Do it yourself… WOVEN SCREEN
Weave a bundle of prunings into a useful accent for your garden
This simple woven structure can be used as a privacy screen, plant support or just to give your garden a handcrafted look. You will need a selection of long, slender and pliable sticks for weaving (newly cut or pruned green wood is best; willow is an exception as it can be soaked to become more supple), hardwood branches for the uprights, plus two reinforcing steel rods and a sturdy rectangular planter.
Place reinforcing rods at each end of the planter and space the uprights evenly in between, holding them in place by firmly packing drainage stones then potting soil around them. You can further secure them with lengths of wood set across the planter. Weave a strong bottom row through the uprights, using a few sticks together and tying them to the rods. Do the same at the top of the uprights.
Now begin adding one stick at a time, starting from the bottom, weaving it in and out and alternating so that if the stick under the one that you are working with goes in front of the upright, then the next one goes behind it. Press down each row as you go, so it lies flat on top of its predecessor. To create a striped effect as shown, use two different types of sticks. Tidy up any uneven ends with loppers if required, then complete your planting.