Double Weave Willow fence -
step by step guide to planting living willow structures
Step1: Mark out a trench to the required length and
a spade's width using string, dig out the soil to 12 inches. Refill
the trench with a mix of half compost/half soil.
Step 2: Insert the 2 longer, thicker poles into the
ground to a depth of around 9 inches at either end of the fence
length. As an alternative you may wish to plait 3 thinner poles
and use this as the end supports. Using a tape measure to determine
the spacing, push 2 parallel willow poles into the ground at an
angle of approximately 45 degrees and to a depth of around 8 inches.
Continue to do this for the length of the fence.
Step 3: Repeat this process in the opposite direction.
Weave the poles alternately in front and behind the poles they cross.
Step 4: When the poles reach the end supporting uprights
twist them around and repeat the weave in the opposite direction.
Step 5: Once weaving is complete, tie off the top
line of crossovers with string.
Step 6: Your fence is now complete. As with the single
weave fence you may wish to support the 2 end poles until root growth