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We all make mistakes in the garden , don’t we! Here’s mine……

Oops! The other one is trying to hide, saying “look out she’s got the scissors in her hand.”

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Well mistake like that are not all bad as it will grow back.

8 Jul, 2011


don't worry about it, short back and sides never hurts! It will grow back.

8 Jul, 2011


Fantastic piece of topiary.... well done !!
Is there are competition to guess what the shape is supposed to represent ? ;o)

Added to GoYpedia "Pruning". :o))

8 Jul, 2011


First one is a heart and the second one is obviously a little piggy, just needs a curly tail :)

8 Jul, 2011


Lol. Dee...
good ideas... definitely worth a prize :o)

8 Jul, 2011


I turned my laptop all ways and decided its a hedgehog on a stick...
As has been said it will grow back, I always dislike my shrubs for a while when they`ve had a trim but needs must sometimes and it does them good..

8 Jul, 2011


I've so far avoided trimming my two shrubs...just not very confident I guess.

You've had a good trim on yours now so it should really take off and make some good leaf structure for you real soon :) Never've probably shocked it into growth...

8 Jul, 2011


It's had a crew cut lol :o) I'm sure it will grow back.
I'm a bit heavy handed with a shears aswell. I keep saying it does them good lol

8 Jul, 2011


I think you would make a good hairdresser Rose:)

8 Jul, 2011


The top one Rose, you could Cloud Prune it...The bottom one I'd just let it grow back... :))

9 Jul, 2011


Thanks Whiston lass, Hywel,and Drc726 for your comments and Olive i'll tell hubby when i cut his! Young daisyd would you believe i actually was a hairdresser in my younger days. Terra thought i'd make it into a competition. All answers on a postcard please and the winner gets the pruned ( or should i say scalped ) shrub.Lincolnshire lass this was my attempt at topiary!Thanks Crissue i will have a go.

10 Jul, 2011


Hi Rose, welcome to GOY:-) Will you let us know what shape you were aiming for? I was a big fan of Rolf Harris, but I can't tell what it is yet:-)

26 Jul, 2011


Well believe it or not it was supposed to be a lollipop shape. I bought it as a small shrub and i think it actually looked better then!Lol. Thanks for the welcome Bornagain and nice to meet you.

26 Jul, 2011


I've thought of having a go at this, well fancied cloud pruning actually, but chickened out:-)

26 Jul, 2011


I will be a bit more wary of pruning these again Bornagain.As it's box it's going to take a long time to come back to a decent size.

26 Jul, 2011

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