i wonder if anyone can tell me what these balls are called please?
Box would be my best guess too. You'd need a lot of patience and a keen eye to keep them pruned as neatly as the ones in your photo though.
Yup, looks lone box to me. It's obviously disease free so possibly one of the new strains
Thankyou all. I shall be on the look out for some- they reaaly appeal.
A ball that size sadly will cost you at least
£45! But small plants are fairly priced so maybe buy several to pot up together
don't forget to post a photo
If you want a similar effect but with less outlay and maintenance, do what I do and buy some Hebes - Vernicosa or Buxifoilia (clue's in the title of that one!)
They need very little effort and grow in a natural dome shape
They also have the benefit of small flowers (white/pale lilac) at this time of year which bees love.
I was looking in a garden centre at box the other day and they seemed to have a powdery mildew on them. Is this normal, or would this be the start of box blight ? I'm sure it couldn't be as othewise the nursery wouldn't be selling them, but thought I'd ask.
Also Lilly Pilly I think you missed a 1 off that number, round here for a 5litre pot they are £20, i was thinking myabe your figure should have been £145 for one that size. They aren't cheap.
But I love them, just want a few as well now.
Fairygirl- what a good idea. I wonder if you could tell me please. Would i be safe to plant a hebe near a building? Do you think they have big roots? Thanks