WHAT I DO

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

Hedgelaying, Planting, Drystone Walling, Garden features, House stonework, hedgelaying, teaching, illustrated talks, Training in Hedgelaying Training in Hedgelaying, Stonework, Drystone Walling

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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sheep Hole Isle of Man

This is for anoraks only. A family get together on the IOM resulted in me spotting this beauty.

It's a sheep hole, (I don't know what they are called in the IOM)

But it is the only one I've ever seen in a wall built of vertically placed stone!

It is just a short walk on the coastal path out of Port Erin.

Meanwhile I met a farmer from the other side of the moors here in North Yorkshire (Farndale) and his local word for these holes was, "pop holes" which I'd never heard of before.