September 8, 2018

Pruning the Hornbeam Hedges at My Farm

It's pruning time for all the hornbeams at my farm.

Last week, the outdoor grounds crew trimmed the long hornbeam hedge that runs in front of my Summer House and along the road behind my Winter House. This week, they tackled the hornbeam hedge that runs along the same road in front of my main greenhouse. Botanically known as Carpinus, the hornbeam is deciduous and fast growing - in fact, it can grow about four to five feet per year. I keep a close eye on all the hornbeams - it’s crucial that they be pruned regularly, so they never look too overgrown and unruly.

Enjoy these photos.