thickening up a thin hedge
Can anyone advise on how to make a thin hedge thicker? It is a double row of Privet, probably pretty old (trunks are about 3inch diameter), which is bare at the bottom and only about 2feet thick. I'd like for it to be thicker, and if the bottom could be clothed too that would be a bonus.
I gather Privet will respond to drastic pruning if it is overgrown, but this is undergrown if anything! It looks like it's been regualrly clipped, so would it be enough to just let it grow out for a while? and maybe chop a couple of feet off the top?
Thanks in advance
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