Now until end of April is the last chance for Dormant Pruning!
This overgrown privet hedge has been on a 3 year reduction and rejuvenation program. Old plants such as lilacs, viburnums, & forsythia need the old wood thinned out to encourage healthy young sucker growth. In order to enjoy the flowers and foliage, remove 1/3 per year.
This year the hedge height was also reduced. See the before and after photos