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TheGardenWhisperer
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May 01, 2017 6:41 pm
It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low. Try choose something that is a little sandy and has certified organic content. You may need to build that yourself using white washed sand, zeolite, organic compos...
It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because ox...
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May 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Sedums would be another option. Mix up a bunch of Sedum foliage shapes and colours for nice effect. Carpobrotus https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2795 is another option, commonly found in many garden centres throughout Australia. Excellent bush tucker too. The flowers are nutritious an...
Sedums would be another option. Mix up a bunch of Sedum foliage shapes and colours for nice effect. Carpobrotus https://...
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May 01, 2017 6:32 pm
It will do what you want ;)
It will do what you want
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May 01, 2017 6:31 pm
A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area? What's behind the point of view? Where are there windows looking out to? When you stand at each gate, what do you want to see? Start looking around for landscape features, like large pots, screening product...
A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area? What's behind the point of...
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May 01, 2017 6:20 pm
Yep, it will be too busy. Keep that to waht you have. Pleaching the Waterhousia will be one hell of a feature, so leave it how it is for a few years, then decide if you want to add to it.
Yep, it will be too busy. Keep that to waht you have. Pleaching the Waterhousia will be one hell of a feature, so leave ...
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May 01, 2017 6:17 pm
MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices. Remember, they need to be spaced much further apart than regular pop ups and their run times extended because they deliver water slowly, and in a regulated way (which is what ...
MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good pri...
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May 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stand out more. I prefer to use a dark grey or blue grey to get that boundary to fade away as a focal point.
Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stan...
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May 01, 2017 6:05 pm
Water and soil space will be a challange. Small pots will dry out in hours in windy or hot conditions. With a plant that may have a large area of foliage and only a small root system to provide it from a small soil space, it will be a lot of water that it needs to keep all that hydrated in the warme...
Water and soil space will be a challange. Small pots will dry out in hours in windy or hot conditions. With a plant that...
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May 01, 2017 12:24 am
Please don't use lawn beetle killers.
Please don't use lawn beetle killers.
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May 01, 2017 12:23 am
Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it will die and rot into the soil.
Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it wi...
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May 01, 2017 12:20 am
Oh and the worms, Hammerhead worms. They can be a bit sticky. Wonderful that you have them. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2014/05/hammerhead-worm-a-strange-creature
Oh and the worms, Hammerhead worms. They can be a bit sticky. Wonderful that you have them. http://www.australiangeograp...
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May 01, 2017 12:18 am
Lol. You have some cool stuff right there. They are wonderful worms to have. Anyway, Munns Golf Course Green is one of the best value fertilisers on the market because of it's fertiliser efficiency. Fertiliser efficiencies are lost on many professionals, let alone consumers. Powerfeed Troforte Lawn ...
Lol. You have some cool stuff right there. They are wonderful worms to have. Anyway, Munns Golf Course Green is one of t...
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May 01, 2017 12:11 am
Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and with good soil prep, that's cut to once a fortnight. If you are in the Mexicos (Eastern States) it certainly won't need much, especially at thi...
Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Pe...
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May 01, 2017 12:09 am
I would hope the pool had been modified with large holes cut to ensure drainage. Otherwise it becomes a pool again, or a bog. The previous owner said the old pool was all smashed up before they filled in the area so I don't think the pool is the main source of the problem. As an update, I have cut ...
The previous owner said the old pool was all smashed up before they filled in the area so I don't think the pool is the...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:40 pm
What a great example of what some thought and planning can achieve. Could I suggest you extend that bed right to that back corner. It would be a shame to have wasted space behind the shed. It's be great spot to grow some sort of food.
What a great example of what some thought and planning can achieve. Could I suggest you extend that bed right to that ba...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:35 pm
They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you. I wouldn't do it on an urban block (exceptions are always found) myself, a rural one though would look amazing.
They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want the...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:32 pm
1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about with a tape measure for this. 3. Organic material is not permanent. So don't go to extra ordinary amounts of work to achieve somethin...
1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part,...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems should come away from the house a bit. Not such an issue like the Pears are. You might not get the best out of them though.
Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to m...
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Apr 30, 2017 11:06 pm
Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in containers incorrectly or for too long can create their own set of problems.
Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to...
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Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. However, BeatrixKiddo is on the money. For the less adventurous or skilled, it's sound advice. Why would I cut lower? To encourage more growth lower down on the plant. Clipping ⅓ on those lanky things, you'll possibly get some open areas lower down. To...
Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. However, BeatrixKiddo is on the money. For the less adventurous or skill...
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