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A leaf divided into many lobes of the same shape, which usually emanate from one point at the end of a leaf stalk or petiole.
A leaf that's shaped like an arrowhead, so has a distinct pointed tip. It also has pointed lobes, which extend either side of the point of attachment to the petiole or leaf stalk.
This heart-shaped frame will create instant impact for Valentine's day without breaking the bank. You can make your topiary frame with a metal coat hanger, a cane and some garden wire. Ivy plantTerracotta potWire coat hangerThin garden wire25cm
Shape box topiary Clipped box topiary adds style, elegance and fun to the garden. It can be grown as individual trained geometric shapes and standard specimens in borders or large pots, as well as dwarf hedges or edgings. To keep topiary in shape
Topiary in the garden needn't be expensive. You can easily grow and train your own plant sculpture from scratch. The process takes a few years, but you'll have all the satisfaction of seeing your creation take shape, at a fraction of the price
the plastic after you've finished spraying.Glass jarsCardSticky-backed plasticGlass-frosting sprayTea lightsall year round20 minutesMake a template out of card and use it to draw on the reverse side of the sticky-backed plastic. Cut out the plastic shapes
Nesting female bees cut out immediately obvious elliptical shapes from the edges of a leaf to make their cells for laying eggs. Since one female might need 20 or so cells, that's a lot of leaf cutting, particularly when the bee keeps returning
of fruit. Summer pruning is also ideal for keeping trees in shape. Pick herbs, lavender and everlasting flowersBe on the lookout for developing pest problemsDig out problem lawn weeds or treat with weedkiller Around the gardenPick bulbils from lily stems
Learn how to add evergreen interest and structure to a border using box plants, by following Monty's video demonstration, with tips on planting techniques and soil preparation.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for box plantsHow to shape box
Learn how to winter prune gooseberries and redcurrants in Monty's video guide, including advice on achieving the best shape, increasing airflow, promoting new growth and deterring pests such as sawfly.winterMore advice on pruningAdvice on pruning