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Native Hedge

One of our most exciting activities so far has been to plant a native hedge.  Lots of preparation was needed before this: there was a row of overgrown Leylandii to cut down, a battered rockery to move, and a large raised section to clear and flatten.  416 more words


Before things grow

One last blog article from Beth before moving on to her new job in Cornwall.

Hedgelaying at Lanlay: a race against time

Some of the management work we do on our sites has strict rules about what time of year it has to be completed. 417 more words


Through a hedge backwards

There is something incredibly joyful about standing in the middle of a hedge, clipping, sawing, and coaxing. Choose one branch, saw it to hedge height; choose another, cut half way through it, push it over with a loud cracking sound, and weave it in. 437 more words

Hedge Laying

What a busy month!!!

I am not sure where February has disappeared to!! It started with yet another meeting with the builders and is finishing in an absolute whirlwind!!! More stuff to say than one blog post can cope with so I shall have to split it into several posts!!! 226 more words

Working The Land

Sunny hedge laying at Moor Green

On Tuesday the volunteers joined Laura and I to lay the last section of hedge to Colebrook Hide at Moor Green Lakes. We also built a dead hedge to screen off the lake whilst the living hedge grows up. 48 more words


Hedge Laying

Hedge laying is an ancient craft of hedgerow management that is sadly in decline. We planted this hedgerow about five years ago. It has a mix of species, oak, ash, chestnut and birch. 194 more words


The pain of cutting willow and the joy of using it

There have been many clear, bright, days in December and January. The clarity of winter light causing the leafless trees to stand out in stark beauty against the skyline always makes me pause, gaze and marvel at nature. 409 more words