Just had a great day at the Melplash Hedging competition 2018.
Managed a 1st in Local class, 1st in Open class and then Overall winner brilliant start just hope it can last. It was great to see new faces and hope they will return to other contests over the coming season.
Well done to all taking part
Well Im sorry, Ive just come on here to say that’s the end of the summer show season for this year, only to see my last post was stating the end of the hedging season for 17/18.
I just dont know where the time has gone. Four shows done, bookings have been taken and still are. Now its down to the weather, what will mother nature bring us after such a warm/hot summer. We can only wait and see. I would like to thank those that popped by for a chat either at Sherborne, Melplash, the Oak Fair or this weekends Dorset County Show. We have been invited to attended Cattistock County Fair next year, so a new one to look out for.
What a wet way to finish the season, last job about 180 odd meters, was about 600 going to 780m walk when I finished, the ground was just so wet there wasn’t much chance for any “road” going 4×4 truck. But we got it done and completed the season.
Below is the link for the current grants for hedgerow and boundary work well worth a look. You have to have it all sorted before work is agreed etc, you cant do the work then submit your claim
CLOSES 30TH APRIL 2018
Happy to liaise with you while your submitting your request, once again I must thank you all and hope to see you at some shows over the summer. Bookings taken all year round
Well the weather these last few weeks has been very mixed, but we are almost there, second season up Salisbury way with a 3rd booked in providing the hedge puts a burst on. At this moment in time we have approximately 130m remaining for this season, putting me around the 2100m mark in total for this year.
With bookings in for this coming/next season already. I would like to thank all landowners big or small for this season and hope to see you again .
Please dont wait until the season is upon us for quotes, as I work on a 1st come/to accept basis. Im happy to quote all through the year.
Thought it about time I just checked this blog and the gallery only to see Xmas was the last time.
The season is flying by and since Xmas we have completed 291m of South of England, 134m for the National Trust., and still have 370m left to do this season. So finger crossed for some good weather, can be as cold sunny or windy just not the rain, more for the fact of access onto fields.
We can only see what mother nature brings us
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Well the time is just flying by, its been 2 weeks since the Nationals and Ive only just got round to putting this in.
A very good 4 days was had , a lot of setting, then the taking part followed by the clearing away. This year I came 2nd in Class which having drawn a poor section wasn’t so bad. I must say congratulations to Tim Frampton on coming 1st in our class, and very well done to Malcolm Johnson on becoming overall Champion. further details can be found covering all class’s at http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/pg/nationals/2017.aspx
Many thanks to all that helped and congratulation to all that took part