hello all, i'm new (obviously!) to the forum and back at gardening after a break of some years. i've just bought a south-facing hillside villa with virtually no garden and am researching small fruit trees/shrubs to make it worth my while weeding and watering!! my last few gardens have had unlimited space so at the moment i'm trying to plant just herbs that i cook with constantly and of course some fruit to carry on with. i need suggestions for a smallish or prunable thickly shrubby and preferably deciduous plant, as this is a spot where the traffic roars past constantly, but the winter sun comes into the front bedroom of a morning. i'm planting for privacy, winter sun, and of course fruit, and i don't mind if the flying foxes and birds share. i'm thinking along the lines of a nashi tho the last one i grew was slow to get to a decent height. from memory carambola is bushy, but i think it's evergreen? and i already have fig, cherimoya and elderberry in the other winter sun spots. at the top of the steepest bank i have clumps of cardamom to hold the soil, and in other spots all the citrus i'm willing to plant. dragon fruit are slowly climbin the palms, and i'm mulching with a mix of manures, sugarcane mulch and my own compost over clay and fill. i have the hugest earthworms !!! anyway, thanks in advance and i welcome any suggestions!!!