K's Garden

Building a large garden on a budget

Fruit and Nut Walk Sunday 30 December 2012

The Fruit and Nut Walk

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At the top end of the garden is a long and narrow strip where we thought we might make an orchard of some sort. The long and thin nature would lend itself to an Espalier walk, like the one at East Ruston Old Vicarage:

Apple Walk - East Ruston Old Vicarage

Apple Walk – East Ruston Old Vicarage

Apple Walk - East Ruston Old Vicarage

Apple Walk – East Ruston Old Vicarage

but my wife suggested that we should create a Fruit and Nut Garden – in honour of my favourite food! Perhaps I should ask Cadbury’s for some sponsorship!

So the plan is to have espalier Apples and Pears on one side, and some Cob Nuts, and maybe a Sweet Chestnut and Walnut, on the other.

The first step was to roughly mowed a path to get comfortable with the proportions; this is facing South (away from the house):

Grass got a bit shaggy!

Fruit and Nut South – Aug 2012

Dug a trench, for planting, with a JCB and then rotavated:

Fruit and Nut South – Nov 2012

Looking in the opposite direction (facing North):

Fruit and Nut North – Aug 2012

Fruit and Nut North – Nov 2012

Whilst planting some hedges I marked out a “funnel shape” at the end nearest the house, so that you will enter through a narrow corridor, that then widens out, but as yet I have not had time to plant it. A job delayed until next year I expect.

Fruit and Nut Walk - Jun 2013

Fruit and Nut Walk – Jun 2013

Some of the Apple trees are up to the top wire already! :

Fruit and Nut Walk - Aug 2014

Fruit and Nut Walk – Aug 2014

Tydemans Late Orange - Yr 2 Growth - Jul 2014

Tydemans Late Orange – Yr 2 Growth – Jul 2014

Next page (Daffodil planting), Next topic: Hydrangea Walk

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