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Author Topic: Can I plant willow cuttings in August?  (Read 10757 times)


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Re: Can I plant willow cuttings in August?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 01:41:29 pm »
I don't know. We're on clay too and the opposite seems to be the case here.


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Re: Can I plant willow cuttings in August?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2013, 01:40:00 pm »
I've been hacking back, sorry pruning, an overrunning grey willow I think, it has suckers and has spread out both sides of the original bush I discovered when I moved here..

Have thrown an armload in an old bath and soaked the bases, but wondering if I'd be better with other kinds or mixed as I still have some yellow stemmed ones I got from someone on here last year, which are in pots at the mo and ready to plant out, leftover from last planting area.

I'm thinking of reinforcing a stock fence over time, and ponies are in the fields alternately so I don't want to go an expensive option and have saplings damaged, so thought the offcuts, over a few years, might provide a decent windbreak and a source of easy pruned not-quite-hedge..  Thoughts?
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  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Can I plant willow cuttings in August?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013, 02:24:14 pm »
I notice how high some willow has grown on newly planted forestry locally, I would say about 12 ft too after a bit more than a year, I think, the idea is to crop them every 3 years for fire wood, that's what we would like to do, providing they are not  near any houses or drains they are fine but otherwise.....trouble as those long tap routes go down and around anything


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