Background photo - Junipers in the gardens of Le Corbusier's celebrated "L'Unite" building, Marseille, France 2008
May 2010 - Hedge
Spotted in Rhu near Helensburgh, it was nice to be able to find a perfect demonstration of how thin the 'shell' of greenery on a conifer hedge really is.
This hedge looks as if it had been shortened to make way for a building extension. Inside the branch structure is plain to see, lots of volume and not a lot of woody material. Even though this hedge was about 2 metres deep the greenery was restricted to the outer 10 cm on each side.
Unfortunately this cut end will never go green again.