The second session at Cobrans Farm was completed in dry weather but the ground was saturated and soon became very muddy indeed. Working with one trainee I laid ten yards of maiden hedge, producing a very satisfying result as these before and after shots show.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Some rather technical laying yesterday with the Surrey Hedgelaying Group. A difficult hedge at Tatsfield that was made up of widely spaced old Hawthorn stems with some more recent mixed species under-planting. A lot of back-laying was required and in some cases the stem was split both ways. Below is a rather poor quality photo of a root lay. The large stem has been dug around and then pleached from the far side so that only one root remained attached and then laid over on this. In the photo the pleached root runs downwards from the centre of the picture.