I'd love our hedge to look like this:
Unfortunately, it looks more like this:
We have different techniques for cutting hedges, me and Peter. I'm not saying mine is RIGHT and his is WRONG.
MY way - I cut enough to fill a wheelbarrow then sweep it all up and take it the compost heap. Then I cut some more.
HIS way - he cuts the whole hedge and while he's doing that, I clear it up and run up and down the garden with the wheelbarrow.
I prefer my way. Less daunting. Certainly more time-consuming.
But at least I get to use the power tool!