Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:11
OK, 2'6" then - have a nip of something 'strengthening' before you do it, then do the first one - that's the only one you have to be brave for - you'll have to finish the row then or it'll look odd ! You won't cry - we'll all cheer and praise you and you'll be well on your way to being a gardener.
Fish, Blood & Bone is a slow acting organic fertiliser - you get it from the garden centre. Follow the instructions on the pack re amounts etc.
The sort of mulch I would use would be composted bark - in bags from the garden centre - the bag should tell you how many square metres it will cover so you can work out how many bags.
Honestly, if you cut it back as we say you'll get the most fantastic hedge rather than a mediocre one
P.S. And a laurel hedge is so much nicer than a 'bog standard' leylandii-type conifer hedge - and much less trouble in years to come! Good choice!