Posted: 05/04/2016 at 12:21
I have a 12 year old Red Robin hedge which I have trimmed throughout the years but which has now reached about 8' in height and 4' wide encroaching more and more onto the pavement. I wish to take about 2' off the top and 12" or so from the front. At present it is a beautiful red with its new growth - am I too late? If not I presume the gaps caused by quite heavy pruning will take a year or two to fill with new growth?
Secondly, the nearest plant of the neighbours Red Robin "hedge" (which has never been looked after!) which is the other side of my drive completely died last year and the rest does not look good. Is there a known cause/remedy to protect mine?
Thanks in advance for any advice.