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from Garden Therapy

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Espalier fruit trees - how to grow lots of fruit in a small space

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from GLAMOUR DROPS

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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Small Garden Ideas | Fruit Trees for Small Gardens | Karen Tizzard Garden Design

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from This Old House

Grow Little Fruit Trees for Big Rewards

See our ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard. Shown: Kept small with timed pruning, this 'Fuji' apple tree stands about 4 feet high and wide and produces an ample crop of full-size fruits.

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from Better Homes and Gardens

10 Space-Saving Secrets for Your Landscape

Espalier = a French tecnique of growing a tree on a horizontal plane. I want to learn this! From Small-Space Landscape Slide-show by BHG.com

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Trees for small gardens: Olea europaea, the olive tree, grows slowly in our climate and this makes them perfect for containers. Pinch out the tips when the trees reach around 1.5m to keep them bushy. Photo by Paul Debois.

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raised garden bed on a narrow side yard - good use of space for shade loving plants

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This revolutionary pruning method will give you more fruit growing options, because nearly any deciduous fruit variety can be trained to stay compact. Learn how and when to prune fruit trees so that they’ll thrive, even in small gardens. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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Cordon fruit trees at the West Dean Gardens. - I love this variety along the back fence for multiple different small fruit trees in one place. Espalier

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