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I love this thread. For everyone that says that nature strips should be grass or flat so you can see over it - welcome to my nature strip. Council has no problems with us…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 9:31 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
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wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:43 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
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Mulch is fantastic to use and also helps to cut down weeds and moisture retention. Love the way it gives back to the soil as well.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:42 am
Turtle1
appsmartvn
appsmartvn
5 December 2016

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?
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Ahhh, but tyres are an environmental nightmare and contaminate ground water and harm soil health. There have been significant studies into the use of recycled tyres and…

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appsmartvn
Dec 05, 2016 11:18 pm
simply_sean
simply_sean
15 November 2016

New sod - Questions on seasol, powerfeed and molasses

New sod - Questions on seasol, powerfeed and molasses

Hi everyone, I've got new sod in my backyard that was laid about 10 days ago. The sod is just beginning to knit in really well and is getting harder to lift on the…

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simply_sean
Nov 15, 2016 3:37 pm
mb21
mb21
30 September 2016

Advise - laying decorative gravel around stepping stone path

Advise - laying decorative gravel around stepping stone path

I wouldn't bother with the weed mat at all all it does is trap all the dirt ect that's washed down through the gravel over the years. Make sure the ground is clean (no…

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mb21
Sep 30, 2016 8:50 am
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Lawn full of weeds, need to do a full resod

Lawn full of weeds, need to do a full resod

Good opportunity to add in some sand to help water move through as well.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm
canbuild
canbuild
29 August 2016

Water point assistance

Water point assistance

Thank you so much LynneB, I have no knowledge of garden irrigation system, we are in the process of building house. Could you please explain how the system works, what is…

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canbuild
Aug 29, 2016 7:46 am
grom40
grom40
30 March 2016

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Could you maybe clarify what you mean by "small to middle size"? Most genuine trees can get quite large thus you may not want them planted right next to your home (eg…

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grom40
Mar 30, 2016 5:04 pm
grom40
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2015

Help with Crepe Myrtle

Help with Crepe Myrtle

Woods chips aren't causing the op's issue, it's lack of water & most likely heat. Depending on the quality of tree stock, the root system maybe poor.. If this is the case…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2015 10:09 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 June 2015

Pebbles / Stones - Landscaping - Coloured

Pebbles / Stones - Landscaping - Coloured

A thing I did was use two sizes Overall a 10mm stone but then a 'dry river bed' formed with large…

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bashworth
Jun 02, 2015 9:40 am
bashworth
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 February 2015

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Just a quick reply, you need to water at least once a day atm 2 or more if it's hot like it has been the last 2 weeks.... You need to water it like it was in a pot, even…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 20, 2015 9:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 December 2014

Foxtail Palms - Wear and Tear !

Foxtail Palms - Wear and Tear !

Most palms I've had anything to do with like to be in rich, well drained soils. They like lots of water and fertiliser. Get those right and I don't think you'll run into…

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Stewie D
Dec 07, 2014 10:36 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 June 2014

Ideas for hard area ?

Ideas for hard area ?

Will check it out - thanks Tina. Hi Emy - yes - I…

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Saint Mike
Jun 19, 2014 7:30 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

Landscaping - red bark and rocks ?

Landscaping - red bark and rocks ?

Also a couple of bigger boulders -so the person may need a bob-cat to place them.

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 11:21 am
Saint Mike
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

JazzyJess, do you think the magnolia Kay parris might tolerate being in a big ceramic pot? I bought two plants and they are both so small now, but…

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Mop top robinia - do they really sucker?

Mop top robinia - do they really sucker?

It is absolute insanity to plant these and IMO down right irresponsible. It puts a great deal of stress and aguish on other people who wish not to be a part of the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 21, 2013 12:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 March 2013

Value/Cost - Hiring People to Work ?

Value/Cost - Hiring People to Work ?

I also don't want to seem lousy or not willing to pay the going rate.

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Saint Mike
Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am
Saint Mike
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 February 2013

Agapanthus ... !

Agapanthus ... !
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treeschanger there are lots of lovely native blue flowered plants. However I've yet to see one that has a similiar form/shape to agapanthus. …

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Treeseachanger
Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 December 2012

Gate Ideas.

Gate Ideas.

So stain it or oil you mean. Maybe…

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Saint Mike
Dec 23, 2012 8:29 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 December 2012

Tips on drains in Gardens etc.

Tips on drains in Gardens etc.

Thanks BW. The Aggie sounds the way to go.

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Saint Mike
Dec 09, 2012 10:14 am
Saint Mike
Ribbon
Ribbon
6 December 2012

Suggestions for tough turf for sandy soil, cold climate

Suggestions for tough turf for sandy soil, cold climate

Hey guys We are a long way off laying turf, but its never too early to plan right ::celeb:: I have slightly special needs for my lawn. In effect what I am looking to build is…

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Ribbon
Dec 06, 2012 6:28 am
CindyHelens
CindyHelens
29 November 2012

Patio and Garden Ideas. Need Your Help Here, Please!

Patio and Garden Ideas. Need Your Help Here, Please!

Hi abbigailyoung care to show us some photos of your patio space and garden? :)

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CindyHelens
Nov 29, 2012 6:39 pm
CindyHelens
Lot927
Lot927
8 November 2012

Fake Grass ?

Fake Grass ?

Who have you used? Are you doing the same sort of thing around a pool? Do you have before shots?

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Lot927
Nov 08, 2012 11:20 am
grom40
grom40
19 September 2012

Looking for advice on indoor plants

Looking for advice on indoor plants

Maybe some peace lilies? My Mum has one of these in her kitchen (south facing, diffused sunlight only) and it's a monster! Has beautiful green foliage and nice white…

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grom40
Sep 19, 2012 4:04 pm
grom40
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2012

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Starting to think we kill this thread as its becoming a mess after such a great start. Everything required is covered in the first 2 pages. I think a lawn forum would be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 11:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 August 2012

is it safe to build fence on top of stone retaining wall?

is it safe to build fence on top of stone retaining wall?

Here in WA, we have most of our fences on top of limestone retaining walls. i'm looking at one right now.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 16, 2012 10:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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soilblocker
May 03, 2012 10:33 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 December 2011

Landscape and drainage problem - new finished house

Landscape and drainage problem - new finished house

Thats not a drain, just storm water piping connected to your downpipes. You will need a minimum of 50mm of coverage above those pipes to the under side of any paving or…

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chrisandkate
Dec 05, 2011 10:36 am
Banj
Banj
27 October 2011

Help! What's going on here?

Help! What's going on here?

Thanks for the advice Fu, jusgt to follow up - no, as FU said it wasn't dead and the lawn is now nice and green :)

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Banj
Oct 27, 2011 7:59 pm
umehomes
umehomes
20 October 2011

Landscape with slope block, your advise much appreciate!!!

Landscape with slope block, your advise much appreciate!!!

Got a quotation as below: . pave path from footpath to front step with Bink pavers, 1.5 metres wide . place stones/gravel down side of house from front corner of house to…

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umehomes
Oct 20, 2011 2:41 pm
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lonnie
May 22, 2011 8:21 am
lonnie
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 April 2011

Should I prune when transplanting blueberries?

Should I prune when transplanting blueberries?

Also similar idea with just the storm water and cap to do portable worm farms :) when full just move them to a new spot.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 08, 2011 9:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 December 2010

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)
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Folks I am going to draw to a close this amazing thread. It will remain a sticky but with 20 what ever pages, it is past the effectiveness it was. The same questions…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2010 12:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
6 March 2010

Weepy (micro porous) rubber hoses in organic gardening?

Weepy (micro porous) rubber hoses in organic gardening?

There's a great bargain to be had on ebay atm if you live anywhere near the seller. Bateau Bay, Central Coast, NSW, Australia Auction sitting at .99 c for 100m . NYLEX…

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kexkez
Mar 06, 2010 1:04 pm
kexkez
Banj
Banj
16 October 2009

Quotes for soil preparation and turf laying

Quotes for soil preparation and turf laying

That may very well be what they're doing Fu... not being very landscape orientated, I just took that was what the guy meant from what he told me. He's doing a 'full…

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Banj
Oct 16, 2009 3:21 pm


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