We provide 5 varieties of organically grown basketry willows from January until the end of February.
You can grow a fair amount of willow on a small amount of land. Willow needs to be grown, ideally in damp soil, away from large trees. It is best kept weed free, so we advise you to plant through a membrane, such as cardboard or thick mulch. The willow is coppiced every year between January and March, then stored until dry. Once dry you can re-soak the willow and weave. All these willows need to be soaked for around 2 days per foot in the summer and 3 days per foot in the winter. Being self-sufficient in willow gives the same level of satisfaction as eating your home grown spuds .
We provide 5 varieties of organically grown basketry willows from January until end of February . Cuttings can be posted. Please contact Kirk for planting advice and placing an order.
14” cuttings are now £1.00 each plus postage and packaging. Minimum order 20 cuttings. Contact Kirk on firstname.lastname@example.org
S. purpurea “Le Bleu”
A long thin rod with a hard bark. Soaks up very slowly. Soaks better in the summer when water is warm.
Colour light blue/green, changes colour along the rod.
S.purpurea “Dark Dicks”
A thin, hard rod, creates warmth in your basket. Beautiful vibrant colours , can be checkered red, green all the way up the rod. Soaks up well and is a versatile rod , one of our students favourites.
S.purpurea “Green Dicks”
A long thin rod with considerable strength. Great for tightly packed borders and holds its curve. Olive green with a shiny bark.
S. purpurea “Brittany Blue”
A favourite of our students . A strong rod which soaks up nicely. Colours range from dark bluey purple at the base to a grey mossy blue at the top
S. purpurea “Dicky Meadows”
A long thin pliable rod.
One of our favourite willows due to it being a good all rounder. A strong rod which soaks up nice and quickly.
Colours range from light green/grey to darker mossy green