Show SidebarAssington Mill

Willow Plant Supports

Date:
1 March 2014
Cost:
£85 inc. materials and home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes etc.
Time:
10 - 3.30
On this one-day course you will learn standard basket-makers' weaves, as you create your own willow plant support.
 We will use sturdy 6' uprights and substantial willow 'weavers' to ensure that your plant support is not only a thing of beauty, but is sturdy enough to grace your garden for several seasons.
We will weave in a spiral up your plant support, creating an attractive helter-skelter effect. You may find yourself needing to come back next time too, since you may have sweet peas, late-flowering clematis, French beans, squashes......all after some elegant support!

Materials

Willow (£15) is included in the fee.

What to Bring

  • Old clothes, but ones which enable you to bend and stretch easily.
  • Secateurs
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Pen-knife

Photos

Trisha shows her finished plant support, in the Assington Mill workshop
Willow plant supports made at Assington Mill
Willow plant supports workshop at Assington Mill
Willow for gardens course, at Assington Mill
feedback