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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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larger but running between the veg area to the cider press and for a wind buffer along with smaller espalier pear to the SW.

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top 5 fruit trees to grow in any garden

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Alliums- Helps repel slugs, aphids, carrot flies, cabbage worms and other pests. Companion plant for carrots, fruit trees, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.

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Comfrey: use under fruit trees (deep roots mine minerals, feed leaves to critters and chop and mulch, make a compost tea to spray on orchard.

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You can make life much easier for blackbirds by mulching your flower beds with leaf-litter, keeping your lawn mown, planting fruiting shrubs and trees (especially dense, thorny ones) and planting climbers against walls #homesfornature

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