The widespread use of topiary has exploded into artistic animals, contemporary cones and spirals, formal balls, and classic lollipops that can be used in a variety of different ways across domestic gardens, for large landscape projects and in splendid stately home gardens.
Here’s our favourite 5 ways to make the most out of your topiary:
- Perfect punctuation
Planting topiary standards or lollipops at intervals throughout a hedge is a great way to add height and structure to your borders. These topiary specimens can be formed using a variety of different plant species, including Photinia, which not only creates a sophisticated shape but also gives a burst of colour.
- Decorating doorways and enhancing entrances
Topiary is fantastic used in pairs to decorate doorways and entrance ways and choosing shapes such as cones and spirals is a great way to make a bold statement.
- Bold borders and pathways
You can add aesthetic appeal to both borders and pathways using small Box topiary balls. They work well even in gardens with limited space and are low maintenance, so you can have a striking feature year-round with minimal effort needed to keep it looking its best.
- Statement features for balconies and picturesque patios
Container grown topiary trees can make a dramatic addition to your patio or balcony. A topiary spiral can spruce up an empty corner of your patio, or a potted topiary ball is the perfect way to finish off a contemporary balcony.
- Cast an illusion
Using symmetrical rows of topiary planted either side of a garden can create the illusion of space, making a small garden appear larger. Using a similar design along a pathway is also a wonderful way to draw attention to parts of the garden that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Take a look at our full range of topiary for more inspiration and visit our Facebook page to enter our #toptopiary competition and be in with the chance of winning a pair of topiary trimmers and a £25 voucher.