Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:17
Louise B, I grow cordon pears, espalier pear, an apple, several blackcurrant,,gooseberry, red currant and blueberry bushes, 2 peach trees, 2 figs, and a lemon tree. Have a productive veg plot incl rhubarb. So....love my food but, yes, you can have too much fruit....for sure
I help out a friend who has an orchard (I planted few years back) with some 20 varieties of apple trees, several pear trees, cherries, plums, crabs, nectarines, apricot, figs, walnut, plus soft fruit galore. She has FAR TOO MUCH FRUIT and, coupled with her lazyness, is not picked enough. To be fair to her she cannot cope with the produce.
Grow what you know you can eat or preserve. Nothing more if you also want a gh, ornamental plants, somewnere to relax, a pond and even a lawn. moderation is the key word. Be practical and reallstic....those fruit trees and bushes need pruning. Consider all of this before over planting.