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Is there hope for this hedge

Hi all,

im not a Gardener by any means but would truly appreciate your help. There was a hedge that lined mine and my neighbor's property. Without my consent, the neighbor went and cut the hedges that had been there for the last 20+ years. Is there any hope they’ll grow back?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,620
    Yes, if you can water them generously and sprinkle some fertiliser along the row. 

    Whereabouts are you?  There are general rules in the UK about trimming shared hedges but they depend on ownership.  If it's theirs, there's not a lot you can do except maybe put a fence up on your side to mark the boundary clearly and give you back your privacy.  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Obelixx said:
    Yes, if you can water them generously and sprinkle some fertiliser along the row. 

    Whereabouts are you?  There are general rules in the UK about trimming shared hedges but they depend on ownership.  If it's theirs, there's not a lot you can do except maybe put a fence up on your side to mark the boundary clearly and give you back your privacy.  
    Thank you! Is there a specific fertilizer I should use or look for? 

    I’m in Canada. This happened just at the end of summer last year. Now that the snow is melted, I’m reminded of how angry and annoyed I am. The hedges were/are likely lining both of our properties. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,620
    A general purpose fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone will do or pelleted chicken/horse/cow manure.   If the snow's just melted I doubt it needs watering.

    Check your house deeds and any local covenants for who owns the hedge and rules about hacking and heights.   
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,667
    It looks like it might have been cotoneaster franchettii. It'll bounce back 
    Devon.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,139
    Have you discussed it with the neighbour? If they intended to renovate it, then they might be planning to feed it. If not then they might be planning to dig it out or keep chopping it down. Probably best to ask them.
  • JennyJ said:
    Have you discussed it with the neighbour? If they intended to renovate it, then they might be planning to feed it. If not then they might be planning to dig it out or keep chopping it down. Probably best to ask them.
    They were basically too lazy to maintain their side. So instead of coming to speak with us about it they took upon themselves to chop them down. When confronted about it, they said they had no plans to do anything with it. Very frustrating 
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