A Day of Topiary
11 May 2011 00:21:01
I did a lot of clipping today.
I finished off trimming my circular Buxus hedge (pictured) and, although I tried to soften the corners to make it like the Terra Nova (now demised) box, it didn't quite work. I think I should have studied Martin's journal photo more carefully before embarking. I will next time.
I also clipped all my Santolina balls and my Cyprus 'cloud tree' and the box balls around by crab apple trees and did some weeding.
Boy, that doesn't sound like a lot done for the day!
But I was reminded of the last episode of Monty's Italian Gardens, where he visited Lake Como and learned of Richard Branson's topiary garden. Apparently it takes two gardeners four months to clip all the topiary, with a scissors! Well, it felt like that today.
More photos in the album.