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How far apart should rafters be spaces on pergola if used specifically for the purpose of growing grapevines?

Im planning on training 2 grapevines to grow ontop a pergola but im a little confused as to far they'll span (shoots) without dropping so that i can space my rafters accordingly. Plus, do i need slats ...
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Getting a Garden/Landscaping Design reviewed

I hope this isn't off-topic. I've got a garden design sketched out for my back yard. Part of my enjoyment of this project is designing the garden and then making my design into reality. That said, I'...
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Agroforest guild of apple, hazelnut, and black locust?

Is this tree guild particularly promising or not: apple, hazelnut, and black locust? Or substitute apple for other fruits like pear or currants or mulberry, and black locust for some other kind of ...
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Passer-by view of my garden - improvements?

What you see here is the view of a passer-by to a corner of my garden. It turned to be nice this year, with the addition of echinacea (light purple flower) and cosmos (dark purple flowers). In the ...
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Is my plan for 'Blue Flowers Seed Mix' good?

I am an unexperienced gardener, and I have 10 little bags of seeds of blue flowers. Each bag's content looks like this: The list of included species and their percentage in the mix is as follows: ...
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Does the trench or hill method work better?

I was watching the video on amaranth, and was wondering if trenching or hilling plants work better.
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What mushrooms should I look into for growing in garden aisles?

I'm planning out my community garden plot this year, and am considering growing mushrooms where the walking paths will be, and was wondering what types of mushrooms I should look into mixing together ...
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how do I modify the square foot gardening method for a community garden with mushrooms also?

I'm building out my community garden concept this year, and was wondering how I can use square food gardening to grow mushrooms in the walking paths, and vegetables on the sides with none of the same ...
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Designing cherry laurel grove

I plan to build a seating area close to my neighbor's yard. The little problem is privacy, and I would like to solve it by making a cherry laurel grove. Since I am a kind of plant-collectory person, ...
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London garden lawn and tree positioning

I have a west facing garden in London. The back of the garden gets sun from about 8/9am and the kitchen patio (you can just see the drainage at the bottom of the picture) gets sun from about 11am. The ...
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What plants are these dwarf coniferes? How can I improve my case?

Can anybody help me to identify these plants ? Or recommend me something similar? I am trying to fix the below. Suggestions are welcome (what you see below was done by the previous owner-this is a ...
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Computerised record of vegetable plot plan over time

I'm looking for a simple solution for keeping track of where I have planted various plants over time. The most obvious solution seems to be to use something like Inkscape, which is free, and allows me ...
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If twisted trees will suffocate each other, why do retail stores sell them together?

My friend recently purchased an apple tree twist from a local retailer, and was wondering why retailers sell them that way if they will try to kill each other? Please correct me if I'm wrong, and ...
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Looking for advice on constructing a living fence, using trees or vine

I have a simple, old, rusted chainlink fence at the back of my yard. In the future, we want to replace it. Therefore, we have been looking for ideas. We recently spotted a very interesting fence-...
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Please help me to select the best form composition for this backyard design

Below you have the existing areas designated as marked. Just below the access path to the left side I intend to install an outdoor sofa, parallel to the fence (it can now be seen in the 3Ds). The ...
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Sketchup objects and Visio Stencils for master plan designing for my garden [closed]

This is the start of a long journey for me and hopefully it will end with a good looking garden. Short term objective: create the layout and select the plants. Long term...implement the above, so you ...
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When properly spacing out plants how much of an opening do you need to consider something to be full sun? [closed]

I'm looking at the space required for the plants I have on order, and some require full sun, and others can tolerate shade, so how much space do I need to leave between trees, and bushes to consider ...
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When designing an agroforestry project what is the proper way to design heights of different plants to work together?

I'm building an agroforestry (food forest) area in the yard, and was wondering how to exactly lay out the plants so they work well together. I'm putting in: Aronia X2 American Persimmon X2 Red ...
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What permaculture crops should I grow together in USDA zone 4a? [closed]

I'm trying to work on building a permaculture garden, and was wondering what I should plant in USDA zone 4A. Ideally I'm looking for a list of each bed with crop combinations to have them help each ...