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Hedge laying continues

Date posted: Sunday 5th December 2021

Hedge laying continues

Hedgelaying December 2021

Plotholders along the South Road may have noticed some activity behind their plots recently.

Under the watchful eye of plotholder Andrew Saunders, a team from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) has been hard at work

An additional 30m of what some of us know as the ‘living hedge’ has been laid.

Hedgelaying is the process of bending and partially cutting through the stems of a line of shrubs or small trees near ground level and arching the stems without breaking them, so they can grow horizontally and be intertwined.


Looking towards St John’s Church

This has been a long-term RPA project taking several years. Saplings have to be planted and grown before ‘laying’ can take place.

Well maintained laid hedges provide not only a barrier, but also a wildlife haven for small animals and birds.

We hope to carry out more hedge laying in the New Year.

Keep a look out for notices if you are interested in volunteering for this fascinating work.

If you know of a news story which you think might be of interest to plotholders please send an email to let us know: website@paddocks-allotments.org.uk