Last week I extended a flower bed by cutting a large semi circle into the lawn. After removing turf I dug away the tangled mess of grass roots and then started work on the soil. When I came across the long thin roots from the beech hedge I pulled them up and cut them with the secateurs. I got carried away with enthusiasm for the project and I am now worried! It wouldn't have mattered in winter but it was a daft thing to do when the old brown leaves are falling and the new buds swelling. I know time will tell if I have done damage but any one else have thoughts about it ?