Peter and Jay planted around a hundred new Buxus sempervirens, English Box, this week, defining the edge of The Eastern Terrace.
This month has seen a lot of Buxus action with the clipping of existing hedges in full swing and the of propagating of new plants from the clippings ensuring that next year we will be planting even more of these incredibly useful plants. Buxus sempervirens has arguably been the most popular hedging plant for more than two thousand years and it is easy see why. It rocks.
We now propagate around 500 buxus each year.
|Clive and Peter use string lines to get the level before clipping the hedges|
|Peter clips our original buxus hedge, planted in 1993, and now the source of all our buxus cuttings|
|Propagating trays filled with our mix of Rice Husk and Peat Moss soak to ensure the mix is thoroughly wetted|