tger greenhaddock: Topiary

Friday, June 10, 2005


The hedges to the north and east of our house have been planted with Buxus Sempervirens (Common Box). These are slow growing, and will take years before they are 'hedge size', even for midgets. But they do need less trimming than other hedges (planning for old age here!). The plants are only about 20cm tall, but I plan to give them a trim soon to encourage more bushy growth.

The Juniorette has her Buxus bush (shown below) which she is attempting to sculpture into a Green Snail. It might take a few years to achieve, so I guess the snail theme is quite apt.

Topiary is the art of trimming and training shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes.


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