This week I was asked to do a bit of topiary: creating a face in a hedge.
The hedge was left uncut this year to produce some extra growth to give me something to work with. This is my first ‘cut’.
It is still work in progress. The whole thing needs at least another season’s growth to be able to develop the nose, ‘harden off’ the edges, and develop some more detailed features. The eyes also need some work to make them a little less sunken and mask like.
Give it another 2 months and I will clean it all up. By this time next year it should look like a friendly face.