Hamble Valley Hedge Laying

Event Details

This event finished on 29 January 2020

Hedge laying at Hamble Valley Country Park for HCS. Continuing on the hedge along the road to Manor Farm that we started a year ago. We have 4 days here this season. Much old layed material and Ash will need to be cut out of the hedge before laying younger material. Brash to be burned in the adjacent field. Brian to lead the day. Probably options for a little take-away firewood.

Week 1: Gave us an opportunity to live up to our claim to work every Wednesday, whatever the weather. With enthusiasm much dampened we got on with the task of clearing old wood and liggers  from the previous laying. Burning the brash in a sea of mud was a challenge of its own. And we don’t often dig rainwater drainage channels.

Week 2: considering the 120m length we’re engaged upon we now have 55m layed, staked and bound, there is another 40m cleared and ready to lay and a final 25m that we have started to trim back. The finished stretch looks impressive!

Week 3:  Geoff will lead the task. Excellent progress was made in all departments and very little work remains to finish the present length next week.

Week 4:  We’re going to skip past a 120m length and hope to lay all of a 40m stretch as shown on the image below. All completed. Looking good. Well done everyone.

Week 4 work                                    (image from Google Earth – thank you)

The job so far.

December 2019