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Rod1949
Rod1949
26 May 2014

Need a Tree

Need a Tree

Weeping Mulberry.

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Rod1949
May 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2014

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Cool, once they are established and a few years old they should look really nice. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 26, 2014 1:28 pm
Chopdog
Chopdog
23 May 2014

Free fill, south west syd

Free fill, south west syd

G'day all, I have approx 10-15 tonnes of clean fill I need to get rid of. I'm located in oran park 2570, can deliver local

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Chopdog
May 23, 2014 10:11 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 May 2014

What other plants would work well in this situation?

What other plants would work well in this situation?

What about cannas, the variegated leaf varieties? Portulaca as ground cover would fit into the mix quite well too.

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Treeseachanger
May 22, 2014 9:53 pm
mickmok
mickmok
22 May 2014

Ag Drain - Where to locate?

Ag Drain - Where to locate?

We are in Croydon North, VIC I havent noticed it being any more wet than the other areas of grass since the downpipe was replaced and put into the old pipe correctly. So…

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mickmok
May 22, 2014 11:27 am
EmyN
EmyN
20 May 2014

Sloped Lawn Ideas???

Sloped Lawn Ideas???

We have a similar sloping-to-the-boundary rim around our backyard. Our landscaper has suggested planting that area with Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' as a groundcover.…

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EmyN
May 20, 2014 1:36 pm
EmyN
grom40
grom40
19 May 2014

Browning Hedge

Browning Hedge

Hmmmm, that second pic looks a bit like either a scale (tiny little insects eating the plant) or a fungal disease to me. Whereabouts are you located? And what kind of…

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grom40
May 19, 2014 12:19 pm
grom40
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
15 May 2014

New lawn on acreage

New lawn on acreage

Spray weeds with a broad leaf herbicide. This should not harm grasses and allow the grasses to naturally spread over your site.

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Beetaloo
May 15, 2014 4:49 pm
Beetaloo
suspct
suspct
15 May 2014

Most Economical way of using Sir Walter on a 3000m2 block?

Most Economical way of using Sir Walter on a 3000m2 block?

Thanks for the replies, I'm going to buy 1 roll of Sir Walter this weekend and prepare and mark off 5m2 of dirt on the…

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suspct
May 15, 2014 12:36 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 May 2014

Want to know the name of the plant

Want to know the name of the plant

You already have the photo. Load it on your phone or iPad or print it out and take it down to your local nursery. They'll tell you in an instant. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 14, 2014 9:17 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 May 2014

Question about retaining wall...

Question about retaining wall...

I try not to just give links to my site :)

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bashworth
May 13, 2014 5:29 pm
bashworth
TinaG
TinaG
13 May 2014

So I need a landscaper?

So I need a landscaper?

We're not having one, we are keen gardeners and will be doing it ourselves. We will get someone in to do the fence and lay the turf. Fencing and turf costs will depend on…

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TinaG
May 13, 2014 10:21 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
9 May 2014

What tree is this?

What tree is this?

. . I just had the idea of donating these cuttings to my neighbour with the proviso to plant them near my boundary - that way I still get…

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JazzyJess
May 09, 2014 10:10 pm
mirz
mirz
9 May 2014

Landscape plan, where to start?

Landscape plan, where to start?

Hi mirz... have you finalised your landscaping layout yet. As you may have seen on my blog, I've done a bit of thinking about the…

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mirz
May 09, 2014 4:31 pm
mirz
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Ponzu
May 08, 2014 10:16 am
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newey
May 07, 2014 8:58 am

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Timber sleepers are definitely the cheapest. I wouldn't recommend building any wall that high if you have little experience, but if you do, make sure there is plenty of…

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Dapple Designs 4U
May 06, 2014 2:18 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
yvonneh
yvonneh
1 May 2014

Outdoor Slab Help

Outdoor Slab Help

Thanks Matt! I'm now checking with the builder if we can increase the drop to 2 courses of brick so we can put recycled brick in... May be a bit annoying until we pave…

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yvonneh
May 01, 2014 9:19 am
JB1
JB1
30 April 2014

Native plants in bulk - Melbourne supplier

Native plants in bulk - Melbourne supplier

Thanks, I'll update this thread and advise where I got the plants. It's going to be a lot of work. Slightly random, I can't use random plant as I have to follow the…

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JB1
Apr 30, 2014 10:44 pm
myers_manor
myers_manor
30 April 2014

Paving bwing laid and uneven

Paving bwing laid and uneven

Gday! We've just had a pool installed and today we had the paving begin to go down. Its all being laid on concrete around the coping beam of the pool with a bit more of…

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myers_manor
Apr 30, 2014 9:23 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
30 April 2014

Stone path with pebbles surround

Stone path with pebbles surround

Thanks for the replies! :) one more question, what type of concrete or mortar mix is most suitable for locking the paving stone in place? Is it…

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Dapple Designs 4U
Apr 30, 2014 5:36 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
30 April 2014

Native Screening Plant

Native Screening Plant

here is the plant I need ID'd…

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Dapple Designs 4U
Apr 30, 2014 3:11 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 April 2014

Plant selection for hilly\rock garden

Plant selection for hilly\rock garden

An alternative might be lattice along the top of the fence - if both agree - it can look nice. Maybe with long - light - tubs hanging off fence with a hanging type plant.…

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Saint Mike
Apr 26, 2014 9:44 am
Saint Mike
ssvetec
ssvetec
22 April 2014

Pre-Emergent Winter Grass Control

Pre-Emergent Winter Grass Control

Hi, My couch is pretty much, weed free. I cut the lawn and gave it a feed of SS/PF/Molasses on the weekend. However, the end of autumn is approaching and based on last…

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ssvetec
Apr 22, 2014 5:03 pm
Brentc
Brentc
21 April 2014

Are you allowed to change the slope of council land?

Are you allowed to change the slope of council land?

I've had a good look and I think I could probably get away with a 600mm retaining wall due to what I have read the retaining wall on the boundary needs to be 400mm in…

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Brentc
Apr 21, 2014 1:58 pm
jonno
jonno
20 April 2014

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

You could run a smaller retaining wall parallel to footpath and in line with the meters; that would hold the soil area and allow you to create a garden area and install a…

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jonno
Apr 20, 2014 2:44 am
jonno
BIGZ
BIGZ
18 April 2014

Seeking payment plan or interest free landscapers - Perth

Seeking payment plan or interest free landscapers - Perth

hi unfortunately not :( there was one company in Perth who did until they recently stopped the interest free payment option because some ruined it for others apparently :(

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BIGZ
Apr 19, 2014 12:23 am
BIGZ
MR2
MR2
18 April 2014

Aus Standard for depth of drainage pipe ?

Aus Standard for depth of drainage pipe ?

I would tend to lay the ag pipe about 300mm min myself. The best thing to fill the trench with would be a 10mm single size aggregate. I…

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MR2
Apr 18, 2014 10:21 am
MR2
jenathome
jenathome
17 April 2014

Recommended Landscape Designer in Sydney (Hills District)

Recommended Landscape Designer in Sydney (Hills District)

Hi ebanster, I know that ecodesign is a good landscaping firm. (Just google them) They are located in Carlingford. When you say cheap it depends on how cheap you mean.…

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jenathome
Apr 17, 2014 9:21 pm
jenathome
ST13
ST13
17 April 2014

Fanciest letterbox

Fanciest letterbox

I quite like these, just no chance of being able to afford it http://www.poboxdesigns.com.au/

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ST13
Apr 17, 2014 11:52 am
SimonR
SimonR
15 April 2014

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Ultimately, using any weed killers on a new lawn is a bit of a no-no until the grass is established. Normally, an established lawn is defined as being mowed 4 times.…

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SimonR
Apr 15, 2014 6:46 pm
SimonR
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 April 2014

Grass Cel, Core Grass or similar for turning circle?

Grass Cel, Core Grass or similar for turning circle?

I have no knowledge of either of those products but having seen some of the other mesh products that allow turfed areas to be used by cars some of them are hard underfoot…

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Stewie D
Apr 15, 2014 9:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 April 2014

Modern Driveway Design

Modern Driveway Design

I get a google error when I click on your link. Put the images on photobucket etc and copy and paste the img tag here so we don't have to go to a third party site. Not…

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Stewie D
Apr 15, 2014 9:23 am
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
14 April 2014

Garden bed drainage problem for buxus

Garden bed drainage problem for buxus

I love your lawn and buxus. I can't help you on your drainage but if I may comment on your lawn. You have an area at the right hand end next to the drive and house side of…

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BoxJelly
Apr 15, 2014 12:17 am

#2 We have a small garden bed in the back corner of our backyard which seems to be a damp spot (moss grows over the soil and in winter it's a boggy spot) Can anyone give…

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shellb78
Apr 12, 2014 6:14 pm
Lot927
Lot927
11 April 2014

Turf experts help please

Turf experts help please

We are in the process of buying over an acre of land to build a home on. Previous properties we have scraped the land, put down the right bed and then laid turf. this…

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Lot927
Apr 12, 2014 12:00 am
Roar
Roar
11 April 2014

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

The storm water was an issue for a short while as their house was under construction. These are the only pics of the levels and retaining tequired so I think I have to be…

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Roar
Apr 11, 2014 1:05 am
fmac
fmac
8 April 2014

Palmetto buffalo vs Empire Zoysia

Palmetto buffalo vs Empire Zoysia

We got the EZ and have been really happy with it. Nice and soft and has been surviving well with water just two days a week. Even in the middle of summer I only mowed in…

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fmac
Apr 08, 2014 11:01 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
8 April 2014

Our Landscaping journey! Bamboo is reaching for the sky.

Our Landscaping journey! Bamboo is reaching for the sky.
1, 2, 3

The bamboo looks awesome!!!! Looking for something like this in our chook yard, are they the clumping ones that i dont have to worry about running…

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boiselfish
Apr 08, 2014 6:58 pm
joannek
joannek
8 April 2014

Need ideas for privacy

Need ideas for privacy

Thanks tressseachanger. I'm going to ask about those in the nursery. Lilly pilly it says can tolerate full shade so that's looking good. The garden bed will only be about…

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joannek
Apr 08, 2014 12:45 pm
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
6 April 2014

Need help with landscaping

Need help with landscaping

Hi Stayxtrue, That looks like a water meter to me. Is that right? Both potable water and recycled water. Is that the question? Or is it…

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stayxtrue
Apr 06, 2014 10:05 pm
stayxtrue
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
6 April 2014

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

I would say they should be ok root wise. You do know they can grow quite tall and cause other problems? I had about 10 along my fencelines a few years back. Some were…

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BoxJelly
Apr 06, 2014 9:38 pm
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
6 April 2014

Lawn Mower recommendations

Lawn Mower recommendations

I have Honda, Masport, Victa and Protea lawnmowers. All used for different reasons. I'd buy the Victa. If you really get into the "lawn scene" you can upgrade later.

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BoxJelly
Apr 06, 2014 8:21 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
6 April 2014

Plant Recomendations Please

Plant Recomendations Please

Hi folks, Just wondering what plants people would recommend for us. We need screening plants for one side of our fence. Our neighbour does not maintain their yard very…

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serialstyler
Apr 06, 2014 2:05 pm
serialstyler
LTL
LTL
5 April 2014

Where to buy guttering for a wall garden?

Where to buy guttering for a wall garden?

I want to make a garden like this for a small courtyard outside out family room window http://www.pinterest.com/pin/13088655140736973/ Where is a good place to buy small…

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LTL
Apr 05, 2014 4:31 pm
jenathome
jenathome
1 April 2014

Landcape Design Help

Landcape Design Help

Hi wheressteve, Do you have a site plan of your existing house on your block. That's a good starting point. It will show where north is at least and the relationship of…

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jenathome
Apr 01, 2014 9:37 pm
jenathome
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boosta
Apr 01, 2014 2:19 pm
Shambini
Shambini
1 April 2014

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Hey Broom, check out your PM. I used a forum member "Cherub" who has put together a great landscape design plan for…

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Shambini
Apr 01, 2014 1:30 pm
Shambini
deadlawn
deadlawn
1 April 2014

Laying new lawn on building site

Laying new lawn on building site

Hi all, I've read through the sticky on fu's new lawn advice and plan to follow it. However I have a couple of queries.... We live in Perth, northern suburbs. As we…

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deadlawn
Apr 01, 2014 12:24 am

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