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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 3:32 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 5:40 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 10:00 am
topiarius
topiarius
25 September 2013

Mango Trees

Mango Trees

Thanks TinaG, that's a big help,at least we know what to expect.

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topiarius
Sep 25, 2013 7:20 pm
tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
24 September 2013

What to plant in frontyard

What to plant in frontyard

Thanks Treeseachanger. Will check at the local nursery for thryptomene & westringias

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tobehomeowner
Sep 24, 2013 5:29 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
24 September 2013

How much perlite per square metre?

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…

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theanonyuser
Sep 24, 2013 9:03 am
ennoh
ennoh
23 September 2013

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

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…

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ennoh
Sep 23, 2013 6:42 pm
_TJ_
_TJ_
22 September 2013

Plum Tree Shoots

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.

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_TJ_
Sep 22, 2013 5:23 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

JazzyJess, do you think the magnolia Kay parris might tolerate being in a big ceramic pot? I bought two plants and they are both so small now, but…

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Hi guys 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. …

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Treeseachanger
Sep 21, 2013 12:06 am

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…

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Treeseachanger
Sep 20, 2013 11:19 pm
Taffy
Taffy
19 September 2013

How much could I sell these plants for?

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…

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Taffy
Sep 19, 2013 11:22 pm
Taffy

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…

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RichA
Sep 17, 2013 11:50 am
Fiddy
Fiddy
16 September 2013

Timbertone Garage Door colors

Timbertone Garage Door colors

Plans out of council, getting ready to build. Are you going with perry? What stage you building on?

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Fiddy
Sep 16, 2013 11:53 pm
Fiddy
GrilledCheese
GrilledCheese
16 September 2013

Retaining Wall advice needed, Cheap, Ugly and Easy!

Retaining Wall advice needed, Cheap, Ugly and Easy!

(And so is the builder! :lol: ) I won't see this wall from my house, it will be propping up the backyard and back fence, which slopes from front to back (and side to side).…

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GrilledCheese
Sep 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Nikos
Nikos
16 September 2013

Which ANL Mulch

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…

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Nikos
Sep 16, 2013 11:50 am
FionaT
FionaT
15 September 2013

Lawn Rehab

Lawn Rehab

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.

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FionaT
Sep 16, 2013 12:02 am
Charnley
Charnley
14 September 2013

Plants/Trees for narrow space

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…

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Charnley
Sep 15, 2013 12:15 am
Charnley
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 September 2013

Steel fence cost estimation help please

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…

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Saint Mike
Sep 14, 2013 11:15 am
Saint Mike
snuck
snuck
11 September 2013

My garden bed project

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…

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snuck
Sep 11, 2013 10:35 pm
snuck
Vetra43
Vetra43
11 September 2013

kitchen window splashback - side yard planting suggestions

kitchen window splashback - side yard planting suggestions

I suggest you go down to your local nursery (not a large hardware chain, an actual nursery) and have a chat to the people there about what grows…

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Vetra43
Sep 11, 2013 5:05 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
10 September 2013

Where to buy Zeolite, Spongolite, Bentonite in SE Victoria

Where to buy Zeolite, Spongolite, Bentonite in SE Victoria

Just read that bentonite clay it not necessary in sandy loom, so I won't be needing it anyway. I will use the perlite/zeolite and other items I bought though.

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theanonyuser
Sep 10, 2013 9:57 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
9 September 2013

Looking for a Brisbane landscaper.

Looking for a Brisbane landscaper.

Hi all, 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? Thanks.

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PAB_34
Sep 09, 2013 9:09 pm
PAB_34
keen
keen
9 September 2013

Transplanting a Frangipani tree

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…

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keen
Sep 09, 2013 6:12 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
9 September 2013

Can someone help identify this grass?

Can someone help identify this grass?

Looks like Kikuyu or paspalum (weed). Hard to tell though.

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 09, 2013 9:07 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
7 September 2013

Grass on south facing side

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

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mecha-wombat
Sep 07, 2013 6:04 pm
mecha-wombat
jaymak
jaymak
6 September 2013

Rendering Limestone Retaining Wall

Rendering Limestone Retaining Wall

Thanks for your help guys, makes perfect sense :)

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jaymak
Sep 06, 2013 11:54 am
jaymak
snuck
snuck
5 September 2013

Do we need a letterbox?

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…

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snuck
Sep 05, 2013 8:11 pm
snuck
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 September 2013

Bennie and Lisa's Landscape Project - Let the fun begin -

Bennie and Lisa's Landscape Project - Let the fun begin -
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When I moved into my current house, the soil was terrible. Apart from bringing in additives including mushroom compost, I collected as much news paper as I could and laid…

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SaveH2O
Sep 05, 2013 4:51 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 September 2013

Modern Front Fence

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 05, 2013 12:18 pm
selina2106
selina2106
4 September 2013

Feast Watson Wet Look Deck Finish

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?

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selina2106
Sep 04, 2013 10:46 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
4 September 2013

Retaining/boundary wall

Retaining/boundary wall

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…

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KnockItDown
Sep 04, 2013 2:37 pm
KnockItDown
Ygtsi
Ygtsi
3 September 2013

Retaining Wall Help!

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…

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Ygtsi
Sep 03, 2013 10:50 pm
TinaG
TinaG
3 September 2013

Preparing new block for landscaping

Preparing new block for landscaping

this is a good guide to soil prep - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43570 It's mainly about turf but the soil prep still holds

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TinaG
Sep 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Wazza78
Wazza78
2 September 2013

Land scape designer Geelong area

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…

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Wazza78
Sep 02, 2013 8:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 September 2013

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

If the wall was there before the builder gave you his price it should be their responsibility.

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bashworth
Sep 02, 2013 7:21 pm
bashworth
builderforlife
builderforlife
1 September 2013

How much does it cost to get a landscape design for backyard

How much does it cost to get a landscape design for backyard

Sasha mischa, a landscape architect would charge about $ 800 - $1200. The overall effect of a designed landscape is brilliant and well worth the money

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builderforlife
Sep 01, 2013 11:15 pm
builderforlife
kayjay67
kayjay67
1 September 2013

Recommendation Turf Layer, Melbourne

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…

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kayjay67
Sep 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 August 2013

Kwik kerb

Kwik kerb

Look for "garden edges" etc. Kwik Kurb may be OK - but as said above - they are all…

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Saint Mike
Aug 31, 2013 10:55 am
Saint Mike
gootza
gootza
27 August 2013

Pet-friendly Backyard Design

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…

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gootza
Aug 27, 2013 8:18 pm
gootza
sionghua
sionghua
26 August 2013

Suggestions to restart nature strip

Suggestions to restart nature strip

Hi BeatrixKiddo, Thanks for the suggestions. I called up council today and complained about nature strip not been reinstated after house building, guess what they agreed…

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sionghua
Aug 26, 2013 8:59 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
25 August 2013

Ornamental Pears

Ornamental Pears

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…

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Hammerhead
Aug 25, 2013 4:44 pm
Hammerhead
TinaG
TinaG
24 August 2013

Big block and no idea where to start

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,…

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TinaG
Aug 24, 2013 6:40 pm
Lex
Lex
23 August 2013

SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????

SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????
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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…

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Lex
Aug 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
23 August 2013

Lilly Pilly Resilience

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.…

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Lex
Aug 23, 2013 8:43 pm
Lex
snuck
snuck
23 August 2013

Can I pant advanced trees in spring??

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…

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snuck
Aug 23, 2013 7:15 pm
snuck
miteq
miteq
22 August 2013

Fencing Costs

Fencing Costs

I'm more worried that this was a 5yr old thread and no one noticed :lol:

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miteq
Aug 22, 2013 4:07 pm
PHL
PHL
21 August 2013

Fruit Tree Varieties

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. If not…

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PHL
Aug 21, 2013 9:18 pm
welby
welby
21 August 2013

Sandstone log Retaining wall

Sandstone log Retaining wall

Gosford quarries in NSW are were i found them.

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welby
Aug 21, 2013 5:36 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
21 August 2013

Clay soil & backyard drainage problems (Photos included)

Clay soil & backyard drainage problems (Photos included)

As building expert suggested. Although i would grade the clay so it slopes to the pit so all yhe water is directed to it. If you want the soil not to be boggy you will…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 21, 2013 11:01 am


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