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Introduction to Hedgelaying

  • Posted On: 25 August 2017

Hedgelaying is an ancient traditional countryside craft with many different regional styles. It involves partially cutting through the stems, laying them over and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier which subsequently regrows from the base.

The basic principles of the cutting method are the same for all the regional styles, but the weaving, staking and presentation of the hedge differs between the regional styles. This reflects the differences in the agricultural systems and practices of the different parts of Great Britain, whether for example it is a sheep rearing area, cattle rearing or even arable farming area.

The Hedgelaying season is from Mid-October to the end of March when the hedge-plants are in their dormant period.

This is a 2 day Lantra certificated course.

£170 for training
£85 – paid through the stories in stone project
Fee £85 – payable by candidate upon booking
 

For further course details and booking please visit Lowe Maintenance
 

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