IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby trumpet » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:11 pm

We recently bought a house in this estate buit in the 1970's. It is written in everyones deeds that it is an open estate. No walls or hedges beyond the build line. Also during while the estate was being built th e"Year of the Tree occured. The council planted a tree in everyones front garden.
An elderly neighbour described how lovely it was to begin with when the lawns ran down to the pavement and every street had an avenue of trees . It was an open friendly estate but over the years brick built walls and leylandi hedges started to appear and the deciduous trees were cut down. I think the leaves were a problem in the Autumn.
The one in the photo takes first prize around here.
Sad but I don't expect it will ever change. :cry:
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby Roblewis » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:37 am

Shows how effective the high hedge legislation really is
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:40 am

Anyone who grows a hedge like that is a fool. If someone dumped a gigantic industrial unit on their drive which created such an eye saw I am sure you would be able to get it moved. I just can't see the point in that hedge at all. :shock:
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby appledore » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:06 pm

That hedge is a midget compared to our neighbour's hedge, although it isn't so close to any buildings.

Personally I don't think open plan estates work. I've lived on one and wouldn't do so again, give me hedges and walls everytime.
Keep calm and carry on.
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby TO » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi

Roblewis wrote:Shows how effective the high hedge legislation really is
has there been a complaint about this hedge.

WILL*REMAIN*STRONG wrote:Anyone who grows a hedge like that is a fool
It is possible that the hedge owners and neighbours like it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meikleour_Beech_Hedges
Cut it down and replace with some clumps of bamboo or Photinia fraseri'Red Robin'

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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:50 pm

TO wrote:
WILL*REMAIN*STRONG wrote:Anyone who grows a hedge like that is a fool
It is possible that the hedge owners and neighbours like it
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I think the hedge grower loves it and lots of birdies too. Not sure the neighbours love it, perhaps I will grow one and see how it goes down...with an axe probably. :oops:
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby appledore » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:50 pm

WILL*REMAIN*STRONG wrote:http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=giant+leylandii+hedge&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1275&bih=763&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsfd&tbnid=zNLdnZPrBvmFXM:&imgrefurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11211960&docid=Ydyo9StSgTBiSM&imgurl=http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/49013000/jpg/_49013562_jex_800732_de29-1.jpg&w=640&h=360&ei=NRKPT6LCOvGX0QWcn4zgDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=935&vpy=304&dur=1101&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=177&ty=70&sig=103264593256074129490&page=2&tbnh=128&tbnw=182&start=24&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r:23,s:24,i:173 :lol: :lol: :lol: Now that is a hedge!


It says there's a semi detached house behind the hedge. Are they sure? There could be all sorts behind there. :shock:
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:49 pm

appledore wrote:It says there's a semi detached house behind the hedge. Are they sure? There could be all sorts behind there. :shock:

Isn't it unbelievable?!?! I think it looks like a camouflaged industrial unit to hide the entire house, before this he built a wall! I read about that too. :lol: Next I advise him to dig a moat.
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby katee » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:10 pm

You have to admit - It looks well maintained. :?

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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:05 am

When they say in the news clip.. "Neighbours grow more traditional plants" and they show an awful palm type thing and a cordyline, I wonder if that is why this man grew the hedge?!?! :lol: :wink:
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby trumpet » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:03 pm

I've looked at the news bulletin but I can confirm this is a different hedge altogether.
I don't know why the householder grew such a high hedge but all I can observe is that the neighbour on the other side of the hedge restores landrovers. They can be seen in the front garden. More in various stages of restoration can be seen up the side and who knows round the back.
I would love to see the rear boundary between these two neighbours. What height would that be?
Maybe he keeps a cherry picker to enable the hedge to be trimmed.
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby katee » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:11 pm

trumpet wrote:IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?


Nope - apparently its this one! :D


http://www.picturebritain.com/2011/07/t ... world.html

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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby trumpet » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:36 pm

Excuse me That's not England :?
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Re: IS THIS THE HIGHEST HEDGE IN ENGLAND?

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:11 am

Lang may yer lum reek! :lol: Ahhhh bonny buffas Scotland, the best part of England. :wink: :mrgreen: Definitely the best hedge.
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