. As mine it not yet established or trained, would you say now is the right time to start pruning as per the guide you shared, or should I do this at another time of year? Thanks