170 yards hawthorn and hazel hedge, Forty Green, Hemel Hempstead, South of England style
Two very contrasting sections of hedge. The first section was very substantial, mostly hazel, with some considerable gaps. It did not lend itself to staking and binding, but needed the extra strength provided by retaining stems as live stakes.
The first section also provided enough stakes and binders to use on the second section, thereby saving the expense of buying them in.
Apart from bringing the hedge back into management again, the requirement was to reveal the stunning silhouetted row of trees beyond.