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Thin beech hedge help

Hi 

I have a beech hedge that's about 4 years old. The issue is that it's very thin and sparse. It hasn't thickened up at all. I am a complete novice at gardening and have no clue what to do.

My wife wants it ripped out if it's not going to thicken but I quite like the idea of having a nice hedge. 

Any advice would be very much appreciated. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559
    I'd remove the gravel and give it a good mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost and keep it well watered throughout the summer
    Devon.
  • Thank you. My neighbour mentioned about cutting the hedge down in size. But I wasn't sure if I had to take a bit off with clippers or literally cut it in half. As I said I am completely new to this lol
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559
    It's just hedge, your choice, but I'D not cut it back .
    Devon.
  • Cheers. Will get some manure and give it a go
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559
    Sorry , my last post should have read " it's YOUR hedge, your choice" , duh. Soz!!
    Devon.
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