Spring hedges

Nice to see all the hedges coming back to life in the spring: Sunday was an especially lovely day, and I took a few pictures of the garden hedges around my area:

I think this is a cherry laurel. It’s an evergreen, but you can see the fresh green of the new little leaves.

Flowers in the hedge:

Privet – this is a hedge that was cut back during the winter so was almost completely bare, now the new leaves are starting to grow:

Forsythia:

I think this is red-tip photinia, though feel free to correct me. Either way, it’s a lovely spring hedge species as the new leaves are bright red, and as striking as any blossom, flower or berry.

And my miniature box, still pretty small but some promising new growth.

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4 responses to “Spring hedges

  1. betsy barker

    Is the box going to be topiarised?

  2. Possibly. It’s not quite big enough yet.

    I was going to grow it into a big hedge to block views, but it’s going to take about twenty years at the current rate, so topiary seems like a good option, possibly a topiary pig.

  3. mags

    the red -tip photinia is know as a red robin ,I know because I have one in my garden.

  4. Thanks Mags, I didn’t know that.

    Apparently it’s very popular in the southern states of the US, also. It’s a funny one, because I wasn’t really aware of them in the past but now I seem to be seeing them all over the place.

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