Friday, 6 January 2012

Christmas present

I was trimming the apple trees in the backyard yesterday when I decided to use the off cuts in an experiment. We have created tepees and houses for a number of previous projects, but never using coppices that have the potential to take root and grow like hazel or willow. Thus the garden cubby (for cats) Mark I is born. Merry Christmas Max and Molly. 
Hopefully the canes will strike and provide a foliage cover during the summer, together with a non toxic climbing plant. During the winter depending on your climate you could interlace it with a climbing vegetable plant like snow peas. I'm going to trial a larger version with acacias and figs, I'll let you know how it goes!

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