AUTUMN FEDGEROW

Because this is only our second posting, we were going to show you how we built The Willows, but with it being this time of year we thought we would plant a new fedge.

Thats me cutting last years willow growth ( thats a picture of my best side ). Some of the rods were 8 to 10 feet long.

There was alot !!! and the drive way is long !!!

We cut about 400 rods, and theres still more to cut.

The basic planted fedge.

By crossing the willow like this it makes it stronger and binds it together.

The finished fedge which is about 25 metres long, using about 70 rods of willow.

A few tips for anyone who wants to try this themselves,… make sure that the rods are pushed at least 9 to 12 inches into the ground, otherwise they could fall over or possibly not root. Once you’ve planted a hoop ( two rods planted 4 feet apart and woven together) your next hoop starts with a rod planted in the centre of the hoop.

HAPPY FEDGING FROM WILLOWARCHWAY !