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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Garden Labyrinth Reply with quote

Here are some pictures I thought I would share with ye of a labyrinth my dad made a few years ago in his garden in West Cork. It's about a 360 meter round trip and takes about 15 to 20 min to walk.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is wonderful...it must have been such fun to make! What are the hedges ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonicera (Lonicera nitida), it was all planted from cuttings.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Mad for a go in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fabulous! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unreal........ it's brilliant. must have taken a lot of clipping, what with it being Lonicera.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brilliant
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unreal........ it's brilliant. must have taken a lot of clipping, what with it being Lonicera.


Yes indeed, I made the mistake of offering to cut it once, with a hedge streamer, its quite a lot of maintenance.
Another big job is mowing the grass, there's no short cuts so when you get to the center and your mowing is compleate, you get to push the mower all the ways around back out again. But it's worth it, and for some people its even a pleasure!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi sunny
fantastic job looks great and to think it was all done with cuttings.great patience by your dad.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, yes, that is dedication to the art. It is a work of art. Thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is beautiful, what an amazing thing to have in the garden.
thank you for posting this Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is brilliant. I planted some lonicera hedges with cuttings taken from my Granny's hedge but didn't have the space for anything like that. Its fab. Do you know how far apart the original cuttings were planted - ie the distance between the hedges, not the individual plants?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant remember, Ill have to ask him next time I'm down, I think it was about 90cm as the mature hedge is about 40cm wide and the path is about 50cm wide. Here is a photo I found of, what looks to be its second year growing.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I can't imagine the amount of work to keep it looking so good. Its amazing how quickly lonicera makes a decent hedge but then you have to pay the price!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed, seeing it now its hard to believe that it is only about five years old, and it has been at its desired height for some time already as well.
As long as you keep Lonicera hedges trimmed, they are great, they can become a handful if overgrown. Don't know if you ever tried tackling an overgrown Lonicera hedge with a pair of hand held hedge shears, well if you have then you know what I'm talking about and if you havent, then I can tell you its a complete waste of time.
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