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
Well, the last few days have just been a blur of people, firstly at the Melplash Show then at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair with sunshine all the way. Both these events are really great shows to go to as well as demonstrate at and the locations are great. Loads of interest from simple hedging questions to planting and of course laying. Nice to see old customers popping by. and letting me know how lovely their hedge is looking. Hopefully met some new customers too, some bringing pictures on their phone , saying “Id hoped you would be here, here’s my hedge can you do this etc. etc.” . I did manage to have a very quick walk around later Sunday pm at the Oak Fair and there was some brilliant traders/exhibitors/demonstrators there. Both are well worth a visit next August . Thanks to all the volunteers & Staff for very well run events. Now getting ready to do it all again at Dorset County Show, hope to see you there.
Well we have passed the 21st June, and the nights start to draw in, wont be to long until we start talking about or thinking about the 1st Competitions.
Along with looking forward to the National Championships this year held at Stourhead NT http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/pg/nationals/next.aspx .
Well the season is coming to a close and this last day or so is being washed out.
Dates already coming in for 2017/18 contests and with the National Championships 28th Oct being only over at Stourhead this year hopefully the local Counties will put in a good “teams”.
Dont forget bookings can be made all year round. The new season will start around mid September