Thickening a Sparse Beech Hedge
Hi. My first ever post - and I'm a novice gardener with limited knowledge. I'm hoping someone can help with my poor beech hedge which has been so drastically cut back on our neighbour's side that we have almost no privacy left at all. I could cope with that during the winter months but, looking at the leaf buds, I think we will still be left with a very sparse and holey hedge come the warmer weather. Has anyone got any good suggestions on how we can (quickly) thicken the hedge (perhaps with holly?) or what plants might look good and provide cover in front of it? We have a small laurel already. I'm aware that the beech roots are dense so digging planting holes could be a problem. I'm desperate to get my privacy back but don't want to give the neighbours the satisfaction of taking out the once-beautiful hedge and replacing with a fence. Many thanks!