Wattle Edging

Wattle edging has surrounded kitchen gardens since gardening began.

Has seasonal pruning left you with numerous, long, flexible tree suckers and saplings? You will need to move fast, as those branches will become too stiff to weave soon after cutting. Drive stakes. Weave like a basket. The firmer you press the wattle down, the sturdier the fence will be.

Wattle Fencing Around The World

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Willow wattle fence edging herbs, France.
karlgercens.com

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Wattle around the kitchen garden at Gresgarth Hall, home of Arabella Lennox-Boyd, a nationally acclaimed English landscape and garden designer.  www.rockrose.blogspot.com

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Willow wattle fence in the Coulommiers Medieval Garden in France, a restored complex that once was a Templar’s Monastery. www.gardenvisit.com

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Premade wattle edging.
karlgercens.com

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Wattle borders by Dan Holmes, UK.
www.sussexgates.co.uk

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Wattle border by Dan Holmes. Branches make excellent trellises or garden towers as well. www.sussexgates.co.uk

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Wattle edging and garden towers by Dan Holmes, UK.
www.sussexgates.co.uk

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Wattle edging by Dan Holmes, UK.
www.sussexgates.co.uk

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Split bamboo edging in wattle style. Shirotori Garden, Nagoya, Japan. Copyright: Ed’s JG Photos. flickr.com

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Bamboo wattle fence in Shirotori Garden, Nagoya. Copyright: Ed’s JG Photos. flickr.com

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Wattle hurdles behind, edging up front. Stevens The Hurdle Maker, located in rural Hampshire, UK. wattlehurdles.com

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Wattle fence enclosing an English country garden at a 16th century farmhouse in a rural corner of north Essex. Copyright: Christopher Strickland. flickr.com

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Wattle edged herb and vegetable garden at Chelsea Garden show, 2008. The Summer Solstice garden (by Tomasso del Buono and Paul Gazerwitz) won a Silver Gilt medal with its sustainable approach to the creation of a garden which is both useful and beautiful – for growing food. delbuono-gazerwitz.co.uk

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Raised beds made of woven willow hurdles give a garden a cottage-style look. DK – How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited. www.dk.co.uk

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Wattle edging around a square foot garden.
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Learn more: squarefootgardening.org

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A low continuous weave fence around a vegetable patch. The fence shown here is rabbit proof but the fence can be made high enough to be dog and cat proof too. By Tim Radford. burwashwonderwood.com

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Wattle tree seat of oak and hazel by Natural Fencing, UK. naturalfencing.com

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Use old hose as wattle…at The Mattress factory, Pittsburgh. Via: karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com

Or start small with a planter…
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Wattle Planter
by Natural Fence, UK. naturalfencing.com

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Author: keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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