Topiary in animal
shapes are spectacular when they are fully filled with moss or fully
covered with a small leaf ivy, boxes, and yews.
For medium and
large topiary, you may need up to four ivies. Start growing the ivy from
the legs and train it through the body day by day until the topiary is
fully covered. Trim the ivy if it becomes too crowded.
For small topiary,
you may need just one ivy. If your ivy is
fully grown, it may be enough to cover the whole body of the topiary,
giving a spectacular effect instantly. For very small Topiary, filling
with moss is very easy and effective.