‘Meadowland’ – Has anybody read this yet?

As an addition to our earlier post, we wander if anyone has read ‘Meadowland’ yet?

Is it good? Worth buying?

We did pick up the new book by Ken Thompson the day it came out ‘Where do Camels Belong’ –

Incredibly interesting, as always, but not his most fluent book. For that, you need to read one of these…

We read a good review of this the other day too…

Sorely tempted…

Happy reading!


How To Sharpen Your Shears – A Video With Tips!

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I was asked by the European Boxwood & Topiary Society to help out with answering a common question – How to sharpen your shears? So we spent a fun day making a video, that hopefully will help you make sure you have sharp, shiny blades to do your topiary pruning with. And you can find here more examples of the topiary I make with my sharp blades.


How To Use Topiary In The Garden – Talk Via Zoom

You can get a ticket for this new talk I’m giving at the European Boxwood And Topiary Society here – TALK TICKETS It is on the 25th August at 6pm. It should be great fun and I’m very excited to be sharing some recent thoughts about topiary with people – and how it might work in a modern garden.


The Telegraph Wrote About My Topiary Work Yesterday

If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph