August 9, 2019

Pruning My Summer House Hornbeam Hedge

More pruning is underway at Cantitoe Corners.

Last week, the outdoor grounds crew trimmed the hornbeam hedge that runs in front of my main greenhouse. This week they tackled the long hornbeam hedge that runs from my Summer House and along the road behind my Winter House. They also pruned the two large hornbeams in front of my Summer House entrance. 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 to prune them regularly, so they never look too overgrown and unruly.

Enjoy these photos.