How to Make a Biodegradable Willow Wreath…easy and free!

Cut a range of willow stems, including Dogwood and any other bendy shrubs or woods you can easily access and lay them on the floor to grade them in length. Take a long length of green willow and made a circle, twisting the spare of the length around the circle. Following this,  insert another long length as you can see, and twist this around the circle. Twisting long lengths to start the circle, strengthens the hoop and makes it easier to follow on with shorter pieces. You can keep adjusting the circle to make it as round as possible. The…

How To Make A Willow Wigwam Plant Support…for Free!

Place a tyre on the ground. This acts as a guide to the size of the wigwam. Insert poles of Willow, Hazel or Ash into the ground around the tyre…it helps if the ground is soft! Tie the poles together at the top, string will do, but I use a few thin ‘whips’ of Willow! Now, you can begin weaving… Starting with a long stem of Willow, begin to weave in and out between the poles. Each strip woven in will begin to strengthen the support. You can experiment with different weaves, but working with 2 lengths at a time,…