When we moved into our new property a year ago I was delighted to see that the neighbours had a hedge of this that topped their wall, allowing us the benefit of the fringe of evergreen foliage and flowers. Last year, just as it was flowering, I was horrified to see the gardeners one morning attacking the hedge and removing all growth and flowers - yes in full bloom! Why they do that I do not know but it regularly happens. The work stopped about 2/3 of the way down the hedge and we later discovered that the home owner had been equally horrified and stopped the work.
|Neighbour's hedge last year before pruning|