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Talk about a clever idea: willow switches just stuck in the ground will bend easily (after all we weave baskets from them) and sprout with little encouragement. Just twisting the twigs, holding them together with string or twist ties, until they are growing well, will give a charming, but less formal look. [by sarahgb(theoriginal), via Flickr] I don't have willows, but pruned suckers from my fruit trees made a nice border.
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