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Just curious for any advice or thoughts etc. Were on our new property and there is an old site that sheep were grazed on near the house. It has a gentle slope from east to west and on the eaat end of the garden on the north side, there is a steeper slope facing the south that gets full sun. towards the bottom of the slop it levels out to an area that has about 40 feet of shrubs along the fence line and is part sun part shade. moving west its gentle east to west slope continues and the shrubs stop and thres a flat area thats full sun and open and at the west end of the site is apple and pear trees spread out fairly well. We are thinking we will plant some more fruit trees in this area. Im just curious as to what others think. Ive beeb thinking of using what nature has done with the site and the way its been going instead of changing things to much. using the flatter shaded area for veggies that like those conditions. Using the full sun sloped area for fruit and veggies that like full sun and better drainage. and the ooen full sun area for veggies and fruit as well. Ive been thinking of following a bit of a foos forest layout. from the east starting with lower ground plants etc and tapering up as it moves towards the fruit trees. Im pretty new to this world of permaculture so any advuce or ideas are greatly appreciated! Thankyou!!
 
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Welcome Mike.

Post some photos if you can. The steeper slope is going to be hotter and drier. Fruit trees should be placed so they don't flower too early in spring.
 
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