Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:25
We get more queries about problems with Leylandii on this board than almost anything else except cats.
If you want a formal hedge I'd go for either holly which is good for security and for wildlife, or a beech or hornbeam hedge which, when clipped will retain it's autumn leaves all winter.
Otherwise I'd go for a mixed hedge of English natives, e.g. holly, hawthorn, hazel, elder, spindle etc - you could then have honeysuckle and wild rose weaving through it. Wonderful for wildlife and a really attractive hedge.