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kez001uk

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Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' syn. Salix caprea 'Pendula', Salix caprea var. pendula

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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kez001uk

#willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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kez001uk

After a drastic haircut 🙈 #willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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jeatacake

Looks good after its lockdown haircut, especially set-off against that wall 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake the damage the weather caused was insane! So many dead branches and leaves. Was looking so full before the heatwave too 😐 this is its temporary home but quite like it covering the horrible pebbles 🤣

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jeatacake

I'm not a big fan of pebble dash either, but they make a great combination together 💚👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I can honestly say it wasn’t my choice 😂 but it does sometimes make a good backdrop 😅

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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kez001uk

A house sparrow (I think) sitting on top of my Kilmarnock willow 🥰 #willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow #wildlifewednesday

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alan1111

It a beautiful male sparrow a year old judging by his little dark bib under his beak it gets bigger with age

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midnightgardener

What a great photo. Lovely little bird 💙💙

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thank you Alan 😁 I had tried to work out what it was but at least I got the right type of bird 😂 he’s a frequent visitor to the top of that tree now 🥰

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thanks Christine 😛 makes a nice change to the giant pigeons that usually roam the garden. I swear they’re the size of cats! 😅

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midnightgardener

@kez001uk I know just what you mean. We're plagued with blasted Wood Pigeons here. I have to pick up their poo! Because I don't want the girls treading in it. Those birds make the most awful mess 😱

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener there is just some wildlife that we don’t need in our gardens 😡 I have that problem too, except they like to cover my clematises and the top of my guinea pig cages. I have to cover them now so the boys don’t get it all on the grass they eat 😞 and last thing you want is your dogs running all in it 😝 they’re beastly things 😣

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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kez001uk

#willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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midnightgardener

That's amazing and looks like a happy Willow. All those little tails 😊😊💕💕

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 😀 they look like cascading fairy lights 🤩

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thank you Christine 😃 it’s one of the few that have loved the rain 😂

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alan1111

Dunnes stores here in Dublin are selling them two for €20 and their a fair size plant if only I had the room

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kez001uk

@alan1111 that’s a great price! Is a shame you don’t have space because they’re wonderful trees. But think they can get quite big over time 😜

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alan1111

Great price but I've no room. With these you can shap to look like umbrellas or toadstools

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kez001uk

@alan1111 I saw a photo of a shaped one and was gorgeous! Think mine is a few years off being able to do that though 😂

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alan1111

It takes time to shape them alright but wort it. Magical for kids to hide under and play

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kez001uk

@alan1111 think I’d like to hide under there right now 😂😣 escape from this horrible time

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alan1111

Hang in there things are going to get better 😉

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kez001uk

@alan1111 they will 😊 just seems like the world has gone on its head 🤪 thank god for the distraction of a garden 🙏🏻

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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kez001uk

#willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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alan1111

Aren't they fab

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kez001uk

@alan1111 love them! They look like they’re twinkling on a dull day 🤩

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alan1111

They do kerry especially when your looking at them form the house 😆

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kez001uk

@alan1111 that’s the only view I get of them lately. Still so cold and windy here 🙁

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alan1111

Here too Kerry but it won't be for too much longer

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kez001uk

@alan1111 nope, spring is apparently just around the corner 😁 how’s the aquarium coming?

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alan1111

The base has gone down. Some trellis has to go up on the wall and around the oil thank just to dress it up after that will be plumbing and electric

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kez001uk

@alan1111 sounds like it’s all going well 😁 am looking forward to seeing the end result 😋

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alan1111

Not fast enough for me 😜

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kez001uk

@alan1111 😂 you need your garden time back ASAP! 😛

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alan1111

Now you have it 😂

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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kez001uk

#willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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ublaszko

Looks so soft 😍😍 I just want to brush it against my cheek 😁😁😅😍😍😍

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jeatacake

Pussy willows in all colours! 👍😻

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they really are! Like stroking an obedient animal 🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi you really can’t help but touch them 😜

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kez001uk

@jeatacake variety is the spice of life 😉 I’m wondering if there are others though 🤔🤭 they looks so amazing at this time of year 😍

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jeatacake

Certainly is 😁 You already have 2 more varieties than I knew of! ☺️ They are interesting specimens. The only one I've ever had mysteriously died a few years ago 😕

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ublaszko

So nothing at all like Pudgy 😂😂😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they certainly are. Sorry to hear that. I know they’re a pain with needing so much water. Not so easy to keep their feet wet in the summers we’ve been having

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kez001uk

@ublaszko nearly as fluffy though 😛

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ukjohnny

...super close up Kez👍

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny thank you John 😁

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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kez001uk

#willow #salix-caprea #kilmarnock-willow

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DeborahBanks

This is on my I NEED list! It's another request I made to Father Christmas who got confused and bought the same buddleia twice 😬

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ripjuju

💚💚💚

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ublaszko

I love that you have I need list 😂😂😂 I need to rename my wishlist 😉 @DeborahBanks

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kez001uk

@DeborahBanks oh I like the sound of a NEED list 😋 oh that’s so adorable though 🤣 the same wrong plant twice over 🤣 has made me laugh too much 😆

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kez001uk

@ripjuju thanks Judy 😀

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kez001uk

@auricula it’s been sprouting the odd catkin since autumn but it’s well and truly on the way now. Things seem to be on their own weird schedules out in our gardens 🤣

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kez001uk

@auricula same! The heat wasn’t kind to it at all 🙈

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kez001uk

#peepingthrough

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DeborahBanks

@ublaszko and @kez001uk, informing him I want one everytime we see one is not cutting the mustard. I'm taking it up a few notches until he gets the not very subtle at all hints. If that still doesnt do it I'll have to take matters into my own hands 😁

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ublaszko

😂😂😂

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kez001uk

@DeborahBanks it’ll get to the point of “here’s what you bought me...” before they get the hint 🤣🤣 don’t think men know how hints work 🙈

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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pelly

Great shot Kerry, so much detail in there 😍😍

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debs69

Fluffy 😉

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kez001uk

@pelly thanks Jane 😀 was surprised to see them already

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kez001uk

@debs69 they feel like fur 🥰

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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suerichards

Beautiful 💛

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kez001uk

@suerichards thank you Sue 😁

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kez001uk

@candycane2017 thanks Candy ☺️

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kylers

Spring? Let's hope 😊

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gjones

Great photo Kerry. These are so unique!😊

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terrimclaughlin

I agree 100% with @gjones 👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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pelly

I’d love one of these 💛💛

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

How lovely is that..😲👌🏼😘

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david71

Very beautiful flowers and photo! 🙂👍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful photo 💛💛💛

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kez001uk

@kylers would be a spring feast for the bees if I could get it out outside. Living in the greenhouse until the wind eases up 😜

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😁 the buds just exploded 😂

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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kez001uk

𗁦𗁪𗁦

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natii

These are so pretty! 😊

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kez001uk

@natii thanks Natalie 😁 they’re so cute aren’t they 😛

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gjones

Awww! We have wild willows that produce these as well. We call them 'pussy willows' because they're so soft😍

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kez001uk

@gjones they’re stunning trees aren’t they 😁 never noticed them in the wild but only just started paying attention to trees 😂 the buds on this are addictive to touch, so fluffy 😛

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ublaszko

I saw one in M&S. I was very tempted 😅

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 😁 saw one on here last week and fell in love with it 😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they’re very tempting 😛 so pretty too, like fairy lights 🤩

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kez001uk

@cyndi it really is! I do try let things stay on my wish list for a while before I decide whether or not I want them but wasn’t happening with this one 😆

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ublaszko

I quite fancy an upright willow but haven't seen one yet, except online.

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kez001uk

@cyndi very true! Just be nice if some of them came true 😉😜

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kez001uk

@ublaszko willows are beautiful trees, I hope you find one 😁

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ublaszko

👍👍

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