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Lemon tree

Lemon tree

Its not my specialty so definitely ask at flower power or some one like that. But from my understanding pruning it back with mean it can spend more energy on establishing…

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Neville S
May 28, 2017 9:58 pm
Neville S

HI Gaudi, that would be perfect however as this granny flat is costing a bomb :shock: the automated system will be beyond our pockets :blink: But I HAVE found gates which some UK sites…

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Southies
May 28, 2017 10:50 am
Southies
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

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
tsoonie
tsoonie
22 May

Mystery tree identity

Mystery tree identity

Camphor laurel maybe? Does it have a really strong smell when you crush a leaf in your hand?

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tsoonie
May 22, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi Kylz, yes, I screwed a treated pine sleeper to the fence posts at the back to spread the load of the soil in the garden bed. This photo here shows how I positioned it.

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Gary78
May 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Sapphire lawn over winter in Melbourne

Sapphire lawn over winter in Melbourne

Hi all, coming into the 2nd winter for my Sapphire lawn here in Melbourne. Already starting to get yellowy brown slimy patches - has happened in just over a week. Is it…

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pokingabout123
May 20, 2017 6:47 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
Zanga
Zanga
13 May

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Hi Jason, You have a beautiful house !! External and internal looks amazing. Could you share some landscaping companies worth getting quote from? Much appreciated.

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Zanga
May 13, 2017 6:18 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

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

Hi all, we are nearly at the end of our new home build and starting to think about our gardens now. We are on a very rocky/ clay soil small block with a water easement at…

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Corinda dream 2016
May 07, 2017 9:12 am

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

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Yep, it will be too busy. Keep that to waht you have. Pleaching the Waterhousia will be one hell of a feature, so leave it how it is for a few years, then decide if you…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:20 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

Mini update. The camelias that had a hair cut, look much better for it. I simply love these old japonica species. I'll definely plant a few more. This is the far left…

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SteveMc
Apr 26, 2017 10:27 pm
SteveMc

My sisters is the same. For her it was required by SE water due to being in a flood zone. How many steps will you have at the front/back of the house?

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 April

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
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Hi icebreaka I am also looking for solution to retaining wall options for front yard for same reason. Did you end up using this retaining wall or are you happy to post…

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Gaudi
Apr 22, 2017 9:33 pm

We have concrete sleepers. My husband did all the work himself with some mates. It helps that he has an excavator with a post hole digger and he borrowed the sleeper…

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AJB
Apr 21, 2017 6:27 pm
AJB
cross74
cross74
21 April

Landscape Plan for existing house

Landscape Plan for existing house

No, not yet. I looked at getting Flower Power to do it but they are pretty pricey and have had some negative reviews.

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm
shellu
shellu
18 April

Newcastle landscape journey

Newcastle landscape journey
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

No worries. I actually like both!

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shellu
Apr 18, 2017 10:10 pm

Advice appreciated.

Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 6:57 am

Inground trampolines

Inground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
5 April

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 1:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm
DeKa
Francid1010
Francid1010
31 March

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am
Gravy
Gravy
30 March

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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Mate it looks sensational, hope my backyard turns out 1/2 as good as this!

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Gravy
Mar 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Gravy

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

you will see curling leaves on citrus in commercial wholesale nurseries. Water is regular. It's normally the fertilisers used to grow them doing it. Also, over watering…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm


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