Mak­ing a liv­ing Wil­lOW HEDgE

Landscape (UK) - - In The Garden -

Win­ter is the ideal time to plant a wil­low hedge, as the dor­mant rods are at their most flex­i­ble for weav­ing. A stretch of turf will need to be dug out, which can be car­ried away in a wheel­bar­row and stacked to rot down into loam for use else­where in the gar­den.

Step 1: A length of thick twine is pegged out, ty­ing each end to stick posts, to mark the de­sired length of the hedge. A spade’s width of turf or ground­cover is re­moved along­side the marker. Step 1a: A trench is then dug into the ex­posed soil, ap­prox­i­mately 10in (25cm) deep.


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