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Hi Everyone

We have a 2 foot yew with 4 branches coming up from the ground.  My plan is to train it to a column shape  (like the expensive ones in the garden centre's).  To I need to wrap wire round to get the branches together or is there a more technical way?
Any help and techniques would be great as we topiary learners and don't know where to start.



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,200
    You can certainly use wire, or even string  -although that breaks down after a while,  to help keep the shape while it's establishing.  :)

    At 2 feet, it's just a young thing though, so it'll be a while till it's big enough to have much form. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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