hello everyone; I’ve had what I consider to be a great idea; however before perusing said idea, I would appreciate some advice. I have a rather large lleylandii hedge; I’m wanting to cut deep into it to create an arbour, adding chicken wire or something to keep the curve, leaving the long trunks as the back edge, then pot some clematis and training it to grow under and around the curved edge and sitting a bench in the archway.
Will this destroy the hedge? I know the underside of the arch will be brown, hence the clematis? But is it doable?
Kind regards TJ