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Willow trees as well as beautiful and useful in the ornamental garden

Cooperative willow

Erratic form, often low to the ground like little men, then high and large, gnarled and bent, the willow graces the Dutch polder landscape. It is such a familiar sight, it is not quickly comes to mind that this tree in the ornamental garden can serve well.

For the cost you do not have to leave, nothing is easier to clone than a willow. Insert branches of two to three feet in the ground. The first time you keep in mind that the cuttings do not dry out. It can hardly fail in a short time and you have a beautiful tree.

willow pollarding

Pollarded willows are arranged. That is, the branches to the crown be taken away. This puts them at that point a lot of development of wicker to create, for a thickening of the top concerns. That’s the bun.

The pollarding has long had economic significance. Wooden shoes were made ​​of willow, baskets, fences and even walls of mud houses.

Today the willows less needed. The pollarding continues to withhold and eventually is fatal to the trees. The short stem is increasingly becoming more and more branches will no longer bear and a little windy the branches torn off.

To prevent this, the willow every three to four years to be pruned.

We pollarding the willows for the year. Thus, the shadow of the trees limited. Moreover, the wood that comes from after a short time, easier to handle. Willow Wood is soft, and young branches are flexible so the number of possibilities to process virtually unlimited.


A wooded bank is easily made by stacking the branches. A wooded bank has always been a screening of a piece of land and animals and prevent outbreaks. It is also a safe haven for many animals, like hedgehogs.

For an ornamental garden has a wall somewhat rude. More work, but graceful, is weaving a wall. It is a beautiful, natural and inexpensive way to a garden or a corner of a garden with off. The wall may be made ​​virtually any height.

Turn every five feet of a fence pole in the ground 7 cm diameter. If you use very thin branch, it is better for every meter a stake into the ground to save it. At the ends you put two poles facing each other with a distance between them as large as the thickness of the thickest willow. Each branch at one end you put between these two poles to him and then around the other poles to weave. The flexible toes It is easy to thread the poles. After one season, the branches are sagging, and some may need to completely update.

A willow wall can be dressed with climbers. Nasturtium knows how to attach to the willow and provides a colorful backdrop.

You can use your creativity to the wall and something special to do because the original form is free. Make it a wall unit or integrate it into a sofa. It can not be so bad if you can make wicker.


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