Carol Klein returns this week for the fourth episode of the second season of her series, Gardening with Carol Klein. The gardening pro, who lives in North Devon, shoots the programme from her own garden at Glebe Cottage. She also often appears on BBC Gardeners’ World alongside Monty Don.
Carol used “really sharp secateurs” to partially cut the branch so the sap flows through horizontally rather than upwards.
She then tied that branch into another one using string.
“It’s just to keep it in place,” she added.
“When you see a hedge that’s been laid, or you watch somebody doing it, it looks brutal, but it’s not at all.
Next, tie it into a neighbouring branch with string.
The branch should then grow horizontally and create a thicker hedge.
Gardening with Carol Klein airs tonight at 7pm on Channel 5