pruning a forsythia hedge
Having spent the third afternoon trying to reduce the height of my forsythia hedge shrubs by just taking out the oldest and tallest stems, am I mad? I have had it done professionally with power hedge trimmers before but it got so big and thick that I drastically reduced it a couple of years ago. This produced a nicer shape but it is so hard to prune. My other problem is that my neighbour put in a huge fence and some stems are growing on the other side! How would you deal with it?