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Planting a hazel hedge - single row or double row?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:14

I  think a single row would be fine - and then, when they're big and bushy, I'd coppice every third one, and then when those had regenerated I'd coppice the ones on their immediate left, and then when they'd regenerated I'd coppice the next ones - and then when it was all a huge bushy hedge again I'd start the coppicing cycle again ...


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:10
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Good morning all

..... ... I think I've got a fairly relaxed day at home planned - if only I could find my diary - think I must've left it in the car - hope I've left it in the car - if not, where is it? ........

Found it!!! Down the side of the sofa

Nothing in the diary for today - trip to London was cancelled due to  threatened tube strike - rearranged for Wednesday.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:07

Yes, I've been wondering where Wintersong is .....

Figs galore

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:05

Mine is also covered with figs, more than we've ever had before, but they're later than in previous years and still hard and green.

I'm wondering whether to remove them and hopefully stimulate the appearance of lots of little ones to over-winter and ripen next summer, or leave them on and pray for a long Indian Summer ........................ ???

Planting a hazel hedge - single row or double row?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:50

I think a lot depends on whether you're going to let it grow into a tall bushy hedge or have it laid when it gets big enough, or even coppice it every seven years or so.

What sort of hedge do you want it to be?


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:22

Tasmanian cousins are in the UK at the moment visiting my aunt - they won't be sorry to have missed the snow

frogs and newts

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:20

When we lived at The Mill we had loads of Gt Cresteds and we loved watching their mating display in the ponds in the spring - but every year some of them would try to spend the winter under our doormats where they were squashed by our size 7s and 9s   No wonder they're endangered, they've not got a lot of common sense

I need some help please!?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:14

Elderflower champagne is delicious


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:09

Good morning all

Well done Wonky   proud Dove here Knew you'd do it

It's a lovely morning here, but very autumnal, lots of dew on the grass and sparkly spiders' webs ... I think I've got a fairly relaxed day at home planned - if only I could find my diary - think I must've left it in the car - hope I've left it in the car - if not, where is it?

Good luck Panda   Think these assessment thingies are often about how you get on with others, working in teams, communication, confidence, initiative etc.  

Get well soon Pat ((hugs))

Tawny owls

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 06:56

We hear tawnies in the oaktrees over the hill and sometimes one visits our ash trees - usually just to sit there and 'call' to neighbours on it's way back to the oak trees just before sun-up - as you say ' magical'.

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