Dig a planting hole about 6 inches deep at each indentation, using a small garden trowel or a dibble. Insert a willow rod in each hole, placing it at a 45-degree angle from vertical, and firm the soil around it. Set the first row of rods so that all are angled the same direction along the row and at 8-inch intervals.
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How to plant. Make holes first with an old screwdriver or similar, then push the rods or whips (willow stems) 30cm (12in) or more into the ground. Consider including four rods woven loosely together every 2m (6Â½ft) for solidity. Plant half the rods at an angle of 45Â° at a distance of about 25cm (10in) apart.
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