Blobs, Puddings, or Mushrooms-Without-Stalks?

31st May 2012 : Recently planted (by Charlie Noton of Tree Research) these box just got their first clip. They'll need another year or two to get just right, but for now, they'll do. All done with hand shears - my new best friend: the medium length, lightweight Okatsune… Read More

box blobs

Off To France

23rd May 2012 : taking part in a pine pruning thing near Nantes over the weekend, if anyone is nearby Read More

niwaki pines

Back To Belgium

23rd May 2012 : A couple of weeks ago I was at the Beervelde Flower show in Belgium - here are two interesting pics of tree training I passed by: these fellows are planes - pruned as type 2 if you read what I have to say about pleaching in my recent book... These could be beech or hornbeam, growing to fill the… Read More

pleached limes 2

Niwaki Meets the Conran Shop

22nd May 2012 : Excited to say that the Conran shop is now an official Niwaki outlet. They need to brush up on their spelling, but the display is lovely.   Read More

niwaki conran

Belgium

15th May 2012 : Back from the Beervelde Flower Show. Stayed at friends  (Buxuskwekerij Goossens) in a lovely Flanders farm house, the smell of boxwood all around. Read More

flanders

Viva Las Vegas

7th May 2012 : Just back from a great trip to Las Vegas - strictly business of course. Of notable interest were: 1. The Cuprressus sempervirens around the Bellagio pool (this is the Niwaki blog remember, so that's all you're seeing from the pool). 2. The multi-stemmed olives outside the Bellagio Hotel 3. The… Read More

bellagio cupressus

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