|This is another Photo from yesterday. Still in black and white as that was my intention when ginghams out. With this one I wanted to capture the form and different structures rather than fine details. Due to it being an overcast day the colours were pretty muted from the start. My f-stop is a bit low too as I didn't bring my tripod. Perhaps I will try it anemone time but with a tripod so that I can get more details in it. Worked on contrast and curves in Adobe Lightroom.|
The hedge in question is one of the oldest hedgerows in the UK, first planted in 1730. I repeat, the hedge you are looking at is over 250 years old! Due to a tree growing infront of it part of the hedge lacked light, hence you will see the area missing branches. The keepers of the garden removed the tree as it was considered to be a head and they are confident that the branches will grow back. However this will take some 20 - 30 years before it start to fill in the entire area again. They are expecting to be able to train the new branches and tie them in in about 10 - 15 years. But considering the age already, 20 - 30 years does not sound like such a long time anymore. It sure takes time to make a garden.