Willow kit for arbour or tunnel

Willow kit for arbour or tunnel

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Buy Willow kit for arbour or tunnel Willow kit for arbour or tunnel: Grow your own romantic hideaway

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Measurements of structures
  • Arbour 7ft x 3ft and Tunnel 6-7ft (2m)

  • In this kit you will receive:
  • 10kg - 10ft main uprights
  • 5kg - 8ft diagonals
  • 2kg - 4-5ft non-living weaving

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, but well drained
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Create a vibrant living seating area or striking centrepiece in the garden with this simple kit. Plant the willow rods and enjoy nurturing, watching and training the plants to create a wonderful living piece of art.

    The willow supplied is freshly cut and sold between February and April, which is the best time for planting. There will be times when there is no availability, but please do click 'Email me when in stock' and we will contact you as soon as we start taking orders for the next season.

    As the willow rods are living plants, once you receive your kit make sure you place the plants in water to keep them alive until you are able to plant.

    To create the arbour you will need a clear flat area 7ft x 3ft, and for the tunnel a clear flat space approx 2m (6ft approx) x 1m (3ft approx) wide.

    There are a few extra bits that you will need to help you get going:- Spade, tape measure, marker pegs (these you can make out of the willow rods), spike to make holes to plant the willow rods, bio-degradablel twine, multi-purpose compost, scissors, secateurs and a watering can to water the willow when planted.

    Full instructions on how to plant the willow rods to create an arbour or tunnel are included with the kit.

  • Garden care: Willow is tolerant of most soil types, but preferably not free draining. The varieties of willow in this kit do not have an invasive root system, however care should be taken not to plant too close to buildings or drains. Although willow is a hardy plant, we cannot guarantee vigorous growth as different types of soil and the geographic area can determine its success.

    All living willow features must be kept well watered, certainly for the first season. During the growing season new growth can be woven in, this will thicken up your feature. Gradually weave in the new living growth to replace the non-living bands. When dormant, trim back any unwanted growth. Remember what you are creating is not static, it will be continually developing and changing, and thicken up over time. That is the beauty of a living structure!
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    I want to plant a living screen to hide the neighbours view into our garden we have a fence and a low sleeper bed. I was thinking of planting bamboo plants as I like the swishing sound and dappled green effect but was wondering if this willow may do the same job and be a little more original and go with my cottage theme ?


    Hello, yes, you could use this to create a screen, but I would advise against using it too close to buildings or drains. I should also mention, that as you will need to keep weaving the new growth in, it will need more maintenance than a bamboo.


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