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please can anyone tell me when’s the best month to hard cut back a beech hedge it’s getting so wide and needs a good hair cut x


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  • Thank you hopefully the weather maybe better tomorrow so can get in the garden 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,255
    Fine to do it now, once you've checked that there are no nesting birds in the hedge ... it would be illegal to do anything that might disturb them if they have started nest building.  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Been looking can’t see anything but will defo be taking it back steadily 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,871
    If you're cutting it back hard, best to do one side only this year, and the other side in a year or two's time, otherwise it gives the hedge too much of a shock.  Plus the neighbours can see through it...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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