Monday, 28 March 2016

Love is a young green willow,

“Love is a young green willow shimmering at the bare wood's edge”
William Carlos Williams 

The living willow

Siân was keen to learn more about creating willow structures with living willow so we ventured into west Gloucestershire, hill country, on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Wild country. Strange country.

Across the day she learnt how to construct a standard living willow structure from start to finish. The day covered site selection, suitable willow varieties and the 4 golden rules, these are key to making successful long-lived willow structures.

Detail here The expert tuition was under sown with handouts with instructions and diagrams to take home.

I saw this day as an opportunity for some fine churching activity.  As Mr. J* says
‘The country is not all Cotswold. The earliest Saxon missionaries made their way inland up the river Severn, where relics of their incursions are found . . .

*England’s 1000 Best Churches by Simon Jenkins

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