Archive for July, 2011

In the holiday spirit! – Privet delight

We’ve just come back from a holiday in North Yorkshire and spotted this wonderful topiary hedge in Filey.  Well done to the homeowner who obviously spends a lot of time on the boat – a very standard Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) species but shown at its best here.   Privet is really good for front garden hedges because it is pollution tolerant and probably 1 in every 20 front gardens has a Privet hedge but none quite as wonderful as this one.

Privet hedge shaped as a boat

Privet hedge shaped as a boat