1. It is interesting how these yews reach up in front of the house. It is attractive on some level, but there is something about it that bothers me.

  2. alistair says:

    Well, after blogging for some time I realise this is not to everyone’s taste. I think it is sensational and certainly made me smile. Now, I have three Taxus Baccata Robusta in a prominent position such as this in my back garden. I wonder if I can start to shape them like this, the habit of Robusta may be too slender. alistair

  3. Mark and Gaz says:

    Is this a property in central London? I like it! 🙂

  4. Anne Wareham says:

    Great! and so good to see evaluation going on. Are owners encouraged by being aware or don’t know you like it?

    By the way – sad not to see a link for thinkingardens. Think it’s your kind of thinking…..


  5. I like the neatly clipped hedges as a backdrop but not digging the rest…I guess I am a flowers person…

  6. Helen says:

    I like the juxtoposition between the neat clipped yew against the more organic growing climber. I wouldnt want that front garden though as I just wouldnt keep the yew clipped enough

  7. Linniew says:

    I am semi-clueless about yew. My yew is about 12″ tall. Should I begin clipping my 12″ tall yew? Should I use a pencil sharpener?
    Really I like those pointy shrubs, their dark green against the wall, and the way the shape scoops in as it goes up. (They likely employ Edward Scissorhands to achieve the effect.) Mostly I love your garden rating system.

  8. I guess it’s not my style of gardening, but I can appreciate it for someone else’s garden, in which case I would sling a hammock there–mainly because I love hammocks and looking at a nice scene while relaxing is always pleasant. (Sorry for the long sentence. 😉

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