Great to See the Forum up and running again
Since last we me met, My Wife and I have been Busy:
I have always loved The McPeake Family Version/Adaption of The Robert Tannahill Poem/Song "The Braes of Balquidder" known to many worldwide as "The Wild Mountain Thyme" I have always been fascinated by the Idea of Building a Bower for My Beloved but it was the difficulty of finding out how to construct such a situation, for instance what was it`s constituents:
Was it parttially drystane dyking?
Was it wood built?
was it Willow Fencing??
I suddenly remembered how Walking Sticks were Grown
You bent the Thorn or Willow buried the branch The shoots then became the basic walking sticks or Cromachs
Now standing next to Our Garden Bench was an Upright Willow The So-called Aspirin Tree
So I bent it over the bench tied it down then started to weave the living branches into a flattened arch hopefully as the tree continues to grow downwards it will if I break the soil up will plant itself
The Tree continues to put out fresh branches which I keeep weaving into the living frame
this will be the third year this Autumn since I transformed or morphisised the TheWillow and it`s still going strong
this Year I plan to interweave in some climbing roses whch at present are situated behind the bench hopefully they to will adapt and spread over the canopy I mused on the idea of honeysuckle but thought they would strangle the willow
and decided no but I believe the Roses will operate in a symbiotic way..
Wish me Luck please in my endeavour
Running Wild in The Wilds of Argyll