170 yards hawthorn hedge, Flitton, Beds. Freestyle.

Re-instating a very large, rough and overgrown hawthorn hedge on the edge of a wood which was laid in the only way practical.
              section before laying Gate section laid, metal gateposts remain
View looking to buildings View looking
              to buildiings
View from
              inside of hedge, shed beyond Completed
              hedge, view on left
View from end of
              hedge View from
              end of hedge
Close-up of end of hedge

35 yards mixed hedge, Ampthill, Beds. Midland Style

Tucked away in the Ampthill Conservation area just yards from the highstreet and the nearest hedge I have ever laid to a Waitrose store!
View from start of hedge before View from
              start of hedge after
View from start before View from
              hedge after
View from
              end of main section before View
              from end of main section after

The second section of this hedge was very unusual in being next to a wall.
Second section before Second
              section after
Second section detail before Second
              section detail after
              view of completed hedge

15 yards garden hedge, Steeple Claydon, Bucks. South of England style

This was a typical garden hedge that had become overrun with ivy until a lot of time was spent stripping the ivy out (you can still see the ivy in the adjoining section in the before pictures). The hedge was starting to put out new growth nicely since the ivy had gone, but this was not going ot fill in the gaps at the bottom of the hedge. The stems were also old and quite brittle; again typical of such hedges.

Laying this hedge has given it a completely new lease of life.

Hedge before laying Hedge
              before Hedge

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