Musing on life in the heart of rural Wiltshire. Well, erm Chippenham actually...
Must admit topiary doesn't do it for me.
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.
Absolutely wonderful. Malmesbury? I do so love the combination of nicely clipped greens and old stone. Nothing lovelier.
Well spotted CJ :) This year might be the last chance to see it as the house is currently up for sale.
When I see topiary I see work.
Too true Jean, but it's nice to admire the handiwork of others.
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.
Hmm Helen, I must show you the 'duck' in my front garden sometime...
I love a bit of topiary, very English and a lot of hard work
Luckily we just had to admire it Amanda - totally work free and we had cake too :)
Very English....yet seems to have a Japanese feel to it too.
This is a very English garden, there's hundreds of roses elsewhere!
I like topiary. But only when someone else cuts it ;)
Yep, I'm with you there :-)
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.
This year might be the last chance for a visit Pauline as the house is up for sale.
A fascinating subject, but I can never really make up my mind if I like it or not! Flighty xx
I like it... when it's someone else's ;-)
Topiary, always looks great but requires quite hard work. It sure looks good in your picture.All the best Jan
Thanks Jan :-)
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!
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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