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Willow Hedge

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by luciusmaximus, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. luciusmaximus

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    Someone has suggested planting a Willow hedge as a replacement for the failed Beech hedging attempt. I had a read online about it and it's recommended for coastal/exposed sites. Planting is Dec - Mar, but would it grow if I planted some now? Or would it be best to wait until next Spring?
     
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      I wouldn't plant it during this current dry spell and heat it will struggle to establish - best to wait till the autumn it will be better in the long run.
       
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        Wait until autumn lucius :smile:

        I once planted a willow hideaway for someone. Used long cuttings placed in a semi circle. They all grew and a seat was placed inside. :)
         
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          I wasn't thinking of planting it in a heatwave, just meant summer months. I need to prepare ground anyway, so I can wait till autumn or next Spring.
           
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          Why willow lucius? How about a dogwood hedge? :)
           
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          It's tough and should stand up to the Anglesey weather and it grows rapidly. I was looking at one yesterday and it did look very nice. I have a large Willow tree so a hedge would be in keeping with that I suppose.

          Why should I consider Dogwood?
           
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          Just wondered what your reasoning was lucius? Willow is pretty tough. Dogwoods too though
          I find and I love their colourful winter stems :)
           

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