I am busy creating my living willow hearts again this year
Such a lovely present for someone you care about or lovely treat that keeps on giving
My handwoven hearts are great for those of you that loves the idea of having a living willow plant but doesn’t have the room to grow one . individual in size and shape,
I sell them in dormant form unrooted in the spring (and these can be posted at that stage) as well as when they are growing . Once they are on leaf which is usually from May onwards so I only sell these locally as they are to fragile to post ( see below for more details)
I create hearts from two different strains of willow ( details below) each costing £25 + delivery if needed . if you wish to find out more simply follow the lkink to my shop
Flanders red which is a quite a study willow with yellowy green bark with an attractive red blush at the tips as it aged the old bark changes to a reddish/rust colour bark it may develop green catkins.in subsequent years
Brittany green is a fine willow with red/ purple / green bark with dark green oval leaves , it tends to have yellowish buds and may develop greyish catkins. In its dormant stage it takes on a pink / red tings .
The plant sizes vary and will be approximately- 100cm -110 height please note if you want me to post the plant to you I will need to reduce the height to just under 100 cm to allow for postage ( if you wish me to send you the larger size the postage cost is doubled)
If you prefer a different size please contact me to discuss
The plants can be grown in pots -The soil needs to be kept moist throughout the year this option makes it easier to move the plant to different locations and find the one that suits it best You will need to water it regularly especially in the first few months and when there hasn’t been very much rain/ the soil is dry.
It is designed to be kept trimmed and stay a similar size maybe , if you wish to plant it outside do not plant it near to walls or water pipes.as the roots will spread underground.
What to expect
Each plant is provided with aftercare instructions including how to maintain its shape once it is established.
The plant will start to develop buds in the spring usually April onwards and will be in leaf by the early summer, it will shed its leaves in late autumn.
- Collection – free from my home located near to Southampton Airport or I can deliver locally or send by courier