Posted: 11/12/2016 at 09:43
Guidance given to farmers has recently been updated so that hedges should not now be trimmed between the beginning of March and the end of August.
I prefer not to cut hedges back from mid February onwards, as in my experience small birds may well be prospecting and starting on nest building by then.
Sounds as if you've got a lovely gardening project ahead of you. Keep us up to date with your adventure