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I think you're right gg. I've never seen it, I had to google as well.
It's Callicarpa bodinieri, a lovely shrub
yes, dead head them or all the energy will go into seed making.
I prefer my goat willow in a more attractive shape Jim.
I think it's another example of failure to look at the overall plant. The fluffy pussies are pretty for a couple of weeks. A year has 52 weeks, that's 50weeks with dull leaves on a sad shaped bush
It's great stuff, I'm glad it's not just me that uses it as it comes. I get some funny looks and warnings sometimes.
Nice one Man of Kent
I put it straight on rough bits of garden, shreddings on top and plant through it. Not babies or delicate fussy plants but shrubs and tough perennials are OK and bulbs come through fine. I think it's the ammonia in the urine of stable manure that causes problems, droppings don't seem to. Mine's not such high quality. Unspecified breed of pony
Is this a weeping willow like you see by the river or one of those small ones with the wider leaves and white pussies?
I've emailed you ffb
If it's just droppings, poo, sh.., call it what you will, it will take far less time to break down than straw or woodshavings. If your compost heap has just droppins you'll have a bit of a slimy mess,