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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dog Headstones

I don't really do this.  But her beloved dog had died and I'd already done one for her other dog.

The dog was a rather pampered  Pekinese  - my lettering isn't brilliant but the owner didn't want something resembling a human headstone.  She thought this reflected PoPPY's personality.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Built locally.  A circular wall, simply to house the waste bins.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garden Furniture

A quick trip to get a decent slab of stone and some reclaimed limestone building stone.  A couple of dry attempts to see how best to assemble the garden table and then assemble it using weak mortar.  Quite nice for those summer days and evenings.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bayness Farm Wall

The wall before I got started:-

And a couple of days later.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fossil find

Rebuilding a wall close to home I discovered this fern or cycad.  It has survived 80 million years in the stone, being quarried and a couple of hundred in the wall - and my dismantling.

Mike Windle of North Yorkshire Geology trust has examined it and told me it is one of the best he's seen.

Now its on display in my garden.