Paul's hedgelaying

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January 2020

Stanbridge. 48 yards hawthorn, originally a farm hedge, now a garden boundary. Laid South of England style.
An awkward hedge to lay with masses of ivy and chicken wire to contend with

 

View before laying...
 

...newly laid...
 

Work in progress, note all the ivy removed from the hedge on the left
 

Section between sheds before...
 

...during...
 

...and after
 

Here are the arisings hauled out of the hedge. Almost all of it is ivy
 

End of hedge by greenhouse, before...
 

...and after
 

This is all the ivy pulled out of the last section of hedge
 

Completed hedge
 

Another view of completed hedge...
 

...same view March 2021 as I return to lay the next section. Good regrowth from last season. The tips have been trimmed both for tidiness and bushier regrowth.
 

I had agreed with the client to lay just the first section of hedge this season to see how it went before tackling a more awkward section sandwiched between the greenhouse / outbuilding and fence next season.

 

Barton le Clay. 29 yard plum hedge. As much of the existing laid hedge kept as possible and held in place with live stakes.
This is the only hedge I have laid three times (since the owner always seems to let it get away at some point) - see here and here

Hedge before re-laying...
 

...same view afterwards, tops of live stakes yet to be trimmed
 


St John the Evangelist Church, Whitchurch. 108 yards churchyard hedge, hawthorn and plum. Laid using live stakes

This involved laying three sides of the churchyard extension boundary hedges, two were young hedges and one already well established

Laid plum hedge blossoming, April 2021 at start of second growing season since being laid...
 

...this is how it looked before laying...
 

...just laid, with firewood ready to be taken home for the stove...
 

... and growing back
 

Far side of churchyard extension, before...
 

...after...
 

...and growing back nicely
 

Side hedge before...
 

...same view growing back after laying