Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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3 comments:

  1. Et Voila! I like your wavy hedge. Is it box that you've clipped?

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  2. Bloody French words... It is box and grown from cuttings years ago from a friends old mid 19c garden (old for Australia) I probably have more box hedges now than it! (most was pulled out due to gasp fashion change) I am somewhat disturbed you call it a a wavy hedge...not my intention as that concept is too easy and not particularly challenging. The effect I am after is a certain brutality of angles etc..lets say more industrial (another cliché...woops a bloody French word)) This hedge was the standard shape for 20 years and it was oh so boring to clip but ok to look at and a pain to have it looking just right! I had the greatest fun changing it..interestingly as it was altered over a few days it was clipped to fit the mood of the day and some parts are much better than others and yes some wavy section slipped in but I will amend that when I can be bothered! I do not clip very often and sometimes it will go without for 2 years..I can get away with this lazy way because i do not feed and water so the growth is very manageable! I might ask Mr Golden to stay another half day and he can re model it to his liking!!
    And yes it is BOX!

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  3. Makes me think about my box. Amazing that I grow it in mud and you grow it in volcanic soil. I can't speak French though. Also this is the first time I've seen bracken in your garden.

    Oops. Talking plants.

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