REGARDING your article on hedge pruning, surely it is a criminal offence in the UK to prune a hedge or tree in the UK without ascertaining that there are no nesting birds between April and August. This is not an EU directive it is a UK law.
Paul Chandler, Droitwich
Wendy says: Correct, it is good practice to refrain from trimming hedges between these times. But if you are happy there are no bird nests, you can trim any time.
Carefully check hedges first