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abbeybox
abbeybox
16 July 2013

Helmo-Complex

Helmo-Complex

Hi All I have helmo growing or rather killing my lawn. Anyone know what fungicide to use to get rid of it. I have a 2 yr old running around on it as well. cheers

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abbeybox
Jul 16, 2013 2:39 pm
Planting5
Planting5
15 July 2013

Acidic soil

Acidic soil

Hi everyone, I have a recon limestone garden bed with vegies, herbs and a 'Sublime' tree in it. It has been in for about 3 years and planted into a vegie mix from…

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Planting5
Jul 15, 2013 4:12 pm
seano
seano
15 July 2013

tubestock and plants cheap - Melbourne

tubestock and plants cheap - Melbourne

I'd call your local DSE and ask. I assume its similar to NSW, we have a state forests nursery just up the road from us, and they sell the tubestocks for ~$1.60 if you…

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seano
Jul 15, 2013 8:02 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
14 July 2013

No sun-concrete or artificial turf????

No sun-concrete or artificial turf????

We currently have pebbles down but have had issues with rainwater sitting and seeping into our foundation. We require something where rainwater…

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JazzyJess
Jul 14, 2013 3:23 pm
Nikos
Nikos
12 July 2013

Advice on Soil & Mulch for Hedges

Advice on Soil & Mulch for Hedges

Thankyou so much for that well explained response. Nikos.

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Nikos
Jul 12, 2013 4:16 pm

After thinking about all of your suggestions, I've decided to plant dwarf Lomandras (plants in front)…

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Southies
Jul 11, 2013 11:22 pm
Southies
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 July 2013

Feature tree help

Feature tree help

All the trees you have selected will be leafless at some point in the year. Jap maples are leafless for winter, 3-4 months. Pink flower tree could be Albizia julibrissin…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 08, 2013 8:37 pm
topiarius
topiarius
7 July 2013

Where to buy? - Frangipani - Perth

Where to buy? - Frangipani - Perth

Congrats. Miss Em,its great when you manage to find something you have been searching for,post a pic when they are all planted together! Topiarius

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topiarius
Jul 07, 2013 10:45 pm
donna61
donna61
5 July 2013

Landscape without plants

Landscape without plants

Yes we do get a landscaping package, I just showed Hubby those pics and his comment was weeds through the stones ... Back to lawn that can be mowed. Thanks for the…

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donna61
Jul 06, 2013 12:29 am
bashworth
bashworth
4 July 2013

Foreign Matter in subgrade concrete

Foreign Matter in subgrade concrete

oops Now edited to correct answer of shouldn't

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bashworth
Jul 04, 2013 7:25 pm
bashworth
Nika25
Nika25
28 June 2013

Landscaping labour costs?

Landscaping labour costs?

landscaper or a doctor? Landscaper,…

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Nika25
Jun 28, 2013 11:52 am
Nika25
ballbanger
ballbanger
27 June 2013

Straw Mulch and birds

Straw Mulch and birds

Thanks Beatrix..the only problem is I have bulbs everywhere and don't want to stifle them. I guess I will have to put up with the mess and clear daily (birds go all day)…

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ballbanger
Jun 27, 2013 8:08 pm
grom40
grom40
27 June 2013

Where to buy "White washed sand" - Melbourne west

Where to buy "White washed sand" - Melbourne west

It's simply called "washed sand" as far as I am aware; any garden supply place should have it and (according to their website) Bunnings sells it by the bag (although I'm…

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grom40
Jun 27, 2013 5:44 pm
grom40
j&r
j&r
27 June 2013

Camelia Suppliers

Camelia Suppliers

Your welcome. I think our hedge looks fantastic especially at this time of year when it's full of beautiful red flowers against glossy dark green leaves. We choose a deep…

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j&r
Jun 27, 2013 12:43 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
27 June 2013

Little Gems full of flowers

Little Gems full of flowers

Hi, I have 23 Little Gems from which I am trying to create a screen hedge for the backyard boundary. I need height and denser foliage. It's winter in Melb and we have very…

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McKinnon
Jun 27, 2013 10:39 am
notremaison
notremaison
22 June 2013

Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens
1, 2

I've found these now and been in contact with them, interesting as you can put a lot more volume of soil and remove them also. I have a 9m x 2100mm timber paling fence…

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notremaison
Jun 22, 2013 6:54 am
apple88
apple88
21 June 2013

Magnolia Kay Parris

Magnolia Kay Parris

Hi i'm looking to plant a kay parris in my front yard. There seems to be differing information as to how tall/wide they grow. Does anyone know if their roots are invasive…

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apple88
Jun 21, 2013 5:25 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 June 2013

new vegie patch

new vegie patch

Yes from what I've read there are alot of myths about using treated pine, but from what I've read, there is no credible evidence that the arsenic leaches into the soil.…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 20, 2013 9:36 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 June 2013

Installing decorative upright sleepers

Installing decorative upright sleepers

Its not the in ground contact causing the warping its the "green" sleepers used especially pine. Green timbers are fresh not seasoned (aged) so they are suseptable to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 19, 2013 4:44 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
18 June 2013

What's wrong with my nature strip?

What's wrong with my nature strip?

My lawn goes like that after I've urinated on it for awhile.

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Rod1949
Jun 18, 2013 3:54 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
18 June 2013

Could somebody please identify this tree?

Could somebody please identify this tree?

I had a good look but still couldn't find any seeds, flowers or pods to help identify them. Never mind though - I had a good look at the Macaranga tanarius mentioned above…

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StartingOut
Jun 18, 2013 12:47 pm
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
18 June 2013

Landscaping in Melbourne

Landscaping in Melbourne

Hi there, There is a huge range on what landscaping would cost depending mainly on what hard landscaping you need. Do you need a driveway? Pool? Paving? Pergola? Decking?…

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Online Gardener AU
Jun 18, 2013 11:32 am
Online Gardener AU
topiarius
topiarius
16 June 2013

Where can I buy viburnums in W.A.? AND trees!!!

Where can I buy viburnums in W.A.? AND trees!!!

I agree with Fu. The landscape industry needs to have a look at itself,and this includes the Lifestyle programs. People are always told put your Palms on the back fence as…

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topiarius
Jun 16, 2013 4:54 pm
zub13
zub13
15 June 2013

Feijoa as a screening tree

Feijoa as a screening tree

I have 3 feijoas growing as a screen and they look fantastic. They are only abour 1.5m tall and they have been planted for about 3 years. The crop we got this year was…

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zub13
Jun 15, 2013 11:17 pm
Lex
Lex
15 June 2013

White Ants in Garden

White Ants in Garden

Any news on this? Have you managed to take some photos maybe?

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Lex
Jun 15, 2013 10:19 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
15 June 2013

Southies' Frangipani

Southies' Frangipani

:lol: dragging and dumping :D ... love it! :wink: ... hope my murrayas can survive it too!!! If a tree that big did ... oh, and it looks great!!!! and healthy! And I agree, the best…

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Lex
Jun 15, 2013 9:44 pm
Lex
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 June 2013

Tree protection question

Tree protection question

It should be, dunno if you know but 'beam concrete' is usually a beam of reo concrete supported by posts.. This allows air/water/nutrient circulation to the tree roots…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 15, 2013 8:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Cherry Tree for Perth metro

Cherry Tree for Perth metro

The Prunus nigra is a good ornamental alternative (sometimes incorrectly referred to about the urban areas as cherries)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

What dahlia is this?

What dahlia is this?

These are the people to be talking to ;) http://www.dahliasaustralia.org.au Send them an email, they are very friendly and helpful.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 9:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Alex2424
Alex2424
11 June 2013

DIY Landscaping

DIY Landscaping

I've done all my own landscaping, with the help of my Dad on the bigger jobs. My house already had quite good hardscaping (retaining walls and garden edges) and a lot of…

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Alex2424
Jun 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Alex2424
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Landscape brainstorming

Landscape brainstorming

Simon has loads of inspirational ideas. http://sustainableoutdoors.com.au/categ ... e-gardens/ At some point the water will run out (El Nino) and we need to be designing…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 8:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Pea Mulch

Pea Mulch

Make sure Pea Mulch is not used in summer without being covered with a rough course mulch. Straws (of all types) do not in anyway meet any standards for conserving water…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 8:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
homeone
homeone
10 June 2013

Starting your new landscape

Starting your new landscape

Hi Fu, Please revise links in your original post as some are pointing to a 404 error page.

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homeone
Jun 10, 2013 8:40 pm
homeone

Landscape my garden!

Landscape my garden!

Hi there. The first thought for me is to soften the fence and shed, these stand out at the moment, some foliage along the fence would make a big difference. Given that…

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Online Gardener AU
Jun 08, 2013 7:47 am
Online Gardener AU
tezzab
tezzab
7 June 2013

An Acre. Designing the drainage. Who to turn to.

An Acre. Designing the drainage. Who to turn to.

Planning a build on an acre lot. Up to 7 metre fall, on what you would call a slanting site, slopes in both directions. Add to that it's on the downslope of a hill that's…

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tezzab
Jun 07, 2013 10:24 pm
tezzab

What im thinking at the moment is The third…

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Gristy
Jun 07, 2013 11:59 am
hachy
hachy
1 June 2013

landscaping around septic tank?

landscaping around septic tank?

has anyone had to design their front garden around a septic tank? what sort of things did you do?

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hachy
Jun 01, 2013 10:09 am
hachy
jeepers
jeepers
30 May 2013

Soil Prep - delays in planting ok?

Soil Prep - delays in planting ok?

Sweet, thanks for that...i feel a little better about leaving it as it is! flat front yard so should all be good!

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jeepers
May 30, 2013 10:50 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
30 May 2013

hiring a rotary hoe hydraulic or buying a petrol one.

hiring a rotary hoe hydraulic or buying a petrol one.

Thanks, it's pretty soft soil with some grass on top, but mostly weeds. I think I will give it a go anyway, and use it to till the vegie patch in the future. Thanks for…

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mynameisjonas
May 30, 2013 10:11 am
Southies
Southies
25 May 2013

Using Seaside Daisy in lieu of mulch

Using Seaside Daisy in lieu of mulch

Thank you Alex2424 and BeatrixKiddo, great news :z: . I was hoping I'd get positive responses. Off to the mail order nursery to place my order :z: :z: :z: :z: :z:

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Southies
May 25, 2013 7:38 pm
Southies
Tysonut
Tysonut
25 May 2013

Landscaping Advice

Landscaping Advice

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Tysonut
May 25, 2013 9:30 am
Tysonut
steady eddie
steady eddie
24 May 2013

Advise on DIY landscaping please

Advise on DIY landscaping please

Sounds quite pricy for the landscaping, btw River pebbles r one of the cheaper ones too. I can help if you interested, just PM me. Cheers

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steady eddie
May 24, 2013 7:07 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 May 2013

Pricing for turf

Pricing for turf

Further to what was said above, but 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 square metres of Sir Walter then cut it up into 50mm squares and plant them out, they will very quickly send out…

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Rod1949
May 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Charnley
Charnley
22 May 2013

Help with front yard feature tree (photos included)

Help with front yard feature tree (photos included)

I love Magnolia's as well. Whats not to love gorgeous foliage and beautiful flowers and you can trim/ prune them to do what you want them too. Not to sure how fast they…

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Charnley
May 22, 2013 6:50 pm
Charnley
Charnley
Charnley
22 May 2013

Does Anyone Know What This Tree Is?

Does Anyone Know What This Tree Is?

I second the Tallow wood. We had two in our last house, they were lovely and grew like anything. They went from less than a meter high to almost 4 metres in 4 years.

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Charnley
May 22, 2013 6:46 pm
Charnley
judder
judder
22 May 2013

Changing the direction of the rails and posts for a fence

Changing the direction of the rails and posts for a fence

Thanks. Is there a law you can provide that states the posts and rails should be in the original position/direction? Thanks again....

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judder
May 22, 2013 3:09 pm
Planting5
Planting5
21 May 2013

Grevillea or Hemiandra?

Grevillea or Hemiandra?

Hi all, I ended up going for 'Myoporum Yareena' for the verge planting as the Hemiandra's spikey leaves would have ended up catching every bit of rubbish that blows down…

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Planting5
May 21, 2013 6:32 pm
Planting5
Planting5
21 May 2013

How to kill Gazania's??

How to kill Gazania's??

Thanks for that, I'll give it a whirl. ::wornout:: Tuff little critters!! :evil:

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Planting5
May 21, 2013 5:48 pm

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