You should not let your small garden stop you from growing fruit trees. I have always had a real love for growing anything from apple trees to strawberries in my garden. Like so many other people, I have downsized and live in a smaller property.
However, I was not going to let my much smaller garden stop me from growing fruit trees. I have a passion for both harvesting and eating my own fruit. Of course, there is nothing like sharing home grown fruit with friends and family.
My former garden had been large enough to grow full size trees. If I wanted to grow fruit trees, I knew that I had to come with more creative ideas. So, I started to look into espalier fruit trees.
Growing Fruit Trees In An Urban Garden
Espalier fruit trees are perfect for the urban garden. I have to admit that I had thought the availability of different kinds of tress was going to be limited. To my surprise, I found out that espalier growing has become the latest hot trend in gardening in UK.
UK growers have developed exciting new varieties that are full of flavour and do well in urban gardens.
Is Espalier Growing Expensive?
Espalier growing is not more expensive than growing any other forms of fruit trees. It does take a little bit more planning, but in many ways that is what is fun about growing fruit trees in this way. It is a hobby that you can really get stuck into.
If you are new to the hobby, the best thing you can do is find out what fruit trees for sale are suitable for your garden.
Personally, I decided that the best thing to do was to get in touch with a grower. Most growers that have fruit trees for sale are happy to give you free advice. I got in touch with a grower by email and before I knew it, I was up and running.
As always, you should take into consideration size of the trees and ongoing maintenance. In general, growing fruit in this way is no more complicated than growing regular fruit trees.
How Many Trees Should I Buy?
That is the 10-million-dollar question. I worked out how much space I wanted to dedicate to growing fruit trees. Maybe you want to grow other things than fruit trees in your garden. As I wanted to grow gooseberries in my urban garden as well, I did take my time to plan my garden.
Espalier growing is a great hobby. Best of all, you don’t need a lot of space to grow some really exciting varieties.