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digz
digz
16 April 2013

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Hi sportsguy could you pleasegive me the supplier in sydney you are talking about im just starting to get quotes/ prices for the timber for a front…

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digz
Apr 16, 2013 4:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 April 2013

Easy way to cut sandstone flagging

Easy way to cut sandstone flagging

It can be dangerous if you are doing it all the time. If you are wearing normal safety gear (dust mask), keeping out of the direct line of the stone debris,and only doing…

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bashworth
Apr 11, 2013 8:31 pm
bashworth
mr.21
mr.21
10 April 2013

Help identify this plant

Help identify this plant

thanks everyone! picked one up for my garden.. look good! thanks again.

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mr.21
Apr 10, 2013 12:08 pm
mr.21
budgnbear
budgnbear
7 April 2013

wire balustrade fence (timber posts)

wire balustrade fence (timber posts)

We are looking at a gate & fence for our deck (example below) and keen on wire or stainless steel balustrading with timber posts (probably merbau as our deck is merbau). …

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budgnbear
Apr 07, 2013 10:00 am
apple88
apple88
4 April 2013

multicrop groundbreaker

multicrop groundbreaker

Thanks! that's a relief although they don't look very happy at the moment..

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apple88
Apr 04, 2013 12:17 pm
-Bennie-
-Bennie-
4 April 2013

One year on

One year on
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow... What a great thread... Loving the before and after photos. People don't realise just how much effort goes into a garden! You've done really well here! Congrats!…

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-Bennie-
Apr 04, 2013 11:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 April 2013

Cheap Place in Melbourne to Buy Grass Trees/Balga

Cheap Place in Melbourne to Buy Grass Trees/Balga

It's the mycorrhizal fungi that is the important part. Sugar isn't really going to cut it because its too refined. The sugars aren't complex enough. Here in WA they…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 03, 2013 6:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 March 2013

Peter Coppin, Trees and more

Peter Coppin, Trees and more

Good link Fu. Very informative. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 30, 2013 11:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 March 2013

Quick growing temporary screen

Quick growing temporary screen

Wouldn't have recommended it if it wouldn't grow ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 28, 2013 9:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
25 March 2013

Deciduous trees, native or native-sympathetic... ideas?

Deciduous trees, native or native-sympathetic... ideas?

The Red cap (E. erythrocorys) is a ripper and are putting on one hell of a show this year. Actually all the WA Euc and Corymbias are producing…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 25, 2013 6:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 March 2013

Landscaper recommendations Perth

Landscaper recommendations Perth

Don't forget Perth Garden week coming up. There will be lots of garden designers and Landscapers showing their work. http://www.gardenweek.com.au

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2013 9:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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mud lover
Mar 24, 2013 8:25 pm
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 8:10 am
Saint Mike
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

yet another "Trees and root barrier" question

yet another "Trees and root barrier" question
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Yeah, good point there. The things I have seen Topiarious do with trees has to been seen to be believed. Trees and their roots might make an excellent thread. Something of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 9:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

DIY vs Professional Deck???

DIY vs Professional Deck???

I'm a professional deck. Oh... I thought this was a kiwi thread. My bad :(

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 2:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

Sir Walter has been attacked.. Please help!

Sir Walter has been attacked.. Please help!

Definately the SW's seed/flower heads. Nothing to worry about just mow them off. There is not much you can do to stop them other than not…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 1:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

Amending Perth sand in established garden beds

Amending Perth sand in established garden beds

Manures as a form if soil prep is not advised anywhere. They lack nutrition (Due to where they are sourced from) and by the time plant roots reach out to where it was…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 1:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
jezza28
jezza28
22 March 2013

What timber to use ?

What timber to use ?

Hi, Yes i mean around the perimeter of the vegie patch to keep the dogs out. Thanks

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jezza28
Mar 22, 2013 10:11 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 March 2013

Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Tank / rainwater system missing filter

I'm going to have a look inside those Y fittings as soon as I can locate a spanner big enough to open them up! I'm also still chasing where…

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SaveH2O
Mar 22, 2013 3:22 pm
SaveH2O
por930
por930
22 March 2013

Reticulation Controller with Selectable Seperate Programs

Reticulation Controller with Selectable Seperate Programs

Russell, Maybe you should try and visit your Grandmother at least once per year, and time your visits to coincide with change of season. I guess if you live too far away…

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por930
Mar 22, 2013 12:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Reticulation controller

Reticulation controller
1, 2

Good idea. It won't be expensive. Roll of poly and a bunch of the pressure compensated button drippers

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 5:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Apricot tree help please!

Apricot tree help please!

For pruning, it's normally when it has lost it's leaves. There might be done good info on it here: petercoppin.com Check the fact sheets.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 12:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

My Forest Pansy has turned green?!

My Forest Pansy has turned green?!

Oh, it can also depend on the source of the trees and the quality of what you bought.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 11:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Turf SOS

Turf SOS

Adding zeolite into those holes will assist with aeration on a more permanent basis. It's going to be a spot that will often be a problem. Take a look at…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 11:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Soil Preparation - Help with compost quantaties

Soil Preparation - Help with compost quantaties

Well empire has been down about 6 weeks now and is very happy. Cutting height I would like to get a bit lower but thought I would work that…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 20, 2013 11:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 March 2013

Garden on a scarp?

Garden on a scarp?

On a 40% gradient, I'd be getting some engineering advice for any retaining wall. Reminds me of a well known landscape garden on the Yarra near Warburton. A network of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 20, 2013 9:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 March 2013

Seeding a new lawn

Seeding a new lawn

Hmm, it's strange as alot of the grass was covered this time round, and much of the grass looks very healthy and long, only some of them haven't grown well... Munn's was…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 20, 2013 6:57 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
20 March 2013

Levelling yard

Levelling yard

Hi ElephatGuy, I have installed a lawn for myself and helped with a mate's 172m2 lawn. Generally I never bothered with having a gradient considering the surface is porous…

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Adam.M
Mar 20, 2013 2:32 pm
D101
D101
19 March 2013

Cheapest sandstone flagging in Sydney

Cheapest sandstone flagging in Sydney

I was wondering where the cheapest sandstone flagging could be sourced in the Sydney area. ANL is selling is for 75 per m2 and I was wondering if there were any cheaper retailers?

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D101
Mar 19, 2013 11:46 am
iHello
iHello
18 March 2013

Where to place retaining wall? See drawing

Where to place retaining wall? See drawing

Thanks BeatrixKiddo for your reply. I have now decided to put the retaining wall at the fence and put concrete all the way to the retaining wall. If i want some greens in…

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iHello
Mar 18, 2013 6:30 pm
MissEm
MissEm
16 March 2013

Please recommend a renderer/plasterer - Perth

Please recommend a renderer/plasterer - Perth

Hi RedIsotope wondering if you could pm me with details of who did your planters/letterbox etc as well? Thanks :)

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MissEm
Mar 16, 2013 9:21 am
MissEm
thechubhunter
thechubhunter
14 March 2013

New Garden Construction blog...

New Garden Construction blog...

I have a new blog on garden construction if anybody would care to take a look? http://www.gardenconstruct.com/

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thechubhunter
Mar 14, 2013 9:08 pm
narzis82
narzis82
9 March 2013

Can anyone tell me what tree this is?

Can anyone tell me what tree this is?

Thanks guys. It's a tree in someone's garden. It looked pretty(the size and the shape). May be it's lilly pilly.. if fig is so bad they wouldn't plant it there. Is lilly…

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narzis82
Mar 09, 2013 11:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Planter boxes - off the ground

Planter boxes - off the ground

Simply use a blend of lightweight Coir Peat and Perlite to fill the boxes. Mulch with pine bark. Construct with timbers more suited to a deck or patio. You may even be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 7:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Grass Mothercrop

Grass Mothercrop

Most of those will have copy writes on them. Also, sometimes different names are used for the same thing because they can then be sold in different shops without outwardly…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 7:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Strawberry Runners

Strawberry Runners

In winter or toward the end of winter in your area. The first node on the runner will be the best one to use.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 7:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

New to Gardening - Planted a Washington Navel Tree Need Help

New to Gardening - Planted a Washington Navel Tree Need Help
1, 2

Each one of the things listed will have a specific purpose to either the cells in the plant, the microbes in the soil, the structure of the roots or the water and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 7:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Lawn Care: Super Growth - Organic Fertiliser

Lawn Care: Super Growth - Organic Fertiliser

I always use humate based organic products. The seamungus is one of them.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 4:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

kensington pride mango tree

kensington pride mango tree

Good reason to never stake trees. Such a bad practice and we see it done by everyone both Gardeners and professionals that should know better. It bodges up plants that…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 10:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Planting new trees

Planting new trees

Do you have to use a bloody lily pilly? So many better trees or shrubs. Being a court yard, you should think about something deciduous perhaps to let warm winter sun in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 10:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 March 2013

Chooks

Chooks
1 ... 4, 5, 6

That is a super deluxe chook yard...more like a chook paddock!!

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Treeseachanger
Mar 07, 2013 11:08 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
7 March 2013

Need Advice

Need Advice

I used to have a photinia hedge that was at least 20 years old and planted right above our water main. Never a problem and it sure grew fast. We had a regular job trimming…

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dragonchild
Mar 07, 2013 4:38 pm
dragonchild
mak_
mak_
5 March 2013

HELP! Name of these trees

HELP! Name of these trees

thank you so much!! you have made my…

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mak_
Mar 05, 2013 2:05 pm
mak_
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 March 2013

Ideas for a backyard with easement

Ideas for a backyard with easement

I would check with the relevant authority that is in control of the easement. You may find that they discourage certain plantings ie big eucalyptus but can't stop you from…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 02, 2013 7:05 pm
kexkez
kexkez
1 March 2013

Raised herb bed - ideas?

Raised herb bed - ideas?

certainly gets hot here. I'm sure you could grab some drainage/ round plastic down pipe. even saw one link where they used those plastic storage cube crates. Only…

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kexkez
Mar 01, 2013 9:34 pm
kexkez
joannek
joannek
28 February 2013

When to plant

When to plant

*Lime Magik

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joannek
Feb 28, 2013 4:46 pm
-Moo-
-Moo-
26 February 2013

Show me your garden. Aquaponics anyone?

Show me your garden. Aquaponics anyone?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ohhh cool, thanks Rudolph I might check them out. :)

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-Moo-
Feb 26, 2013 7:36 pm


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