About Willows

We supply the following sizes and colours of willows,subject to availability and seasonal variation.  Carriage on U.K. mainland (except certain Scottish regions and Northern Ireland) is £4.95 per order. ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT

SORRY, WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND WILLOWS LONGER THAN 5FT (150 CM) TO THE ISLES OF SCILLY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, SHETLAND AND SCOTTISH ISLANDS. 
ALSO MANY SCOTTISH HIGHLAND LOCATIONS WITH POSTCODES STARTING WITH: AB, DG, FK, IV, KW, PA, PH AND TD PLUS OTHER REMOTE REGIONS MAY ALSO BE EXEMPT. 
DELIVERIES TO SOME BT AND IM POSTCODES AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST.  PLEASE ENQUIRE.

You can order on the website with an accepted credit or debit card and also Paypal, or by phone or cheque.  At our discretion we accept orders placed from schools, local authorities and other non commercial educational institutions provided they are sent by email (sales@thewickerbasket.co.uk) or post on an official orderform which clearly shows an order number and address to which the invoice should be sent.  Terms of payment are 30 days net. Please make sure your details are printed clearly including your postcode to speed your order, a contact number should also be included.

Willows or withies are supplied dry in bundles measuring either 15cm diameter for 4ft and 5ft or 21cm diameter for 6ft - 8ft at the thickest end.  The shorter grades are thinner, approx. 4mm at the thickest end for 4ft Buff to 10mm at the thickest end for 8ft Buff.  All the rods taper down towards the tip end.

Green withies have the bark on, and so have a greater resistance to moisture. This makes them more suited to outdoor applications than peeled buff withies, though the soaking time is much longer.

Please note we describe our willow as Green because that is the colour of the bark,and not because it is fresh cut.  These will need soaking as shown in the table below.

 

PREPERATION

For maximum flexibility, the withies should be submersed in cold water for the duration of the soaking time shown below.  They should then be wrapped in damp sacking, towels or the like, for at least one hour, or preferably overnight.  Green willow will be more pleasant to use if they are stood up, and allowed to drip dry for about an hour prior to wrapping up.

Left over material should be spread out and thoroughly dried, before storing in a dry place.  It may then be prepared again as described at a future date.

CODE DESCRIPTION LENGTH   SOAK TIME BUNDLE DIAMETER QTY WEIGHT PRICE AVAILABILITY
W2001 4FT BUFF 120 CM   45 MINS 15 CM 380 2 KG 27.95  
W2001 5FT BUFF 145 CM   1 HOUR 15 CM 220 2 KG 27.95  
                   
W2002 8FT BUFF 240 CM   4 HOURS 21 CM 200 6 KG 39.95  
                   
W2003 4FT GREEN 120 CM   4 DAYS 15 CM 360 2.5 KG 25.50  
                   
W2004 6FT GREEN 170 CM   6 DAYS 21 CM 680 6.5 KG 39.95  
W2004 8FT GREEN 240 CM   8 DAYS 21 CM   8 KG 39.95  


* Thickness is approximate at the thickest end.  Lengths and quantites in a bundle are also approximate. Subject to availability and seasonal variation.