Landscape & Garden Design
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…
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…
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…
Sep 26, 2013 10:00 am
Thanks TinaG, that's a big help,at least we know what to expect.
How much perlite per square metre?
I wonder if this is contributing to my current issue, I suspect I may not have wet the ground enough before compacting....
Because now when I step on the turf some of it…
Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth
We have just sold our house and are about to move into a rental property and will wait until our perfect home comes in the market. The place we are moving too needs a…
Sep 23, 2013 6:42 pm
Plum Tree Shoots
Thanks guys. I'm happy to report they are still green beneath the bark, and my Amber Jewel just sprung to life today.
Here's hoping to my first crop.
I recommend Velveteen. Its a paspalum so non invasive, stays a beautiful pea green all summer and winter. Going barefoot on it is the best, it's beautiful. …
Yes, it is paspalum so non invasive. It is a beautiful soft lawn and stays pea-green all winter and summer.
Sir Walter would be my next choice after…
How much could I sell these plants for?
Thinking of replacing some plants.
I think they are NZ Cabbage Trees or Cordlines. Please excuse my ignorance but I am no gardener and cant remember what they were. They…
Sep 19, 2013 11:22 pm
Yep, im sure its a stormwater pit. I also have a sewer pit which was raised by sydney water for free last week.
I had a plumber come out and look at the stormwater pit…
Sep 17, 2013 11:50 am
Sep 16, 2013 11:53 pm
Which ANL Mulch
Well, bit the bullet and went with the Forest Blend from ANL. Mixture of sizes so should mat well without restricting water. Was going to go with the Leaf Litter mulch but…
Sep 16, 2013 11:50 am
Looks like Kikuyu, my husband said if you keep it regularly mowed it should be OK,just don't let it get out of control. It should bounce back,hope this helps.
Plants/Trees for narrow space
Thanks for your replys all. I have changed my thinking and have been thinking about putting some camellias down that side to give me some height. I may even espalier them…
Steel fence cost estimation help please
Do you mean colorbond - or steel posts AE ? Also - not sure of what you mean - front yard ? Are you after a front fence ? Something with a bit of style - or just a…
My garden bed project
I guess it must be rust will be the problem, in which case having pine wet and leaning against it isn't going to help. You are probably best to build a small retaining…
Sep 11, 2013 10:35 pm
Looking for a Brisbane landscaper.
Now that the build is over it's time to get the yards in order. Is there any landscapers in Brisbane you would be happy to recommend?
Transplanting a Frangipani tree
I was actually only going to lower the position of this tree but have now decided not to. It was in a low garden bed which has now been removed. The tree is now a little…
Grass on south facing side
I have Durban grass on the south side of my house.
It does very well on neglect, well mine has. I have never watered it and it just keeps growing
Do we need a letterbox?
Nods.... I'll keep it in mind then, and ask the local shire how often there is a letter drop that doesn't go via the post office. Out here even the junk mail comes via…
Sep 05, 2013 8:11 pm
Modern Front Fence
I am also open to any advice on how I would do this myself if need be. Would I just require a trench, then brace all posts in place and backfill with…
Feast Watson Wet Look Deck Finish
Just wondering if anyone's used the Feast Watson wet look deck finish?
It's a fairly new product I think. Got a sample and I think I like it but wondering how durable it is?
You might find that your current builder (if you agree for them to build the wall) will include the plans for the wall in your current House construction DA. Whereas any…
Retaining Wall Help!
You will need to get an engineer to supply you with some details to work from. Generally with timber walls the posts will be 1.2m apart and as deep as it is high and…
Sep 03, 2013 10:50 pm
Sep 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Land scape designer Geelong area
Hi guys any one known of a good landscape designer that can help us design our back yard. Not looking for anything really fancy plan on doing most of the work myself just…
Retaining wall question
If the wall was there before the builder gave you his price it should be their responsibility.
Recommendation Turf Layer, Melbourne
Just wondering if anyone in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne may have used a professional turf layer or landscaper to install their turf. I'm wanting to find…
Look for "garden edges" etc. Kwik Kurb may be OK - but as said above - they are all…
Pet-friendly Backyard Design
great thread! will definately keep a close eye on it
some great ideas to consider..
most important thing for me also, is to keep them from…
Suggestions to restart nature strip
Thanks for the suggestions. I called up council today and complained about nature strip not been reinstated after house building, guess what they agreed…
Hi Fu et al
I am planting 3 garden beds in our rural 'house yard' & want to use an ornamental pear & under plant with may bushes. I am in the Lower Hunter Valley so we do…
Big block and no idea where to start
- what do you want in your garden? eg vege patch, chickens, orchard, pool, riverbed
- do you have children (will need spaces for them to play, areas for play equipment,…
Aug 24, 2013 6:40 pm
SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????
Well, mine are at about 1.1m apart, planted about 1 year ago, but they were large plants (30 - 45 litre pots maybe). Now they are about 70-80 cm high but quite bushy from…
Lilly Pilly Resilience
Phew! I hope they don't eventually grow too high ...
Yes, my "Resilience" variety is supposed to be less prone to those little suckers ... so far so good, but who knows.…
Can I pant advanced trees in spring??
You can plant them in spring but expect higher than normal water demands through the first year. Also take great care to prepare the soil etc properly - don't scrimp…
Aug 23, 2013 7:15 pm
I'm more worried that this was a 5yr old thread and no one noticed
Aug 22, 2013 4:07 pm
Fruit Tree Varieties
Where I was, it was regularly below 0C overnight. The Hills area may be cold enough; where I am is several deg C warmer, so I'm mo limited in what I can grow.