Weave a Living Willow Screen
Slimmer than a hedge and just as easy to create, willow screens are ideal for garden room partitions or wind breaks.
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
E-mail This Page to Your Friendsx
A link to %this page% was e-mailed
Water well and apply a mulch each spring. Keep the arch well watered for the first year and weed regularly.
Pruning and Aftercare
To top up moisture levels, consider installing a leaky hose beside the arch, which can be attached to an automatic timer. Remove any dead plants as you see them and replant with fresh ones. Don't trim your hedge or arch until the end of the first year when the leaves have dropped. Once well established, willow structures will produce long shoots that you can cut back and chip for use as a mulch or as fuel for a wood burner. Alternatively, you can plant these "cuttings" to make more willow structures.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
With so many garden furniture options available, it's not only overwhelming to choose pieces, but also to talk in retailers'...(9 photos)
They found a great farm, but the stairs may be hard for her mom to climb.(video 04:15)