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The Fashion for Cloud Pruned Yew Hedges

A recent acquisition was this 1904 First Edition 'Some English Gardens' with beautiful prints of watercolours by George S. Elgood and commentary by Gertrude Jekyll. One print that caught the eye was a watercolour titled 'Yew Alley at Rockingham' and painted about 1900. The yew has been clipped in a cloud pruned fashion with magnificent … Continue reading The Fashion for Cloud Pruned Yew Hedges

Linking a Garden with Doorways in Hedges

Too often hedges are seen as static features, acting as a barrier to divide one area of a garden from another. But by cutting a doorway into the hedge, its purpose changes to create access and become an invitation to explore the garden further. Being based in the Cotswolds we are fortunate to have two … Continue reading Linking a Garden with Doorways in Hedges

Using Hedges To Protect Your Property

Using thorny hedging is an excellent way to protect your home or workplace from unwanted guests. Not only does it provide a defensive barrier, security planting will improve the look of your property, is cost effective and nature friendly.   Todman Green can advise you which plants would be most suitable for your circumstances, especially … Continue reading Using Hedges To Protect Your Property