March Sallow

This March has seen an abundance of the silky silver and yellow pollened catkins on the Pussy Willow trees. Happily differing hybrids of sallow have been displaying their male catkins over many weeks. I planted a twig in our cwm from a willow that used to put on a display as early as January during my childhood living in the Itchen Valley. Now we have a dozen of them lighting up the cwm from mid-winter through to the end of March.