Hazel and Willow

Rhona o sullivan asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, we want to grow some hazel and willow that we will be able to use in the garden down the road. we have planted a small woodland area 18 months ago, is it here we shoud put them or some where else, have plenty of space . Also would really like a living willow feature in the garden, any tips on how, where and when would be appreciated.Thanks.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Hazel and willow are easy to grow in any soil where there is space, and they move well while still smallish.

 A living willow feature is just the long willow shoots stuck in the soil in the dormant season and woven toghether to a pattern and shape of choice. Control grass first as it will reduce the growth of the willow. The excess growth is cut away in summer to keep it neat.