Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:17
What direction does the area face, north/south etc?
That could be a lovely long border. Maybe a narrow paved path up against the hedge to help with cutting it and sweeping up the cuttings, and then turn the rest to soil, dig over and fill with plants, taller ones to the rear and smaller ones to the front. The path will be hidden from view by the plants in front. Google image 'long borders' and you will see what I mean.
Something like this..