I do get some magnificent views of sunsets from Hill top farm. However the openness of the hill side does work against me for the cut flowers, because there is usually a stiff breeze blowing over the brow of that hill the sun is setting behind.
So today's job was creating a windbreak to help to protect my beds of hardy and half hardy annuals.
The Willow used was 4 different varieties, Purpurea, Q83, Daphnoides and Flanders red - all sourced from The Willow bank - I'd love to tell you there was scientific reasoning behind these particular varieties, - but in truth, I liked the mixture of colours. - So here's to wind protection, Willow for Christmas wreaths, and Catkins next spring.