Baskets for gardens

8EDCED1D-BDC5-4BF7-84F7-D9FA6FBEB92CAs you do, at new year, I signed up for a course to learn to make baskets for gardens. The course is run at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, by Emma Cross of organic-matters.

This is week two’s project. A spiral woven willow teepee.

It is woven around a frame, about five foot fall, and I’ll plant jasmine around it this spring. But right now I’m not entirely sure where to put it, and it needs to be dried and weatherproofed before it goes outside.

It’s  an interesting interior feature, which works best with understated lighting. 😉

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Next week, we’re making large wicker cages for sinister rituals. I mean, large round plant pots. 🤪

Though it’s nearly March, it’s still very much winter and not yet spring, and there’s a cold snap from Siberia on the way.

Despite that, a few spring flowers are bravely blooming…

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And as always, I hope your plans and plants are coming along nicely, whatever the weather throws at us. J x

3 thoughts on “Baskets for gardens

  1. That’s the best thing about basketry in the garden – even when it’s 100% functional, it still looks so meaningful and wise… and like it has ‘alternative uses’. I love it with the lights on – that is a great bit of basketing!

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