to their leaves. There is quite a choice of cherry-laurel cultivars—the compact Otto Luyken is worthy of much better treatment than its habitual siting in supermarket car parks.
Now that we live in a village, we need to protect ourselves from the sound of passing traffic. We also suspect that our neighbours — delightful people, all of them —would appreciate some protection from the noise that our grandchildren create. It’s said that the Englishman’s house is his castle and that our ancestors fancied themselves as lords of
‘What appeals most to plantobsessed lunatics is the of leaves
Charles Quest-ritson wrote the RHS Encyclopedia of Roses