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CONTACT:
Ann Little
ann@yorkshirewillow.co.uk
Tel: 01706 839170


"fantastic fun planting the dome....really "forgiving" and easy to use. It looks great and we will try to add to it each year. Many thanks for your help"
Amanda, Lancaster Royal Grammar School. [Dome & Tunnel Kit]

“Thank you – The dome looks wonderful, the children love it. I have sent for 2 sets of solar lights so a fairy kingdom it will become”
Patricia, Stretton Day Nursery. [3m Dome Build Carried out by us]

"Thank you for all your work yesterday. I have had lot's of very positive comments from people in the village. They especially enjoyed being able to join in with the construction. Children are already playing in it!"
Julie, Malton, North Yorkshire Community Project. [Dome and Connecting Tunnel]

"Hi Ann, Just to say my kit arrived all ok! We planted it today I'm really pleased with it and can't wait for it to start bursting into life! Thanks again
Debbie" Local School Project [Small Dome]

"The pupils are loving their willow, having great fun at break times and also helping to inspire their writing on the subject of the rainforest, where they made traditional head-dresses and then used the dome and tunnels as their 'den' whilst being warriors - they produced some very creative work following this! The willow was also a 'big hit' with our new parents of the next reception year who were very impressed by your handiwork and that their children had the privilege of a willow dome in their school garden! "
Catharine
Kirkland & Catterall [Large Dome with two tunnels built by us with help from Children]

"Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Glad you enjoyed your day in Rainton. The dome and tunnel look great and can't wait until it starts to grow. Many thanks for all your help."
Martin, Rainton Community Project [ 3m Dome and 3m Tunnel built by us with local community children & adults helping]

"fantastic it has a great head of hair about 3 foot long and in need of a haircut. If you want to take any pictures pop over some time"
Martin, Local Project [Large 3m Arbour]

"Thanks very much for the kit. It looked like it might have been fun packing it up too - was the longest parcel I've ever received. Have now assembled the dome and it was really good fun. Just wanted to let you know how much fun we had making it.
All the best" [Jon, South East London]

"Thanks so much to for coming to school yesterday and building the dome and tunnel, for great rapport with the children, and for all the generous advice as well. Children, parents and staff all love it - I'm not sure who is the most excited!!!."
[Gill, Whitley Village School, Cheshire]

 

 

 

We offer 17 varieties of Willow cuttings
We offer cuttings in single, or bundles of 10/100/1000
We supply rods of Salix Viminalis - a fast growing variety that is ideal for living structures and basket making
We supply rods in 1,5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m & 3.5m lengths, in bundles of 10/100/1000
we also supply a selection of living structures in kit form - see the "Living Structures" page
Our kits provide everything you need to make the structure including clear instructions
See our online shop for more details and to purchase.

CUTTINGS

Willow will grow readily from stem cuttings making propagation very straightforward.

Live willow cuttings are available from 1st December to the end of March.

They are 25cm long and vary in thickness depending on the variety chosen.

See 'Willow Varieties' section for list of the varieties offered along with a brief description.

We offer cuttings in single, or bundles or 10/100/1000 for all 17 of the varieties we grow.

Orders can be placed all year, however delivery for orders placed out of season will not be until 1st week of December.

The key to successfully growing willow from cuttings is dealing with weeds.

The easiest method being use of a membrane to plant the cuttings through, see 'Planting' page on this site.

See 'Online Shop' for pricing & ordering and more information.

cuttings

RODS

Willow 'Rods' are offered in the variety Salix Viminalis which produces straight long stems with few side shoots. These are offered in 1,5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m & 3.5m lengths, and in bundles of 10, 100, and 1000.

The best variety for producing good rods is Salix Viminalis. The rods are superb for building 'Living Willow' structures, Fedges, or simple hedges, see 'Living Structures' section on this site for detailed information, examples, and photos.

See 'Online Shop' for pricing & ordering and more information.

KITS

One of the more recent uses for willow is to create living willow structures.

Living willow structures and sculptures are very easy to make. Children love constructing domes and tunnels with willow because it requires little skill and lots of imagination.

Living willow fences, ‘fedges’, are also an attractive alternative to conventional fencing.

We supply kits as per below, see 'Living Structures' section on this site for detailed information, examples, and photos.

- Sketches and photos of all stages of build.

- Detailed written instructions. - Appropriate numbers & sizes of Willow rods for design.

- Weed suppressing membrane, heavy duty type that lets water through is ideal.

- Pegs to hold down membrane.

- String or gardening twine to tie in the willow weave. Nb. You may find you need a bar or metal stake to help create holes if the ground is hard, we do not provide these.

The photo below is a kit for construction of 6m of large tunnel using 74 x 3m Rods.

kit