My Field in Sussex
The little ﬁlm clip was edited together by Rehana whose ﬁlm ‘Dead Good’ was ﬁlmed in part at my
ﬁeld and features some time I spent with Jake making my mums coffin.!
On the land I grow varieties of ‘Living Willow’ and ‘Basket Willow.
SevSeveral years ago I got lucky and bought some land, this small plot is both work and pleasure in
one. Planting many willow whips, indigenous trees and more recently a hedgerow, (thanks to a
grant from the Woodland Trust) I now have a sustainable crop of willow to make willow rings,
wreaths and to generate plenty of kindling which I sell at farmers markets in the winter months.
Seasonal Ring/ Heart making Workshops.
(Groups of 10)
Willow Rings I supply to ﬂorists and wreath making groups, willow whips to creatives who grow
living sculptures, arches and domes.
Recently the basket willow can be used for, eg light lanterns used in the ‘Burning of the Clocks festival’ in Brighton celebrating the Winter Solstice.
Some ideas for willow ring use, as they are sustainable and can be used time and time again :
wreathes, making light rings using fairy lights to hang from trees or fences or on walls.
Willow hearts to make symbols of love. Used by ﬂorists and individuals to place eg on
gravestones as there’s no metal there’s no metal staining. To hang on doors or if freshly made
they are plantable and will grow in situ. Annual cutting of willow starts in November until the end
of February, willow varieties are ﬂexible at this time of year for assorts of creative endeavours.
Please contact me if you are interested in bringing a group to my ﬁeld to make willow rings as a
perfect winter activity!
There’s usually scorched potatoes from the ﬁre at these workshops, irresistible….
Min of 5 people. Prices start at £25 pp.
Willow rings; various dimensions and thickness. 25cm -45cm £5-9.
Discounts for orders over 10 and for florists.
Uses; making wreaths or light rings using fairy lights.
Willow hearts; various sizes, from £7 popular for love wreaths to hang up or to put on graves as there's no metal, metal can leave staining on stones.
Bundle of seasoned kindling from £3
Willow wall planters.
This design is to hang flat against a wall. Made with willow and natural coco matting. Perfect for plants needing very little soil such as succulents. 30-45cm £16-£25
Portable cradle willow planters. Designed to be picked up, moved around, indoor/ outdoor. Made from willow and natural coco matting 99% environmentally friendly.
Perfect for tomatoes, herbs, geraniums, bulbs. Strong and rustic, approx sizes length 60-70cm, width 25-35cm. £32
If you are interested please contact me.