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Espalier fruit trees: wonder if hubs could learn how to do this? Would make an interesting fence, or a cool way to maximize space.

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from David Domoney

top 5 fruit trees to grow in any garden

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from GLAMOUR DROPS

Espalier Fruit Trees: That's Natty!

What to do when you are faced with a blank wall, but you want fruit trees? Why - just use the ancient technique of espalier!

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from Better Homes and Gardens

10 Space-Saving Secrets for Your Landscape

Espalier -- an old French way of growing trees on a horizontal plane -- looks and sounds complicated, but is actually pretty simple. While it takes a bit of extra time shaping them when they're young and keeping them pruned, but you can pack in apple, pear, or other trees you may not normally have room for.

from Diy & Crafts Ideas Magazine

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In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier sh

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from GLAMOUR DROPS

Espalier Fruit Trees: That's Natty!

Espalier - Training fruit trees, cherries and crab apples are stunning espaliered along a fence - space saving ideas.

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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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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 Notey

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Growing espalier fruit trees in the home garden is a wonderful way to grow edibles in small spaces and in decorative ways. Training and pruning fruit trees to grow along walls or fences, keeps the ...

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