Saturday, May 28, 2016
Hedges in British village are causing a stir after their recent trim
"A house in a rural village is causing a stir after its hedges were trimmed into phallic-like shapes. The large plants were grown and the shapes were created using topiary skills in Cross, near Axbridge in Somerset.
But grandfather-of-three Peter Knife, who owns the 400-year-old £450,000 property, said he has no idea how the hedges were shaped and has had no complaints. The 69-year-old said: 'I've lived at the house for 20 years with my wife and its always been known as the 'willy house' by children who go to a school nearby. 'I've also had people walk past my house and ask me how I keep my hedges so well-maintained. I wind them up and tell them I put Viagra in the roots.'
One neighbour, who asked not to be named, added: 'I pass by the topiary every day. 'I think they have always been like that and I don't think they can cut them down because it is part of the deeds to the house"