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The Great Hedge of England

Raedwald can only conclude therefore that Network Rail are planning to plant that curse of suburban gardens the Leylandii in two continuous lines half way up the country, not only effectively screening the line but providing passengers customers with an uninterrupted view of nothing but manky dark green-brown foliage during their journey. Only in England.

What an excellent idea - just as we did in India plant a Great Hedge to split the country into two different tax areas. That will keep the Northerners out.
(Though of course I personally think a line along the M4 would be about right.)


You already have that with Hadrian's Wall. Might need a bit of maintenance after almost 2000 years, but shouldn't be too costly to restore to its former function of keeping out the unruly masses of northern barbarians :)

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