Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:15
I love topiary - although I think I'm in a minority on here! I don't have any though - but it's something I'd love to have. Box is the usual choice although yew is sometimes used as well.
I think you could use some of the shrubby honeysuckles - Lonicera nitida, but they're faster growing so you'd need to have a lot of time to snip! You can buy wire frames to give you a guide, but I think I'd start with columns, squares and cones initially, until you've 'got your eye in'.
Or just go for it -m be a leader and create some abstract shapes!