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Box Clipping: a beginner’s guide

The Keihanna Commemorative Park

The Keihanna Commemorative Park

The Keihanna Commemorative Park

Last October, dodging typhoons, we found ourselves in Kyoto. Enquiries were made, Kimura san, Japanese gardener and friend, obliged. Hence a day filming at the Keihanna Commemorative Park, somewhere between Kyoto and Nara.

Max Cut

Max Cut

Niwaki At Mapperton Gardens

Mapperton Gardens

A Day with @domushortus

A day with @domushortus

Tsubaki

Tsubaki

Tsubaki

We dropped in on exhibition in Tokyo by Keishi Miyahara at the Tsubaki Atelier. Prepare for moss.

Niwaki Meets Sora

Seijun Nishihata and the Sora Botanical Garden Project

The Niwaki Stories

Once, before Instagram, there was a thing called a blog. Now, we all have to try harder.

The Niwaki Forged Trowel

Behind the scenes: the Niwaki Forged Trowel

Black Shed Flowers

Black Shed Flowers

Niwaki 2019

Revisiting RHS Chelsea 2019

令和元年5月1日

令和元年5月1日

Reiwa

Reiwa here we come!

Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden

Yuletide Blog

Yuletide Blog

Kyoto

Kyoto

Downtime In Tokyo

Downtime in Tokyo

Podocarpus Macrophyllus

Pottering around nurseries

Piece Hostel Sanjo

Piece Hostel Sanjo

A Little Hamlet on The Way Up

Up Mt Kongo

Up Mt Kongo

Join us as we scale the peaks of Kongo san, an unspectacular mountain in Osaka. Cable cars are acceptable.

Lunch At Rk Garden In Karuizawa

Lunch in Karuizawa

The Niwaki Stand At Chelsea Flower Show

The Niwaki Stand at Chelsea Flower Show

Build Up to The Chelsea Flower Show

Build Up to the Chelsea Flower Show

Short Film Screenings 8th May At Chelsea Physic Garden

Short Film Screenings 8th May at Chelsea Physic Garden

Bye Bye Ascot Spring Garden Show

Bye-bye Ascot Spring Garden Show

Niwaki Open House Spring Ladder Event and Short Film Screenings Fri 20th and Sat 21st April

Niwaki Open House Spring Ladder Event and Short Film Screenings Fri 20th and Sat 21st April

Lucano 1 Step

Top Drawer

The Furukawa Brothers

Back In Japan

Back In Japan

A-chan, Kan-chan and Ya-chan, the Furukawa brothers at their family nursery in Osaka, where Jake leant his stuff.

Filming Gardeners’ World

When Monty came to visit

Whole Lotta Love – one from the vaults

In a list of big excitements that have befallen me of late – including the birth of our boy Digby more than two years ago now, and Arsenal coming from behind to beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Emirates – spotting a tree might not seem that significant…

Hard At Work

This is how our Nata is made

Hampton Court Flower Show

Settling down for the summer

Jake’s Garden 3

The Niwaki Garden

Let The Clipping Begin

June: Box Clipping!

Niwaki Stand Fr77

Countdown to Chelsea Flower Show

Yuri and Lisa Hard At Work

Grand Designs Live

View From Above Kongo Ji

Cherry Blossom in Japan

Winter Pruning   Nordic Style

Winter Pine Pruning

Futoshi Yoshioka

That’s how the story goes.

Jake’s Garden

End of Year

Behold The Holm Oaks

Niwaki Tree Nursery Open Day

Golden Spades

Golden Spades

Cloud Pruned Cupressus

Cupressus arizonica Tamazukuri

Shobo Ji, Kyoto

My Favourite Gardens in Japan

Luke Stuart

There’s Definitely Something Cooking...

Oosumi’s Shop

Back From Japan - a tale about Mr Oosumi.

The Hole Art Centre

Hole HageSenter

Irojiten Colour Pencils

5ftInf and Beyond

Masashi

Visiting Masashi Kobo

Tenri Pool

Japan Calling

Shapton Stones

Shapton Stones

Arctic Char Sashimi

Arctic Char Sashimi

Back From Grow

Back From Grow

It’s Official

It’s Official

Box Clipping Workshop

Box Clipping Workshop

Cloudy Box

Back at Glebe Cottage

Back at Glebe Cottage

Two words. Carol Klein.

British Best Gardens

British Best Gardens

Ryoan Ji

Ryoan-ji

Using The Feather Stainless Steel De Razor

Using the Feather Stainless Steel DE razor

Respite

Respite

Niwaki In Norway

Niwaki in Norway

Tetsuhiro Kitchen Knives 1

Tetsuhiro Kitchen Knives

Niwaki Brochure Preview

Sneak Preview

Japanese Food Workshop

Japanese Food Workshop

Fan Cut Aubergine 4

Fan Cut Aubergine

Tree Trip to Japan

Tree Trip to Japan

Pine Pruning 2

Pine Pruning

Masashi Kobo

Ooh la la

Les Vignobles De Bergerac

Bergerac Vineyards

Warner Tree Management 1

Warner Tree Management

Training A Yew   A Short Film

Training a Yew - a short film.

Bamboo Pruning: Red & Purple

Bamboo Pruning: Red & Purple

Branches

A field, somewhere.

Dai Sugi In Dorset

Dai Sugi in Dorset

Tokyo Disney Land View

Tokyo Disney Land

Aerial Clutter   Sugi

Aerial Clutter

Niwaki Open Day

Niwaki Open Day

Mr Iwaksaki

The Iwasaki Workshop

Pine Pruning At Nanshu Ji 1

Pine Pruning at Nanshu-ji

Japanese Plane

Filming at the Wabi Sabi workshops

Chiyoda’s Silliest Pine 1

Chiyoda’s Silliest Pine

Tombo Colour Pencils

Tombow Colour Pencils

Mizuma Dera Cherry Bllssom

Mizuma dera

Nanten En Onsen Pine

Nanten-en Onsen

Tumblr Image

Mazda, Honda, Daihatsu

Not Bad For The Loos

Not bad for the loos.

Dai Sugi 2

Rather Fine Dai Sugi

Tondabayashi 1

Tondabayashi

Marqueysaac Revisted   In The Mist

Marqueyssac Revisted - in the mist

Japanese Zen Gardens: A Review

Japanese Zen Gardens: a review

Holly Pruning 3

Plans for the weekend?

Real Box

Fake Box, Real Box

A Chan

The Story Behind the Niwaki Tripod Ladder

Monkaburi Pine 1

Pine branches - straight or bendy.

Rootballing A Japanese White Pine 1

Rootballing a Japanese White Pine

Gingko_niwaki

Hardcore Tree Pruning, Japan - where else?

Read All About It

Read All About It

Men In Trees

Men in Trees

Where It All Began

Where it all began

Japanese Tree Pruning

Japanese Tree Pruning

Now

Now and Then

Gourdes

From the Niwaki vaults

Happy Christmas

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Komomaki

Everyone loves Komomaki - but do they work?

Lather Up!

Lather Up!

Vallicans

Vallicans

Alan Titchmarsh: A Cut Above

Alan Titchmarsh: a cut above

Which Secateurs?

Which Secateurs?

Pasties with The Mann

Pasties with the Mann

May or November?

Not in the Brochure One or two things didn’t make it into...

Fields, tree pruning, Landrovers, dogs. Much more fun than a day...

It’s here!

Clipped Cupressus

Thoughts on Cupressus Clipping

Phillyrea Latifolia 1

Phillyrea Latifolia - not for the first time

Josh’s Legs (And A Nata)

Josh’s Legs (and a Nata)

Steph’s Legs (And A Spade)

Steph’s Legs (and a spade)

Goyling 2

Goyling

Job Done

Job Done

Okatsune Shears

Lull before the storm

Tim’s Legs

Tim’s Legs

2014 Teaser

2014 Teaser

2015: The End of The Defender

2015: the end of the Defender

Heads Up

Heads Up - 2014 brochure

Jonogolds

Jonogolds

Cloudy Box In The Big Smoke 1

Cloudy Box in the Big Smoke

It’s Been A Good September

It’s been a good September

Trees In The Middle of Fields

Trees in the Middle of Fields - on the Way to Veddw

Blobby Box and Cloudy Yew

Blobby Box and Cloudy Yew

Snips

Sniperoo

Pont Du Gard Olives

Come Back, Sun

Atop A 10 Footer

Atop a 10 footer

Shapton Glass Series Whetstones

Shapton Glass Series Whetstones

Niwaki Photoshoot

Niwaki Photo Shoot

Plane Avenue

If you could be a row of trees, what would you rather be?

Cloud Pruned Ilex Opaca

Cloud Pruned ilex opaca

Sakonnet Garden

Sakonnet Garden

Organic Topiary

Organic Topiary

Cloudy Box

In the thick of it

Volvo Truck

Hole Artcenter, Norway

Box Clipping

Box Clipping

Whichford Pottery

Whichford Pottery

Niwaki Do Hankies 2

Niwaki Do Hankies

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

Here We Build Round The Mulberry Tree

Here We Build Round The Mulberry Tree

Niwaki Crayons!

Niwaki Crayons!

2 Trees

Greek Silhouettes

Aleppo Pines

A Few days in Greece

Grubbing Out An Orchard

This is what they mean by grubbing out an orchard

Beech Circle

Beech Circle

Exmoor Hedge 1

Exmoor Hedge

Irish Yew Explosion!

Exploding Irish Yew!

Cloud Pruned Box

Finger Lickin’

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer landscapes at Von Ehren Nursery

Teruko and Will

NIfty Knifework in the Niwaki Kitchen

Back of A Van

Back of a van

Japanese Garden

Just near the revolving sushi restaurant Kurazushi

Tripod Ladders

Tripod Ladders in the US

Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji in the snow

Middle Chinnock Yew

Something for the weekend

Yew Wood

The Yew Wood

Hillside Nursery In Japan

Japanese Hillside Nursey

Baby Jake

CBeebies: the tree pruner’s bible

Beech and Yew Hedge 1

Nice Beech/Yew combo

Pine and Palm

Pines and Palms

Monk’s Garden

Squeezing more from our autumnal exploration of Nara

3 Tripod Ladders

3 x 3 = 9

Nara Garden

Drive By Garden Appreciation

Arashiyama 3

Happy Christmas - from Arashiyama

Jake Hobson Pruning

Voulez-vous prunez avec moi, ce soir?

Monks Garden Nara1

Evening Sun

Corsham Court Yew Landrover

Obsessions: Big Hedges and Landrovers

Roots and Rocks

Roots n Rocks

Oak

Yet more from Taimadera (Taimadera pt 3)

Taimadera 3

Taimadera pt 2

Taimadera1

Taimadera, pt 1

Nara1

Somewhere in Nara

Gioji

Gio-ji Temple, Kyoto

Niwaki Brochure Cover

Niwaki 2013 Brochure - Typo Quizz

Long Pine Branch

Japanese Gardens

Red Tree

Back from Japan

Ash Tree

Chalara fraxinea

Hole Artcenter

The Hole Artcenter, Norway

Coppiced Lime

Westonbirt Arboretum Limes

Box Blobs

Cloud Pruned Box Through Hipstamatic Eyes

Portugese Laurels

Prunus lusitanica fungi

Cloud Pruned Bay

If it clips, clip it.

Green Finger

Green Finger

Cosmic Slop

Cosmic Slop

Box Blobs

The Return of the Blob

Cloud Hedging

In between the showers...

Cloud Pruned Box

Another Day, Another Dollop of Organic Topiary

Jake Hobson Pruning

Cottesbrooke Gardeners’ Fair

Toast

Niwaki meets Toast

Box Blobs

Blobs, Puddings, or Mushrooms-Without-Stalks?

Pleached Limes 2

Back To Belgium

Niwaki Conran

Niwaki Meets the Conran Shop

Flanders

Belgium

Multi Stemmed Olives

Viva Las Vegas

Tobisho Shears

Happy Customer?

Irish Yew

Irish Yews

A30

Weather on the A30

Old Beech

Remnants of a beech hedge

Phillyrea 5

Their Time Was Up

Bay Trees

The First Clip

Arbutus

Bed Time Taxonomy

Open For Business

Open For Business

Pollards

Yeovil Schmovil - but not this time.

Truck Crane

A good load

Car Boot

Hedge Laying Competition

Japanese Red Pine Gardener

Red Pine Pruning at the Furukawa Nursery

Spiral Yew

What the?

Hornbeam Hedge?

Horny? Blimey!

Maki

Abstract

Beech Hedge

Beech woods in the middle of a hedge

Niwaki Shop

Now Hiring

Dai Sugi

Dai Sugi

Juniper Niwaki

Happy Christmas