Neil shows skill with the hedge clippers

By Country News

Neil Blue, 83, from Benalla, has trimmed his hedges into the shapes of a dog and a peacock.Mr Blue's partner, Ursula McMaster, said his skill with the clippers was self-taught.

“We were just growing weeds and he decided to do something with them rather than throw them away.

“He trims them three to four times over the spring and summer months and less in winter.

“We live in a retirement village, visitors comment on it and come see it, it's a bit of a pastime for them,” she said.