Background photo - Junipers in the gardens of Le Corbusier's celebrated "L'Unite" building, Marseille, France 2008
August 2011 - Mystery hedge problem
It took a bit of lateral thinking to realise what was wrong with this conifer hedge in Clarkston. See below for answer.
Several years ago, when our clients' children were younger, they had a trampoline. When they outgrew it it was propped against the hedge for a year or so. The lack of light has killed off the greenery on that part of the hedge, which unfortunately will not recover. The trampoline has been gone for a couple of years.