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Hedges

Buxus or Box hedging will eventually be maintained at a height of about 30cm (12") and width of about 25cm (10"). A dense even hedge is achieved by regular trimming with shears or hedge trimmer to give a flat top and vertical front and back. Hedges should be trimmed in late spring and mid summer, August at the latest. Do not trim in the autumn or winter. Over the next 3-4 years gradually allow the hedge to increase in height and width until the final desired height is achieved at which it can be maintained.

Confer Hedges e.g. Yew - A dense even hedge is again achieved by regular trimming with shears or hedge trimmer. Conifers should be trimmed in late spring and mid-late summer. Do not trim in the autumn or winter. Over the next 6-7 years gradually allow the hedges to increase in height and width until the final desired height is achieved at which it can be maintained.

Lavender hedges are pruned with secateurs or shears as described below. The Lavender is a looser and less formal hedge than the Box or Yew with a midsummer height and spread of about 60cm (2').


Box hedge

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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