Hedgelaying competition at the Wimpole Estate 4th February
Simon organised this annual event at a farm on the estate.
Frank Wright starting to clear a section before cutting.
The initial laying prior to staking. This was Hawthorn - did not look very thorny though.
Some discussion about thorn growth - more when younger (deter predators - rabbits etc).
One of the finished section – looks great. Thanks must go to the volunteer workers who helped to clear the way literally before the event.
There was evidence of lots of Blackthorn that was originally blocking easy access to the hedge area.