Definition of hedge-laying in English:



  • The process of making or maintaining a hedge by weaving partly cut branches through the upright stems of a row of shrubs.

    • ‘The fair features stalls selling a variety of country wares and exhibitions and demonstrations of crafts such as hedge-laying and cookery.’
    • ‘I have attended training courses on hedge-laying, which is a far better way of maintaining a hedge, encouraging wildlife, and creating wildlife corridors.’
    • ‘The poet was asked to write a series of 12 poems, which resonate with sense of place and reflect the farming calendar, such as hay-making, harvest, hedge-laying and lambing.’
    • ‘We still have walling and hedge-laying competitions but we also go bowling and go-karting.’
    • ‘Today hedge-laying and hurdle-weaving are rarely seen on farms.’
    • ‘Volunteers were also invited along to help with various projects round the farm, including painting and repair work, hedge-laying and cleaning the farmyards.’
    • ‘The director said he felt the big turn-out reflected the growing popularity of the traditional craft: ‘We think there's a steady increase in people interested in hedge-laying.’’
    • ‘Demonstrations of the traditional skill of hedge-laying can be enjoyed later this month.’
    • ‘Interviewed by the Guardian in 1991, he attributed his limp to ‘an old hedge-laying wound’; it was in fact a skiing injury.’
    • ‘He said if the scheme was successful, and enough people were interested, environmentalism could be extended to other activities, such as hedge-laying, dry stone walling and tree coppicing.’