There is a mature leylandii(I think) hedge about 10meter long, in our back garden. Over the years it has been left to grow and it must be 2meters wide and half of it is protruding into our garden, rest into our neighbour's. Hight is manageable. About 2.5m.
I tried to cut it back towords the boundary line 2years a go, but this has left some dead patches which will not grow anymore. My preference will be to get rid of it altogether, but it belongs to our neighbour.
I have this plan to take the bottom branches off up to 1.5 meter on my side only. Top section will be trimmed to shape or in cloud pruning style.
I am however worried that it will make this worse, as although I don't necessary like it, it is a bit of greenery when viewing from the house.
Keen to know what you think of my plans. Can you give me any other ideas?
ofcouse whatever we decide we will only do it on our side, but we will mention our plans to our neighbours before we start.