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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
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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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12 June
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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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8 June
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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
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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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8 June
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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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7 June
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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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SteveMc
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Jun 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Salfield Salfield
I can’t see your pic either Steve.


update: Tapatalk server is down

Salfield Salfield
I can’t see your pic either Steve.


update: Tapatalk server is down

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SteveMc
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Jun 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Btw.
Re; grate on the kitchen ceiling.
After the bath is installed you have an "inspection" cover for the sink trap.
In the master ensuite it's located over the garage.
With the main bathroom, it's near the kitchen / pantry wall cupboard.

Issue;
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Tell your supervisor to gyprock it and tell him you don't care that it might need to be checked in about 25 years.... Ie when you might next renovate the bathroom. Bahahaha
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Btw.
Re; grate on the kitchen ceiling.
After the bath is installed you have an "inspection" cover for the sink trap.
In the master ensuite it's located over the garage.
With the main bathroom, it's near the kitchen / pantry wall cupboard.

Issue;
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Tell your supervisor to gyprock it and tell him you don't care that it might need to be checked in about 25 years.... Ie when you might next renovate the bathroom. Bahahaha
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Jun 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Can't see the pics either.
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Can't see the pics either.
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Jun 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Flint1080p Flint1080p
bull nose plug hey? That sounds practical...how much was that to install and did rawsons run the cables or can you run them yourself?

I too piggy backed the power points on two walls but kicked myself by not putting enough on the external wall areas downstairs.
You can save some money post handover but consider the sections not accessible like external walls.
I also had lifestyle mount and cable my tv. $350 to mount the bracket, custom cable all connections through the cavity, mount a soundbar and setup the whole system.
I'd say you're better off doing this after handover, otherwise your doing it all yourself. Peace of mind in my case, as the gear cost me $$$$ and I didn't want to risk things.
Flint1080p Flint1080p
bull nose plug hey? That sounds practical...how much was that to install and did rawsons run the cables or can you run them yourself?

I too piggy backed the power points on two walls but kicked myself by not putting enough on the external wall areas downstairs.
You can save some money post handover but consider the sections not accessible like external walls.
I also had lifestyle mount and cable my tv. $350 to mount the bracket, custom cable all connections through the cavity, mount a soundbar and setup the whole system.
I'd say you're better off doing this after handover, otherwise your doing it all yourself. Peace of mind in my case, as the gear cost me $$$$ and I didn't want to risk things.
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May 17, 2018 10:08 pm
shazaw shazaw
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Quite a collection of bromeliads there!
Surely you have a plan for them all.
Have you put down any of those ideas on paper yet, or is it somewhat an evolving plan?
shazaw shazaw
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Quite a collection of bromeliads there!
Surely you have a plan for them all.
Have you put down any of those ideas on paper yet, or is it somewhat an evolving plan?
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May 14, 2018 9:56 pm
NDDreamHome NDDreamHome
After huge delay in admin and pre-construction phase, we finally have a slab now.
Perfect timing for rain from the very next day....
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Hey nd.
Regarding that drop edge beam insert on the front entry, you'll definitely be disappointed in the way the bricklayers infill that section.
I ended up rendering mine as it was a joke. They actually torched the foam insert as they were too lazy to actually chip it out.
1) I tiled the alfresco as they destroyed the slab by staining with paint, burnt foam and machinery.
2) chipped, and rendered the section for obvious reasons. The brick work stuck out beyond the slab edge, and looked like crap how it stopped....
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NDDreamHome NDDreamHome
After huge delay in admin and pre-construction phase, we finally have a slab now.
Perfect timing for rain from the very next day....
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Hey nd.
Regarding that drop edge beam insert on the front entry, you'll definitely be disappointed in the way the bricklayers infill that section.
I ended up rendering mine as it was a joke. They actually torched the foam insert as they were too lazy to actually chip it out.
1) I tiled the alfresco as they destroyed the slab by staining with paint, burnt foam and machinery.
2) chipped, and rendered the section for obvious reasons. The brick work stuck out beyond the slab edge, and looked like crap how it stopped....
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8 May
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May 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Well, in that case it's a matter of personal preference.


Well, in that case it's a matter of personal preference.


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SteveMc
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May 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Where is North? Ideally grass and plants will do best in best sunlight. Pools with solar heating can cope and are often better or of direct sunlight. Opinions differ there though.


Where is North? Ideally grass and plants will do best in best sunlight. Pools with solar heating can cope and are often better or of direct sunlight. Opinions differ there though.


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SteveMc
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May 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Personally I think your back yard is spacious enough considered your planning on constructing a pool. You still have a decent area adjacent to the pool and an additional side area ie. a 10m X 3m section outside the kitchen which could also have a trampoline/ Cubby / swing set and the like if needed.




Personally I think your back yard is spacious enough considered your planning on constructing a pool. You still have a decent area adjacent to the pool and an additional side area ie. a 10m X 3m section outside the kitchen which could also have a trampoline/ Cubby / swing set and the like if needed.




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SteveMc
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May 04, 2018 7:16 am
dillongl dillongl
do you still use just a vinegar/water solution to do your general clean as well?


No. Just water usually (enjo), and floor cleaner (Koh) .


dillongl dillongl
do you still use just a vinegar/water solution to do your general clean as well?


No. Just water usually (enjo), and floor cleaner (Koh) .


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SteveMc
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May 03, 2018 11:16 pm
dillongl dillongl
Hi @stevemc


I used 20% vinegar solution and hired a powered wet vac/ power brush from Kennards in Artarmon in Sydney.
It was called the iMop. I was so impressed with the machine. The tiles came up perfectly.




dillongl dillongl
Hi @stevemc


I used 20% vinegar solution and hired a powered wet vac/ power brush from Kennards in Artarmon in Sydney.
It was called the iMop. I was so impressed with the machine. The tiles came up perfectly.




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SteveMc
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May 03, 2018 11:10 pm
It's getting close now mate.

Better start planning the move.



It's getting close now mate.

Better start planning the move.



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May 03, 2018 11:07 am
ahrjay ahrjay
Thanks will get some more sugar cane mulch since it's compacted down since planting hopefully that helps. I gave them some seasol about month ago and plan to do it again come spring.

How often is regularly for you? Once a month? I imagine they go fairly dormant in winter?


I would only prune to maintain the height and width to encourage them to improve the density of branches. There is no hard and fast method here, only as needed if you understand. Ie spindly single branch growth pruned to resprout.

Try and also get some powerfeed to add to your seasol doses.


ahrjay ahrjay
Thanks will get some more sugar cane mulch since it's compacted down since planting hopefully that helps. I gave them some seasol about month ago and plan to do it again come spring.

How often is regularly for you? Once a month? I imagine they go fairly dormant in winter?


I would only prune to maintain the height and width to encourage them to improve the density of branches. There is no hard and fast method here, only as needed if you understand. Ie spindly single branch growth pruned to resprout.

Try and also get some powerfeed to add to your seasol doses.


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