Definition of 'topiary'
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It is a good time to trim most hedges and topiary. The Sun (2013)Our modern game is bereft of such pervasive facial topiary. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And what about those who favour facial topiary? The Sun (2013)Find yourself a public garden locally where there are huge hedges or topiary and have a chat with the head gardener. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The same applies to topiary pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Used for low hedging and topiary. Winter Garden Glory (1993)For me, clipping topiary becomes almost meditative once you lose yourself in the task. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Unless you have acres of fancy hedging, trimming topiary is a treat. Times, Sunday Times (2007) A topiary fox and hounds dancing along the hedge tops adds a note of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Where can I buy a pair of topiary shears? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The gardens are famous for their hedges, topiary, fruit trees and the imaginative use of perspective. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some of it is very formal, with clipped hedges and topiary, and then there are very wild areas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you have a yew, this may be the only clipping it will need - the same goes for any topiary pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2008)UPSIDE: The spacious garden with wonderful topiary probably steals the show. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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