Cuttings | Forage/ramial/bee Willow Bundle

$30.00

A mix of willow cuttings for animal fodder, bee fodder or ramial wood chips made of three (3) each of 4 cultivars.

Please note these will be sent during the winter but separately to fruit trees

 

37 in stock

Description

Contains a mix of willows suitable for use as animal fodder, as bee fodder and to cut to make ramial wood chips. Mix includes

  • Egyptian Willow x3
  • Japanese Fodder Willow x3
  • Willow Moutere x3
  • Willow 2 x3

Simply push the sticks/cuttings into the ground where you want to grow them, (half of the cutting in the ground) better in a wettish place.  Then coppice (cut them off right down just above the ground) each year for firewood.

Forest Gardens are orchards designed in such a way so the needs of the heavy bearing heavy feeding fruit trees are taken care of in the design.

We do this by:

  • Ensuring no more than 60% of the canopy space is taken up by heavy feeders. We prefer 40%.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder canopy there is 0.8 of a square metre of nitrogen fixer.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder there is 1 comfrey plant.
  • You have all seven (7) layers of the forest garden present.
  • You have as wide a range of mineral accumulators present.

For more details about this see the Koanga Design Your Own Forest Garden Booklet