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a1154a1154 Posts: 800

Im after something i saw visiting a stately home once, but dont know what they are called.

I want to put a fruit tree inside a metal frame (like a obelisk but wider) so that i can grow them like an espalier but free standing, not with a wall behind,

these looked amazing and were really easy to harvest.  I expect stately homes just commission things to be made, but i thought i could have a go at getting one, and making one if not.  

Anyone help?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,221
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 800

    Hi Pansy, no they werent much like those, different shape and much more substantial, like ironmongery, though I still like those in the pic.  Thanks. 

    Verdun i have done my apples espalier on the cheap. These things were very decorative, but also gave instant height.  I expect they are costly though. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,782

    Was it like this?

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     I took that picture from the Wellywoman blog https://wellywoman.wordpress.com/ Hope she doesn't mind image

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  • a1154a1154 Posts: 800

    I can't see the support for the tree, but yes it's definitely something like that.  

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 800

    So....any idea where to get one?  I'm thinking of taking a design to my local blacksmith, see what he could make one for. 

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