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20/05/17<br />
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David Shawcross, 85, gives his giant 18ft tall topiary its spring time trim.<br />
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The couple moved into their home in Callow, near Wirksworth, Derbyshire in 1966. The house was partially derelict and the garden had been neglected for decades. But one spindly hawthorn sapling soon caught the couple’s eyes. David, a retired art teacher said: “We didn’t choose it, it chose itself. It began to grow into a ragged and ramshackle bush but clearly had the shape of a chick. So I began to clip it to help it along. . It gets one big trim in the autumn but I always tidy it up during the Easter holiday too.”<br />
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