Where would we be without willow?
by Colour Your Life
Just think how we'd miss it – the ‘thwack' of a leather ball on a willow cricket bat – or the peaceful sight of willow-lined streams and rivers, their leaves trailing gracefully in the slowly moving water. But we are in mid-winter now, what is this talk of lazy afternoons on river bank and village green? Partly this is deliberate, to give you all a little lift through these shortest of days, but also because willow is so versatile that it is a brilliant winter interest tree too. So winter or summer, we really couldn’t do without it!