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…[Read more]
No vampires at your place, eh? :-)= I’ve found the reference — it’s in The Little Vege Patch Co book, by Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember, p9-10. The pros and cons of the manure types are discussed, and it mentions burning for chook and horse poo, but for cow manure it says: “A source of good bacteria for your soil, cow manure can be added…[Read more]
I always thought you couldn’t put fresh manure on plants, but just the other day I read something that suggested that this doesn’t apply to cow poo. Not sure where it was now, (might have been an old organic gardener magazine??).. I’ll have a look around and see if I can find it again.
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…[Read more]
That’s great to know, thanks for the info everyone 🙂 I’m definitely going to have a go.
Bel – it sounds like we have very similar climates, except we get a few frosts. Do the canes need shade in the summer? I’ve heard fruit set is effected by heat.
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.