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ManishapatelhomeManishapatelhome LeicesterPosts: 11
Im having trouble with my tree its seems to be limp and not very pretty what can i do, i have put pebbles down and some straw? This pic was late summer it looks worse now
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,517
    Hi :)
    Can we see a photo of how it looks now please?  
    Salix are deciduous which means that it will lose all its leaves in the autumn and then grow new ones in the spring. It is normal for the branches to be bare all winter. 

    They are also very thirsty plants ... In the wild they grow on riverbanks and around watermeadows so in the summer they need plenty of water during dry spells. 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,697
    It looks like one of those grafted, lax types, like S. flamingo. They're normally on the flaccid side.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,697
    why does flaccid have 2 Cs but placid only has one?
    Devon.
  • ManishapatelhomeManishapatelhome LeicesterPosts: 11
    here it is right now !
  • ManishapatelhomeManishapatelhome LeicesterPosts: 11
    gotta tell u im new to all this so i'm also experimenting most of my neighbours have this but theirs seem to have bloomed beautifully
  • ManishapatelhomeManishapatelhome LeicesterPosts: 11
    i've been watering it in dry spells but also collecting rain water too to water it with   ive put down some daffs too which have already started coming up!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397
    In winter, nothing in the uk needs watering except to settle soil when you plant it. It looks OK to me, I'm surprised it's still got leaves. 
  • ManishapatelhomeManishapatelhome LeicesterPosts: 11
    yes it does, i check it daily they look pretty healthy but just not enough it just looks poorly and wilted i just hope the branches are strong enough not to break  the weather here doesn't help we've had torrential rain so difficult to get out and spend time in the garden.  ive taken a few plants in im also trying to grown a small bonsai lemon tree and a blue lotus tree they seem to be failing too as they have just not shooted at all but will persevere with them  thanks for advice 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,517
    What sort of blooms are you expecting?  It’s not really a flowering plant but may be a type that has silvery catkins in the spring. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,569
    nutcutlet said:
    In winter, nothing in the uk needs watering except to settle soil when you plant it. It looks OK to me, I'm surprised it's still got leaves. 
    My neighbour's willow is still in leaf too. I think the dry summer has confused them.
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