Anyone know any local willow workers?

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Anyone know any local willow workers?

Post: #198720 happyhippy
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi I live in Wiltshire and I am looking for a willow arch for my back garden.I have looked in the usual places such as ebay but the only ones I have found are metal with willow which I don't want.I just want a natural willow arch to go over my pathway.Does anyone know any that are local to me?Many thanks in anticipation!xx

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Re: Anyone know any local willow workers?

Post: #198782 snapdragon
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:11 am

My neighbour has made arches - but he works in Hazel not willow. Am sure I've seen courses on it though.
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Re: Anyone know any local willow workers?

Post: #198795 happyhippy
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:24 am

Hi snapdragon,thanks for the reply!Do you mind me asking you where you live in Wilts?(You can send me a pm if you prefer)I live in Atworth (between Melksham and Box).Hazel I think might be a good idea?Might last longer?What do you think?

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Re: Anyone know any local willow workers?

Post: #198849 snapdragon
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:09 pm

Am not sure how long they last, we're in Ludgershall (far east wilts). I'll ask if he'll be making any, but he seems pretty busy with other work just now.
Do you have any thatchers nearby? They use hazel spars to fix the thatch, and whoever supplies them may be doing other work with hazel, or you would likely see one at a country show. Look out for 'hurdle makers'
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