east yorkshire, United Kingdom
I have a self sown yew about 20yrs old standing 5-6ft high. it has never been formally pruned, I've only ever trimmed any bits that got in my way.
how far can i cut into a branch so that i still get new growth. OH is happy to take the hedge trimmer to it but he gets a bit gungo ho if he isnt given clear directions. His garden philosophy 'if it lives it lives, if it dies tough!'
The final effect I am after isnt exactly topiary just a neatly trimmed shape as this border is being re worked as I have to have 2 dead crab apples, 1 dead deutzia and 7 3yr old self sown sycamores and 5 3yr old self sown ash removed.
Any advice please, thanks in advance.
On plant Taxus baccata
- 8 Nov, 2012