How to prune a wildlife hedge

How to prune a wildlife hedge

Late summer is the best time to prune wildlife hedges – we show you how to do it.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not To do in January

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Do not To do in October

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Do not To do in December

Like ornamental hedges, those grown for wildlife can quickly get out of hand if not clipped regularly, and August is the best time to do it.

Cutting wildlife hedges in the dormant season is best avoided, as it encourages more vigorous growth the following season and can look ragged and unsightly. It may also destroy berries and seeds, as well as the eggs of overwintering insects.

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