|Crocus tommasinianus var. roseus|
Nowadays, when I wheel a barrowful to the bonfire or the compost heap I am greeted by inquisitive lambs, who tiptoe towards me and then boing away. What could be more springy than that?
|Lambs at Whichford Pottery|
|Lathyrus 'Goldmine' emerging last week|
|The freshly pruned willow arbour at Whichford Pottery|
Select thinner, more pliant withies as you reach the narrow top, you may find at this point that it is not possible to incorporate every upright. This is fine, because by now the structure is strong and rigid.
I usually wrap a small withy vertically around the join at the top, it helps to keep the uprights spaced. You can add several and make a wicker ball at the top.
Right, now go and sow some more seeds!