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Will everything do fine if I were to plant elderberries/rasp/black/blueberry bushes in between fruit trees? I was just thinking of using my fence line to alternate tree then bush then tree then bush and so on.

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Yes, they should do even better that way!

This thread Integrated Forest Gardening has a lot of good information!
 
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All my fruit trees have berries planted near them, as well as lots of other plants.  Usually I use honeyberry, jostaberry, or autumn olive.
 
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Thank you for the reassurance. Is there any other herbs or ground cover recommendations to plants with the berries and trees? I was finally able to attach a picture of the main area I will be using.
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I always grow things that produce oils- mint, oregano, monarda, stuff like that. Most also recommend onions, I use walking onions. Supposed to help the bug problem. Comfrey on the original dripline for me too.

 
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Thank You all for the help.
 
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