London (change)
Today 15°C / 11°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 12°C

How to make willow edging

Overview

This willow border edging is ideal for supporting billowing plants and its rustic appearance will blend into any style of garden. Bear in mind the willow will sprout into leaf in spring, so you'll need to wind in new growth to keep it looking neat and tidy.

How to do it

Tying two willow whips together

1Cut about 30cm off each end of the whips. Take two whips and tie them together at one end (butt to tip).


Winding willow whips together

2Wind the whips around each other and tie them securely at the other end.


Pushing willow into the soil

3To make an arch, push each end of the tied whips 15cm into the soil. Overlap the arches as you go. Five arches will cover about 1.8m, depending on how far they overlap.


Adam's tip

Living willow can be used to make all kinds of garden sculptures, such as tunnels and arches.



Discuss this project

Talkback: How to make willow edging
Your comment will appear after a quick registration step

Fionamm 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Could you give a price guide?