How to Make Willow Structures for Your Garden

How to Make Willow Structures for Your Garden

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Willow is very satisfying to work with and lends itself to making rustic screens, structures and supports for a beautiful natural look. No special tools needed!

Willow structures make very useful and attractive features in a garden. They can be used to edge beds, screen off unsightly parts of the garden, or even be used as fencing.

In this short video we demonstrate how to make a simple willow hurdle, step by step.

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50 Comments

  1. Army Guy on July 11, 2021 at 1:48 am

    I used willow stick to make a compost bin for free

  2. Linda Penney on July 11, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Awesome update

  3. NancyToday on July 11, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Coppicing this week! Good information!

  4. robert boardman on July 11, 2021 at 1:51 am

    willow plant supports please how to make please

  5. elizabeth houghton on July 11, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Hi. Where do you get the willow from. Thanks Liz 🙂👍👍

  6. RelentlessHomesteading on July 11, 2021 at 1:58 am

    So very British! – love it – nice video. Certainly enhances garden beauty – perhaps one day something I can think about.

  7. trishalynn56 on July 11, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Thank you for the video. I didn’t’ see a response for how long they last. 2 years maybe?

  8. AMamalala A on July 11, 2021 at 2:01 am

    I appreciate the details without the fluff. Nice project and I will probably try it. Thanks again

  9. Emily Shaw on July 11, 2021 at 2:04 am

    could you use bamboo sticks as uprights?

  10. Tom Brookes on July 11, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Thanks mate

  11. Wafer Billy on July 11, 2021 at 2:10 am

    where would be the best place to get willow stems from? thanks

  12. Its Taylor on July 11, 2021 at 2:11 am

    please do a video on attracting beneficial insects and other pollinators (such as bees and butterflies) to my garden

  13. Bethany Kennedy on July 11, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Loved the video but have a quick question. Is there a difference between willow and weeping willow? Thank you!

  14. Mini Librarian on July 11, 2021 at 2:12 am

    What effect would ivy growing over a willow fence have? Would it make it stonger and a better wind blocker, or will it ruin the structural integrity?

  15. Amparo Araneta on July 11, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Building a cabin with this thank you

  16. Koalanetze Koalanetze on July 11, 2021 at 2:17 am

    To flex the willow or hazel more easily and tighter you can twist it until the fibers are visible and looks like a rope.

  17. Kizarat on July 11, 2021 at 2:17 am

    I can’t stop watching this video. Such a fascinating art!

  18. Thor Underdunk Caballerial on July 11, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Great video, Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. F Sma7 on July 11, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Lovely quick and informative video. Do you have a rough idea of what size willow bundle you would need for the size of hurdle? I’m looking into building a playhouse and trying to get an idea of how much willow I would need.

  20. Mark Aldred on July 11, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Where can you buy willow in bulk?, I can’t seem to find it for sale(and relative cheap) anywhere. Also I do not want to go foraging or growing it myself due the lack of room we have.

  21. Heidi H on July 11, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Awesome. Thank you for the great idea and ‘how to’. Just planted a willow tree last month. It’s growing but not ready yet for harvesting.

  22. Amy Slezewski on July 11, 2021 at 2:19 am

    I am trying to figure out which video to watch that talks about the large sheets of cardboard that are covered with soil as a bed in the garden. Could you link that for me, please.

  23. Plant Lover on July 11, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Interesting idea. I also like living willow fences

  24. Anton Shkabara on July 11, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I did it too. This is what I used Woodglut designs for

  25. Ian Ferguson on July 11, 2021 at 2:23 am

    We will give it a go. our willow has lots of extra shoots so we should manage a couple of little hurdles

  26. Michael McClafferty on July 11, 2021 at 2:25 am

    I made two obelisks recently from willow.
    It’s important to soak the willow for a couple of days if it’s been left to dry out.
    My first and only efforts so far are encouraging but I wish I had soled them to avoid some snapping.

  27. Garzon Laperle on July 11, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Just go to the Woodprix website if you want to do it yourself.

  28. Bernadette Serbin on July 11, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Thank you for this video. How long would you say that a Willow or Hazel structure could last before rootening? Are there suggested techniques to help preserve its integrity?

  29. Vinita Samuel on July 11, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Thank You so much.

  30. Liam Fields on July 11, 2021 at 2:30 am

    WOW,I love your channel, I buy the same one from newigstyle..com last month, delivery by DHL,good quality !!!!

  31. bobby bowker on July 11, 2021 at 2:30 am

    any ideas hwo to make a wing strutcure

  32. love cat on July 11, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I do this using mulberry tree whips! So much fun and I get compliments from the neighbors

  33. Felicia Nelson on July 11, 2021 at 2:35 am

    how about young bamboo for these? I have a bunch that I’ve used for making bean poles in the past.

  34. Cate's Garden on July 11, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Yup! Willow FTW! Tried and true.

  35. mguignard70 on July 11, 2021 at 2:36 am

    You never cease to amaze me! You are a wealth of information!

  36. Evgen Patotskiy on July 11, 2021 at 2:37 am

    just go to woodprix if you’d like to make it yourself.

  37. Karin Rowe on July 11, 2021 at 2:37 am

    What breed of willow do you suggest growing to make hurdles?

  38. Bibiane Sproule on July 11, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Can you use weeping willow for this?

  39. roontunes on July 11, 2021 at 2:39 am

    is it necessary to take the bark off before using willow rods ? I have a massive willow tree locally that has tons of material I can work with but I’m not making decorative indoor products, just garden support structures.

  40. Puryear Eaker on July 11, 2021 at 2:40 am

    I heard very good opinions about the Stodoys plans.

  41. keghn feem on July 11, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Will willow upright start growing?

  42. Sarah Bear on July 11, 2021 at 2:43 am

    cool! where do you get the willow from if theres no tree around?

  43. J Smith on July 11, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Great video, thank you.Very clear demo of making a hurdle.

  44. Matthew Lewis on July 11, 2021 at 2:44 am

    You sound like NIgel Slater and it makes me uncomfortable.

  45. Nannette Battista on July 11, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Hmmm I finally followed Robert’s advice and took woodprix. It’s great for beginners, and has some advanced stuff too.

  46. Butterfly Lullaby on July 11, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I would love to grow Willow in my garden. Thanks so much for this brilliant video. Just found out that you can buy Willow soft charcoal. Hope to try it out on Japanese Knotweed Paper. I made some Japanese Knotweed paper. If we in the UK created our own JK paper like they are doing overseas, we could save a lot of trees:
    https://butterflylullaby.blogspot.com/2019/07/japanese-knotweed-paper-saving-trees.html

  47. Callihan Hopwood on July 11, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I’m sure you will find amazing woodworking plans on Woodprix.

  48. Александр Марков on July 11, 2021 at 2:46 am

    ✪ stP. #rapGod, is that really you? This is some kind of joke. Did you and I play in CS?

  49. Tracy Heath on July 11, 2021 at 2:46 am

    I enjoyed this video. Thank you. Love these fences. I have willow growing at the end of the property down by the pond, but I am going to grab the wisdom here and have an area closer to my potting shed for just willow because for good fast growth they do require water.

  50. Kristina Nousianen on July 11, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I’m trying to imagine how to create corners with this technique. Can you start another edge at an angle a weave into the previous edge to make a boxed in area?

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