Stupid Boyfriend Has Ruined Conifers - help!
Without going into detail, I now have a 9' conifer hedge that has about a foot of green growth at the top and revolting brown, hacked branches below. UPDATE: We're talking about 2' of bare branches and can see through to neighbour's garden. As we want rapid, evergreen and dense, have decided to hack the branches back to the trunk, leaving the green topknot, tack thatch screening to the trunks to a metre high and then underplant the existing conifers with new - and keep them trimmed back REGULARLY. Boyfriend wasn't shouted at or left to starve, even though he has also finished off a bay tree. His job is now limited to digging holes - where I want them (unlike the dog who is trying to reach Australia). Will post pic of sad hedge over the Easter weekend so you can cry with me :-)
- 6 Apr, 2009