I have a mixed hedge which is about 6 feet high. I think it is privet
Currently, it is very top heavy in terms of the growth, and it has a lot
of bare stems lower down. Please see the photographs.
I want to try and get the hedge to be bushy all the way down to ground
I've read about pruning back hard, which I take means to basically chop
the whole thing down to within 12" of the floor.
However, I don't know if this is the right thing to do, especially at
this time of year (April). There are buds appearing on the hedge, so I
don't know if a hard prune down to ground level at this time of year
would kill the hedge.
I've got no gardening experience, so I'm nervous at taking such a
Please does anyone have any advice.