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Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:29

Cheers for thoughtful comments everybody, I actually found a photo of the same bit of hedge but about 2.5 months ago (the picture shows my wife looking longly in on the house we would finally get a few weeks later - hence two months ago getting the keys - see for sale sign still up).

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36941.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

The reason why I put it up is to say that it shows the hedge more in line with the wall/columns (but still protuding I do realise) - when we first saw the house the hedge was flush with the columns.  I should also say the house is in a conservation area so not sure what that means in terms of the hedge (if we get things wrong with it???).

Have some thoughts on other parts of the garden - will take a few more photos and ask a few more question in time if thats okay ....

Cheers again.

Malcolm

 

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:55

Hi Brumbull - its roughly oabout 1m wide and about 1.9m hight - quite big trunks behind the wall from where hedge has fitted into the gaps between the columns - but needed to cut it back by the end showing in the photo - since was pushing the drive gate and couldn't get the car up the drive safely (so needed to cut the end bit - will do more on that bit I suspect).

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:45

Thanks all for comments so far - we are looking up the address of the family of the previous owners to drop them a line and ask them about their previous hedge management - as well as having now entered into negotiations with top management (my wife) as to allowing the hedge to possibly protrude beyond the boundary wall.  The rest of the garden is al lovely - goes all around the house - some bits need work and other small trees do need managing - to be honest we are a bit afraid where to start ...... all good fun though (we are very lucky).

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:07

Hi There,

First time emailing this website (excuse awkwardness of writing), but have a quandry regarding a laurel hedge which has grown a bit since we bought the house 2 months ago (so lucky to get house and garden).  As you will see in the photo its quite an established hedge - which fits in with an ornate boundary wall.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36905.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

I am aware it is around the right time to consider cutting the hedge back - but wondering if there is anything I need to consider to make sure the hedge grows back to fit snuggly with the wall - not sticking out infront as it is now ....

Any advice on timing of hedge cutting and how to manage its presence around the wall columns etc would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Malcolm

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