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Wigwam planting instructions
A living willow Wigwam is one of the simplest structures to make Place the  square of ground membrane  (mypex) and peg it down neatly using the pegs, Tie some string to  one of the plastic ground pegs and peg it in the centre of the square. Tie the other end of the string to a pencil/marker and  used it  to draw  a circle on the mypex. Cut out the circle shape  on the mypex. Work on one whip every 18 inches / 2 ft  roughly - leaving an opening for the entrance and then push whips into the ground (about 6 to 9 inches is sufficient for them to root - go deeper if you wish). Tie them together towards the top.                                                                                      Use  other  whips to add 2 diagonals per gap -  except at the entrance - As they are planted diagonally this will  encourage denser side growth. Ideally weave the diagonal whips ‘in front of one vertical and behind the next’ as this makes the structure more rigid -  although tying the whips together may help while you are working, especially towards the tips. Where the diagonals go across the entrance simply bend them around the vertical whip a weave them back into the criss-cross pattern.                                                      This is the same living willow wigwam a couple of years later in full summer growth. The new growth can be woven into the structure, cut off as it grows,or left for a shaggier wilder appearance, if you prefer, and not trimmed until winter.                                         Don’t forget, if you can collect your order, then you can have whips longer than 9 ft which will make a bigger structure !