Someone once wrote the definition of an hedge: A statement of man's arrogance against nature.
It's so very true. Especially living on the Gulf Stream here in Southern Ireland. I usually cut them at least five times a year. I have heard that we have ten months of growth. I am not surprised with all the rain we get.
Hedges define boundaries and offer privacy, shade and shelter and help to create a micro climate in the gardens.
They are also somewhat of a chore. Every year I leave the first trim a bit later in case there are birds nesting.
How often do you trim your hedges? Do you use hedge clippers or an electric or petrol hedge trimmer?
Apparently if you want to sell your house you should trim your Bush!