I will lay your Hedge, Build or repair your Dry stone walling or plant new hedges.

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I live and work in the North York Moors area

I'm a qualified hedgelayer and have laid hedges in Ireland, Holland and in the UK. I'm also a drystone waller and have built houses (and walls), garden features, gate entrances in Ireland, Australia and in England.

I've been told I'm a bit of walling and hedgelaying nerd. But I don't mind it because it's normal. Doesn't everyone stop and take pictures of these when they are on holiday?

Some of the site contains my work along with pictures of hedges, walls and walling features from places I've visited. It should be pretty obvious which is my work.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Mount Mellick, Co.Sligo in the Republic of Ireland. A very tall and typically unusual Irish hedge in that this one does not need a chain saw. It's also different from most Irish hedges in that it is not on a ditch. (Yes, in Ireland, banks are called ditches!) With so few hedgelayers in Ireland it is difficult to decide what style to use when laying a hedge on the flat, but as bindings (the twisty bits on the top!) were supplied I used them.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

First wall since returning to the UK

Common in this area is stone reused from buildings. Getting the courses so each one runs evenly is the key to a strong and neat job. Here the corner had fallen down and needed a complete rebuild as the main foundation stones had subsided.

This is at Fylingthorpe Park Gate Farm, near Robin Hood's Bay. Yorkshire.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Drystone Walling & hedgelaying

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