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Plant Support Workshop

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Come along to Seedy Saturday at Lewes Town Hall, Saturday 1st February 2020. I’ll be there teaching how to make willow obelisks/supports for your climbing plants (pictured far left). I’m running two sessions, the first starts at 10am and the second starts at 1pm. Maximum of 4 in a group, £40/person. Its a lively event to visit perfect for keen gardeners with unusual plants and seeds and related products and projects.

Contact me to book your place. 07913 651638/ hello@emmapurcell.net

Fun in the Sun

Had a great day at the ‘Cranbrook Goes Nuts in May’ event this May bank holiday. Taught some brave students a ‘fitching’ weave, using bundles of brown willow around a hazel frame to create these hard-wearing, strong plant supports, which should last for years despite their rustic appearance!

A couple more willow workshops in the pipeline for August… watch this space…

Students Hard at Work

Students hard at work

 

 

 

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It’s been a ‘quietly busy’ month, willow-wise. A little break from making post-new year but plenty to do with harvesting last year’s willow, planting 17 different varieties of willow cuttings on a new site, and teaching a workshop at the lovely Lewes Seedy Saturday. Lots of planning for the next few months as well… Winter is therefore a jolly helpful pause in the frenetic momentum of life.

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the harvest, gleaming in the sun

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new willow cuttings in (500 of them!)

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A happy and talented student making a sweet pea obelisk at my workshop as part of Lewes Seedy Saturday