Landscape & Garden Design
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,…
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…
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…
Jul 26, 2013 12:38 pm
Jul 26, 2013 11:41 am
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…
Jul 23, 2013 8:12 am
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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…
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.
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…
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…
Jul 15, 2013 8:02 am
Jul 12, 2013 4:16 pm
After thinking about all of your suggestions, I've decided to plant dwarf Lomandras (plants in front)…
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…
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!
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…
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)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Landscaping in Melbourne
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?…
Jun 17, 2013 11:40 am
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…
Jun 15, 2013 11:17 pm
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…
Cherry Tree for Perth metro
The Prunus nigra is a good ornamental alternative (sometimes incorrectly referred to about the urban areas as cherries)
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…
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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