WILLOW COLOURS

GREEN WILLOW

Is dried willow with the bark left on and is olive green in colour.

WHITE WILLOW

Is freshly cut during early spring and is left to stand in shallow water until sap rises.it then is stripped (july time) it is then srtipped without boiling to get the white colour

BUFF WILLOW

Is boiled and then the bark stripped off,and leaving the willow a buff colour(orangy brown )

STEAMED BROWN WILLOW

Is steamed fo 2 hours,and giving the willow an intense dark brown chocolaty tone

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Dicky Meadows

we have recently purchaced a few acres of land in Dorset and are planning on planting some willow beds,so we can use our own willow to make all our products.We have just been granted permission to make a gateway ,and a parking area.this winter and spring,we will have to plant about 300 yards of mixed native wood hedges,dig out a wildlife pond,plant the willow and get a veg garden on the go,and also a fruit tree orchard and a hazel wood and ash wood coppice ,as well as some trees.

It will be hard work but very rewarding so we at cradle to grave are looking forward to getting stuck in

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