Look for long straight vines that are strong but also have space to bend. . Step 1 – First of all you need willow vine or any other long vine/stems that you can find in abundance in most gardens at this time of year. When selecting posts make sure that your willow rod is at least 3ft higher than the fence, so that you have enough to wind in around the top wire once the willow is planted at an angle. Heavy pruning at the top encourages growth at the bottom. Country Lore: Make Woven Willow Fencing You can create beautiful garden willow fencing from natural materials, such as willow whips and cedar posts. The purpose of these is to hold the wire at the right height and to form the curve if your fedge isn’t straight. Willow is an exciting material you can use to create beautiful, unique sculptures for your property. Make simple garden fences with wattle-work. To weave a willow fence you will need some materials. . Additional cuttings can be added to secure the base.
Living willow fence by Wassledine, Bedfordshire, UK. . As they grow the lower shoots can also be woven in to thicken the fence. 14 Of The World’s Coolest Living Willow Hedges you could make a twisted/plaited end post of several whips – the stems will eventually pressure graft together and they will root just as well as single whips. . Once the end posts are in it’s time to put in the smaller posts in between. These vertical posts can be a thicker piece of willow, or any other post you might want (or it could be linked to a Living Willow Bower or Tunnel) . Here, I’ll introduce you to the basics of working with willow to create unique living structures of your own design, including fences, chairs, arbors, tunnels, or whatever you can dream up. From Living with Twisted Willow. or .