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Planting willows

January 29, 2017

It’s been a weekend of planting willow-rods at The Lorax Patch, our son and daughter-in-law’s permaculture project. Over a thousand Salix viminalis were planted on Saturday in mostly good weather by a merry band of  volunteers. The tall stakes will carry deer-proof fencing, the tubes will protect the young trees from rabbits and squirrels, and the matting will suppress the grass until the trees are established.

A few hundred more were put in on Sunday in persistent rain by a hard core of four, reduced to two as the light faded at 3pm. We have notched up the first two picnics of the year!



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jane Paterson permalink
    January 29, 2017 11:15 pm

    Wonderful achievement! I’m glad you had such an invaluable small planter! Thank you so much for tea and the extraordinary and beautiful dive back into a medieval past. Come and have tea with me when you come to see Abbey exhibition. Love Jane

    Sent from my iPad


  2. January 30, 2017 8:48 am

    Thank you Jane, we will.

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