Paul's hedgelaying

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January 2018

37 yards hawthorn, holly, beech, yew and plum, Beaconsfield, South of England style

The requirement was to improve the overall appearance and to stop two black labradors escaping into the neighbour's garden, so I used sturdy ash stakes and binders on this hedge - just to make sure. This hedge had been laid in the distant past.

Front garden before ...
 

... and after
 

View from neighbour's side
 

Regrowth by 11th May
 

Section by side of house before ...
 

... and after
 

Regrowth by 11th May
 

"Shed section". Yes, there used to be a shed in front of this bit! Before ...
 

... and after
 

Looking to back garden, from neighbour's side. A white garden chair blocks a gap to stop dogs coming through, before ...
 

... and after - chair no longer needed!
 

Looking to house, from neighbour's side, before ...
 

... and after. The hedge morphed into garden shrubbery at this point.
Two stems laid the other way to fill the gap at the end.
 

Back garden, before ...
 

... and after
 

Regrowth by 11th May
 

30 yards mixed field hedge, hawthorn, hazel, ash, South of England, Pednor

The customer wanted to open up the view from her house

View before laying with view beyond hedge obscured ...
 

... and after, with view beyond hedgerow revealed
 

View from start of hedge before laying ...
 

... after laying ...
 

... and regrowth on 3rd June
 

View from end of hedge, before laying ...
 

... same view, regrowth on 3rd June
 

Hedgelaying and training/supervision of Greensand Trust Rangers laying 86 yards hawthorn and holly hedge using living stakes, Ampthill Park

Not only were there enough stems to use live stakes, but the ground was very sandy so dead stakes were not going to be very effective

Start of hedge before ...
 

... and after
 

Start of hedge before ...
 

... and after
 

Start of hedge before ...
 

... and after
 

Taking shape, with live stakes supporting hedge
 

The live stake, centre, awaits a slanted cut angled down to the front

Two live stakes have been left and this section of hedge is being laid  between them creating a very strong hedge
 

Making progress
 

 
 

12 yards hazel and field maple, South of England, Beacons Bottom

The customer wanted the view over the hedge and to simplify maintenance

 

View from driveway before ...
 

... and after
 

The laid hedge is very compact
 
 
 

View from road before ...
 

... after
 

Customer photo of 15th July - the hedge has just had its first trim