Ken W Wilson wrote:How tall does it need to be to do what you want it to do?
Ken W Wilson wrote:I don't know much about your weather. Plums, peaches, apricots, and cherries would work here and would be in that size range. Late frosts usually knock off the blooms of apricots, sometimes all these types, but they're worth the gamble here. Do they grow there? Montmorency cherry is the most reliable here. Blooms a bit later and usually has no disease problems and insects don't bother them too badly. I almost always get cherries with no care other than pruning.
Peter Kalokerinos wrote:G'day all,
Does such a thing exist? we can't seems to find anything suitable.
We want to plant something edible and deciduous in front of a building (passive solar issues), but we have high wind - thoughts?
We don't really have the room for a wind break on the prevailing side, as the terrace is only going to be about 5m (16ft) deep
One option was a pergola with grapes.....but that involves building a massive pergola (some 20m long) which we're not keen on at this stage. Read I'm too lazy and just want to bang in some trees...
One thought was putting large hugels at right angle to contour (that just happens to be the wind direction)....but then we'll only get fruit to the height of the hugel (not a bad thing I guess...make harvesting easier)
There will be more terraces above this, that we planned on growing vegetables on....I suppose we could grow veggies in the hugels instead and plant trees in between, like the bottom terrace shown below?
Here is a scribble to explain what is going on:
dirk maes wrote:Ever read plants for a future?