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10 DIY Awesome and Interesting Ideas For...
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 shape.
13 Stunning Garden Allées
A classic example of an allée planted with pleached (interlaced) hornbeam, a tree known for its ability to be trained into a tight mass, can be found at Buscot Park, an 18th-century estate in Oxfordshire, England, now overseen by the National Trust. Underplanted with allium that blooms from May through June and hedged in by tightly clipped boxwood, the allée leads to a lily pond with a fountain and on to another water feature, “Faux Fall” by David Harber, which was added to the garden in 200...