Ewe shall not pass

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IN re­ply to your let­ter about the ha-ha (Au­gust 10): some years ago, I was the head gar­dener at a large coun­try house in Par­bold, Lan­cashire, where we built a ha-ha at the end of the lawn area to pro­duce a never-end­ing ef­fect between lawn and fields. This, I was told by the owner, Sir Peter Moores, was so that when the sheep or cat­tle saw the nice, lush grass of the lawn and at­tempted to come to graze, they would sud­denly dis­ap­pear be­low the ha-ha wall and any res­i­dents sit­ting out en­joy­ing the more man­i­cured ar­eas of the land­scape would say ‘ha, ha’, as the hope­ful graz­ers’ in­ten­tions were dashed. Trevor Baker, Oban, Ar­gyll

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