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Dal01
Dal01
15 h

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

Hi Corinda dream 2016, the best place I found for this information, quality plants at less than half price (for most) was the Rocklea Markets on Saturdays. We have just…

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Dal01
Jun 29, 2017 5:29 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
27 June

Newcastle House - landscaping

Newcastle House - landscaping
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Omg cat how did I not know you had this thread??? Your gardens look beautiful, well done you. It's not easy with kids under your feet and pesty parents (I laughed so much…

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Tribe7
Jun 27, 2017 11:27 pm
Tribe7

Hi guys, hoping someone here can help :) I purchased two blueberry bushes in January this year (Blue berry burst variety) The bush has been growing great, and started…

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sestrooper
Jun 27, 2017 5:14 pm
skycloud
skycloud
27 June

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Hi, I am looking for certified organic soil for the veggie beds I will be setting up and if decently priced will also use for the lawn. Any idea where I can buy in bulk in…

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skycloud
Jun 27, 2017 3:58 pm
MadMax1412
MadMax1412
26 June

Need help on revive my lawn...

Need help on revive my lawn...

Hi Guys, I was Googling for answers on how to revive my Sir Walter lawn plus remove "foreign" grass when I came across this thread. I hope it's not wrong to revive an…

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MadMax1412
Jun 26, 2017 12:46 pm
felant
felant
23 June

synthetic grass - Adelaide

synthetic grass - Adelaide

Considering laying synthetic grass in front yard (approx. 25 sq. m). Can anyone recommend company /…

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felant
Jun 23, 2017 6:23 pm

My trees are looking really healthy...APART from one! All have really nice healthy new bright green growth except for one. Is this cause for concern? They have been in…

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vgolfoz
Jun 23, 2017 5:21 pm

Evil looking shrub

Evil looking shrub

It looks like a medicinal plant. :) Definitely, it has a purpose why it grows in your garden but feel free to let us know what you find out. :)

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cheryl_0316
Jun 22, 2017 10:07 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
21 June

Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Backyard Landscaping - DIY
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Very nice!! Looks like they did a great job. What are you thinking with the courtyard?

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cat_dunc
Jun 21, 2017 9:40 pm
cat_dunc

Do you need council approval?????

Do you need council approval?????

Hi guys, any would love your feedback from any other pergola builders in NSW Sydney. This really depends on the council. Where we live the local council does not require…

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pergolassydneyautho
Jun 20, 2017 5:25 pm
pergolassydneyautho
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June

What is happening to my basil!!!???

What is happening to my basil!!!???

Sorry, I have no idea. Where I live all basil died some time ago from cold.

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi, I was wondering if I could get some tips on where to find Mexican Beach Pebble in Sydney? I am looking for the blue/grey coloured pebble/river stone. I'm not wanting…

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Jayna
Jun 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Hello everyone, This is the third and last plant in our newly inherited garden that I'm having trouble identifying. I was worried at first that it could be knotweed…

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m1n3tt3
Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am

Hi team, I have another plant in not really sure the identity of. I've been googling and am thinking dracaena - dragon tree - but it looks much messier than all the…

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m1n3tt3
Jun 14, 2017 8:02 am
m1n3tt3
m1n3tt3
13 June

Mystery tree identity

Mystery tree identity

Oh yes! That makes sense. Thanks! I had been thinking viburnum odoratissimum but couldn't work out why the scattering of dark red leaves.

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m1n3tt3
Jun 13, 2017 4:11 pm
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greenwing
Jun 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi All, I have a narrow lot and looking some guidance for some designs to do concreting and landscaping at front and back. here is my design. I did make couple of front…

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jmasood
Jun 12, 2017 6:33 am
jmasood
brodav83
brodav83
7 June

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Thanks mate. I have looked into DIY with sleepers however it didn't look as simple as driving posts into the ground and securing with sleepers behind the posts as there…

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brodav83
Jun 07, 2017 9:40 am

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

I hope it's ok for me to bump this - surely somebody has dealt with these ferns before?

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StartingOut
Jun 06, 2017 11:11 am
fariha
fariha
6 June

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows
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It is impossible to do think about a garden without gardening tools. This tools play an important role for making a successful garden. There are lots of tools for…

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fariha
Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am

If broadleaf grass like buffalos are not well suited for Melbourne climate, what else do you think is suitable? This is my patch of Sapphire lawn. The photo was taken…

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EmeryBB
Jun 05, 2017 10:26 pm
6banga
6banga
2 June

how to green up buffalo for winter.

how to green up buffalo for winter.

HI Winter has hit in nsw and my lawn is looking a tad yellowish. Anything I can put down to help it get green and stay a bit stronger over winter time? Thanks

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6banga
Jun 02, 2017 6:17 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
1 June

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Thanks! Sure where abouts in VIC are you and I will PM you some I found when researching ...

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jasonwg
Jun 01, 2017 10:58 pm
jasonwg
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Nawsome
May 29, 2017 8:20 am
Nawsome
Southies
Southies
29 May

Side Access Gate suggestions to granny flat

Side Access Gate suggestions to granny flat

thought of that but we have a frangipani right in that location :roll:

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Southies
May 29, 2017 8:18 am
Southies
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

That's great! Hopefully new landscaper out next week has some great ideas as I need to get a revised landscaping plan to council. Current picture would be great.

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 8:14 pm
6banga
6banga
25 May

Retaining wall plans

Retaining wall plans

I have done this plenty of times less than 1 metre from the fence boundary and less than 600mm wall height the certifier wasnt even interested didnt even look at it. It…

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6banga
May 25, 2017 6:36 pm
pops70
pops70
23 May

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Hi everyone. I have recently bought a property with a decent sized front and backyard. Talking about 3000 sqm after taking house, pool and shed into account. Currently…

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pops70
May 23, 2017 12:45 am
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tsoonie
May 22, 2017 5:15 pm
6banga
6banga
19 May

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

I dont think they are hammerheads thats the closest thing I culd find to them but they def. dont have the hammerhead they are just black and all flat pretty much…

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6banga
May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Nice /Shrub Tree

Nice /Shrub Tree

The pic is not a magnolia. There are various varieties of magnolias available. For example, we have the magnolia teddy bear, which is a lot smaller and compact. Sent…

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shamuscassar.sc
May 19, 2017 7:27 am

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to get under the grass. Then use…

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AnnPerkins
May 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Blake.l
Blake.l
14 May

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

I have these In my yard maybe try digging in some cow manure in the soil around the tree. It's done wonders for mine they have had a massive growth spurt and have turned a…

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Blake.l
May 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

You have an almost identical block to the one we will be building on, but we don't have any plans for a pool. The back of the house has an 860mm cut to the right corner,…

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CG Scardycat
May 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Just wanted to try my luck growing mango tree from seed and here we are one sprout up out of five R2E2 mango seeds. Green mango salad...yum!

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shazaw
May 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

I have just had my garage side filled in with hardiflex panels, stud wall with panels on both sides. The outside panels go to the ground which is a small garden bed. I…

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jveevers
May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
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marcoola
May 04, 2017 7:46 am

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Any recommendations for someone to build and render a retaining wall and letter box in Perth (Western suburbs area)? Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 03, 2017 9:30 am
ayaman
ayaman
2 May

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

That's a bit much if you ask me! I'd say if thats the price there is probably a very complicated water/drainage system that needs to be put in place though, you'll…

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ayaman
May 02, 2017 7:01 am

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low. Try choose something that is a…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Patio Design Help

Patio Design Help

A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area? What's behind the point of view? Where are there windows looking out to? When…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices. Remember, they need to be spaced much…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stand out more. I prefer to use a dark grey or blue…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Advice

Advice

Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it will die and rot into the soil.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:23 am
The Garden Whisperer

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and with good…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:11 am
The Garden Whisperer

capital pear trees along northern fence

capital pear trees along northern fence

They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you. I wouldn't do it on an urban…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Murraya hedging questions

Murraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Tree dimensions

Tree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer


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