Thursday, 2 March 2017


Sunday 19th February Hedgelaying competition at Magham Down BN27 4HY





What a great turnout – over 40 hedgelayers. I had never seen a Beech hedge laid before. This was two lines of trees, criss crossed as opposed to being laid in one direction. Apparently you do not get so much growth from the bottom of the cut as you do with Hawthorn.









Well the professional had the Beech and the novices were back on Hawthorne -














including our old friend - Alpacca man Phil Piddell.




















Mrs Bardster provided the excellent home baking and drinks.

Paul was busy being the official photographer.



I have to say that they take their competitions very seriously – this was the prize giving lunch at the local pub.













A massive pub with an interesting interior as well. Harvey’s beer of course.




I was on the judges table – with some very interesting, knowledgeable people, plus a few champions of their craft.

I must say the food - especially the squash and red cabbage was superb.

Great day out, thanks for the invitation Phil.






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