From the video description:
"Watch master craftsman Jenny Crisp as she shows how to weave a tall plant support or obelisk. She makes it from freshly coppiced willow in spring, in a few easy steps. Filmed at our home garden, Stockton Bury. Find lots more great how to videos, gardening tips and advice at www.theenglishgarden.co.uk"
How to weave a garden obelisk
From the video description:
"In this video ,I will show you how to make a quick and easy obelisk using willow."
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are to:
o construct one five foot tall tomato cage with jute lashing and no metal
o construct one eight foot tall pole bean trellis with jute lashing and no metal
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post completion pictures of:
o one five foot tall tomato cage (completion pic)
o one eight foot tall pole bean trellis (completion pic)
I have made three been trellis frames, and one sturdy frame for watermelons to climb. I didn’t build a tomato cage as I don’t have need for one right now.
All sticks were harvested from with 50m of the site . The heavier wood is a from a thicket of dogwood, which serves as a windbreak around the garden. I coppice patches of it each year to use for sticks, and to stop it invading my growing area.
The bamboo cane from one of two clumps that have been here for at least 15 years, before we got the property. I had to learn about bamboo growth habit, and figure out how to prune these. I got a huge number of useful poles from it. Here the garden center sells bamboo poles at about £1 each for 6’ of longer. I think I saved about £100 by cutting my own.
The string is a biodegradable jute twine.
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Tiz the season to make trellises and cages (okay, some of these were made last month. I've just now gotten around to posting them!)
First off, the trellis! This is made with bamboo (that grows wild on my property) and twine, and it's for peas and beans to grow in my keyhole garden (same garden as is pictured 3 years ago in my Permaculture Playground and Dinerthread)
A few weeks after that, I went and chopped down a bunch of wildhazelnut branches and rods. Tip for building with sticks/bamboo: Always get more than you think you'll need. You'll always wish you had more!
First I stuck the upright straight-ish rods into the ground
Then--starting at the bottom--I wove one row at a time with the thin hazel twigs. Hazel is SO MUCH nicer to weave with than bamboo. I highly recommend it!
I had a few leftover hazel rods, so I used them and some bamboo to make another tomato cage. I'm interested to see which style works best: The above one that is narrower at the bottom and wider at the top, or the below one that is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top.