Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:06
What height are you going for with the hedge Duncan?
Hazel is quite big if you let it go (but not by leylandii standards)
If you cut it back it's a bit mean with the nuts. But a much nicer plant than those red robins.
Have you got room to do a native hedgerow with a couple of hazels allowed to grow to nutting height?
What's the squirrel population like in your area? I have lots of hazel but rarely get a nut for me.