Some say they look scruffy but I have a lot of time for grey willows. When I initially came up with this tree planting project it was with these trees on my mind. Although the blackthorn flowers first in the hedgerow, you cannot mistake the yellow bloom of the willow’s catkins in early spring.
These have been an easy tree, as we didn’t even have to make cuttings, they have planted themselves in some of the flower pots in the yard, and they are thriving. These won’t make ground until autumn now because they are in full leaf, but there are lots of them to plant. So they have the distinction of being the third most available tree in the project and because of that their planting straddles three weeks. Thanks grey willows!