If you thought you might live out your days without seeing an industrial hedge clipper form shrubs into perfect spheres while accompanied by Wagner, everything changes today.
Italian nursery equipment manufacturer OrlandiGroup demonstrates all of their remarkable hedge clippers and industrial plant-shapers: "How to have all your plants diameters uniform and constant over the time. So when your customers ask for a buxus 40 cm diameter you're sure you will give them a buxus of 40 cm."
After viewing this video and understanding what's possible in this world, nothing but a perfectly spherical boxwood set to a specified diameter will do.
• RAP 10 on field to Pistoia (YouTube / OrlandiGroup)
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