Cornish hedges are different! To many they may appear to be walls but they are called hedges. There are many different patterns of hedges and these are just a few from nearby us. If you want to know more about their history, construction or wildlife, have a look here
May 15, 2013 at 8:09 pm
I love them. The patterns add extra interest. Malc
May 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm
Love seeing those hedges, Sally. If you came here to our part of NY state, you’d see the countryside dotted with old “rail fencing”– two horizontal rails between posts, enough to define property lines or keep the cows in, I suppose.
May 15, 2013 at 8:34 am
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May 15, 2013 at 8:42 am
My pleasure. 🙂
May 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm
I like the ones where rockery plants are growing.
Hmmm, I am getting the red ziggly under rockery.
May 14, 2013 at 11:03 am
Not one for being fenced in. Call it a hedge and I can deal with it. Yes your stone hedges are liken to snow flakes -no ONE is like the other.
May 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm
You are right, they are a truly quirky face of the landscape.
Choc Chip Uru
May 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm
Seems all mysterious and beautiful 😀
May 13, 2013 at 7:01 pm
May 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm
They are all so different and wildlife is positively encouraged by the structure. 🙂
May 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Indeed! I love observing the varieties,shapes and colors…Flowers contribute a great deal to our well being by giving us a chance to unwind with their beauty and elegance.
May 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Your photos bring to mind Robert Frosts poem, Mending Wall.
May 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm
I tell you… I learn so much from your blog…so interesting!… I just called them stone walls… but, I will remember there are differences…
May 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm
In Cornwall, they frequently get completely covered with wildflowers and moss. They look like a soft green hedge but there is the hidden ‘wall’ underneath! 🙂
May 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm
We have a few here in KENTUCKY… probably back to the 1800’s …and I love seeing them… but, they are rare…
May 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm
There is something so very special about the English dry wall
May 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm
May 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm
How are you dear sister
May 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Doing well, thank you. And you? 🙂
May 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm
I am fine dear very nice to hear from you dear
I remember the flash mob thing
May 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm
I’m really glad! It was great fun to do! 🙂
May 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm
thank you dear so nice of you
May 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm
You have some very neat drystone walls down your way – they are a little more ragged in Northumberland. Nicely captured – particularly like the neat granite blocks.
May 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Thank you for visiting and commenting. They aren’t actually ‘dry stone’ as we used to see in Yorkshire or as I think you have in Northumberland but built around a soil core:
“This natural system of the Cornish hedge relies on maintaining the moisture of the earth core. The hedge needs to be properly built, resting on the subsoil and using subsoil or similar clay-shale “rab” for its core, as clay and stone are cooling and induce condensation. The correct laying of the stone and proper “batter” shed rainfall, allowing just the right amount to seep into the hedge. The dampness inside the hedge is conserved by the green growth, which should never be removed by trimming in summer. The low fertility of the subsoil core and the tightness of the well-built stones resist invasion by rank weeds which would otherwise destroy the hedge’s balanced ecology.”
There’s more if you are interested to follow the link in the post. 🙂
May 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm
Oops… i should have read this first before posting
May 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Indeed! Thank you for coming by. Did you notice the Peapod post last Thursday? I thought of you when I put it up. 🙂
May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Peapod? No, how did i miss that… let me go and see
May 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm
Oh wait up… yes i did see. Am looking at it right now. That’s embroidery, isn’t it?
May 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm
Yes, I think so. 🙂