pruning shrubs for growth
On gardeners world a few weeks back i saw Monty pruning back the 'wrong' side of a shrub to encourage growth.
I have just removed a large hedge and exposed what was the back of a forsythia. Due to the previous hedge its all weedy on the 'new front and i want to get it to bush out. Do you think I should prune it back hard on the weedy side to encourage it to bush out?
The other side is all doing rather well. I also have the same issue with a laurel.