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A great benefit of the Bradford Pear is that it is a rapid grower, achieving a 12 to 15 feet increase in height over an 8- to 10-year period. Bradford Pear trees are shallow-rooted and will tolerate most soil types.

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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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Apples and pears: growing and training as cordons - great for small gardens

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Pear // Alice stevenson - not an apple , I know, but the purpose of collecting apples is to show variations of.... if this were an apple witha worm inside,,, what would the image look like then?

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Pear Arch

Discover Arne Maynard's romantic garden, where the eminent gardener grows herbs, vegetables and colourful flowers on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden

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Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' is an elegant small deciduous tree with slender weeping branches, narrow greyish leaves and creamy-white flowers. It can make 8-12m in height and 8m in spread but can easily be kept in check as shown in this photo. It is completely unfussy in terms of aspect and soil conditions. Caroline Benedict Smith Garden Design Cheshire

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Espalier - gorgeous way to grow apples, pears and more in small spaces.Very popular in Middle Ages. They have just been added to the Garden Planner from growveg.com and are a fantastic way of adding extra productive space to a small garden.

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