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Espalier Fruit Trees: That's Natty!

Espalier Fruit Trees for our orchard. Espalier = the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth originally for the production of fruit,by pruning and tying branches to a frame so that they grow into a flat plane, frequently in formal patterns, against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis.

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Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the edge.

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from BuzzFeed

Which English County Should You Actually Live In?

Developers are rubbing their hands in glee. Soon, the presumed decision on any planning application in England will be "yes". What does the government have to gain from pushing through these reforms, unpopular with their own voters and the wider public?

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"Creating a Productive No-Dig Garden in under a Year[… with] Charles Dowding" article & video share via: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/creating-productive-no-dig-garden-under-year "Once [we]'ve seen the amazing results Charles has obtained in such a short period of time, [we]'ll never look back!"

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