Our tired old privet hedge is past it's best - it was planted as a boundary approx. 80 years ago and honey fungus seems to be gradually killing it off. I like the density of privet and the birds do make nests in it, but we feel it is time for it to go, as mostly it is now yellowing. The escallonia that we replaced part of the privet with is also dying. We used to use something call armatillox (?) but that is no longer available in the shops.
Any ideas what we can do, which type of hedges we should plant to look attractive and encourage wildlife would be of great help. Thanks.