Posted: 12/04/2017 at 11:02
I think I'd take my custom elsewhere in future - what horrible and unprofessional conduct by the GC manager.
Your hedge sounds like a lovely mix which will grow quite quickly into a wildlife friendly hedge.
Yes, you do have some thorny choices in there but you can teach your child not to go rummaging around in the hedge and they will reap the benefits of watching the hedge develop and watching the local fauna start to take up residence in a few years.
When they're older you can also teach them to make sloe gin with the blackthorn fruit
The only caution I would offer is to try to stop children running about in bare feet near the hedge. It is very difficult to clear up every single thorn after pruning / cutting the hedge. You might think it worth investing in one of the leaf sucker / vacs which are used to clear autumn leaves to hoover up the last of any trimmings. You can also put a large sheet or such like under the hedge when you trim it to catch the trimmings.
Enjoy your hedge - it sounds much more interesting than hebe