A simple cone of climbers makes a flowery bower, perfect as a hideaway for any child. This version relies on supports made into a cone shape and then planted up in spring, but in winter you could make an equally effective, albeit more permanent, version by pushing willow stalks into the ground in a circle and tying them together at the top. They will leap into life and the structure becomes covered in greenery in spring.
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Water introduces movement, noise and wildlife, and has a place in the family yard as long as you choose an appropriate and safe water feature.