Omg they are amazing what a lovely green hedge, iam hoping mine will one day be like that ! So I have a question can I cut anymore off or leave them now till April? I have got new growth from the cut i did end of May but a couple of them are still like sticks with no new shoots at the bottom Also how often should I giving blood fish and bone? Thanks for any help given
To answer your question... (anecdotally as always), I don't think they care when you cut them. I cut half mine last year in September and no new growth happened at all. I cut the other half in April and all plants shooted new growth in May exactly the same.
Cutting 100% works though as every cut doesn't just produce 2 stems it produces 6 or 7 lower down. My neighbour planted some the same time as me and hasn't cut them at all and his look pathetic in comparison.
Tracey I think you've planted them too close to the fence. Mine were 1m from the fence and are pressed up against it already despite annual cutting. These things grow round. So if you want them 9ft high where's the 9ft width going to go?
I do late April.