Today I will not tell you about my own garden, but those of our friends instead.
Because, what do you do when you have to prune 20 willows and you have little time at your hands? Well, you send your friends an invitation to get together and work a little in exchange for a delicious meal. Of course we all accepted. Pruning willows, is it not truly Dutch?
On the scheduled day the sun was shining brightly. We could not wait to get the work started. After a short briefing over a cup of coffee in the kitchen, we all started right away.
First of all the branches of the willow were cut off with a chainsaw. The so-called “drag team” lugged the branches that came off into the yard. Subsequently, some of our female friends readily cut the branches to size.
The thicker pieces were kept for the fireplace; twigs were for the wooded bank. The “pruning team” stripped long straight branches with infinite patience. Following this stripping, the bald straight branches were brought to the “braid team”. They put these branches into a wicker fence around the vegetable garden. An enormous amount of work was done.
At the end of this sunny day all willows were pruned, the branches cleared up and the kitchen garden had a new fence. Satisfied and exhausted we sat down on the couch and toasted to our friendship.
A friendship as old as the pruned willows themselves!
And after pruning.
After pruning the woman get started!
Here we are making a wooded bank.
Oeps, Girl power. And I see a new garden trend: Garden Uggs!
Soup with meat balls in it.
20 willows already done.
In the evening sun ......
....a truly Dutch scene.
Vegetable garden with the new fence.
Close up, old willow.
Also truly Dutch: wooden shoes. Just for decoration!
The sun set.
A lovely day of working and friendship.