Hornbeam Hedge Planted

To act as a bit of a wind-break and to help divide up a large expanse of grass there’s been a plan for a while to have a new hedge running at right angles to the existing boundary hedge and heading towards the south-west corner of the house.

Sue Hayward recommended Hornbeam which is a bit like Beech but much more tolerant of wet conditions (and it’s really quite wet near the boundary hedge). It’s a native species but more formal than Hawthorn or Blackthorn.

This is a perfect time of year to get bare-rooted plants into the ground and local company Woodgrow Horticulture supplied some nice 60-80cm specimens for less than £1 each. The hedge is 12m long and will be clipped to 1m wide (which is roughly the width of the bare soil in the photo). A staggered double row at 50cm spacing needed 47 plants.

Bare-rooted Hornbeam planted to form a 12m-long hedge

Kitchen Photos

The kitchen has been finished for ages but I’ve never got around to taking any decent photos. Not convinced the lighting is at its best for these but they do give a pretty good impression of the space.

Completed kitchen
Completed kitchen with furnishings
Completed kitchen with appliances