Posted: 12/02/2016 at 20:20
I'm a cotoneaster fan but not as hedging. It grows well for me.
Cherry plums have not been hedged and are very leggy. Lovely though, in flower now, a few blooms on New Year's Day count.
Yes, I hate laurel, wish I'd never planted it. We've just cut back some enormous specimens. They had ideas above their station and were just about in the road. They now look HORRIBLE. Bare and stumpy. They will regrow unfortunately