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Hi guys

 

We’ve just moved house and I’ve inherited this tree/shrub but I’m afraid I haven’t got a clue what it is and therefor I’m not sure of the best way to look after it.

 

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I’m really new to all this and it might be obvious what it is but just not to me I’m afraid

 

I plan to take some cuttings from this and try and plant them out into a hedge like fashion.

Thanks in advance - trac  

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    lets see if theses work

     

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,204

    Hi tractor-gw (is that tractor agricultural or Ipswich Town FC related?) image

    To upload a picture you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts.  Afraid it doesn't work for iPhones - yet image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,553

    They workimage

    I think that's a willow, possibly Salix caprea 

  • ok thanks dovefromabove

    tractors a nick name that's stuck I'm afraid, I've got a really broad west country accent and I when went to uni in London most people hadn't met someone who spoke like me which was a source of a few names but tractor seemed to be the one that stuck image

  • ah thanks nutcutlet  willow would explain its rapid growth, the search is narrowing

    if it does turn out to be a willow do you think i'll be able to make a hedge out of a series of them?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,204

    Oh!  How did that happen? image

    Not sure about Salix caprea - leaves don't look right to me - but I haven't got a better suggestion and Nut's usually right in these matters image

     

     

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,204
    tractor-gw wrote (see)

    ok thanks dovefromabove

    tractors a nick name that's stuck I'm afraid, I've got a really broad west country accent and I when went to uni in London most people hadn't met someone who spoke like me which was a source of a few names but tractor seemed to be the one that stuck image

    LOL - when I first left home and went to work in the city, colleagues were confused that I, as a farmer's daughter, didn't walk around with a straw in my mouth image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,553

    But not always Doveimage

    Do you think not Salix or just not S. caprea?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,204

    Hmmm - Salix fragilis?  image

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  • Hey, thanks guys

    I've just been looking at some willow hedges and discovered fedges 

    But I've come to the conclusion that it just won't be dense enough to give us the privacy we want and I doubt I'll be able to keep it as tidy as I would like.

     

    i think I'd prefer a beech or hornbeam hedge and I guess I'll just have to be patient while it establishes unless anyone knows of a tree that grows as fast as willow but has the density of a beech hedge?

     

    trac

     

     

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