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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?
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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
OscarB
OscarB
26 October 2013

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software
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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 2:10 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 4:55 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 1:57 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 12:38 pm
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 12:14 pm
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 3:09 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 1:02 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 2:26 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 9:09 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 9:31 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 9:21 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 12:03 pm
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 9:33 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 11:28 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 9:00 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 9:43 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 12:25 pm
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 7:39 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 9:57 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 8:08 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 12:46 pm
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 8:34 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 8:44 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 1:37 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 8:39 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 10:43 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 8:02 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 5:57 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 3:47 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 9:20 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 11:12 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 11:04 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 10:57 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 8:08 pm


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