Archive for July 18th, 2012

Jackie Sweet has been weaving willow here on the Prairie , but super sized !

Taking our metal framed gazebo she has created a willow wonder which you can now see in pride of place in the Sven garden. So far it has been blown into the pig enclosure by the gazillion hour winds and finally returned back to its place again after a bit of additional weaving work done by the pigs .. not in a good way! They could certainly do with coming on Jackie’s Beautiful and Useful Garden Structures course.

Jackie will be coming to Sussex Prairies for two ,one day courses making Useful and Beautiful Willow Garden Structures on 28th July and 13th October.Obelisks, trellises, fans and hurdles can all be used to both give support to plants and help make your garden even more beautiful.

In a small group you will be able to learn how to make the very same. The only restriction being how big your car is to transport everything home with you ! No previous experience in necessary and all tools and materials will be provided. Cost £85 per person .Bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy in the prairie garden and you are sorted ! Plenty of time available at the beginning and end of the course to enjoy the stunning landscape.

Jackie will also be exhibiting at our Unusual Plant and Art fair on sunday 2nd September 2012.Look out for her amazing apple picking baskets and picnic baskets !

We shall also be running a wonderful Christmas Willow Wreath and Willow Decoration course on Saturday 1st December 2012. Watch this space for more details. You can enjoy our special Swedish Saffron bread and gluhwein at this event !

You can contact Jackie at her email address :     jackiesweetbaskets[at]hotmail.com

  • Jackie makes, sells and accepts commissions for a wide range of traditional and contemporary baskets. Also garden structures, including obelisks, plant supports, trellis screens, fences, hurdles using willow and hazel but also work with split wood, bark, hedgerow and recycled materials. Accepts commissions for basket repairs. She also runs occasional workshops for children, beginners and intermediates in willow, hedgerow and recycled materials.

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