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Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:03 pm    Post subject: We laid our hedge Reply with quote    

We started with this on Friday morning:



and by Sat afternoon we had this:



and 12 people who helped us have now learnt the basics of hedgelaying

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks great! Is there much hedge laying done where you live?

Andy B



Joined: 12 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very nice, leaving it a bit late though, wasn't the sap rising?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks grand!
A.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just a little bit neater. Nice work.

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gosh, thats a lovely bit of hedging! Well done! Was it getting sappy?

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks really good wish I had a hedge now lol

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tidy!

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent. Impressed.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very nice, want a job?

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Very nice, want a job?


OH never turns down the offer of work .......

Thanks for all the positive replies - a few of the branches were just breaking bud but I think we were just in time.

Over the next few days we also have 1000 hedge plants to get in - anyone fancy a hedge planting break in Normandy?

As for hedgelaying round here - it's new to the French - they tend to butcher their hedges round here but they all seem impressed. Next year, when we lay the rest of it we hope to get french people here helping as well. Time to find out what hedgelaying/binder/pleach etc are in french

Rob R



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Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Green Rosie wrote:
OH never turns down the offer of work .......


It wasn't an offer, it was a challenge We have about a mile of overgrown blackthorn & have given up on laying that stuff, slash & burn is by far the better policy. The hawthorn laying is a bit more sucessful, but the stems are a bit further apart in places so it'll need a few years regrowth before it can be re-laid to make a job as good as yours

pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

looks great!

My OH has just done his 1st laying of hedge too! He came home shredded!

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very impressive.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pookie wrote:
looks great!

My OH has just done his 1st laying of hedge too! He came home shredded!


Was that the one down the lane from you? We need pics...

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