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robbie55
robbie55
8 November 2013

Big lattice screen

Big lattice screen

We did the wire thing but against a timber fence and worked really well. We had the jasmine on one side and some passionfruit on the other. The passionfruit grew faster…

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robbie55
Nov 08, 2013 12:00 pm
robbie55
Jacro
Jacro
7 November 2013

Levelling and re-turfing - removal of old grass?

Levelling and re-turfing - removal of old grass?

Thanks. I think I'll look at a full job, removing existing turf with a turf cutter depending on how expensive hire of one of those machines actually is. Planning now to…

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Jacro
Nov 07, 2013 4:35 pm
NatTabs
NatTabs
31 October 2013

DIY retaining wall advice

DIY retaining wall advice
1, 2

Wow! I'm so glad I came across this! We too are currently looking at options for retaining walls. Ours will probably be about 700-1000mm at the highest point and be an L…

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NatTabs
Oct 31, 2013 12:33 pm
NatTabs
BlackMothra
BlackMothra
29 October 2013

Water-in after Molasses/Seasol/Powerfeed?

Water-in after Molasses/Seasol/Powerfeed?

Hmm .. there must be something wrong with my bottle :( IMO there's no harm with watering in since they are meant to feed the soil and not the grass. But I'm not a lawn…

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BlackMothra
Oct 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Lex
Lex
28 October 2013

Equipment/access requirements to remove trees....

Equipment/access requirements to remove trees....

That was my first thought too - to ask the neighbours. But - here comes the BUT! Even though things may seem or be really good ATM, who knows what could happen and they…

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Lex
Oct 28, 2013 10:27 pm
Lex
BlackMothra
BlackMothra
28 October 2013

Coir Fibre in Potting Mix

Coir Fibre in Potting Mix

I just started making my own potting mix using coco coir, compost, perlite, vermiculite with the ratio of 4:2:1:1, and I didn't wash the coir. Coir is preferred over peat…

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BlackMothra
Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Muppardo
Muppardo
28 October 2013

Help with Dying Lawn - Couch

Help with Dying Lawn - Couch

I have given it a couple of doses of seasol (last one last weekend) and also hit it with Aftergraze about 6 weeks ago during heavy rain. it seem to come real good about…

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Muppardo
Oct 28, 2013 5:20 pm
OscarB
OscarB
26 October 2013

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software
1, 2

It's been awhile ago, but it still looks relevant. I've tried ConceptDraw (http://www.conceptdraw.com/samples/Floo ... ape-Design) - pretty good library for landscapind…

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OscarB
Oct 26, 2013 1:10 am
OscarB
Southies
Southies
25 October 2013

What is this tree - Chinese Elm ?

What is this tree - Chinese Elm ?

Storym & TSC, you were both right :: :: Council tree-guy confirmed that the trees in our shopping strip are definitely Chinese elms ! You know your 'stuff' ! ::

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Southies
Oct 25, 2013 3:55 pm
Southies
suchitra
suchitra
24 October 2013

How much does it cost to excavate and lay pavers?

How much does it cost to excavate and lay pavers?

Hi Team Just wanted to get a rough estimate on how much it costs to excavate and lay pavers. We have approximately 160sqm with weeds which we intend to excavate to lay…

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suchitra
Oct 24, 2013 12:57 pm
no1bossman
no1bossman
24 October 2013

Hardwood Sleepers

Hardwood Sleepers

Thanks for the reply. This is the look I'm going for. http://one-stop-diy.co.uk/ProdImages/ga ... ampton.jpg The sleepers will be dug into the ground only by a few…

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no1bossman
Oct 24, 2013 11:38 am
topiarius
topiarius
24 October 2013

Proteas

Proteas

Can anyone help me with my search for Proteas? I am looking for an outlet around Perth that has a good selection and also has advanced plants.

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topiarius
Oct 24, 2013 11:14 am
MissEm
MissEm
23 October 2013

Ideas please!!!!

Ideas please!!!!

Thanks for the input guys :) We ended up deciding on frangipanis and we got 2 really lovely trees from a local nursery just starting to shoot leaves at the tops now!!! We…

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MissEm
Oct 23, 2013 2:09 am
MissEm
Teaswizzler
Teaswizzler
23 October 2013

How much should we prune our lemon tree

How much should we prune our lemon tree

A couple of years ago my Dad decided to give our very old lemon tree the pruning of its life. We had just moved in and it appeared to have been left alone for years, and…

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Teaswizzler
Oct 23, 2013 12:02 am
Teaswizzler
baz mac
baz mac
22 October 2013

footing besser block retaining wall

footing besser block retaining wall

My bad just noticed the first picture

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baz mac
Oct 22, 2013 1:26 pm
no1bossman
no1bossman
22 October 2013

Save the inherited lawn

Save the inherited lawn

Cheers, I'll give it a go & see what happens.

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no1bossman
Oct 22, 2013 8:09 am
nozzaspaz
nozzaspaz
19 October 2013

Central West NSW turf??

Central West NSW turf??

Thanks Dapple! Sir Walter was what I was considering... but had heard mixed reviews. I had also looked at Emerald Kikuyu seed... wish something similar was available in…

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nozzaspaz
Oct 19, 2013 8:31 pm
trixee
trixee
19 October 2013

Using recycled concrete in landscaping

Using recycled concrete in landscaping

I've just recently read a blog about using recycled concrete, or "urbanite" in landscaping. Just wondering if anyone has done this and can share their experience?

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trixee
Oct 19, 2013 8:21 pm
trixee

Thought I'd just revisit this post and put in an update on how things are progressing on the weed front, which was my original problem. And it's been great! :o I've pulled…

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sumsub
Oct 19, 2013 11:03 am
sumsub
EandM
EandM
19 October 2013

Lower PH in new Soil

Lower PH in new Soil

Easy to do with some agricultural sulfur. Will take a few months to work and will potentially take a few applications (think 12 - 18 months) to be happy soil. good luck.

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EandM
Oct 19, 2013 8:33 am
lovepub
lovepub
18 October 2013

driveway cost

driveway cost

trying to bring back this old thread alive!! it's 2013 now....previous post is from 2007. Does anyone in Brisbane who built a house in 2013 have updated figures on how…

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lovepub
Oct 18, 2013 10:28 pm
judydg
judydg
18 October 2013

Landscaping by builder

Landscaping by builder

Retaining walls are normally the responsibility of the owner unless included in the building contract.

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judydg
Oct 18, 2013 8:00 pm

I assume you also gave up looking for spongolite or Richgro Aquatic plant mix and replaced with Perlite instead? Seems impossible to get over here.…

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Hpqld
Oct 17, 2013 8:43 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
17 October 2013

Critique my backyard blitz plan please

Critique my backyard blitz plan please

You're spot on Tina, Winter could be a problem, It should be fine in Spring/Summer, I've been surveying that area since the beginning of spring, it gets about 4-5 hours of…

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EmeryBB
Oct 17, 2013 11:25 am
wandersen
wandersen
17 October 2013

What sort of grass is this?

What sort of grass is this?

Thanks all. I have the buffalo friendly weed killer. I'll try on a small patch of lawn first.

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wandersen
Oct 17, 2013 6:39 am

Hello All I recently started a building thread covering the tail end of our house build. Once that is finished we will be moving very quickly onto our landscaping plans.…

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kiakhan
Oct 16, 2013 8:57 pm
vozdra
vozdra
16 October 2013

how much zeolite?

how much zeolite?

Long time reader, first time poster. I am about to plant some English box along my driveway (it's a clay soil) I am just wondering how much zeolite you would recommend as…

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vozdra
Oct 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Hunster
Hunster
16 October 2013

Turf Choices in Perth

Turf Choices in Perth

Arrhhh Sapphire Buffalo lawn! If you live in the Margaret river region just don't go there. Under the promise of it being the perfect lawn by turf man in Busselton who…

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Hunster
Oct 16, 2013 11:46 am
Lex
Lex
15 October 2013

What is eating my leaves.....

What is eating my leaves.....

OK, so "molasses, water and a bit of soap" and then you spray it onto the tree? BTW, I have discovered (and 'neutralised' :wink: ::lol:: ) stink bugs on our citrus tree ... they…

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Lex
Oct 15, 2013 7:34 pm
Lex
ssvetec
ssvetec
13 October 2013

Couch resurrection and winter grass

Couch resurrection and winter grass

Hi, My lawn care over the winter was next to non-existent, so towards the end of winter, the lawn is/was infested with a variety of broad leaf weeds. I devised this…

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ssvetec
Oct 13, 2013 7:44 pm
seano
seano
13 October 2013

Soil for my garden bed! Advice needed

Soil for my garden bed! Advice needed

Most soil places should have a garden mix which should be an OK start. I'd aim for that as a base, and then get a nice rich topping material to dig through the top -…

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seano
Oct 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Sammi_O
Sammi_O
13 October 2013

Crabapples in South-west WA??

Crabapples in South-west WA??

Hi all, I stumbled across the 'Royal Raindrops' variety of crabapple in a Perth nursery and was wondering if anyone had some advice on their best location? I live in…

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Sammi_O
Oct 13, 2013 7:39 am
hewmf
hewmf
12 October 2013

Lawn Soil Prep Pics

Lawn Soil Prep Pics

Hi, Like many here, I've followed Fu Manchu's guide to soil prep. I've also followed the application rates in Peter Coppin's Amending & Improving Gutless Sands in WA. I…

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hewmf
Oct 12, 2013 9:43 pm
Southies
Southies
12 October 2013

Japanese Box - minimum hedge height

Japanese Box - minimum hedge height

Would anyone know what the minimum height is, that japanese box can be grown ? Much of the info I've read suggests 1/2 metre as the usual minimum height. But I love the…

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Southies
Oct 12, 2013 7:02 pm
Southies
Althom
Althom
12 October 2013

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Thanks for that. Have just been wandering the nursery looking for something similar and I'm thinking metrosideris.

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Althom
Oct 12, 2013 4:57 pm
Althom
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
11 October 2013

Feature trees

Feature trees

Eucalyptus Grandis, silky oak or Poinciana (the last would need initial protection from frost as it's tropical)? Also sending you this link:

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Treeseachanger
Oct 11, 2013 2:47 pm
lobboroz
lobboroz
10 October 2013

Brown thumbs questions about landscaping

Brown thumbs questions about landscaping

yeah been reading up heaps. So much involved. Hope i survive this 3weeks worth of landscaping haha

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lobboroz
Oct 10, 2013 8:20 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

Hiring Rotary hoes and Dingos

Hiring Rotary hoes and Dingos

Hey Klacka1 Rotary Hoe is the most important part of your turfing project, it aerates and improves drainage. Ripping really only rips in segments. We are landscape…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 10:12 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

What's drilling holes in my lawn?

What's drilling holes in my lawn?

Hey Jazz, just to cancel everything out and depending on where you live, if they have only just appeared this spring then it is very possible they are cicada hole, they…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 10:04 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

Landscaper about to finish his paving work. Acceptable?

Landscaper about to finish his paving work. Acceptable?

Wow as a landscape contractor, this is an embarrassing piece of work. Even the Haunch is inadequate. Just to answer your question on material thicknesses etc. There are 2…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 9:57 pm
Frappe
Frappe
8 October 2013

Drip irrigation - lack of flow

Drip irrigation - lack of flow

Start from the Basics - did you do a pressure and flow test before you installed it? If so, what were the results?

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Frappe
Oct 08, 2013 7:08 pm
topiarius
topiarius
8 October 2013

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

Hi Ennoh,a good place to go if you want larger plants to give an instant effect is Hort Mart on Sydney Road in Wanneroo.People who grow plants for a hobby drop them off…

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topiarius
Oct 08, 2013 3:47 pm
gonecountry
gonecountry
8 October 2013

Landscaping - Pictures & Plant List Ideas - Thoughts?

Landscaping - Pictures & Plant List Ideas - Thoughts?

Also, do you think $500 is enough to put aside for plants? (front yard only as shown in pictures)

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gonecountry
Oct 08, 2013 10:39 am
gonecountry
lobboroz
lobboroz
6 October 2013

Anyone bought this cheap tiller before?

Anyone bought this cheap tiller before?

Hi anyone bought one of these before? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/52cc-Tiller- ... uhb=1#shId only really need it for one job so not looking for long lasting. Dont have a…

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lobboroz
Oct 06, 2013 11:01 am
grom40
grom40
4 October 2013

Corrision resistant chicken and garden enclosure

Corrision resistant chicken and garden enclosure

Anything galvanised (which is a coating on top of the metal) will be corrosion resistant. Go to your local hardware store, they should have rolls/sheets of all different…

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grom40
Oct 04, 2013 12:11 pm
grom40
Althom
Althom
3 October 2013

Lomandra Shara

Lomandra Shara

Two of my Lomandra Sharas look abit sick. Trimmed them back late winter and they haven't started to regrow as yet. Lots of dead leaves and only a few green ones. Others…

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Althom
Oct 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Althom
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
3 October 2013

My Palms are almost dead

My Palms are almost dead

I'm not sure what's available in Brazil. But I would be looking at liquid fertiliser (fish emulsion) and if they have seaweed tonic that would be good as well weekly for a…

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ChargerWA
Oct 03, 2013 6:28 pm
ChargerWA
Cameron32
Cameron32
28 September 2013

Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

Do you have the person email contact? let me know.

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Cameron32
Sep 28, 2013 2:32 pm
Cameron32
grom40
grom40
27 September 2013

Small spiders in new garden

Small spiders in new garden

Funny, I was just going to post yesterday asking if they were in fact aphids (rather than spiders) but got sidetracked. The problem is that a lot of the commercially…

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grom40
Sep 27, 2013 4:40 pm
grom40
TinaG
TinaG
26 September 2013

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter Buffalo

Don't fertilise, use Seasol, Powerfeed and Molasses instead, once a month or so. Read these threads for tips- viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21938 viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43570

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TinaG
Sep 26, 2013 9:00 am


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