Introduction to Basic Hedge Laying
Introduction to Hedge laying
Hedgelaying is an ancient traditional countryside craft with many different regional styles. It involves partially cutting through the stems, laying them over and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier which then regrows from the base.
The basic principals of the cutting method are the same for all the regional styles, but the weaving, staking and presentation of the hedge differs between regions. This reflects the differences in the agricultural systems and practices of the different parts of the country, whether it is a sheep rearing area, cattle rearing or even arable farming area.
The Hedgelaying season is from Mid October to the end of March when the hedge-plants are in their dormant period.
Theses courses will be run by Andrew Kirkwood champion hedge layer.
Introduction to Basic Hedge Laying with Andrew Kirkwood
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) To be able to identify and maintain the tools needed for hedgelaying
2) To identify the hazards associated with hedgelaying activities and to be able to work in a safe and effective manner
3) To be able to successfully cut and lay a section of hedge in the local style
4) To understand the aftercare and subsequent management of the hedge
Training £170 per person for two days
Please note: From 1st September VAT will be charged at the standard rate
Training fee £150 +VAT = £180
All fees are payable upon booking
Two days training
Lowe Maintenance Certification of Attendance Basic Introduction to Hedge Laying
6th & 7th November 2017 4th & 5th December 2017 (Stories in Stone group, terms and conditions apply)
22nd & 23rd January 2018 5th & 6th February 2018 5th & 6th March 2018
Please note that courses need a minimum of 4 people to run