Topiary

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On our recent visit to Tasmania we stopped in at Railton, famous for its topiary displays. While it is a smallish town, many of the residents and businesses have grown topiary so there’s plenty to see!

One of the many topiary displays in Railton, Tasmania.
One of the many topiary displays in Railton, Tasmania.
Elephants topiary in Railton, Tasmania.
Elephants topiary in Railton, Tasmania.

We’ve been growing our own modest topiary in our front yard, but as you can see below we have a long way to go 🙂

Our squirrel topiary -- we have a long way to go!
Our squirrel topiary — we have a long way to go!
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2 thoughts on “Topiary

    Carolyn said:
    January 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Love the squirrell …. so cute. How are the bees getting along? I love this idea, especially as so many of the world’s bees are in such big trouble, and also especially as Monsanto bought out the main bee research company in the USA! Hmmmmmm…….

      James said:
      January 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

      The bees are doing well 🙂

      Yes, I think there’s a lot to be said for having non-commercial owners of bees. These sorts of low-density, small-scale hives should add redundancy into the system, and potentially give some protection against widespread colony collapse disorder, etc.

      If nothing else, it should help with pollination of flowers, fruit and vegetables in the local area!

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