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By Growham

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

does anyone out ther know any thing about"niwaki",the japanese art of cloud pruning,would love to know how to do it.I have been facinated by it since going to the japanese gardenin morgan porth,cornwall.

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Our member "Mossy" has the most fantastic garden, in it he/she has spent many years cloud pruning a pyracantha. To see the garden put the name Mossy in the GoY search box......and enjoy.

31 Oct, 2011


The RHS has a guide on cloud pruning, as do other sites - Google 'How to Cloud Prune'

31 Oct, 2011


I have a great book on the subject "Niwaki "by Jake Hobson , it gives advice on the many forms of pruning , training and shaping trees the Japanese way (Niwaki) cloud pruning being just one of these.

31 Oct, 2011 is what you need. The website address will be something similar -

Tell Jake you received contact from Manuela and Nigel at Worcester - it may or may not help but have found over the years how good it is to know and feel the close community within gardeners.

Jake and his wife know everything there is to know about Japanese pruning, and sell tools for all sorts of topiary (niwaki). Their service, and information brochure, and delivery is second to none. I especially recommend their secateurs ... three years and still as sharp as the day I bought them - something to do with the carbon steel forging of samurai swords??!!??

Anyway ... the technology works!

2 Nov, 2011


just a line to say thanks to all you guys!!!

3 Nov, 2011

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