Willows   Walgrave Northampton NN6 9QA

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Index


Introduction


How to grow Willow from Cuttings


Living Willow Structures


Kits for Living Willow Structures


Teachers & Parents ordering for SCHOOLS


Description of Willow Varieties


Prices of Cuttings and Long Whips


How to Order


Order Form


How to make a Wigwam


How to make a Playhouse/Bower


More Willow

On-line shop


Other Ideas :

When some Schools have wanted to create secluded class size teaching areas larger than is possible with a Living Willow Dome they have planted a 'Fedge' as a circle.


If you are able to come and collect your order then we would be happy to see you - with small groups of children if you wish.


Also, longer than 9 ft willow whips will be available if you collect - we can adapt our basic kits for the longer lengths if you prefer - just give us a call.


Please feel free to telephone anyway if you would like to discuss your own design ideas or any aspects of your order.

Living Willow Structures in Schools


We are increasingly selling our

living willow structure kits to Schools.


As well as providing long term,

living play areas in which to have fun,

they are also being included in wildlife and sensory gardens, with their construction, maintenance and observation of growth being related to the national curriculum

in many ways.


At the end of the 2004/5 season we

provided Teachers TV with a living willow dome/playhouse kit to be featured in their Resource Review series.

Click here for their web site

and watch the programme !

(we are featured after nearly 7 minutes)

Our Living Willow and Kits have been ordered for Schools by both Teachers directly and Parents Groups.


How To Order :

If you wish to pay when placing the order, either order on line through the secure shop or print off the order form and send that with a cheque. A receipt will be provided. However, if you would like to pay on a Proforma Invoice just get in touch with the order details and we can arrange that for you.


Delivery :

We commence cutting and despatching after leaf fall, which is generally at the end of November.  Some schools like to take delivery as soon as possible whilst others prefer to delay delivery until the New Year. 

We are happy to send the willow to suit your requirements - but the willow must be sent by the end of February. However, even if you do not want the willow until late in the season, please order as soon as you can as we have sold out before the end of the cutting season every year so far!

We provide simple basic Living Willow Kits that can create attractive

structures very easily. If necessary, one person alone can 'build' a living willow

structure and probably take less than an hour to do so (if the ground preparation has already been done) - there is no need for any previous experience or particular skills.


Of course, it is more fun if there are more people

and the children can be involved to a great extent. The willow is very flexible

and forgiving and detailed instructions are provided with the kits - if you have

clear ideas on the type of structure you want to create and also wish to involve the children in the design process too then order from the individual whips list

according to the lengths required.


Having had the fun of creating the living willow structure in the winter,

there is then the pleasure to be gained from seeing the new growth start in the spring and then weaving it in as the growth becomes longer to make a denser more enclosed area.


The children can observe the effect of the changing seasons on their structure and, of course, it will continue to be a useful (and fun) resource for years to come.

Stage 1 : 'Building' the Living Willow Dome/Playhouse Structure

Stage 2 : Watching the new growth in the spring.

Stage 3 : Enjoying the structure in full growth . . . . .

and  for years to come !

Index


Introduction


How to grow Willow from Cuttings


Living Willow Structures


Kits for Living Willow Structures


Teachers & Parents ordering for SCHOOLS


Description of Willow Varieties


Prices of Cuttings and Long Whips


How to Order


Order Form


How to make a Wigwam


How to make a Playhouse/Bower


More Willow

On-line shop

Please click on the

links to the left for

further information.

LIVING  WILLOW

Offering willow grown in Northamptonshire.
From Willows Nursery, Walgrave, Northampton, NN6  9QA.

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from June 2006 it is not maintained and updated .

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