Screening my fence with a hedge
I have just had 4 leylanddis cut down at the bottom of my garden - I did feel guilty but as they had grown quite wide there was a narrow gap between them and my greenhouse and I no longer felt safe climbing a ladder and balancing over glass with a hedge trimmer. However I would like to plant some sort of evergreen hedging which doesn't grow out too wide and that I can keep at a height of 8 foot. Please could I have some suggestions. I really don't like that shrub that a lot of people have in their front gardens as hedging and it smells really horrible as you pass it especially in summer and at this time of the year. I don't know what it is called but I'm sure you will know the one I mean. Anything else fast growing would be good. The fence it is screening is not mine so I don't want to attach anything to it. I did have blackbirds nesting in the leylanddi so would like to keep the birds in my garden.