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    Default Willow cuttings

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    I am fancying buying some un-rooted willow cuttings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-x-mixed...s/263971092036

    Are these as easy to root as suggested and do any grapes know what the approximate success rate would be?
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    I've rooted them in buckets of water and by jabbing them in the ground. I had this vague idea of growing a willow den but I put it in the wrong place and had to get rid.
    What do you intend to do with them? That might decide where the best bit of the forum is?
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    I've built a willow den. As long as they're kept moist (not sodden, just not dried out) they are surprisingly resilient. My willow sculptor friend recommended making a pilot hole with a bar or dibber so that you don't damage the stems pushing them in. I had 100% success with mine, even the off cuts which I jammed in the hedge just to see what happened.

    I can now use trimmings from the den as plant supports and edging. I love my willow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Interesting thread VC but not really relevant to what I am trying to achieve.

    All I am after is clumps of different coloured stemmed plants which will give my garden some winter colour and will be cut down to the ground each Feb/March/April.
    I already have a weeping golden willow which I have planted at the far end of the garden for when it grows to full size. Its not as fast growing as I expected and after two years is still only 2 foot high!
    I know that the yellow willow stems can grow to a couple of metres each year, so hopefully if I can keep the clumps of 6 different coloured bark willows in check each spring, they will make a useful addition to winter colour in the garden. That's not to say that in the future I may, or may not, dabble with a willow dome or something else of that nature, but for now I would just like some winter colour.

    Dogwoods are possibly another addition, but for now, if I can get six different coloured willows, that will do me fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Bee View Post
    I've built a willow den. As long as they're kept moist (not sodden, just not dried out) they are surprisingly resilient. My willow sculptor friend recommended making a pilot hole with a bar or dibber so that you don't damage the stems pushing them in. I had 100% success with mine, even the off cuts which I jammed in the hedge just to see what happened.

    I can now use trimmings from the den as plant supports and edging. I love my willow.
    If I get 100% take I will be well chuffed. I toyed with the idea of setting five cuttings around a six inch pot with one in the centre? Once rooted I would plant into their final positions dotted around my garden, well away from the house.
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    I have bought ebay bundles that look like that. The yellow and the green root better and are more prolific than the red and the black. The twisted willow I bought of ebay was a complete flop. How many cuttings were you after? If you can wait till tomorrow I can check my willow bed and see what has made it and send you some if you want
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    Red and yellow dog wood is lovely in a garden.
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