Rain is predicted this week so it is looking like a few days spent in our Library will be on the agenda.
"Niwaki. Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way" by Jake Hobson provides not only visual inspiration and an insight into the subtle aestheticss of historical Japan but also provides a wealth of practical information, including advice on when to prune, how to prune, why to prune and what tools to use. This is an indispensable reference for those who strive to achieve more than the ordinary.
European topiary, pollarding, Japanese niwaki and the crisp contemporary formality of landscape designers such as Jacques Wurtz and Andrea Cochrane are increasingly informing our approach to these gardens here in Mudgee. Time in The Library researching these approaches to garden design is always time well spent. For more on The Library at The Drip click here.