Topiaries need plenty of light, whether it`s direct sunlight or good, strong indirect light. However, they need to be sheltered from any serious winds to avoid their branches blowing out of shape. We will work with you to develop a topiary landscape design to ensure they are placed in a place they will thrive in.
In order to maintain existing topiaries, we recommend getting them trimmed back once or twice a year in order to maintain their shape, however if you have a more vigorous species trims may be required more regularly.
Frames are usually placed over the plant in the early stages of growth allowing the plant to fill the frame to create the desired shape, acting as a former. Once the plant starts to protrude through the frame, prune once or twice a year through spring and summer to maintain the shape.
The frames can either be made out of galvanised wire or plastic-coated wire which is usually green or grey. Some can be removed and reused though most are just meant for one use and remain part of the structure of the plant, ultimately hidden from view by the foliage.
The frames are often sold with a box plant ready to start.There’s always room for some living architecture in your garden.
Give the team at Guaranteed Garden Services a call today and let’s get your clipped masterpiece underway!