How to keep box hedges neat all winter

Monty Don gives the dos and don'ts when it comes to trimming box hedges, before winter sets in.

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Monty Don offers advice on trimming formal box hedges to ensure they stay neat all winter. September is your last chance to do it – if you leave it any later, the newly clipped shoots will be easily damaged by frost over winter, leading to die-back and bare patches, as you'll see in this short video clip from Gardeners' World. 


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