The weather has been glorious here the past couple of day, yesterday afternoon being so warm that after a couple of hours i had to retire to the house as it was just too warm, we seem to have acclimatised to Orkney temperatures, i ma fairly sure when family are visiting in a couple of weeks they will be saying they are cold :)
Trees are scarce up here, so it would be a crime not to use all prunings in some useful way.
I constructed these two cage like structures yesterday for the Turks hat/head lilies we have in the front garden, they tend to fall over as they are so tall and heavy, and thought these would look much nicer than last years "piece of twine wrapped round a piece of old pallet affair"
I have also cut a stout branch for a new staff, another for a broom pole, two shaped branches for making woven flags, and another two for making whimsical chandeliers.
i have a buckets full of small prunnings left over from making the cages which will go on a pile to dry out for kindling, and john wants the remaining chunky branches for 'ornamental logs' for the fire place.
plus i have a pile of twiggy branches for pea supports, an i am only half way through the pile :)
hmmm.... i think i will go hem some curtains :)