As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens opens for the National Garden Scheme
25th Feb 12noon-4pm

explore our 5 acre gardens with grasses and seed heads left standing around our Natural Pool for winter.
Our Winter Garden is full of fragrant flowering shrubs, snowdrops and hellebores
Enjoy swathes of fiery Cornus and coloured willows and specimen trees with winter bark.
adults £4.50 children free.
combined entry with Holmes Villa, Walkeringham
Plant sales, teas at Holmes Villa.

Strip the Willow

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The goats are being useful this week- stripping bark from the bottom of thick willow rods, to be made into plant supports around this garden and in the schools I’m working with this year. I poke a bundle of willow rods into the goat paddock and they spend all day happily chewing off the bark- this way we can push the rods into the ground without them rooting.