What on earth is a Fedge?

Willow used in Fedge

Not an everyday term is your actual fedge.  However, the idea is beautifully simple and with the help of AJS Crafts Dane Valley Woods have created one in their allotment HQ.  A fedge is an alternative to a hedge or fence but combines the properties of both to create a living willow border.  One year old willow stems are cut and then placed into the ground in the line of a hedge in a lattice formation.  These stems are then woven and tied into place.  These stems will then grow into living willow stems and create a semi permanent border as well as a beautiful structure.  Thanks to all of the people who helped out on the day as well as for the lovely food.

Liz, Kashmir & Fedge

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