We have been collaborating with Sarah Clarkson from Woolly Originals https://woollyoriginals.com/ who will be appearing at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival at the Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March 2019 where she is launching some new designs.
One of these designs is based on our herbarium specimens of Salix lanata. Sarah visited the Herbarium here at RBGE on a couple of occasions, taking photos and doing drawings of details of the plant. She also met with RBGE Research Associate, Heather McHaffie who told her about our Woolly Willow Species Action Plan and showed her the plants we have growing in the Nursery. These were grown from cuttings from the wild population and which will be replanted out at the original site to attempt to halt the plant’s decline.
For the full story, click on this link to take you to the Woolly Originals website https://woollyoriginals.com/2019/02/12/save-the-willow/