For Wildlife and Bees

For Wildlife and Bees

Willow is such a wonderful plant, our wildlife and our livestock simply love it!

We keep our bee hives near the willow beds to give the bees an easy source of food, particularly at lean times of the year. We feed willow to our dairy goats and to our ponies where it is a valuable, tasty, supply of roughage. Our rabbits and guinea pigs can‘t get enough of the branches, they love to chew them, fresh or dried, and our chickens free range in the willow beds controlling pests and enjoying the shade!

If you want to encourage bees and butterflies in your garden with an abundance of catkins, create a unique and attractive habitat for wildlife, or provide a ready supply of tasty fodder for your livestock or pets, willow really is worth planting. In these collections we have chosen the varieties that we think our creatures like the best. Let us know what yours think!

Have a look at this Youtube video, it shows the amazing variety of catkins that our willow create and you can see how the bees and insects love them!


Blue Stem Willow

Blue Stem Willow comes in 10"-12" cuttings. A native of America, Irrorata has to be one of the most beautiful willow varieties in the Autumn and Winte...
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Oriental Shrubby Willow

Oriental Shrubby Willow comes in 10"-12" cuttings. This is a very tall, elegant willow probably originating from China. It has vivid green to red rods...
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Caprea Lemon-rose

Caprea Lemon-rose comes in 10"-12" cuttings. One of our best willow for catkins, they look wonderful and the bees love them. The blooms start silver b...
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Daphnoides European Violet

Daphnoides European Violet comes in 10"-12" cuttings. This is one of our nicest willow varieties with brilliant crimson shiny stems and lots of vivid ...
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Violet Willow

Violet Willow comes in 10"-12" cuttings. This is a beautiful willow with many different uses. It is a more delicate, less vigorous, version of many Da...
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