Get willow branches from landscape nursery in bundles of 100 sticks. Put branches in ground at least 6 inches, and 4 to 8 inches apart (one pointing left, the next pointing right). Then weave them together. Using hemp twine, tie them together at the top.
These magnificent box balls were supplied by Provender Nurseries, Swanley, Kent, for this garden I designed in south-east London. The pale paving is edged with buff-coloured granite setts which work well with the brickwork of the house. www.provendernurseries.co.uk www.judithsharpegardens.co.uk
Credit: Sophia Evans/Sophia Evans In a back garden in Chiswick, west London, garden designer Kate Gould has made the most of a minuscule plot, by carefully selecting the hard landscaping, limiting the colour palette and restraining herself at the nursery.