Boxwood has been called the ‘Plant of many surprises’. It is a very plain, quiet shrub with an elusive fragrance and comforting familiarity. It is unsurpassed in its ability to be smoothly topiarised into firm shapes, neat hedges or baroque flourishes, so says one of our most respected EBTS authors.Buxus sempervirens , the common box, […]
The Story of H Avray Tipping by Helena Gerrish Frances Lincoln – ISBN 978-0-7112-3223-5 Topiarius Volume 16 p54 Henry Avray Tipping was at the forefront of the vanguard elite of country life at its most beguiling. He was the unsung hero of the early C2Oth garden and country house movement, eclipsed by his better known […]
by Jake Hobson Workman Publishing 2012 – ISBN 1604693568 781604693560 Topiarius Volume 16 p52 All over the world, wherever there are garden traditions, different local cultures have developed different traditions of clipping and training plants. Increasingly this previously confined, area-specific local tradition of technique is being shared around the world as part of a more […]
20 of the liveliest gardens selected and explored by Stephen Anderton and photographed by Charles Hawes. Graffeg – ISBN 9781905582204 Topiarius Volume 16 p53 It was when the Stephen Anderton, gardening correspondent to The Times newspaper, saw the Veddw and met the owner Charles Hawes (the award winning photographer much featured in this issue*) that […]
Chenies Manor is a grade 1 listed manor house backed with history and after a delightful tea and biscuits we had an excellent guided to of a house that is steeped in historical moments in Britains royal past.
The Royal Horticultural Society in association with the British Society for Plant Pathology hosted a workshop regarding recent developments in the pests and diseases of Box (Buxus spp). The event entitled ‘What is the current state of play with pests and diseases on Buxus?’