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gingerhen

Love my garden...love my chucks, ducks and geese.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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gingerhen

Well, rooting in water appears to work a treat. 3 root shoots in just a few days. Most of the other cuttings look like they’re getting ready to send out roots too. It’ll be interesting to see if these will develop into healthy plants from this method

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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gingerhen

Our willow structures at work have had their annual trim and tidy; so lots of free cuttings to bring home and play around with 🤩 I’ve read that willow can be rooted in water, it’s just a case of waiting and seeing now 👀👌

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KathyB

I wish I could have these and a pussy willow but they are kinda frowned on/reputedly banned in Aus 😥

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ublaszko

I've read you can just stick willow in the ground without any prep and they will root in no time. ☺

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chapelbarn

Urszula @ublaszko that’s right willow will grow when green very easily and I believe is often planted in wetter areas to dry the soil out. @gingerhen I can’t see how long the lengths are but If you let the willow dry when it’s brown it won’t grow and you can make structures etc I believe you soak it to make it bend. I have inherited a lot of willow but don’t have any nice lengths yet it’s all a bit wild 😜 but would like to make something with it eventually.

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gingerhen

Thanks @ublaszko @chapelbarn I read the same too, about being stuck in the ground; however I’m on compost rationing until payday 💆‍♀️ and I didn’t want to leave them too long...happy days if they do root. The lengths I got from work were about 5 foot each, which I then cut down into approx 15 inch pencils. The plan is to create some sort of structure at some point, somewhere in one of the gardens (home or chicken) if it works out great, if it doesn’t, I haven’t lost anything.

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