A specially selected mix of BASKETRY Willow Cuttings – 25cm long hardwood cuttings ready for potting/planting.
There will be a mixture of varieties that are especially desirable for basket weaving. The different varieties will be labled.
These are so easy to plant and grow – they just need to be inserted into pots of soil or straight into the ground where they are to grow. Being dormant they will sit waiting for the soil to warm and then in the spring they will take root and begin to shoot.
Willows are quick growing, most of these varieties will grow about 6-9ft in a year, it should be pruned regularly over the years to keep as multi stemmed shrubs – cutting regularly gives the brightest strongest colours and thinnest, straightest stems for weaving. If left to grow over some years it will branch and become a small tree.
Many of these willows be grown just as an ornamental and wildlife friendly shrubs too, excellent for winter colour and their interesting buds and catkins – also highly valuable for early pollinators. The stems can be cut regularly for floristry and craft material – beautiful as wreaths and interior decorations.
Willows are very tolerant of many soil and growing conditions, but will thrive in moist and sunny sites.