Heart of England Hedge Laying

These are Rob Thompson's step by step instructions for binding a Midland hedge:



I start by tying the butts of four binders together and placing them, two in front of the first stake and two behind.
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Then I take the front two and twist them together. I lift them over the other pair around the back of the second stake and tap them down slightly.
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I then twist the other two together ( which are coming out from behind the first stake)
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Then I keep them in front of the second stake, up and over and around the back of the third stake, and in front of the fourth stake.
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Then I introduce a new binder under the binders and behind the second stake.
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Twist this new binder with the two that come around the front of the next stake
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Lift it over and behind the fourth stake, and down and infront of the fifth stake
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Keep repeating, introducing a new binder at the back of each stake, twisting it together with its buddies.
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You can now knock the binders down to really level them off. Then remove excess off the stake tops
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Job done!
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Stand back and admire! I hope you manage to make sense of the above and enjoy binding!
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