December to March is the time when we can build willow domes. This winter we have managed to get most of our willow locally from in and around Oxford. Some of it came from a well established willow dome that we cut every year, and some of it came from from some local water meadows in Dorchester on Thames.
Here’s a photo of me cutting the willow on a cold morning a few weeks ago.
We’ve used this willow for building a willow fence, or rather a screen, around a trampoline in a back garden, and also for maintaining some existing domes in a local school.
It’s difficult to take a good photo of this as the trampoline tends to dominate – I suppose that’s why they wanted it screened. The willow will provide much more of a visual barrier as it starts to leaf in a month or two.
Here’s some detail…