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SteveMc
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15 September
2
Sep 15, 2018 2:44 pm
if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous.
Does it get full sun, IE. Was the pic taken in the morning?

My tips are;
Casade Lilly Pilly
Resilience Lilly pilly

Plant in a row. Trim it as much or as little as you want. I'd lean toward cascade as their foliage is spectacular all year round.




if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous.
Does it get full sun, IE. Was the pic taken in the morning?

My tips are;
Casade Lilly Pilly
Resilience Lilly pilly

Plant in a row. Trim it as much or as little as you want. I'd lean toward cascade as their foliage is spectacular all year round.




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SteveMc
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8 September
7
Sep 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Guys. The rules regarding engineering also apply at any height wall (yes, even 30cm) within 1 metre of a boundary.


Guys. The rules regarding engineering also apply at any height wall (yes, even 30cm) within 1 metre of a boundary.


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SteveMc
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3 September
398
Sep 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Bring on the new plan mate! Your arcitect is brilliant. Looking forward to those new ideas!


Bring on the new plan mate! Your arcitect is brilliant. Looking forward to those new ideas!


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SteveMc
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30 August
583
Aug 30, 2018 8:29 am
NDDreamHome NDDreamHome
Hi Steve, your floor looks gr8, it looks like Timber look tile, can you please confirm if it is, and the details colour/supplier etc.


Sourced from tile gallery Concord
Oakwood collection - Ash
Spanish brand "living colour"
https://www.sydneytilegallery.com.au/co ... 7254861443



NDDreamHome NDDreamHome
Hi Steve, your floor looks gr8, it looks like Timber look tile, can you please confirm if it is, and the details colour/supplier etc.


Sourced from tile gallery Concord
Oakwood collection - Ash
Spanish brand "living colour"
https://www.sydneytilegallery.com.au/co ... 7254861443



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SteveMc
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29 August
578
Aug 29, 2018 2:39 pm
After two years of occupancy we finally have our lighting sorted on the ground floor.
-Vossloh downlights with gimble deep fittings.
-panorama pendant from beacon over the dining table
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Also some simple porcelain pendants from beacon in the master
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Still got some plans underway to fit out upstairs.
So far very happy to tick off some long delayed updates.





After two years of occupancy we finally have our lighting sorted on the ground floor.
-Vossloh downlights with gimble deep fittings.
-panorama pendant from beacon over the dining table
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Also some simple porcelain pendants from beacon in the master
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Still got some plans underway to fit out upstairs.
So far very happy to tick off some long delayed updates.





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SteveMc
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29 August
178
Aug 29, 2018 7:39 am
Congrats ! Always a bitter sweet time when it comes to the end. No one ever said building a home was easy or fun.
You made it though. Enjoy


Congrats ! Always a bitter sweet time when it comes to the end. No one ever said building a home was easy or fun.
You made it though. Enjoy


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SteveMc
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28 August
2
Aug 28, 2018 10:24 pm
I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone.
but I have to say it works a treat on sandstone. Bat poo and cockatoo bombs just wash clean, no stain. Pardon the pun.
Amber tiles. You can probably find it cheaper elsewhere.
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I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone.
but I have to say it works a treat on sandstone. Bat poo and cockatoo bombs just wash clean, no stain. Pardon the pun.
Amber tiles. You can probably find it cheaper elsewhere.
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SteveMc
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22 August
2
Aug 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Personally I'd hand weed through winter. Herbicide treatment is possible with Buffalo but there isn't much of a big deal to pull out the offending weeds


Personally I'd hand weed through winter. Herbicide treatment is possible with Buffalo but there isn't much of a big deal to pull out the offending weeds


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SteveMc
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15 August
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Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
Looking great K&D!
So good seeing it all come together.
Congratulations.


Looking great K&D!
So good seeing it all come together.
Congratulations.


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SteveMc
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10 August
6
Aug 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in direct water flow/downhill flow which caused 1) doors and plaster work damage 2) moisture pressure through my sub floor which was constructed with yellow-tongue flooring.
At all costs, i suggest avoiding any water/moisture under the house. So, divert any ingress water away from the house. It doesn't need to be drastic, but use surface drains and slope to your advantage!


Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in direct water flow/downhill flow which caused 1) doors and plaster work damage 2) moisture pressure through my sub floor which was constructed with yellow-tongue flooring.
At all costs, i suggest avoiding any water/moisture under the house. So, divert any ingress water away from the house. It doesn't need to be drastic, but use surface drains and slope to your advantage!


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SteveMc
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30 July
537
Jul 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Bathroom looks awesome. Great when those final touches get done..
What's the plan with the ramp between the retaining walls? Grass or concrete?


Bathroom looks awesome. Great when those final touches get done..
What's the plan with the ramp between the retaining walls? Grass or concrete?


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SteveMc
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25 July
535
Jul 25, 2018 9:34 pm
Long time between updates Chris.

What's been happening?


Long time between updates Chris.

What's been happening?


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SteveMc
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5 July
234
Jul 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Looking good already Shaz.
And the Brom rack looking great as well...
I'm thinking of a similar look but instead stack sections of steppers.
Are you planning to let some ground cover colonise the ground there or gravel?



Looking good already Shaz.
And the Brom rack looking great as well...
I'm thinking of a similar look but instead stack sections of steppers.
Are you planning to let some ground cover colonise the ground there or gravel?



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SteveMc
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24 June
2
Jun 24, 2018 7:36 pm
1.2 = native violet ( don't confuse with aftrican violet)
2 = tricolour jasmine



1.2 = native violet ( don't confuse with aftrican violet)
2 = tricolour jasmine



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SteveMc
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14 June
125
Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am
If you have good Optus 4g Reception this product is good to use as a home gateway. I got one on a month by month vivid plan for my parents in Galston. It's got about 8mps which was way better than their ADSL.
https://www.optus.com.au/shop/broadband ... vQodJRkMaQ


If you have good Optus 4g Reception this product is good to use as a home gateway. I got one on a month by month vivid plan for my parents in Galston. It's got about 8mps which was way better than their ADSL.
https://www.optus.com.au/shop/broadband ... vQodJRkMaQ


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SteveMc
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12 June
2
Jun 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Looks like Kikuyu.
Very invasive and nearly bullet proof. It's not exactly a weed but rather common in council parks and thoughout the suburbs.


Looks like Kikuyu.
Very invasive and nearly bullet proof. It's not exactly a weed but rather common in council parks and thoughout the suburbs.


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SteveMc
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8 June
1528
Jun 08, 2018 7:26 pm
shazaw shazaw
As for landscaping we still needs to find the right kind of Lilly Pilly.


What's on your shortlist?
I have two varieties of Syzygium australe;
Aussie southern
-issues with psyllid so I have to treat with confidor tablets
+Absolute top performer. Large leaf, dense and shiny almost camelia japonica perfect foliage

Resilience
- slow growing
- more susceptible to neglect, needy of water
+ No issues with psyllid
+ Similar camelia type foliage
+ Better colour than Aussie southern

Weeping Lily pilly
Cascade ;
Syzygium cross leuhmanii and wilsonii
- quite fragile branching
- quite susceptible to sun burn, quite thirsty
+ The best colour I have ever seen in a LP
+ Appears to be quite quick to grow
+ No psyllid issues
+ Hands down the showiest of the lot, vigourous and imo probably the best hedge all year round

I'd definitely tip the cascade to anyone considering a LP as a feature or hedge.
This hedge is one I constantly admire on my weekly ride along the Parramatta River. Constantly changes month by month
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shazaw shazaw
As for landscaping we still needs to find the right kind of Lilly Pilly.


What's on your shortlist?
I have two varieties of Syzygium australe;
Aussie southern
-issues with psyllid so I have to treat with confidor tablets
+Absolute top performer. Large leaf, dense and shiny almost camelia japonica perfect foliage

Resilience
- slow growing
- more susceptible to neglect, needy of water
+ No issues with psyllid
+ Similar camelia type foliage
+ Better colour than Aussie southern

Weeping Lily pilly
Cascade ;
Syzygium cross leuhmanii and wilsonii
- quite fragile branching
- quite susceptible to sun burn, quite thirsty
+ The best colour I have ever seen in a LP
+ Appears to be quite quick to grow
+ No psyllid issues
+ Hands down the showiest of the lot, vigourous and imo probably the best hedge all year round

I'd definitely tip the cascade to anyone considering a LP as a feature or hedge.
This hedge is one I constantly admire on my weekly ride along the Parramatta River. Constantly changes month by month
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SteveMc
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8 June
121
Jun 08, 2018 1:02 pm
View the thread on Chrome and it's all there. Tapatalk seems to have an issue on the home one server with my previous app version. Now after updating the app it's showing all the pics... Time to update

View the thread on Chrome and it's all there. Tapatalk seems to have an issue on the home one server with my previous app version. Now after updating the app it's showing all the pics... Time to update

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SteveMc
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8 June
118
Jun 08, 2018 7:50 am
KateAndDuke KateAndDuke
Salfield Salfield


Can you see them now?


KateAndDuke KateAndDuke
Salfield Salfield


Can you see them now?


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SteveMc
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7 June
196
Jun 07, 2018 9:38 pm
cat_dunc cat_dunc
Yep you say that but my MIL has a 500mm deep viburnum hedge around her fence. it is absolutely gorgeous! Admittedly its the odoratissimum, so smaller leaves than this one. I suspect i'll take these out and replace with the odoratissimum as it can grow more compact. I'll be definitely sure to photograph hers to show you. It has taken her time keeping it trimmed and dense, but im willing to put the effort in to replicate it. Its so amazing :x]


Still waiting for that " told ya so" moment cat!
Happy to eat my hat, but I've seen many virb disasters as they didn't plan for it's "girth"


cat_dunc cat_dunc
Yep you say that but my MIL has a 500mm deep viburnum hedge around her fence. it is absolutely gorgeous! Admittedly its the odoratissimum, so smaller leaves than this one. I suspect i'll take these out and replace with the odoratissimum as it can grow more compact. I'll be definitely sure to photograph hers to show you. It has taken her time keeping it trimmed and dense, but im willing to put the effort in to replicate it. Its so amazing :x]


Still waiting for that " told ya so" moment cat!
Happy to eat my hat, but I've seen many virb disasters as they didn't plan for it's "girth"


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