How to keep box hedges neat all winter video

How to keep box hedges neat all winter

Monty Don gives the dos and don'ts when it comes to trimming box hedges, before winter sets in.

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Monty Don offers advice on trimming formal box hedges to ensure they stay neat all winter. September is your last chance to do it – if you leave it any later, the newly clipped shoots will be easily damaged by frost over winter, leading to die-back and bare patches, as you’ll see in this short video clip from Gardeners’ World. 
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