We worked with the Reception children at Garston on Monday. We built a living willow dome in the nursery area. The children were lovely, very chatty and interested in the construction of their dome. Simone made everyone a willow star to take home and a living willow heart to grow in the classroom.
We had been to this school in the spring and made a long lattice-work living willow fence. It looks great but there is no sign of growth. However we saw that the length of the fence had been treated with weedkiller and suspect that the weedkiller killed off the willow rods. We will return later this winter to do a repair job on the fence by planting new cuttings and leaving strict instructions that gardening contractors should keep away from the fence!