Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hetherings

 

We finished the hedge in February with thin poles (called hetherings) twisted and fitted over the tops of the stakes so that they grip tightly.  This neatens it up and the hetherings hold the rest of the stuff and prevent it springing out again.

  

There was a lot of material to clear up.  The larger wood will be saved to use as firewood or maybe the legs of more benches. 


The twigs and small sticks were raked up and burnt on a bonfire.  This will leave the ground ready to be colonised by grass.  The scythes come out in April. 


Along the hedge bottom a lot of bluebell plants are now revealed 



The tops of the stakes were trimmed off and so the hedge is finished.  We watch with bated breath for it to sprout leaves as the spring weather warms.

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