Monday, 11 April 2016
Do You Know What It Is Yet ?
There was a lot going on over the week end,
I am breaking it down into several posts,
Otherwise it would be a long post of biblical proportions.
Everything we were doing we had animals overseeing everything
Here is the start of one of the week-end projects
First we had to lay down a big sheet of membrane
Sol was very good at helping to hold it down
Laying the membrane in the wind was great fun
It has been held down with big staple pegs,
the membrane and pegs came with the poly tunnel,
I didnt need to buy any.
Next it was marking out,
Can you guess what it is yet ?
It had to be marked out properly.
Then I could start laying out my rods
they had to be spaced 40cm apart
Have you got it yet?
Rods in place, make a hole in the ground with a long screw driver
push in a rod, nothing difficult
Thats it all in place,
Can you guess?
The rods are willow,
I have made a start with planting a living willow dome.
A local friend has just bought West Wales Willow
and is supplying me with the means of making a willow dome.
The next stage will take place end of Autumn,
that is when the weaving poles go in,
The whole structure will take a couple of years to establish,
The willow rods will put down roots and put on growth this summer, double rods mark the door way.
It is going to be a lovely large living structure, once starting to grow, it will be covered with wood chip and other planting will take place around it, including a big pond,
I am going to position a wooden bench inside as well.
A secluded peaceful corner.
I am hoping to do some willow tunnels leading to it.
West Wales Willow as well as providing willow for living structures, provide willow bundles for weaving, Justine also runs willow weaving workshops. They are a lovely couple and I am sure they will do very well with there venture.