The last session with SEHLS was held on Saturday on the Angmering Estate. This was a charity event and continued on from the hedge laid during the annual competition a couple of weeks ago. A lovely hedge to lay with hand tools; mostly Hawthorn with some Guelder Rose and Hazel in my cant.
The planting was quite widely spaced, with a few gaps and little side growth as it had been closely fenced. I was pleased with the cutting and the build was going OK.
I was one cant down from Peter (his is furthest from the camera) and we finished about the same time - only because he went for a walk - so we ran the binders straight through, as this gives a much better finish. As pleased with this as anything else I have done this season.
And I nearly managed a stake line as straight as his!!
Note the teeth marks of the Hares on the binder nearest the camera. Not sure why they would eat hazel bark that is not that fresh in preference to the young rape plants growing in the field.
Further down the line, at the bottom of the valley they had done a very nice switch from left to right hand laying.
In total the run is over 500 yards and is looking very nice.
So, with the exception of tidying up the coppice next Saturday, that's it for another season.