I loved the hedgelaying, but one time the person who directed us was running late. We went out with a map of the area to be laid but could not work out the hedge to lay.
The one decided on was a privet hedge. I had never heard of laying a privet but we started. After half the privet had been laid the regular chap turned up and said it was the native one up the road. I found the area a couple of years later. The privet looked really good as well as the native.
I was on income support and the Jobcentre said I could not volunteer, so I stopped. Later I got gardening and countryside management qualifications and started work in gardening.