August 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm #257881
I’m looking for weeping willow cuttings. Can anyone help me out? I can offer black mulberry cuttings in return if anyone is interested in a swap.August 26, 2013 at 11:12 pm #533512bluezbanditMember
Aren’t there any growing like weeds in the waterways near where you live. They grow so readily it would be so easy for them to take. You only have to poke a stick in the grown and it grows. They are treated like weeds here and pulled out galore but in doing that the river banks are eroding terribly.August 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm #533513hillbilly girlMember
Yes, I go for a drive down the Coal River Valley for mine – you don’t say where you are based Bodkins – that might help people steer you in the right directionAugust 27, 2013 at 1:40 am #533514
Thanks for the replies 🙂 I’m in SEQld. I don’t get out much, but I haven’t seen any around. Moreton Bay Regional Council *is* very good at spraying chemicals over anything that even looks like thinking about growing (except lantana!)… I’d be glad to hear from anyone who knows of any around the Samford / Dayboro area.August 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm #533515
I think willows are actually not allowed in QLD however if you ask at your local garden place you may have some luck. I got two on special order recently.August 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm #533516
And there was a person selling willow cuttings on ebay recently…August 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm #533517
Thanks GirlFriday. Last time I checked – which was 12-18 months ago – there were 3 types of willow permitted in Qld, including Salix Babylonica, weeping willow. I think it’s allowed because it’s good drought fodder for cattle (one of the reasons I want it).
I know Daleys nursery also sells willows, but I don’t want to spend too much in case I don’t have enought water for them to survive here 🙂August 28, 2013 at 12:40 am #533518hillbilly girlMember
GirlFriday post=358050 wrote: And there was a person selling willow cuttings on ebay recently…
Now that’s what I call enterprising!!! selling stuff you can trim by the roadside – what a cheek!August 28, 2013 at 3:36 am #533519froot_loopzMember
sorry cant help you, but Samford is a gorgeous, gorgeous placeAugust 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm #533520RavykMember
I don’t know if you have found any, but I know there is a weeping willow near my parents house. I’d be happy to go get some cuttings for you. 🙂August 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm #533521Judi BKeymaster
Bodkins post=358052 wrote: Thanks GirlFriday. Last time I checked – which was 12-18 months ago – there were 3 types of willow permitted in Qld, including Salix Babylonica, weeping willow. I think it’s allowed because it’s good drought fodder for cattle (one of the reasons I want it).
I know Daleys nursery also sells willows, but I don’t want to spend too much in case I don’t have enought water for them to survive here 🙂
You say one of the reasons you want it is drought fodder for cattle there are lots of other plants that are drought hardy and can be used as fodder, Tipuana and wattle.
I grew Tipuana for the cattle we had I never watered it even through the drought here, just had to make sure the cattle couldn’t get and strip it bare we’d fence it off and harvest it.September 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm #533522
I have been trying to find Honey Locust trees for the same reason. We are getting a lot of volunteer wattles coming up in the paddock that we are regenerating which will be handy for cow fodder. The willows I have planted by the dam as there is hardly any trees on the place and the evaporation from the dam in the middle of Summer is an issue.September 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm #533523
Ravyk – yes please! PM coming your way.
Thanks everyone, for all the drought fodder info. I’ll be checking out your suggestions, but in the meantime I do still want to plant some willow, even if we keep the cattle off it. My main reasons are:
Amazing root hormone
Weaving – I’m sure it will be difficult, and I will suck, but I have to have a go!
Firewod (kindling, at least)
Screening from our nosy, meddling neighbours.
We also used to have a damp area that would take weeks to dry out after rain, where nothing much survived for long. With the weird weather we’ve had over the last few years this might not be an issue anymore! I don’t remember the last time it rained! We’re already buying water for the house, and we might soon have to for the animals also 🙁
Has anyone tried willow for firewood or weaving? Would love to hear your experiences!September 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm #533524musterMember
I use willow when I’m striking cuttings, very handy stuff.March 12, 2014 at 9:40 am #533525
Did you end up getting some? Both of my willows carked it after we dug them up to save them from the excavator when we got the dam dug out deeper. I still have a tortured willow that is surviving so was wondering if anyone would consider a trade for weeping willow cuttings for tortured willow cuttings?
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