Benefits of planting a very wide hedge?
At my south boundary there is a very tall 8 ft plus privet hedge and my house is about 3-4 meters away on a higher ground level which has created a shaded corridor.
My feeling was to chop back (down) the hedge but my neighbours aren't keen because they "like a hedge vs a fence".
Funny really considering they haven't planted their own hedge anywhere on any of their boundaries they just love my hedge on my property.
When I started think what else I'd do with the area I couldn't decide and then I wondered if I could go the other way and plant another couple of hedgerows next to it?
Would there be a way to utilise such a hedge becuse I'm keen on self sufficiency, wildlife and my children's enjoyment.
In my minds eye there is produce to be picked from the top and the kids are scrambling around underneath.
Any input appreciated. I'd like to not alienate any more of my neighbours if possible.