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Photo Challenge: Grand yews – or elderly ladies?

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Weekly photo challenge: Grand

This challenge made me think of a grand garden that we visited a while back (just checked – goodness, it was eight years ago), where there was this wonderful hedge of topiaried yews.  It was at Powis Castle in the Welsh Borders.  The wall beneath, with its elegant flower-pots in pilastered niches is rather grand too.

The yews made us think of a row of elderly ladies, sitting waiting for a bus to arrive, though that is perhaps not such a ‘grand’ idea.

Topiaried yews at Powis Castle

Powis Castle – a garden on a grand scale

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Author: Hedwigia

Gardener, wildlife geek, and very slow runner.

16 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Grand yews – or elderly ladies?

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  2. I know those old ladies 🙂 The gardens are indeed Grand. Funnily enough – we visited them last May – at the same time I took the photo that I’ve used for Chittle Chattle

    Thanks for the pingback too.

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  9. That’s so funny. It really looks as though they’re sitting there, just being green and chatting.

    janet

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  11. This looks like it came out of a book.

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