Posted: 07/04/2017 at 11:11
Ada, What kind of conifers are they do you know. Where in the garden are they. How high are they now.
Conifers come in many forms and can be trained with a very light trimming, never go back to bare wood, they can be topped as I do with my own, they are Lawsonia, fairly slow growing and now thirty five years old they get topped every three years.
Some are bush shaped some Pillars and they can be kept in trim with light shearing, if you shear them too hard they never get their needles back you are left with a brown mess. I love the small ornamental slow growers that come in all shades of green to Golden. Here in the North and up in Scotland people have beds of ornamental Pines.