Sunday, 23 March 2014

Lilly Pilly "Cascade"

Don't quote me on this, but I think our front hedge is a Lilly Pilly Cascade. There are so many of the bloomin' things! I gather - because Mr Google told me - that Lilly Pilly is of the genus Syzygium which belongs to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. They have flowers, they have berries, and they have delicate, droopy colourful leaves. I want them to provide a privacy barrier, but not to totally block out the sun. The result is a bit like a bikini top, I am afraid.
I cannot say I am enamoured. As a hedge, they are a bit like a hippie in the Cold-Stream Guards. Just thought how much that comparison dates me! As a hedge they are very woody. I guess that just means I should clip them more frequently. I got Darren to show me how the hedge-trimmer works today, but I do not have enough strength to keep the safety bar pushed down to let the blade whirr. So, it is back to the clippers. I did them on Friday, but the result is a smidge undulating as you can see.


Kay L. Davies said...

I think you did a great job with the clippers. And I love the comparison: "like hippies in the Coldstream Guards" because you and I are the same age.
Luv, K

Julie said...

Hah! So I have an understanding audience. Goodo!

Julie said...

Hamish confirmed yesterday, that these were Cascades. He also suggested I treat the Kikuue (?) runners with Roundup. Will do when the girls are off-site.