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There's a hole in my hedge

melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
I have trimmed my front hedge in a new home for the first time today and there seems to be sycamore growing through part of it. 

My first thought is that this isn't ideal and so i chopped away some branches but have been left with big holes. 

I haven't chopped out all out yet,  would you leave it, or chop it out. Will the remaining shrub grow to fill the gap perhaps, or i could plant something to fill?

Any ideas? 🌿


  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
    I'm no expert but I would expect the hedge to fill out eventually.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,352
    Yes, there's some sycamore saplings in there ... there's also some ash tree saplings ... it depends what you want ...  a single species hedge or a mixed one.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
    edited May 2018
    @Dovefromabove I don't mind it being mixed, there are privet, holly and something else I don't know (is it hawthorn?) in there already. I was just concerned that sycamore might not be a good plant for a hedge...?
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,959
    ... ash neither
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