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Digby Pleacher on hedge laying

A lucid aristocrat of the land explains how to lay a hedge.

Digby Pleacher's demonstration shows you the ancient English art of growing a hedge so strong and dense animals cannot break through it. The chainsaw, which Digby employs with a casual but steady hand, is his modern intervention.

Creating these green barriers allowed Britain's ancient people to graze animals thousands of years ago. Really, the modest hedge is one reason many of us are alive today - because our ancestors didn't die of starvation. But enough philosophy. Here's the video.

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