I wonder if you could help me. I currently have an over grown conifer hedge (20ft tall) which I would like to replace with laurel.
In order to maintain the privacy as its next to a country lane I am considering initially taking at least 10ft off the top of the conifer and cutting back to the trunk on the garden side, could I then plant a laurel (I am currently looking at your 4ft plants) hedge inside the line of the conifer hedge and as the laurel becomes established cut down the conifer to the base therefore keeping an element of privacy. If this is possible how close to the conifer can I plant the laurel, space isn`t an issue but the less I lose the better.
Many thanks in anticipation for your help.
- 12 Dec, 2011