- Bog Myrtle
- Southern Turkey
- 07 Feb 2007
Hedgetrimmer, bear in mind that fences are costly, need treated, painted, and maintained. Beech is nice, certainly, but it'll need a lot of work to dig out the leylandii, plant the beech, and look after them till established.
I don't understand the outburst against leylandii really, unless maybe in a very tiny garden (do I detect a whole story of feuding neighbours here??)
My mother had a lovely leylandii hedge round her garden (which was a big garden certainly), and it looked great, was easy to look after, kept nosey neighbours from peering into the house, had some gorgeous clematis and rambling roses clambering all through it, and best of all provided nesting and winter shelter for loads of birds.
I wouldn't be too keen to rip it out, try pruning it a bit first and then think about it.