Monday, June 7, 2010


"The roads were dry, the hedgerows full of flowers" (by Hujian)

"A hedge or hedgerow is a line of closely spaced shrubs and tree species, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area. Hedges used to separate a road from adjoining fields or one field from another, and of sufficient age to incorporate larger trees, are known as hedgerows. It is also a simple form of topiary.
Many hedgerows separating fields from lanes in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Low Countries are estimated to have been in existence for more than seven hundred years, originating in the medieval period." (wikipedia)

"I found it in the hedgerow..." John Thornton, Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South


  1. Informative post... I loved North & South

  2. Jane Austen talks a lot about hedgerows. Marianne goes walking in one in Sense and Sensibility. I'm thinking they were a common feature of English gardens? In any case, it seems to have been a place for ladies to walk unaccompanied ... or maybe wait for a secret smooch! :)