This is more of a comments question really, i have been ponering for some time about what to do at the back end of my garden, as you can see from the pic, it is not exactly prompting you to walk up the end at the moment. the problems i have are a large concrete area infront of the shed, which is a bit like a stage, ideal to stand the greenhouse and water but on, but not an eye catching feacher! the arch is currently in the wrong place, needs to go over to the left a bit, and then we have the play house, which is now to small for my little girl who seems to have had a recent growth spurt and has to bend down to get through the door, not to mention it's a bit of an eye soar. obviously she still likes it, but i think i can replace it with something better.
anyway had a little think about this and found a web side that suplies DIY kits for willow tipi, which i think would be a great idea to replace this play house. but while looking i also found kits for Willow Fedging, or living fence made from willow canes. i really like this idea. i have already bought 2 trellis pannels which i intend to put on the left hand side of the arch - infront of the compost bins to hid them a bit, but i have been a bit miffed as to how to secure them on the other side in front of the greenhouse, as there is a lot of concrete, would be difficult to attactch them to the exsiting fence, and there is already quite a lot of concrete in this area, so would make it difficult to add another fence post in this area. so i was thinking how about the willow fedging on this side, acording to the web site it is easy to do and does'nt require being dug in deep.
ideal i am thinking, but obviously the web site is not going to point out any bad sides to it. i have never seen it before, so not sure if it a relatively new thing, or if there is a reason that it is not too popular. has anyone got it, or had it before? or know of any down sides, or point and tips on how best to do it? there is a gap of about 18"-2ft between the concrete and the base of my Acer tree, is this enough room for the roots? does it succer? any tips or advice would be much apreciated.
- 20 Nov, 2008