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Advice on hedge maintenance

Hi there,

we planted a lot of bare root hedging whips on are small holding over the winter it is hazel,field maple,hawthorn,blackthorn and holly.
will I need to cut these back or prune atall this winter or do I let them get more established there is nearly 3000 in total.
many thanks
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,119
    They should really have been cut back on planting, if they were taller whips. Otherwise, you'd just let the hedging grow and establish,  and trim in spring/summer depending on the size, and conditions.
    Normally, trimming would happen when birds aren't nesting, but I'm guessing there're unlikely to be any as the hedge is young and new.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,088
    If it'd help, I notice there's a company bearing your user name, but with an 'l' on the end of it.  They claim to 'use years of practical experience and knowledge' so they may be able to help you?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,193
    nick615 said:
    If it'd help, I notice there's a company bearing your user name, but with an 'l' on the end of it.  They claim to 'use years of practical experience and knowledge' so they may be able to help you?
    💡  Maybe the 'years of practical experience and knowledge' that they use belong to us? 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,119
    I have to admit I was highly suspicious too - but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 944
    If it looks like a chancer .... and posts like a chancer ....  rolleyes 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,119
    Hasn't come back anyway @Bee witched . Maybe on another forum.... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,510
    Face book, they are experts on plastic grass though. 
    Maybe he could contact them for advise,  not many of us are experienced in 3000 hedge plants. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • im a bit confused does anyone offer any actual gardening advice on this forum.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,510
    I can’t understand why , when you bought 3000 plants, the seller didn’t give you some planting advise,  maybe you should go back and ask their opinion, as I said,  I’m not sure many people on here have had the experience of that amount of plants.
    @Fairygirl gave you the advice you needed. 
    If they were mine I’d grow them up and layer them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • i always like to ask a few peoples opinions the sellers said something similair but forums can throw up some genuinely great advice sometimes.
    maybe ill leave them untill next summer and give the a trim 
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