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When to cut Conifers etc.

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by HarryS, May 31, 2018.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    Understandably you cannot cut conifers and other large shrubs etc back until the birds have finished nesting. When legally and practically is this date ? I leave my conifer hedge until early July .
     
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      martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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      Hi Harry early July is too early,
      Hedge Law | The Law and Garden Hedges - The RSPB
      We recommend cutting hedges and trees is avoided between March and August as this is the main breeding season for nesting birds.

      Even early August is too early imho some birds that usually have two broods are having three.
       
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        Cheers Martin , bloomin' August is getting a bit late.
         
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