Clipped hedges ‘were a highlight of Chelsea’

With the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show still fresh in the memory, gardeners up and down the country may have seen some entries into the various competitions that really captured their imagination.

In an article for The Sun News, Clemson master gardener Debbie Menchek noted that many gardens had randomly placed plants within carefully controlled spaces.

She suggested that this was in order to recreate the feel of wildflower meadows, which are characterised by colourful blooms.

As a result of this, the expert noted how important this made the use of carefully clipped hedges in order to create clearly defined boundaries.

"Clipped hedges, wild flowers and stonework gave most of the show gardens a strong sense of place along with a conservationist message," Ms Mencheck commented.

Green-fingered Brits who wish to recreate this look could browse MowDIRECT's selection of hedgetrimmers and hedgecutters.

There is a wide selection of cordless options to enhance convenience, as well as long reach products for those with particularly large hedgerows.

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