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Salix gracilistyla Melanostachys

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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kez001uk

This thing has grown so much! Taller than me now 🙈 #black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s been a year of giants 🤭

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom oh yes! Some things have gotten out of control 😂 discovered tonight this beast has grown it’s roots through the bottom of the pot 🙈 explains the growth spurt 😆

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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kez001uk

#black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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ublaszko

Wow!

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kez001uk

@ublaszko amazing how much they change 🖤❤️💛

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ublaszko

Have you smelled them yet? 😂😂

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jeatacake

Quite a change from how they start off 👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I have and there’s not a scent at all 😢 they look like they should have a smell!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake must be quadruple in size!

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ublaszko

I thought they were all scented. That's a shame. Maybe I'm just being greedy! All that colour and I still want fragrance on top of it 😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko would be lovely if they had it all 😋

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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kez001uk

So much softer than they look 🖤 #black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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emch

#totallygoth #velvety

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debs69

Wow 🤩

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ublaszko

That's truly pure black 😻

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lovestogarden

I had no idea there was such a one! 🤯 Amazing. They would look beautiful dried.

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sharonhayden

Stunning

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kez001uk

@emch 🖤🖤🖤

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kez001uk

@debs69 a little different aren’t they 😛

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they really are 🖤 love them with the red stems 😍

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kez001uk

@lovestogarden I didn’t either until last year 😜 it’s gorgeous though 🖤 I will have to cut some, see if they keep their colour 🤔

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kez001uk

@sharonhayden thank you Sharon ☺️

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ublaszko

They definitely stand out 😄😄

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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kez001uk

#black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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hebelover

Now I need the pink one and the black one 😄

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juliesgarden

Love that Kerry 🖤🖤

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pelly

That's so unusual, I love it 😍😍😍

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KariSamuel

#unique! 🥰

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!🖤🖤 do you have all the colors Kerry?💘😍

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emch

#totallygoth

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kez001uk

@hebelover you definitely do! 😉💗🖤

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kez001uk

@juliesgarden thanks Julie ☺️ it doesn’t seem to have many catkins but they’re impressive looking things 🖤

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kez001uk

@pelly thank you Jane 😊 the black & red combination is quite striking 😍

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kez001uk

@KariSamuel thanks Kari 😀

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I think there is a lemon coloured one that I don’t have. But I’ll be trying to remedy that! 😂

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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kez001uk

🖤 #black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh flowers then the leaves...

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DeborahBanks

Ooh that's lovely! I'm catching willow love off you Kerry, we really do have the same taste in plants!

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom nice having the catkins on bare stems cos the leaves hide them towards the end 😜

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kez001uk

@DeborahBanks you’d love this one! But it seems a lot slower growing than the pink. I think we do, our taste is one of everything 🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi if they do, they’re yours 😛

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kez001uk

@cyndi 🤞🏻🙏🏻🤞🏻🙏🏻

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yogi2

Never do see a black pussy willow

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kez001uk

@yogi2 it’s gorgeous when it gets the catkins 🖤

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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kez001uk

#black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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kez001uk

@cyndi this one is strange though, the catkins feel waxy 😜 will be interesting to see if they develop colourful pollen like the others do 🤔 it’s a good looking thing though 😛

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kez001uk

@cyndi think the rain has had an effect for sure. It’s a mysterious one 😛

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kez001uk

@cyndi they are a little bit addictive 😜🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi oh yes 😛

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jeatacake

I thought these were your pink ones at first & had somehow got singed! 😮

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 🤣 they’re looking worse for wear at the moment but not singed just yet. Need some sun for that 😂 these have got a lot darker with all the rain though 😐 how did your garden fare over the weekend?

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pixierose

@kez001uk How unusual Kerry. Never seen this before. Will be interesting to see how it develops. 😊

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kez001uk

@pixierose I’m intrigued to see it progress too. Doesn’t look like any other willow catkins I’ve seen 😜 there will be plenty of updates no doubt 😂 if the wind hasn’t blown them all away 🙈

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jeatacake

All the plants seem fine thanks, but had one fenced panel damaged & another one completely wrecked. Also, lost half the roofing felt off the shed. They'll have to wait to be sorted out until I'm off again on Thursday when hopefully it'll have calmed down. 🤞 Hope there was no damage there 🙏

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kez001uk

@jeatacake oh no, I’m sorry to hear that 😔 could have been worse I guess but that’s a lot still! Especially for the shed 🙈 fortunately I was able to move most plants and escaped with no damage so far, except for the rain being so heavy my greenhouse window leaked. But that’s nothing compared to many. My grandad lost his entire back fence and garden was absolutely wrecked 🥺

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jeatacake

Could have been much much worse, like your poor grandad's garden 😔 So glad yours was all OK. My biggest fear is always the greenhouse biting the dust when it's wild weather like this. I'll get it all sorted on Thursday no problem. I have all the materials to hand including 2 spare fence panels

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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kez001uk

🖤 #black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful colour 💜💞💜

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ShelleySnyder

Ooooohhhhweeee!! Black and Pink ones! How cool!💘😍

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ublaszko

Wow!

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kez001uk

@sharonhayden thanks Sharon 😊

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kez001uk

@dirtgirlworld thanks Maggie ☺️

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kez001uk

@lovemygarden65 thank you Marilyn 😁

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😄 hoping they’ll look good together once this has more fluff 😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko thanks Urszula 😃

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ShelleySnyder

I'm sure it will!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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kez001uk

Might not look like much but the black catkins are opening 🖤 #black-willow #salix #salix-gracilistyla-melanostachys

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kez001uk

@cyndi don’t they! I really didn’t expect they’d turn out to be so dark. A lot of the time when you buy things online they don’t end up looking quite the same 😂 but am glad this one did 😍🖤

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kez001uk

@dirtgirlworld thanks Maggie 😀 can’t wait to see it when there’s more open 😋

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ublaszko

That's the first year! So excited to see it 😆😆😆

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kez001uk

@ublaszko the branches are loaded with buds so hoping to get a good display soon 🤞🏻 and my pink & white ones are looking promising too 😁 need to bunch them all together for a rainbow willow 😍😅

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ublaszko

😍😍 You really like your willows 😂😂

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sharonhayden

Never seen one before- exciting

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I really do 😋 I have 5 now and only really for the catkins 🤣🤣🤣

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kez001uk

@sharonhayden I hadn’t before seeing one on here last year. Love the catkins on other willows so couldn’t pass up having a black one 😍

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ublaszko

They're so pretty though 😍😍😍

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ReginaSanders

@keezooluk gotta see more of this beauty!😍💯

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kez001uk

@ReginaSanders I can’t wait for it to open more 😁 first year of it flowering 🖤

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kez001uk

Cataloging

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terrimclaughlin

This one seems to b a fast grower unless you planted them at different times. Don’t you just love how this app is like a journal of our plants. Finally I think everyone’s yards are blooming for us👍🏻👍🏻☺️👏👏😊💕

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin this is a new one but looks a lot like the pink one I have, just this has black catkins 🖤 it’s great seeing everyone’s gardens re-emerging 💚

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