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Reduce a box hedge?

Is there a way in which I can reduce the width of a box hedge,I have a very wide healthy one in my garden.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,579
    Clip it gradually back to the size you want.   August is a good time to do a trim and you can also give it a major trim cutting it back in May, around Derby day.  However, you can also give it a good pruning back in late winter if you don't mind it looking unsightly for a while.

    It will be a shock so, whichever method you choose, make sure you keep it watered in dry spells and give it a generous feed in spring to help it fight off any prblems with box blight or caterpillars.

    Have a read of this info from the RHS and scroll down to Care and Pruning
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/box/growing-guide 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you Obelixx
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