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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: plant identify? Reply with quote

Hi can any one tell me what these are,there are a few growing on a steep bank in the back Garden i originally thought they were weeds but seem to be a tree/bush.. I Plan to plant the bank, ( See thread in Garden planning prep/design)







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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salix caprea. Sallow/Sally/Pussy Willow/Goat willow. They grow as a shrub tree, so you could keep one or two as a feature. Lovely catkins in spring, and can be pruned in winter at will. Otherwise, dig them up, and remove all the roots while they are small.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with you on this
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