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hgmonaro
hgmonaro
7 January 2014

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

just a follow up (cause we always like to hear how something ended!) We ended up getting Kikuyu and it's growing like crazy. About to mow for the 3rd time! Due to…

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hgmonaro
Jan 07, 2014 9:56 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
3 January 2014

Sourcing large round timber posts

Sourcing large round timber posts

Thank again Ed. I did actually come across them in my google search - and upon my very brief look, thought they all looked too small still. But after you re-directing me…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 03, 2014 8:36 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
2 January 2014

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

None of the ingredients in CCA are desirable in excess but the arsenic is the one of most concern. Is yours CCA treated? I thought newer types of treated sleepers have…

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JazzyJess
Jan 02, 2014 5:11 pm
leni
leni
1 January 2014

What is this tree? with picture

What is this tree? with picture

Ok so I think it's a flowering ash Fraxinus griffithii

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leni
Jan 01, 2014 4:39 am
leni
leni
leni
1 January 2014

Trees for dead side of house?

Trees for dead side of house?

^^ They would work. Can also get this in a pale verigated version. Of just tick to a peppy- they are happy to be trimmed. What about a shrub rather than a tree. Maybe a…

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leni
Jan 01, 2014 4:31 am
leni
topiarius
topiarius
30 December 2013

Finger Lemons

Finger Lemons

Thanks Starky,will check them out to see if I can get one

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topiarius
Dec 30, 2013 4:28 pm
FionaT
FionaT
29 December 2013

Runners/plugs

Runners/plugs

Hi,its from bunnings , arid smart grass, in a cardboard box :) you could either go with planting more runners or using something like arid smartgrass,my husband says if its…

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FionaT
Dec 29, 2013 11:56 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 December 2013

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

I don't know the tree and it is not my area of expertise…

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SaveH2O
Dec 27, 2013 1:28 pm
SaveH2O

My stone foundation in garden is old, I am going to refill the mortar. Unfortunately on the corner of the stone foundation, there are some stones missing. The brick floor…

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lukele
Dec 26, 2013 4:06 pm
topiarius
topiarius
24 December 2013

Oh my

Oh my

Hi Fu glad to see you back!!!Marlis and I have started a new concept that we are going to call Designer Trees. Most people love trees in their gardens but hold back…

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topiarius
Dec 24, 2013 6:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 December 2013

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

What Trev doesn't write in that guide is to spray in the morning. Add some dish washing liquid or proper surfactant to the spray mix. To always always add Seasol to any…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2013 2:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 December 2013

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

He has been busier than a one legged Irish dancer!!!!!

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2013 2:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
THOMA
THOMA
22 December 2013

Q for the grass guru's

Q for the grass guru's

Great. Thsnk you.

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THOMA
Dec 22, 2013 7:52 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 December 2013

What's the name for this plant?

What's the name for this plant?

Great for eating too- fruit salad flavour!

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Treeseachanger
Dec 19, 2013 3:30 pm
indeck
indeck
17 December 2013

Backyard lawn planning

Backyard lawn planning

thanks, was aware of those posts..

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indeck
Dec 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
17 December 2013

Bindies

Bindies

LOL so which weed is it?? They present different problems to eradicate...

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Treeseachanger
Dec 17, 2013 4:54 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
14 December 2013

different fencing - disguise methods

different fencing - disguise methods

One thing I did is get a some rolls of bamboo and fixed them to the fences. Go and have a look at the garden section of Bunnings or…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 14, 2013 6:11 pm
vidiot
vidiot
10 December 2013

hydroseed lawn

hydroseed lawn

Has anyone got any experience with hydroseeding for starting a lawn? We have a 40x10m block of scraped dirt - no house - not much money, and a…

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vidiot
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 pm
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hunk_ktm
Dec 10, 2013 1:34 pm
snuck
snuck
10 December 2013

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

My worries are like yours - would it grab and retain a lot of heat? And how toxic would it be in the long run?

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snuck
Dec 10, 2013 10:03 am
snuck
Althom
Althom
7 December 2013

Perth - Garden Design

Perth - Garden Design

SoR? Garden Solutions - Darren did our garden and it's just what we wanted, waterwise and haven't had to replace a single plant 2 years post the job being done.

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Althom
Dec 07, 2013 1:44 pm
Althom
AKB
AKB
7 December 2013

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

I can't help but am going to hunt out both of the guys you mentioned ......thanks

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AKB
Dec 07, 2013 12:50 am
AKB
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 December 2013

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

Whoa. You guys are harsh! Have you ever been to a cropping farm and seen the amount of herbicides and pesticides used? I hand weed when I can…

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Saint Mike
Dec 06, 2013 8:17 am
Saint Mike
jzell67
jzell67
4 December 2013

What weed is this and how to kill it

What weed is this and how to kill it

If you have a few of them id just hack them out. I do that rather then spray crap all over my lawn.

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jzell67
Dec 04, 2013 7:29 pm
deadcat
deadcat
3 December 2013

Retaining wall drainage questions

Retaining wall drainage questions

Hi mate, I recently built a retailing wall at my place. You need to put the geo fabric behind the wall in a "U" shape, with the slotted ag pipe at the bottom. This must…

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deadcat
Dec 03, 2013 2:24 pm
Pieface
Pieface
2 December 2013

Improving soil after lawn is laid

Improving soil after lawn is laid
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... What about liquid humates or liquid composts? Has anyone had any success with those type of products on Perth grey sands? I have just…

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Pieface
Dec 02, 2013 12:43 pm
Croc Castrator
Croc Castrator
28 November 2013

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Probably way too late (2013) but the problem with your Palmetto Buffalo is fungal attack known as Dollar Spot-extremely difficult to control in Qld - personally I would…

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Croc Castrator
Nov 28, 2013 12:15 pm
robbie55
robbie55
27 November 2013

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Just come across this link on the Camden Council website that mentions a number of plants that grow well in the area. It also includes some plants that grow well in saline…

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robbie55
Nov 27, 2013 1:33 pm
robbie55
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
25 November 2013

Concrete lawn edging

Concrete lawn edging

Thank you for the replies. I couldn't get organised in time for concrete kerbing so I used treated pine fence rail which was on special. Intention is to remove the wood…

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BoxJelly
Nov 25, 2013 10:23 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
25 November 2013

what tree is this?

what tree is this?

Definitely Crepe Myrtle, you can tell by the spent flower stems

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Dapple Designs 4U
Nov 25, 2013 10:00 am
Dapple Designs 4U
Random
Random
23 November 2013

Tap timer for the other end of the hose.

Tap timer for the other end of the hose.

Thanks, that is pretty close, though the output needs to be female as sprinklers etc usually have a male end, but I have that sorted. I love forums!

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Random
Nov 23, 2013 2:40 am
acam
acam
22 November 2013

What lawn do I have? Help rid of bindis

What lawn do I have? Help rid of bindis

Thanks krilnik. I will have a look at that information. I have identified the lawns as Kikuyu.

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acam
Nov 22, 2013 5:25 am
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MACCATTACK
Nov 21, 2013 8:48 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
19 November 2013

Fill Advice for Vegetable Planter Boxes Project

Fill Advice for Vegetable Planter Boxes Project

Have you also considered making your boxes into worm wicking beds? Just that your set up looks perfect for it...

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yvonneh
Nov 19, 2013 10:28 am
gwallo
gwallo
18 November 2013

Lemon Tree Help

Lemon Tree Help

It would be about a metre from the fence. It must be the camera angle or something but it looks a lot closer to the fence than it actually is in that pic. After taking…

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gwallo
Nov 18, 2013 1:18 pm
HeathWilD
HeathWilD
15 November 2013

Fencing + Retainers - need advice

Fencing + Retainers - need advice

It all depends on who has altered the natural level of the land, If you cut 300mm and your neighbour has a natural level you are the one altering the land. If you…

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HeathWilD
Nov 15, 2013 9:49 am
HeathWilD
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
11 November 2013

Bonsai?

Bonsai?

Well, if someone did do these extra steps they would hardly be stuffing up; I've just done a bit of googling and it appears that certain bonsai producers do these same…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 11, 2013 10:27 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 November 2013

Long potted Azalea never flowers

Long potted Azalea never flowers

Might be too much - ie no time for flowers - its just growing time ... :)

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Saint Mike
Nov 11, 2013 7:47 am
Saint Mike
BlueRoo
BlueRoo
10 November 2013

Is this a weed or a groundcover?

Is this a weed or a groundcover?
1, 2

I'm with Maggie on this one, if you like it, keep it, if you don't, zap it. I've ripped out road side grasses i like and plant them at home. For one reason, there are…

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BlueRoo
Nov 10, 2013 11:35 am
BlueRoo
snuck
snuck
9 November 2013

Have i killed my lawn???

Have i killed my lawn???

Ours wasn't watered for 12 weeks last summer (don't ask, in law fail) and it's bounced back - just needed to have some water, some wait time, and some sun :)

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snuck
Nov 09, 2013 11:44 am
snuck
applor
applor
8 November 2013

Mowing and maintaining Empire Zoysia

Mowing and maintaining Empire Zoysia

I've read a lot about mowing heights for Zoysia and while they say it can be kept at 1.5" or so I find mine keeps best at 3" minimum and this is what I currently keep mine…

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applor
Nov 08, 2013 4:36 pm
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 1:00 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 5:35 pm
NatTabs
NatTabs
31 October 2013

DIY retaining wall advice

DIY retaining wall advice
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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 1:33 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 10:39 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 11:27 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 7:41 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 6:20 pm


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