pwa wrote:The countryside is a messy place. Agriculture is messy. Almost all agricultural activity involves a bit of mess. So we should be exercising a bit of tolerance here. The countryside would not be as enjoyable as it is without the hedges, and the hedges have to be maintained. A little bit of mess is inevitable when that happens. When that mess becomes more than "a little bit" is when we should be unhappy.
But there's a simple way to at least make it less messy,my observations of consciensious farmers is that hedge cuttings can be almost eliminated from even getting onto the road by equipping the cutting head with flaps to catch the overspill as stated up thread.
It's just laziness and a careless attitude toward the general public on behalf of those cutting the hedges that leaves the roadway strewn with thorns and clippings.
I hope you don't get a puncture when it's piddling down with rain and blowing a gale,and I sincerely hope you don't get five miles down a lane only to suddenly find it strewn with clippings so bad you and your stoker have to carry the tandem for half a mile as we have had to do on a couple of occassions,me thinks your mind maybe changed if you do!