When to prune/cut back
I have a bay and two laurels in the front garden, which give privacy down side of my house. They are now too tall and also need trimming back down their sides. I know both can take cutting back but when is best time. I have been told not to do it in the autumbn in case frosts attack the newly cut branches (I live in Dorset) but come the spring the birds are a-nesting. Help please.