hedge ideas for privacy
Hi so i have moved into my first family home, the garden is not huge and at the back of the garden is a row of conifers which are probably over three meters tall and very wide so they invade on what garden we do have. i got a tree surgeon round to trim them and to make them narrower but he advised that they couldnt be cut back much as it was all dead on the inside and wouldnt grow back green if he cut it all off. This has made me decide that i am going to cut them down as i dont want them being this wide as it just takes up to much of the garden. Unfortunately our garden is overlooked on all sides so i love the privacy the height gives. Can anyone please recomend what i can use as a new hedge i ideally want something that will grow tall like a confier but that i can keep more narrow and what will withstand harsh pruning so i can keep it narrow i have had cherry laurel suggested but have also heard horror stories about it. Any ideas are welcome i have thought about a trellis and climbers but my husband isnt keen on it as he doesnt like the neighbours at the back being able to look into our garden and our home from their upstairs windows. Also is there any hedge that will give me these benefits but also allow plants to grow in their shade and if so what do you recomend.