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Hedge Laying: North Somerset Style ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here at The Royal Bath & West Show, experts Clive Bethell and Paul Gulliford of the Wrington and Burrington Hedge Laying Society talk us through their demonstration of the particular `North Somerset` style. They show us the traditional techniques and tools used to create a living, stock-proof hedge that is sensitive to the natural surroundings. We see a display of miniature living hedges representing styles from around the country and witness Clive and Paul`s obvious pride in their particular tradition and society. https://en-gb.facebook.com/wringtonandburringtonhedgingsociety/ http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/ http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 1 October, 2018

18 comments so far

October 1, 2018

Wonderful we need more of these hedges. Many millions more. Before it’s too late.

ant man2017
October 1, 2018

Im wondering would it be easier to cut them back to waste high and next year the new shoots will thicken it..just a thought πŸ™‚

October 1, 2018

In the video you said you was making the hedge from Chestnut. Would that be Horse Chestnut or Sweet Chestnut?

Banjax 66
October 1, 2018

In the video you said you was making the hedge from Chestnut. Would that be Horse Chestnut or Sweet Chestnut?

October 1, 2018

That's how I imagine Sam Gamgee talking πŸ™‚

Steve Williams
October 1, 2018

Bit more practice and you might get a job in Radnorshire

Steve Williams
October 1, 2018

Just the stakes.

October 2, 2018

so do you have to plant the year before? what if you want a hedge but have no trees or alders?

Linda Sheets
October 23, 2018

This was excellent, thank you for the video

November 1, 2018

these are functional barriers, not ornamental garden tripe. They're laid low to prevent animals passage from field to field. If you just continually cut them at the top, the bottom would be too thin to offer any obstruction. They've been doing this for thousands of years. It was brought to Britain by the Romans, which implies a military purpose originally.

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