[reintro] hi all, i havent logged in for ages but still keeping an eye on things periodically, truth be known i forgot my password/didnt seem to work after the change to vbulletin, but strangely it does now, anyway this year ive got more dreams (to much sleeping last year i suspect) and in reality im doing a cert 4 in general horticulture and hoping to do a pdc towards the end of the year. ive learned a lot about plants so far and other aspects of conventional horticulture which is interesting and scary sometimes (eek at the chemical unit), also people throw around the word sustainable but ive noticed they drive the tractor a few dozen times over to get it, then suggest chem treatment, anyway back to the topic. [Salix and tree bogs] ok so im planning a tree bog into my plot (long story but so far it is the best option for sewage treatment for my situation) so ive read that Salix viminarus and purpurea commonly basketweavers willow and purple willow respectively are good options, for the reasons that they are heavy feeders and they produce long stems ideal for weaving, making stuff and fuel. now the issue is that Salix viminarus is a 'weed' aarrggh so the nurseries dont stock it, and ive honestly never seen one to take cuttings, it wouldn't become a weed at my place because i would cut it back every year to make stuff or use as fuel. i haven't ruled out other plants for my tree bog, ive read that various types of Calisteman (bottlebrush) could be suitable and they have benefits of looking nice and bringing birds but for me the willow is just more usable. so has anyone seen one around that i could take cuttings from, or have seeds? also has anyone got a tree bog and what have they planted in it as the main feeders? thanks all for taking the time to read.