- Cutting privets back!
Once established Privet will take almost anything you can throw at them!Posted 4 years ago
If you are going to take them back to wood though, try not to do it in the main heat of the day and give them a good watering after so they can seal their cuts ok.
Ideally take the cuts back a few inches back from where you want your final hedge surface to be to give it a bit of space to spread out and avoid thick cut ends showing through when regrown.
Also if you want them to green up a bit quicker it’s probably nice to give them a bit of a feed at the same time (pelleted chicken manure is a good idea, give each plant a couple of handfuls and water in well).
After a big hack it’ll come back a little lumpy at first but a few very light trims of the longer stems and it’ll pull back into shape pretty shortly.
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