I have tried to keep our hedges under control. However I haven’t been able to put enough time into it. I would do some one day and then some more another day and it never seemed to get anywhere. Also the ladder I was using wasn’t really tall enough to reach the top properly. Not having the right tools (like a hedging saw) didn’t help either. Trying to cut it square with a pair of secateurs and a hacksaw. I know we have a lot of hedges. So we decided to pay a gardener for a day’s work on them.
I must say they look great now. He gave them a good shape and even took away all the clippings. After he had gone I measured the hedges. We have 90 metres of hedge. The photos don’t really show how long the hedges are.
Hedge on the West side of the backyard