Category Archives: Hedges and Fences

Things We Do With a Scythe 3 – trimming banks and hedges

I used a Styria 65cm blade on our trimming snath to trim the vegetation on a bank in a neighbour’s garden recently. Before… I was walking by on my way to do another job in their garden and saw that it needed doing. Since I had the scythe in my hand I spent a few minutes giving the bank a trim. The job was quick … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 3 – trimming banks and hedges »

Making our own Laburnum fence posts

We are gradually working towards using hedges as the stock proof boundaries of the Trust’s fields, both through an ongoing programme of laying and restoring existing hedges and by planting new ones, as detailed in the previous post. While this work is in progress we need to maintain the fences we currently have. Inevitably posts break and need replacing. We are finding that some modern … Continue reading Making our own Laburnum fence posts »

Edible Hedgerows

We are in the process of developing Edible Hedgerows along some of the fence lines that are not along existing hedge lines. The hedges will function something like a linear forest garden, allowing us to create a higher yield of edibles than in a standard hedge, whilst also carrying out several more usual hedgerow functions. Front: Hugal bed filled with wood. Behind is the next … Continue reading Edible Hedgerows »