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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sat 27th Feb 2010 - Hedge Laying Competition, Freshwater.

Eddie sent me in the above pictures of the hedge laying competition. At the moment I don't have any details but I will republish this blog once I do get them. Thanks for the pics Eddie!

The following has just come in from Carrie........

The weather was kind to us, but the two pitches the Green Gym teams picked out (14 and 15) were certainly a challenge. They happened to be at the deep end of the (water filled) ditch, so you were standing on a bank only about a foot wide trying to pleach it! Also we both had several trees over 20' tall (if thin) and about five inches across at the base. Team 1 (Mark, Viv, Eddie and me) only had about an hour and a half left at the end to do the stakes and heathers, as the rest of the time was spent pleaching! We finished in ninth place and Green Gym 2 (Kevin, Gill, Geoff and Maria) were eighth, but we all thoroughly enjoyed it, which is what counts. It was certainly a fantastic turnout of visitors coming to watch, and they had 25 pitches which is more than ever before, so the event is obviously going from strength to strength.

Many thanks Carrie - Looking at the water in the ditch, perhaps they could have the pond wardens course at the same time as the hedge laying......?????

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