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My clipping day

I normally work an eight hour day. About an hour is spent unloading and loading tools. This includes disinfecting the clipping equipment, sharpening the blades and laying out the drop sheets to catch the trimmings. About five hours is spent clipping. Add on two fifteen minute breaks and half an hour for lunch. This is […]


Removing Vertical Growth When Restoring Yew Hedges

I’ve been working on restoring the shape to a yew hedge this week so thought it would be a good opportunity to show the importance of cutting out vertical growth. This technique applies to restoring both yew hedges and yew topiary. If a yew has been left untrimmed, or has been badly clipped in the […]