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HEDGELAYING 2003


The hedge lies between two meadows at the end of London End Lane and was laid in February and March 2003.  



Bramble and brushwood is cleared.



Laying starts, using hazel for the upright stakes



The ledge is laid uphill and out of the ditch



Binders of hazel are woven along the top of the hedge to provide strength and to hold the stakes firm.  (Willow can also be used for this purpose.)



The finished hedge - ready for the spring when the branches with sprout to form a dense barrier.



A close-up of the hazel binding taken in the middle of April showing the new growth has already started and the hedge is starting to fill out and thicken.

 

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