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CUTTINGS

HOW TO BUY OUR WILLOW CUTTINGS

   You can now buy our willow cutting via our online shop.

   Please note:We only shipping to UK.

   Willow cuttings are the first step to planting your own willow field. Willow is magical in the way it grows, all you need to do is poke the cutting in the ground (the right way up of course) and your willow will start to grow shoots and roots. If you want more instruction on how to plant your own patch, you can find more information in Jenny Crisps Book, Willow. 

 

   There are around 400 species of willow, each with its own inherent character. Not all willows work well for basket making and so over the centuries, certain species have been cultivated to produce good working material to suit the maker and the item being made. Below are the 8 varieties we use to make our work, from the Salix Purpurea, Salix Triandra and Salix Vinimalis families.

It may also be said, these willows are not only tried and tested basket weaving varieties but they can also be used for re-wilding projects and as biomass fuel, as well as decorative planting in gardens and fences. 

 

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1.
Nancy Sanders

Salix Purpurea

Grows:

60-150cm

Very Fine

Hard 

Smooth 

A Little Bushy

Used for:

Very Small Baskets

Weaving up sides

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2.
Dickie Meadows
Salix Purpurea

Grows:

60-180cm

Fine & Hard 

Smooth 

Elegant  & Straight

Used for:

Small/MediumBaskets

Stakes & Weavers

Small Outdoor Products

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Used for:

Small/Med Baskets

Stakes & Weavers

Small Outdoor Products

3.
Black French
Salix Purpurea-
Daphniodes

Grows:

60-240cm

Very Long & Fine

Hard 

Smooth 

Elegant & Straight

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4.
Petite Grissette
Salix Triandra

Grows:

60-180cm

Fine

Malleable 

Curvy

Used for:

S/M Baskets

Weavers

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Used for:

S/M Baskets

Weavers

Handle Bows

S/M Hoops

S/M Outdoor Structures

5.
Helix
Salix Purpurea

Grows:

60-210cm

Smooth 

Straight

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6.
Zwarte Driebast
Salix Triandra

Grows:

90-240cm

Robust 

Stout 

Used for:

M/L Basket

Stakes & Weavers

Hoops & Handle Bows

M/L Outdoor Structures

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7.
Norfolk
Salix Triandra

Grows:

90-240cm

Smooth

Robust

Straight & Stout

Used for:

M/L Baskets

Stakes & Weavers

Handle Bows

Hoops

M/L Outdoor Structures

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8. 
Bowles Hybrid
Salix Viminalis

Grows:

120-240cm

Robust

Large Diameter

Straight

Used for:

V. Large Baskets

Stakes & Weavers

Hoops

Large Outdoor Structures

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