How to trim a young yew hedge video

How to trim a young yew hedge

In this video clip, Monty clips a newly planted yew hedge in August so that it will become dense and stay neat through till spring.

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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August to October is yew hedge cutting season, and Monty Don is wielding his shears on a young yew hedge along the edge of his Jewel Garden. Trimming yew now means it will stay neat right through until May. Watch this short video clip from Gardeners’ World as Monty explains how and where to cut a formal yew hedge, and what effect you’re aiming to achieve. 
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