Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Living Willow Fence update

The Living Willow Fence was installed April 5-6, 2010 and 7 weeks later is looking fresh and green.
It looks like all rods are rooting and growing, filling in nicely. As the area where I planted it is low and moist (if not wet) unless we are in a period of drought, I haven't had to water it yet and the last couple of weeks of warm and sunny weather really got it going.

I know that as the fence grows and matures it will develop into a beautiful feature in my garden. Look for another update at the end of the summer.




Words and photos by Lene Rasmussen,Willows.

9 comments:

  1. lookin great, do you ever get patches in a fence where cuttings didn't take?

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  2. That is really cool! Very unique and charming.

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  3. det ser velnok smukt ud, de små fine skud skulle aldrig blive længere :-)
    jeg vil nu nok overvej endnu engang om jeg ikke skal lave noget ligne næste år :-)

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm seriously considering trying to grow my own willow fence. I showed my husband your pictures, and he fell in love with the idea as much as I did. Have you ever written anything about this, in addition to your blog here?

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  5. Love it, I have just taken cuttings from down by the river, whats the best way to strart them off?
    Thanks
    Sue

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  6. Thank you everyone for your comments.
    Sunny, I haven't experienced that yet. If some of the rods don't root, you can repair the fence by replacing them later with live rods.
    Willow Dane, det synes jeg da, at du skal. Hvis du som jeg har et sted, hvor et kort hegn passer, bliver eventuel vanding overkommelig.
    J.R., no, I haven't. By next spring, I will be offering kits for fences along with instructions.
    Sue, just make sure that they don't dry out and don't have to compete with weeds during the first couple of growing seasons.

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  7. Lene, det er så smukt og ser ud lige præcis som jeg havde forventet, at det ville komme til. Bedre og smukkere kan det ikke gøres.
    En rigtig god dag til dig.

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  8. Hi
    My cuttings are in water but they are drooping:( should I take some more and just put them straight into the groun do you think, I'm in Alberta. Whats the best way to take a willow cutting?
    Thanks
    Sue

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  9. Sue, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. You can read a bit about propagation on my blog, under the label "propagation". If you send me a mail, I will send you some information directly. When you click on my photo or "view my complete profile" on the left, you can find my e-mail address.
    Lene

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