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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 November 2007

Paving

Paving

I agree about painting the fence a dark colour. We do this mainly to make it less noticable. A beige, green, light grey (we have fibre cement for the most part here in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 20, 2007 9:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
_Al_
_Al_
22 November 2007

Paving ideas needed, get in here!

Paving ideas needed, get in here!

Al the Nubrick pavers that you already have, have they been down long? I ask that as they might have faded, so to try and match them up to a…

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_Al_
Nov 22, 2007 1:24 pm
Jet79
Jet79
22 November 2007

Steep and long driveway + retaining

Steep and long driveway + retaining

Al; I don't think it would be easy as we have a lot of rock. There is also a campaction certificate when we bought the block and I was told if I change where they put the…

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Jet79
Nov 22, 2007 1:37 pm
Jet79
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arkraider
Nov 22, 2007 2:10 pm
arkraider
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 November 2007

BONSAI

BONSAI

No i din't get there, but i have it marked in the diary to get up there maybe in Jan. Things are too hectic leading up to Christmas and now most of our weekends are…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 22, 2007 2:38 pm
PhoenixStar
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 November 2007

maple in queensland?

maple in queensland?

Jet, I'm all for having ago and being positive in our efforts at everything we do, but I reckon you're pushing the proverbial uphill with a rather pointy and hmmm…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 22, 2007 5:15 pm
Yak_Chat
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 November 2007

Designing a Garden

Designing a Garden

can I suggest forumw.org It's like a data base of where to find free downloads ;) try searching there.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 22, 2007 11:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
devank
devank
23 November 2007

Landscape designer in Sydney

Landscape designer in Sydney

Thanks for that Louise. I send her an email with your name in it :) - devank

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devank
Nov 23, 2007 5:37 pm
devank
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
24 November 2007

Garden Mulch.

Garden Mulch.

Its 100% free at the City of South Perth. (if ur a resident)

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Perth_Euro
Nov 24, 2007 10:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 November 2007

Dressing up a 3 metre fence

Dressing up a 3 metre fence

another great plant to try would be Vibernum "Emerald Lustre". Big green glossey leaves and very tough.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 28, 2007 12:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
arkraider
arkraider
28 November 2007

Lawn and prickles - what to do??

Lawn and prickles - what to do??
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At the new place however, there will be sprinklers and irrigation galore, as we will be on recycled/grey water. I now have to just source particular plants and types of…

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arkraider
Nov 28, 2007 9:15 am
arkraider
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 November 2007

Great Gardens

Great Gardens

Thought I might post this. Great Gardens workshops and the concept is something I am a very big supporter of and the information given in these is about something I am…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 29, 2007 11:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
clath
clath
30 November 2007

planning your home and garden

planning your home and garden

yes v pande near the cafe on the lake. Phoenix its just a guide. No think the City of Casey just would give it out as a guide and wouldnt be enforcable. I heard the…

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clath
Nov 30, 2007 1:29 am
clath
davinci
davinci
2 December 2007

Concrete Driveways

Concrete Driveways

if he repours the section make sure he drills into each side of the concrete that is left and inserts y12 reinforcment bars this supports the new conc and stops…

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davinci
Dec 02, 2007 10:17 am
davinci
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
7 December 2007

Turfing - Top Soil

Turfing - Top Soil

Heeellllpp....I'm stuck in a perpetual loop. :?

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3timesbuilda
Dec 07, 2007 1:21 pm
3timesbuilda
aaurora
aaurora
12 December 2007

What caused my blisters - our new garden

What caused my blisters - our new garden
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ok, ok! I will take some piccies of our front yard today (complete with TURF!!) and hopefully you can check it out tomorrow. The turf guy was good, he charged us $3.50…

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aaurora
Dec 12, 2007 3:06 pm
aaurora
Mrs B
Mrs B
15 December 2007

Balinese Pot

Balinese Pot

www.stoneworksvic.com No 24 Richards Street (Corner of Hampstead Rd.) Maidstone, Victoria 3012. Phone/Fax : (03) 9317 3055 E-mail…

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Mrs B
Dec 15, 2007 11:38 am
Mrs B
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
17 December 2007

Redgum sleepers cheap?

Redgum sleepers cheap?

Al, check out this link - hope it helps? $10 each - cheap enough for…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 17, 2007 4:30 pm
PhoenixStar
davinci
davinci
18 December 2007

Contemporary pavers

Contemporary pavers

pavers can be laid on preexisting concrete so long as it is sound ie : no cracks etc you have to acid wash it with a 10/1 ration of hydro. i dont screed out mud for…

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davinci
Dec 18, 2007 5:33 pm
davinci
Michelle
Michelle
19 December 2007

The Retaining Wall Cookie Built

The Retaining Wall Cookie Built
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Don’t suppose anyone would like to see my vegie garden wall??? Maybe NOT! After all that! :?

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Michelle
Dec 19, 2007 11:04 pm
Michelle
davinci
davinci
21 December 2007

How to lay turf on shale with a drainage problem?

How to lay turf on shale with a drainage problem?

do a sit cut or prep as needed with pre-existing soil/ shail etc dig a perimiter trench around the lower section/s of your land if that is were the water problem is if…

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davinci
Dec 21, 2007 8:27 pm
davinci
vpande
vpande
23 December 2007

Help with plant choice

Help with plant choice
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Have you thought about japanese or chinese maples? they have very pretty foliage.

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vpande
Dec 23, 2007 11:04 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 December 2007

Is a Retaining Wall Required here?

Is a Retaining Wall Required here?
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I put a 5mt at least, stack stone wall into a house I did, it was their indoor training pool room!!! :shock: :shock: Can’t get in to take photos, the owners have clamped up as…

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Michelle
Dec 23, 2007 9:43 pm
Michelle
VJ
VJ
26 December 2007

Front yard landscape requirements

Front yard landscape requirements
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We're at Lemongrass Circuit, the street where the ABC Learning Centre is. We're the only who just started building. Most of our neighbours already moved in and two…

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VJ
Dec 26, 2007 12:06 am
VJ
davinci
davinci
1 January 2008

Retaining Wall Design

Retaining Wall Design

the type of retaining wall you are talking about will be quite expensive even to do it your self conc at 45 mpa is $200 plus per q/m 1 q/m at 100mm will equate to…

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davinci
Jan 01, 2008 12:18 pm
davinci
bec
bec
8 January 2008

stacked stones

stacked stones

eco concepts in melbourne have nice stone

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bec
Jan 08, 2008 7:10 pm
Maisie
Maisie
9 January 2008

Timber Fencing in Perth

Timber Fencing in Perth

Hi All Does anyone have any contacts for pine-lap fencing in Perth? Thanks

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Maisie
Jan 09, 2008 5:41 pm
davinci
davinci
16 January 2008

Brick PlanterBox Footings

Brick PlanterBox Footings

if you are to render the bricks or apply some sort of cladding the footings have to be stable if you are only have a raised garden bed of say 200 - 300 mm a concrete…

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davinci
Jan 16, 2008 6:28 pm
davinci
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 January 2008

Mortar color

Mortar color

The Latter, they have no interlock.

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Adrian B
Jan 21, 2008 10:36 am
Adrian B
Michelle
Michelle
23 January 2008

Bobcat work

Bobcat work

Sounds nice...... :D

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Michelle
Jan 23, 2008 12:38 pm
Michelle

The back yard has been levelled out and the retaining walls are all finished. If you look at the level of the fence in the back corner you can see why we elected to…

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mattwalker
Jan 23, 2008 1:26 pm
mattwalker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 January 2008

Decking Wood

Decking Wood

Hardwood decking above 2.7m is only available in random lengths. The problem with taking long lengths out out of a random pack is it leaves half a pack of shorter lengths…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 25, 2008 7:44 pm
Dukekamaya
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
31 January 2008

Ivy or similar

Ivy or similar

I prefer hanging plants for that sort of environment. Climbing plants need to cling and make a hold. Hanging plants flow and are not as tough on…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2008 12:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
31 January 2008

out of season plants....

out of season plants....

I know that here in Perth or WA, our wholesale industry doesn't always have the plants in stock or on tap. This because the demand is very high here and most stocks get…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2008 1:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
white
white
31 January 2008

Pool Landscape ideas

Pool Landscape ideas

Brilliant! Thanks so much, I'll do some searching on these and see what they are like! :D

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white
Jan 31, 2008 8:38 am
Theborg
Theborg
31 January 2008

Excavation and Block Wall Construction

Excavation and Block Wall Construction

Unfortunately Davinci cannot help. So can any one out there recommend a builder they know. I would prefer to go with someone that has been tried and tested rather…

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Theborg
Jan 31, 2008 5:58 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 January 2008

Retaining walls, concrete and pavers...

Retaining walls, concrete and pavers...

Thanks Fu! We have the bobcat coming tomorrow so hopefully there will be more to show then...

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mattwalker
Jan 31, 2008 7:06 pm
mattwalker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
31 January 2008

Retaining wall costs

Retaining wall costs

It really depends a lot on the actual site - $4500 on one wall may be $3500 for the exact same finish size at another site.

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Dukekamaya
Jan 31, 2008 8:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Tam
Tam
1 February 2008

Front yard - almost finished...

Front yard - almost finished...

Hope ya don't mind. i printed it out the other day and showed my brickie. It's almost exactly like i wanted even with the same slope. I will be rendering my bricks tho…

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Tam
Feb 01, 2008 9:54 pm
Tam
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
4 February 2008

Calling all landscapers......what can you do with this?

Calling all landscapers......what can you do with this?

Too right - We'll definitly go as close to the boundary as we possibly can, no sense wasting precious land. That would get us an extra few inches on the veggie patch on…

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Tony & Emma
Feb 04, 2008 9:46 pm

Al - As mentioned in an earlier post. Termite…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 07, 2008 10:34 pm
Yak_Chat
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 February 2008

Laying New Lawn - when is the right time

Laying New Lawn - when is the right time

yep good idea. In Adelaide most of your rain is from fronts so I will have a look through weather records to see when the best month is there. More importantly why is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 08, 2008 2:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
12 February 2008

Backyard / Alfresco Ideas

Backyard / Alfresco Ideas
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I also find all these sorts of things a bit weird. It's like the garden is attempting to say "I'm opulent, sumptuous, reminiscent of ancient…

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3timesbuilda
Feb 12, 2008 12:10 pm
3timesbuilda
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 February 2008

Turf in Brisbane

Turf in Brisbane

Go no further than Empire Zoysia. This is an amazing turf and I have never seen anyone have any regrets in choosing it. A deep green all year. Very slow growing so…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 13, 2008 8:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2008

Front and backyards are D.O.N.E...

Front and backyards are D.O.N.E...

Gav! It does give that feeling. A sense of achievement as well. Thanks...

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2008 12:59 pm
mattwalker
sneakersss
sneakersss
20 February 2008

Brick Planter Boxes

Brick Planter Boxes

if they are render then yes you do have to tank them if they are expossed brick just leave weep holes as per normal brick laying on your…

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sneakersss
Feb 20, 2008 9:02 am
sneakersss
Michelle
Michelle
21 February 2008

Wildlife on our block

Wildlife on our block
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Second one might be a Snake Smuggler caught in the act!???? Has a slightly different sound and look to it than…..Budgie Smuggler! :shock: :lol:

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Michelle
Feb 21, 2008 10:30 am
Michelle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 February 2008

Garden Gurus - Gardening Expo

Garden Gurus - Gardening Expo

Having known Nev and Trev for a long time I would thourghly recomend attending this expo. Nev has such a passion for rare plants it is great to see them doing this.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 21, 2008 11:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 February 2008

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise

check out growing a Feijoa. the one I would best recomend is the Pineapple Guava. It is so tough and grows as an excelelnt hedge with plenty of…

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DeeElle
Feb 23, 2008 1:28 pm
DeeElle

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