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- 31-01-2009, 09:45 PM #1
Overgrown privet hedge
I have recently bought a house with an old garden which has privet hedging which is 20ft plus tall, all the leaves are at the top. Does anyone know if it will grow back if I cut is to about 4ft?
- 31-01-2009, 09:47 PM #2
Yes it will grow back over quite a long time. Wait until Spring before cutting it back and give it a good feed in the Spring too.
- 31-01-2009, 10:08 PM #3
i cut mine down to about 4ft in november, and right back to about a foot wide, no green stuff left at all, when i moved in, it grew back quickly when spring started (and is just starting to sprout now) and was covered in leaves completely by summer and by the next year was beautiful
Last edited by lynda66; 31-01-2009 at 10:09 PM.
- 31-01-2009, 10:57 PM #4
Don't so it during bird nesting time just in case. One thing to consider is that it can be a bit of a thug and does take water and nutrients out of the soil so you might want to think about taking it out and putting something else in it's place.ntgNever be afraid to try something new.
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- 01-02-2009, 04:41 AM #5
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- 01-02-2009, 08:02 AM #6
Hi and welcome to the vine.
Our privet was 20 foot tall - we keep cutting it down but it always gets out of hand. This spring it is coming out completely and we are going to put a fence in instead. Remember the long straight bits can be used instead of canes for your beans and the twiggy top bits are good for pea supports.
Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 01-02-2009 at 08:03 AM.Happy Gardening,
- 01-02-2009, 10:38 AM #7
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