July 10, 2023

Pruning and Grooming My Hornbeam Hedges

It's that time of year again, when the fast growing hornbeam hedges around my farm need to be pruned and groomed.

Over the last couple of weeks, my outdoor grounds crew trimmed the tall hornbeam hedge in front of my main greenhouse. They also tackled the long hornbeam hedge that runs from my Summer House and along the road behind my Winter House as well as the nearby hornbeam shrubs. Botanically known as Carpinus betulus, the hornbeam is a fast-growing deciduous tree. 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.