Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Clipping The Box Balls
Due to the hot, sunny summer the 30 box balls is the Serpentine beds have not been clipped yet due to the risk of scorching. The sun has been hidden behind the clouds in recent days so it is, at last, the perfect conditions to give them their annual clip. The clipping of the balls has the added difficulty of being hidden amongst the grasses and herbaceous perennials that surround each one of them, making them very awkward to reach. To make them more accessible Ali put forks around the base of each box and pushed back the foliage giving her plenty of room to work. After each one was clipped the forks were removed and the surrounding foliage fell back in to place.