Simon Fowler Traditional Estate Work
Hedge Laying
National Hedge Laying Society Accreditd by the National Hedge Laying Society with a
Certificate of Craftsmanship
Certificate No: FOW002-027

Hedgelaying (plashing or pleaching) is a traditional method of hedgerow management to make a living stockproof barrier against sheep and cattle. Undertaken during winter when the sap is down, the hedgerow is first trimmed back. Next, each bush is partially cut through at the base. This allows the stem (pleacher) to be bent over, whilst still attached, and supported by stakes hammered into the ground. This process is repeated making a dense barrier about 4 feet high which, because each stem is still attached, springs into leaf come April.

Hedgelaying has traditional regional styles. We lay Derbyshire and Staffordshire; Nottinghamshire and Midlands styles which have binders on top.

Operating Area
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, North Staffordshire and East Cheshire.
Hedgelaying
Derbyshire style with stakes only.
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Derbyshire style with stakes only.
Midland style with binders on top creating a fine finish.
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Midland style with binders on top creating a fine finish.
Hedgelaying also rejuvenates old hedges, allowing more fresh growth.
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Hedgelaying also rejuvenates old hedges, allowing more fresh growth.
Large unruly hedges brought under control creating more space and making them easier to trim.
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Large unruly hedges brought under control creating more space and making them easier to trim.
Expected regrowth during late spring after the hedge has been layed.
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Expected regrowth during late spring after the hedge has been layed.
The binding along the top of a layed hedge gives a finished line that is pleasing to the eye.
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The binding along the top of a layed hedge gives a finished line that is pleasing to the eye.
Hedgelaying Derbyshire style. This hedge will be stock proof for many years to come.
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Hedgelaying Derbyshire style. This hedge will be stock proof for many years to come.
Now this hedge has been layed, light can reach the woodland floor and it is now easier to trim the hedge to this height.
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Now this hedge has been layed, light can reach the woodland floor and it is now easier to trim the hedge to this height.
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PRICES
The only way to price a hedge for laying is to see it. Each hedge differs widely and prices can vary from 8.00 to 20.00 a metre. Please phone for me to give a rough estimate of cost or to arrange a site visit.

We can also supply stakes and binders....
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Hedgelaying
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