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subwayboy
Aug 20, 2013 12:27 am
Landed_Gentry
Landed_Gentry
19 August 2013

Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Thanks for that comprehensive post. I took your advice re:getting a quote and was a bit shocked at the…

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Landed_Gentry
Aug 19, 2013 3:35 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 August 2013

Soil prep for MY lawn

Soil prep for MY lawn

More of the same soil you already have preferably.. Anywhere local you can get top soil? If not get a sandy loam and cultivate it through the existing soil. Mix them…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 19, 2013 8:05 am
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
17 August 2013

Granite rocks - Perth

Granite rocks - Perth

I did something similar about 12 years ago. I went to the local quarry where they mine it for the readymix concrete industry. They even drove us down into the pit to pick…

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ChargerWA
Aug 17, 2013 10:55 pm
ChargerWA
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
17 August 2013

Kenda Kikuyu Vs Standard Kikuyu

Kenda Kikuyu Vs Standard Kikuyu

I have dealt with both Kenda and Village Green (another sterile kik) and the big difference is the leaf density. Both have more root system that produces more leaves and…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 17, 2013 9:32 pm

I'd like some suggestions for good trees to use for pleaching in pots. The aim is to achieve approximately 2.5m in height. This is the site below. My block is 12.5m wide…

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maximus
Aug 17, 2013 8:29 pm
maximus
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
16 August 2013

Hedge & balcony advice

Hedge & balcony advice

Sorry, can't really help.:oops: I'm just getting into…

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JazzyJess
Aug 16, 2013 8:32 pm
B STAR
B STAR
16 August 2013

Is this a serious issue or not

Is this a serious issue or not

Yep a big problem, best way to kill a tree is to put soil fill over an existing trunk and root system. If you want to box it in instead of…

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B STAR
Aug 16, 2013 9:42 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 August 2013

Show me your water feature or pond...... Pwease.lol

Show me your water feature or pond...... Pwease.lol

Great pics - would love to have the room for one of them ... can't help with your question though. Let us know how you get on ..

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Mclaren
Aug 14, 2013 4:24 pm
Mclaren
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
12 August 2013

Backyard Thread - Pergola Up! - Finished!!!

Backyard Thread - Pergola Up! - Finished!!!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really beautiful, the path and all of it. :)

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JazzyJess
Aug 12, 2013 8:47 pm
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meowsy
Aug 12, 2013 1:41 pm
meowsy
kexkez
kexkez
12 August 2013

Basic Landscape Plans

Basic Landscape Plans

I was simply trying to avoid blatant self promotion. My PM to the original poster was just a brief introduction about myself and our…

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kexkez
Aug 12, 2013 2:40 am
kexkez
J & C
J & C
6 August 2013

EXCAVATION/LEVELLING COSTS

EXCAVATION/LEVELLING COSTS

Hi davinci I just wanted to check if you are still doing the excavation and levelling jobs. How much do you charge these days? Cheers J & C

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J & C
Aug 06, 2013 12:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
5 August 2013

Retaining Wall Help!

Retaining Wall Help!

That is a serious retaining wall. You need to discuss your options with a professional engineer and get a design done.

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bashworth
Aug 05, 2013 4:14 pm
bashworth
arauch
arauch
4 August 2013

Dracaena transplant urgent help needed

Dracaena transplant urgent help needed

I am no expert about dracaenas but about 4 months ago I took a heap of cuttings for my new house from some dracaenas I had given to my parents many years ago. The same…

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arauch
Aug 04, 2013 12:29 pm
maximus
maximus
4 August 2013

Powering garden lights

Powering garden lights

I like the suggestion of using blueboard. It will be much cheaper than buying laser-cut panels. It is also something I could manage myself. An even cheaper material would…

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maximus
Aug 04, 2013 12:14 pm
maximus
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
31 July 2013

Solar pond pumps? HELP NEEDED PLEASE ASAP

Solar pond pumps? HELP NEEDED PLEASE ASAP

Hi y'all, I ended up purchasing a 10w solar fountain with a "head height" of over 2.3 metres and with a flow of 760l/h. The cable will run a short distance to the nth…

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Rudolf1980
Jul 31, 2013 4:49 pm
Rudolf1980

I planted this bare-rooted capital pear in the front yard back in June, all good until this morning when I was checking around the lawn and the flowering plum next to it,…

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EmeryBB
Jul 30, 2013 3:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2011

Water Tanks & Pumps

Water Tanks & Pumps

Having a tank to water the garden isn't a very efficient means of using the water. For the most part rainfall in many parts of Australia come mainly for part of the year…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
PHL
PHL
28 July 2013

Green walls

Green walls

We are in the process of setting up a small green wall (using the Gro-Wall product) in a less sunny side of the garden; no sun in winter, late morning to mid-afternoon…

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PHL
Jul 28, 2013 10:17 pm
eclectic1
eclectic1
27 July 2013

What turf for shady and waterlogged area?

What turf for shady and waterlogged area?

It will be difficult to put drainage lines where I am in the complex. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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eclectic1
Jul 27, 2013 1:32 am
fozzy
fozzy
26 July 2013

Grevillea and Citrus in the same garden?

Grevillea and Citrus in the same garden?

What side of the fence is the garden bed and how high is the fence? My experience is that citrus will lean away from the fence if it is planted…

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fozzy
Jul 26, 2013 11:38 am
fozzy
fozzy
26 July 2013

Plant Recommendations for Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Plant Recommendations for Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Hi, We have just extended the effluent disposal area for our home sewerge treatement plant and need some recommendations for what to plant there. The area is around 40…

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fozzy
Jul 26, 2013 10:41 am
noki388
noki388
25 July 2013

Whats wrong with my lawn?

Whats wrong with my lawn?

Thanks all. Will wait out the winter and start with the fertiliser in spring.

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noki388
Jul 25, 2013 3:53 pm
gootza
gootza
24 July 2013

Turf before or after handover - with dogs!

Turf before or after handover - with dogs!

BeartrixKiddo is righto - the tradies will trash it if you install whilst they are there. However - you might be able to get a chump on it prior…

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gootza
Jul 24, 2013 10:58 am
gootza
apple88
apple88
23 July 2013

Great information for growing plants in containers

Great information for growing plants in containers

Hi Fu with your 50/50 mix, is it necessary to add vermiculite or anything for drainage? thanks.

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apple88
Jul 23, 2013 1:23 pm
Nikos
Nikos
23 July 2013

Distances for Hedges

Distances for Hedges

I'll have to take some decent photos this weekend as we finished up in the dark on Sunday night. I've only got night shots at the moment. I'll also need some help in…

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Nikos
Jul 23, 2013 7:12 am
FionaT
FionaT
18 July 2013

Landscaping supplies - Where to get in Perth (South)

Landscaping supplies - Where to get in Perth (South)

I just googled moss rocks south of Perth and there is heaps on Gumtree.

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FionaT
Jul 18, 2013 11:01 pm
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TinaG
Jul 17, 2013 11:02 am
mosessovo
mosessovo
16 July 2013

DIY lawn from this stage, any advise?

DIY lawn from this stage, any advise?

I did try. We did try with our family to work with our lawn and do the landscaping and gardening all by ourselves...but it did not come up with what we desired. So we…

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mosessovo
Jul 16, 2013 6:05 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
16 July 2013

Helmo-Complex

Helmo-Complex

Hi All I have helmo growing or rather killing my lawn. Anyone know what fungicide to use to get rid of it. I have a 2 yr old running around on it as well. cheers

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abbeybox
Jul 16, 2013 1:39 pm
Planting5
Planting5
15 July 2013

Acidic soil

Acidic soil

Hi everyone, I have a recon limestone garden bed with vegies, herbs and a 'Sublime' tree in it. It has been in for about 3 years and planted into a vegie mix from…

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Planting5
Jul 15, 2013 3:12 pm
seano
seano
15 July 2013

tubestock and plants cheap - Melbourne

tubestock and plants cheap - Melbourne

I'd call your local DSE and ask. I assume its similar to NSW, we have a state forests nursery just up the road from us, and they sell the tubestocks for ~$1.60 if you…

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seano
Jul 15, 2013 7:02 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
14 July 2013

No sun-concrete or artificial turf????

No sun-concrete or artificial turf????

We currently have pebbles down but have had issues with rainwater sitting and seeping into our foundation. We require something where rainwater…

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JazzyJess
Jul 14, 2013 2:23 pm
Nikos
Nikos
12 July 2013

Advice on Soil & Mulch for Hedges

Advice on Soil & Mulch for Hedges

Thankyou so much for that well explained response. Nikos.

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Nikos
Jul 12, 2013 3:16 pm

After thinking about all of your suggestions, I've decided to plant dwarf Lomandras (plants in front)…

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Southies
Jul 11, 2013 10:22 pm
Southies
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 July 2013

Feature tree help

Feature tree help

All the trees you have selected will be leafless at some point in the year. Jap maples are leafless for winter, 3-4 months. Pink flower tree could be Albizia julibrissin…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 08, 2013 7:37 pm
topiarius
topiarius
7 July 2013

Where to buy? - Frangipani - Perth

Where to buy? - Frangipani - Perth

Congrats. Miss Em,its great when you manage to find something you have been searching for,post a pic when they are all planted together! Topiarius

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topiarius
Jul 07, 2013 9:45 pm
donna61
donna61
5 July 2013

Landscape without plants

Landscape without plants

Yes we do get a landscaping package, I just showed Hubby those pics and his comment was weeds through the stones ... Back to lawn that can be mowed. Thanks for the…

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donna61
Jul 05, 2013 11:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 July 2013

Foreign Matter in subgrade concrete

Foreign Matter in subgrade concrete

oops Now edited to correct answer of shouldn't

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bashworth
Jul 04, 2013 6:25 pm
bashworth
Nika25
Nika25
28 June 2013

Landscaping labour costs?

Landscaping labour costs?

landscaper or a doctor? Landscaper,…

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Nika25
Jun 28, 2013 10:52 am
Nika25
ballbanger
ballbanger
27 June 2013

Straw Mulch and birds

Straw Mulch and birds

Thanks Beatrix..the only problem is I have bulbs everywhere and don't want to stifle them. I guess I will have to put up with the mess and clear daily (birds go all day)…

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ballbanger
Jun 27, 2013 7:08 pm
grom40
grom40
27 June 2013

Where to buy "White washed sand" - Melbourne west

Where to buy "White washed sand" - Melbourne west

It's simply called "washed sand" as far as I am aware; any garden supply place should have it and (according to their website) Bunnings sells it by the bag (although I'm…

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grom40
Jun 27, 2013 4:44 pm
grom40
j&r
j&r
27 June 2013

Camelia Suppliers

Camelia Suppliers

Your welcome. I think our hedge looks fantastic especially at this time of year when it's full of beautiful red flowers against glossy dark green leaves. We choose a deep…

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j&r
Jun 27, 2013 11:43 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
27 June 2013

Little Gems full of flowers

Little Gems full of flowers

Hi, I have 23 Little Gems from which I am trying to create a screen hedge for the backyard boundary. I need height and denser foliage. It's winter in Melb and we have very…

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McKinnon
Jun 27, 2013 9:39 am
notremaison
notremaison
22 June 2013

Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens
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I've found these now and been in contact with them, interesting as you can put a lot more volume of soil and remove them also. I have a 9m x 2100mm timber paling fence…

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notremaison
Jun 22, 2013 5:54 am
apple88
apple88
21 June 2013

Magnolia Kay Parris

Magnolia Kay Parris

Hi i'm looking to plant a kay parris in my front yard. There seems to be differing information as to how tall/wide they grow. Does anyone know if their roots are invasive…

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apple88
Jun 21, 2013 4:25 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 June 2013

new vegie patch

new vegie patch

Yes from what I've read there are alot of myths about using treated pine, but from what I've read, there is no credible evidence that the arsenic leaches into the soil.…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 20, 2013 8:36 am


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