If there is one tree that is amazing its the Willow. The Irish call it a 'Sally' which is close to its botanical or 'Sunday' name. Like me being called David. I remember years ago going on a coach trip to Morecambe with my parents and I wanted a gold plated bracelet with my name on it. The elderly and very smart dressed shop owner lady asked me what name did I want engraved on it. I said: "Dave". She said: " Young man you will have been Christened David and that's the name you will be having on the bracelet." My mum and dad laughed! I walked out rather crestfallen with my gold plated bracelet with'DAVID' on it. I don't think I wore it much, if at all!
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I usually use hormone rooting powder. But now I use my homemade rooting liquid! Apparently its the Salycyclic acid from the willow. Willow is one of the sacred trees of Ireland. Its said to be one of the first trees to grow after the Ice Age. Willow is used to treat psoriasis, Aspirin, for biomass, water divining, cricket bats...? It really is a wonderful tree.