Friday, March 13, 2009

Willow planting!

It's been so long since I wrote on this pretty little blog as I've been working on a very secret project (if I told you, I'd have to kill you etc.), but it's a biggie and all will be unveiled soon.
For now, I thought I'd just jot down some words and show some pictures of my new plot of land that I've 'borrowed' to grow some willow on. That's right growing my own willow!
In a couple of years, this should all be good to go, I'm very excited.

Step one, get the membrane down to stop the weeds taking over the willow twiglets.
It was actually very windy when we did this, this is a moment of photo calm.

Step two, get friend (Ed Garland) to cut over 900 sticks to plant in your soon to be forest.

Step three, plant out over 900 sticks and in no time you'll have your very own willow forest!

Action shot of willow taking root in their new home, you might have to get real close, if you can't see it, your screen resolution is too low!

Thanks to the willow, Ed for pitching in a day before he was due to fly to New York when he should have been packing etc. and Mother Nature.
Incidentally, I also organised 2 willow forests in miniature at Barley Croft School in Leicester during the same period, thus my tree planting over the last 7 days has been over 1,000!