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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

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carolecuttingitfine

After a weekend away we’ve come back to broken greenhouse glass, snapped daffodils and trees damaged but also the #kilmarnockwillow in bud - what a silver lining 😊

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pelly

Oh what a homecoming, sorry to hear about the damage, but at least you had this beauty 💛💛

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juliesgarden

😐😭 ...I didn’t go away and suffered the same Carole, can’t even find the vent to the greenhouse 😬🤣, repeat performance today apparently here 😫. Have a good day anyway 😘🤣

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carolecuttingitfine

Not as bad as we thought it was going to be @pelly so quite relieved 😅

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh no @juliesgarden it’s completely calm now so hopefully it will calm down for you before anymore damage

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rachelbrooks

Oh crikey! Glad it’s not as bad as you thought! Looks like it had a little visitor hiding round the corner too...saw these at the GC the other day and they were absolutely covered in bees 🐝🐝🐝

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh my goodness @rachelbrooks your eyesight is amazing 😂 not sure how old the Willow is but this one is enormous so plant carefully 😉

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pelly

Pleased to here it!! 👍👍

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rachelbrooks

Got me specs on! 👍🏼🤓😂 oh I was very sensible and didn’t buy one 😇 (ok...I was in the Mini and I’d already bought loads! 🙄🙊🤣)

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carolecuttingitfine

We went to the reclamation yard at Carhampton, yesterday,do you remember it? But we had the mini too and stuffed with wedding malarkey so couldn’t squeeze anything in #schoolgirlerror 😂 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I don’t Carol, but I remember you telling me! Doh! Hope you didn’t see anything you really loved?! 🙈

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carolecuttingitfine

Help me identify this plant, these are the buds but in the background is the actual tree, That curves to the ground.. looks lovely but no idea what it is therefore how to look after it!? Thank you 😊

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thedanielrichards

Great shot. Is it some kind of pussy willow?

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carolgs

Kilmarnock willow @carolecuttingitfine you can prune back hard if you want after the fluffy buds have finished or just cut back to above ground level 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you so much @carolgs and @thedanielrichards I shall now be able to look after it properly! I think it's got potential to be a stunning tree..

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rachelbrooks

Ooh lovely pic 👌🏼

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Naomi126

Good Scottish name 😂 it's gorgeous , nice pic to 👌📸👌 #macrophotography

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daisy-jane

Fantastic pic Carole I have a Kilmarnock too great tree's 😘😊👍

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susanhumphrey333

Love the fluffy buds 😍

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gjones

They look just like our pussy willows so we looked it up. Almost identical but ours are called Salix candida

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you for going to so much trouble @gjones I shall now tag it properly! Thank you @rachelbrooks high praise from someone who takes stunning photos 😏 @daisy-jane well show me yours now I've shown you mine 😂🤣😂 at least I'll know what to aim for?! Glad you approve @Naomi126 it's a long way south without a passport but it seems to be liking it ok 😂😂

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daisy-jane

I'll have a look back through my pics Carole 😊😁👍

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rachelbrooks

☺️👍🏼😘😘

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