Thursday, 31 March 2016

Starting With The Acanthus

Birch Basket Plant Support

The herbaceous perennials, in response to the warm winter, are emerging through the soil earlier than last year. One month earlier than in 2015, starting with the Acanthus spinosus, the team have begun to create the birch baskets that will support the plants throughout late spring, summer and early autumn. The birch, a very pliable material, is carefully woven together to make the baskets in all shapes and sizes, and if the team get it right, will match the growth of the plants and disappear within the foliage. The Acanthus should reach a height of about 1.2 metres so the basket has been made just short of that height, about 1 metre.  

Newly Emerged Acanthus
Plant Support and Tulips

After two days baskets have been made for Acanthus, Achillea, Galega, Delphinium, Aster, Dahlia, and Nepeta. The creative 'fun' will continue over the coming weeks as more and more perennials continue to emerge.

Making A Basket Plant Support For Nepeta

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