we have had a very busy week trying to get all of our living willow projects completed before Simone has her foot operation on Friday. We have been all over the country using our trusty Skoda Felicia as the van is still off the road waiting for a new engine. We have carried out 2 projects for Groundwork Trust, a willow dome in a primary school in Hyde, living willow fencing at Ashton-In-Makerfield and a willow project at a primary school in Ulverston, Cumbria.
On Saturday morning we ran a willow weaving workshop for the Woodland Trust in Whitehaven where children wove willow leaves and spheres to hang in the wood.
Today we were back in Middlesborough working on the maze project at the farm in Coulby Newham. The maze is taking a lot of willow and its hard work making planting holes in the heavy clay field.
Then it was a quick trip to our new willow beds to do some pruning and check to see if the newly planted cuttings were budding. They were!!