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Hedge Laying: South of England Style ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here at Bentley Woodfair we see members of the South of England Hedge Laying Society (Chris Burchell Collins, Gary Moore and Frank Wright) demonstrate their skill using hazel to lay a hedge in the particular `South of England` style - with its specific use of `binders` to lock the hedge down tightly. They talk us through the traditional tools and techniques they adopt to ensure a permanent, solid, stock-proof, living hedge that will last for hundreds of years. http://sehls.weebly.com/ http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Skills ~ On: 28 December, 2016

10 comments so far

December 28, 2016

One of the most satisfying jobs I have ever done,, trained by an expert in Warwickshire, loved it and was the best student despite being a thru and thru city kid, my instructor would get us to put very small notches in the layed wood, all along it as they also would sprout new growth in particularly thin parts of the hedge, no doubt you do the same?? I'm sure I still have the skill tho haven't done it in a long time,,

December 28, 2016

How long do these kinds of fences last before they need to be redone

Mart Ashton
December 28, 2016

How long do these kinds of fences last before they need to be redone

Roy Carter
December 28, 2016


December 28, 2016

Ideally… never. It'll regrow to form a very thick hedge row.

Tam McDonnagh
December 28, 2016

I have heard they last 10 to 15 years.

September 26, 2017

What was that hammer at 4:11 called? I couldn't make it out as it sounded like it could be 'beal' or 'beatle'.

Lewis Piper
November 7, 2017

Good video, this will help me laying a hedge to help keep wind off of a cover crop making it more suitable for game birds, liked the video keep p the good work 🙂

November 13, 2017

– what kind of plant's do they use?

November 26, 2017

Is there a name for what is described at 4:50

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