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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 4:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:17 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 2:32 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 12:38 pm
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 11:41 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 4:53 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 11:58 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 2:23 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 8:12 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 19, 2013 12:01 am
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TinaG
Jul 17, 2013 12:02 pm
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 7:05 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 2:39 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 4:12 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 8:02 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 3:23 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 4:16 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 11:22 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 8:37 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 10:45 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 06, 2013 12:29 am
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 7:25 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 11:52 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 8:08 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 5:44 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 12:43 pm
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 10:39 am
notremaison
notremaison
22 June 2013

Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens
1, 2

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 6:54 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 5:25 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 9:36 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 June 2013

Installing decorative upright sleepers

Installing decorative upright sleepers

Its not the in ground contact causing the warping its the "green" sleepers used especially pine. Green timbers are fresh not seasoned (aged) so they are suseptable to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 19, 2013 4:44 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
18 June 2013

What's wrong with my nature strip?

What's wrong with my nature strip?

My lawn goes like that after I've urinated on it for awhile.

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Rod1949
Jun 18, 2013 3:54 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
18 June 2013

Could somebody please identify this tree?

Could somebody please identify this tree?

I had a good look but still couldn't find any seeds, flowers or pods to help identify them. Never mind though - I had a good look at the Macaranga tanarius mentioned above…

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StartingOut
Jun 18, 2013 12:47 pm
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
18 June 2013

Landscaping in Melbourne

Landscaping in Melbourne

Hi there, There is a huge range on what landscaping would cost depending mainly on what hard landscaping you need. Do you need a driveway? Pool? Paving? Pergola? Decking?…

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Online Gardener AU
Jun 18, 2013 11:32 am
Online Gardener AU
topiarius
topiarius
16 June 2013

Where can I buy viburnums in W.A.? AND trees!!!

Where can I buy viburnums in W.A.? AND trees!!!

I agree with Fu. The landscape industry needs to have a look at itself,and this includes the Lifestyle programs. People are always told put your Palms on the back fence as…

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topiarius
Jun 16, 2013 4:54 pm
zub13
zub13
15 June 2013

Feijoa as a screening tree

Feijoa as a screening tree

I have 3 feijoas growing as a screen and they look fantastic. They are only abour 1.5m tall and they have been planted for about 3 years. The crop we got this year was…

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zub13
Jun 15, 2013 11:17 pm
Lex
Lex
15 June 2013

White Ants in Garden

White Ants in Garden

Any news on this? Have you managed to take some photos maybe?

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Lex
Jun 15, 2013 10:19 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
15 June 2013

Southies' Frangipani

Southies' Frangipani

:lol: dragging and dumping :D ... love it! :wink: ... hope my murrayas can survive it too!!! If a tree that big did ... oh, and it looks great!!!! and healthy! And I agree, the best…

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Lex
Jun 15, 2013 9:44 pm
Lex
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 June 2013

Tree protection question

Tree protection question

It should be, dunno if you know but 'beam concrete' is usually a beam of reo concrete supported by posts.. This allows air/water/nutrient circulation to the tree roots…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 15, 2013 8:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Cherry Tree for Perth metro

Cherry Tree for Perth metro

The Prunus nigra is a good ornamental alternative (sometimes incorrectly referred to about the urban areas as cherries)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

What dahlia is this?

What dahlia is this?

These are the people to be talking to ;) http://www.dahliasaustralia.org.au Send them an email, they are very friendly and helpful.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 9:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Alex2424
Alex2424
11 June 2013

DIY Landscaping

DIY Landscaping

I've done all my own landscaping, with the help of my Dad on the bigger jobs. My house already had quite good hardscaping (retaining walls and garden edges) and a lot of…

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Alex2424
Jun 11, 2013 9:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Landscape brainstorming

Landscape brainstorming

Simon has loads of inspirational ideas. http://sustainableoutdoors.com.au/categ ... e-gardens/ At some point the water will run out (El Nino) and we need to be designing…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 8:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 June 2013

Pea Mulch

Pea Mulch

Make sure Pea Mulch is not used in summer without being covered with a rough course mulch. Straws (of all types) do not in anyway meet any standards for conserving water…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 11, 2013 8:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
homeone
homeone
10 June 2013

Starting your new landscape

Starting your new landscape

Hi Fu, Please revise links in your original post as some are pointing to a 404 error page.

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homeone
Jun 10, 2013 8:40 pm
homeone

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