Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:19
Just take it out Gfingers!
Seriously - if you like it you can try some cuttings, but they'll take a while to get to a decent sized shrub. They don't take too kindly to being hacked back in one go - they're better regularly trimmed to keep them neat. Alternatively, take it out and replace with another Hebe or something different like a Euonymous. They provide a bit of colour in the shade of the hedge and will cope with the conditions. Variegated foliage and evergreen, and will take a good haircut if it gets out of hand!
As BL said - if you like the area there, you could just make some small changes and concentrate on developing other parts of the garden. If you want to make a wildlife area, that bit would be good place to have some suitable planting, but you may want feeders etc nearer the house. You could make the border bigger and have buddleias, sedums and other bee/butterfly attracting plants. Many annuals are good for that, so if you like growing from seed, you could have a lovely area there for them.
I like the idea of a croquet lawn