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Longstraw is generally grown and sourced locally.

Wheat Reed is normally grown in the UK but some is now being imported from European countries.

Most Water Reed now comes from Poland, Turkey and Austria.

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Longstraw, Wheat Reed and Water Reed

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WHEAT REED
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WATER REED
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There are three main types of thatching materials; these are listed below in order of cost and longevity:

Longstraw (duration 20-30 years)
Wheat Reed (duration 25-40 years)
Water Reed (duration 40-50 years)

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