we planted beech hedging on top of our stone wall 2 years ago. we followed the guidelines given with the plants. unfortunately it has not flourished at all it looks sparse and has hardly had any growth. we desperately wanted it for some privacy for our garden but it seems to be a disaster. it did have some green leaves for a short time this summer but they did not last long and have fallen off now. we thought it was supposed to be a year round hedge? some of the hedges have a few brown leaves on now.