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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Totally Topiary


22 comments:

  1. Must admit topiary doesn't do it for me.

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    1. Hi Sue - I resisted for a very long time. For this particular garden, it's probably the most 'right' part of it and was the standout area on a very dull, freezing cold day in March.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful. Malmesbury? I do so love the combination of nicely clipped greens and old stone. Nothing lovelier.

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    1. Well spotted CJ :) This year might be the last chance to see it as the house is currently up for sale.

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  3. When I see topiary I see work.

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    1. Too true Jean, but it's nice to admire the handiwork of others.

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  4. I'm a sucker for topiary. Maybe because I think I have half a chance of doing it myself but also it's a lovely way to add structure without hard materials. Hope the new owners like it too.

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    1. Hmm Helen, I must show you the 'duck' in my front garden sometime...

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  5. I love a bit of topiary, very English and a lot of hard work

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  6. Luckily we just had to admire it Amanda - totally work free and we had cake too :)

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  7. Very English....yet seems to have a Japanese feel to it too.

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    1. This is a very English garden, there's hundreds of roses elsewhere!

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  8. I like topiary. But only when someone else cuts it ;)

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    1. Yep, I'm with you there :-)

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  9. I like a bit of Topiary to contrast with the rest of the planting. It only needs clipping once a year if you use the right sort of plants, other parts of the garden are far more work! We enjoyed our visit here a few years ago.

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    1. This year might be the last chance for a visit Pauline as the house is up for sale.

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  10. A fascinating subject, but I can never really make up my mind if I like it or not! Flighty xx

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    1. I like it... when it's someone else's ;-)

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  11. Topiary, always looks great but requires quite hard work. It sure looks good in your picture.

    All the best Jan

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  12. I love topiary and this is a wonderful picture. I don't do it up here as it is too formal to look ok but one day I will!

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  13. I look forward to seeing that Elizabeth. Mind you, the wind up the hill from you sculpts the trees into some fantastic shapes :-)

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