Good day in my own garden to-day.
I trimmed the Laurel hedge.
This is what it looked like in 2006, when we moved in.
In 2007 we built our veg garden in this area as it is enclosed on all 4 sides
To-day I trimmed the hedge – as it was casting a lot of shade.
I think I have a variation on a pleached look going here. I love my stone walls and it seems a shame to hide them with greenery. It looks a bit scruffy just now. The plan is to keep it clipped at roughly this height, and it should thicken up a bit. I reckon in a couple of years it will look quite nice.
Now … I just have to get rid of the clippings. (Well when I say “I” what I mean is;- I think Shed-Man is going to have a busy time with the shredder at the weekend).
We need to keep the hedge to give us privacy from next door, and more importantly to act as a wind break, keeping as much of the prevailing South Westerlies off the garden as we can.
I am really happy with the difference in the amount of light that cutting the Laural has made. But gosh I am tiered now.