Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:25
Well, I never knew my twisted willow was also called Dragon's Claw. Much better name.
Mine was summarily hacked to a stump last autumn by a man with a chain saw when the local electricity distribution board came looking for the causes of a power cut. Two bird sown willows on the edge of my land had been blowing around in the gales and caused overhead cables to short. They decapitated my Dragon's Claw too as a preventive measure.
It has new shoots just starting but I'm still waiting for the cuttings I took to hsow any growth. Have to be patient.