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I'm glad you said that Verdun, it gets me out of going out in the next few days to trim my small leylandii hedge. (I inherited it with the house)
Oh, except for that small Leylandii hedge that Artjak's got......hee hee hee
That's right, Verdun - we all know that small leylandii hedges like Artjak's can ONLY be pruned while it is pouring with rain and blowing a hoolie. It's something to do with the particular biology of that species. Foul weather essential.
Happy New Year everyone!
Also the only way to prune leylandii is to the ground, with a chainsaw. I recommend "encouraging" them with a stump grinder afterwards.
Totally the best treatment Bob
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - so the saying goes.......They are great if you have horrible neighbours - I love them
Can I prune all my trees now or are there any that should wait till spring?
Verdun and Rosie, I've only just got back to this thread. Sadly the sun is shining and it is warm; so won't be trimming the hedge
The year before last we had a week of warm weather at the beginning of the year around about March, ( I think that was summer that year) anyway I had a guy in to lop some serious footage off of our trees/hedging - no browning or any sign of stress. I think as already mentioned early spring will be fine.
Leave it until the spring then remove old blooms, cutting back to a pair of fat buds. If the plant is congested then take out some of the older canes from the base.