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kexkez
kexkez
21 May 2013

Low hedge - Perth

Low hedge - Perth

see the link I posted to another thread for a wa grower

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kexkez
May 21, 2013 1:40 am
kexkez

Mop top robinia - do they really sucker?

Mop top robinia - do they really sucker?

It is absolute insanity to plant these and IMO down right irresponsible. It puts a great deal of stress and aguish on other people who wish not to be a part of the…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 20, 2013 11:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
20 May 2013

So what have you done in your garden today?

So what have you done in your garden today?
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So after a 6 hr sunday work day with DH, I can now put bricklaying down on my resume. Hubby and I have finished bricking up the sideway garden bed. Now this weekend…

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Rudolf1980
May 20, 2013 11:02 am
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kiwi
May 17, 2013 9:20 pm
kiwi
ryan4321
ryan4321
17 May 2013

Flat Block Drainage

Flat Block Drainage

Hi Guys N Gals, I have a 2000m2 block which is dead flat and grassed. I want to make it all hard stand/parking and am thinking of boxing around the block with sleepers…

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ryan4321
May 17, 2013 12:23 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
16 May 2013

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Perhaps someone could just tell me their experience with EZ (empire zoysia) lawn as it doesnt seem tropika is very well known. I believe it is only fairly new to the…

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nicenurse
May 16, 2013 4:19 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
15 May 2013

Landscaping design - advise needed

Landscaping design - advise needed

I'm not sure if it was made clear, but the left side of the picture is the front of the house and the right side is the back. The back actually won't have a tall fence…

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MalinViktoria
May 15, 2013 10:53 am
MalinViktoria
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 May 2013

Treated Pine Sleepers - the good the bad and the ugly.

Treated Pine Sleepers - the good the bad and the ugly.

Any other timber apart from treated pine will probably attract termites into your garden then possibly your home although as you already mention some pine warps and twists…

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Stewie D
May 15, 2013 8:05 am
Planting5
Planting5
13 May 2013

Pimelia's die??

Pimelia's die??

Wow these pics are scary!! ::study:: Thanks for the info. The Pimelia's are just dropping off one after the other. Think I will stay away from them.

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Planting5
May 13, 2013 3:43 pm
seano
seano
12 May 2013

Kangaroo Proof Plants

Kangaroo Proof Plants

http://plantsandlandscapes.com.au/prov_ ... aroo_proof There is a site that lists a few. Not sure how many are suitable in your area though . 2

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seano
May 12, 2013 10:32 am

Any novices built their own retaining wall?

Any novices built their own retaining wall?

Firstly check with your local council to see if a wall of this height needs council approval.

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Online Gardener AU
May 09, 2013 5:13 pm
Online Gardener AU

landscaping programs

landscaping programs

Hi, Try this link - http://smallblueprinter.com/garden/planner.html Bear in mind that designing your own garden doesnt take into account soil conditions, climate,…

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Online Gardener AU
May 09, 2013 5:12 pm
Online Gardener AU
D101
D101
5 May 2013

Making "sandstone"

Making "sandstone"

I have seen several items on ebay etc where you can use a mold to make your own sandstone. I was wondering whether this ends up looking anything like normal sandstone?

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D101
May 05, 2013 9:03 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 May 2013

Hedging Plant WA

Hedging Plant WA

Wellaed2ndTimers I guess it depends on how much time you have. I do like the leaves of the boxwood and the look. But then I saw some growth on a plant that had been…

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kexkez
May 03, 2013 9:25 am
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 May 2013

best plants to create hedge along front boundary

best plants to create hedge along front boundary

See the post I did 5 above this for somewhere that will deliver and does sell to the public( according to their website)

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kexkez
May 03, 2013 9:21 am
kexkez

Ideas and Recommendation please

Ideas and Recommendation please

Hi That standard look is referred to a 'Pleached'. The link you posted looks like pleached viburnums actually, but could also possibly be weeping fig or maybe even apples.

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Online Gardener AU
May 01, 2013 7:29 pm
Online Gardener AU

hi all... need a little bit of suggestions and advices here... I have a small lawn in front of my house (roughly 2MX4M) with existing garden bed around the fence and…

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okitoki
May 01, 2013 4:01 pm
deluxes
deluxes
30 April 2013

Really Fast-Growing Screen - Inner Melbourne Area

Really Fast-Growing Screen - Inner Melbourne Area

Happy wanderer (hardenbergia) is native and grows pretty quick with a beautiful purple flower. A clumping bamboo works well to if you dont want a vine.

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deluxes
Apr 30, 2013 3:07 pm
deluxes
tr0pp0
tr0pp0
30 April 2013

Do it yourself irrigation?

Do it yourself irrigation?

Great info there thanks, I didn't think to divide into zones, that will sort any pressure issue out. Will do something similar I think off the rainwater tank/mains…

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tr0pp0
Apr 30, 2013 12:36 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
29 April 2013

creating a new lawn from seed over a large area

creating a new lawn from seed over a large area

Wow, on an area that big, why not just seed. A few bags would cost you under $1,000 and probably do 2 acres. Just takes time

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mynameisjonas
Apr 29, 2013 9:45 pm
kasyd
kasyd
26 April 2013

Lots of ideas! - outdoor feature wall

Lots of ideas! - outdoor feature wall
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Just realised I never put up the finished result…

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kasyd
Apr 26, 2013 11:34 am
kasyd
Scottchan
Scottchan
25 April 2013

HELP! Wanting to make a water feature with a piano

HELP! Wanting to make a water feature with a piano

Hi there We have an old piano which we would love to turn into a water feature, we know we need to water proof it but were wondering if anyone with experience knows what…

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Scottchan
Apr 25, 2013 9:15 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
25 April 2013

Post Handover Landscaping and Driveway Preparation

Post Handover Landscaping and Driveway Preparation

Concrete is normally 80mm thick, so I guess you need the soil to be 80mm below the drains and stuff. Our landscaping people said for grass, it should be 30mm below the…

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turtleschell
Apr 25, 2013 1:25 pm
roadrunner14
roadrunner14
25 April 2013

Rural land privacy planting!

Rural land privacy planting!

We were on a large block and for privacy went rows of leighton greens. They do grow huge fast but are perfect for screening on a big block if you dont want to go natives.…

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roadrunner14
Apr 25, 2013 11:00 am
LeanneR
LeanneR
23 April 2013

Whats this plant?

Whats this plant?

Oh guess I best avoid it then. Can you suggest any plants that have that kind look but don't get bigger than that? Thank you :)

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LeanneR
Apr 23, 2013 11:24 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
LeanneR
23 April 2013

Help with landcaping plan

Help with landcaping plan

Wow thanks I didn't know that. We have some for front garden where kids won't be. But least I now know not to use them in backyard

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LeanneR
Apr 23, 2013 11:17 pm
LeanneR
leni
leni
23 April 2013

New Plants from cuts

New Plants from cuts

Frangipanis are easy to grow from cuttings :) cannas are also fast growing and self propagating, so while not a cutting as such they are easy to get a good effect quickly.

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leni
Apr 23, 2013 10:55 pm
leni

Particular plant in Perth

Particular plant in Perth

They make a fantastic hedge. I recall being involved in a landscape that years later was featured in WA's habitat liftout in the Weekend West Newspaper. To see the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 23, 2013 10:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Tropical plant ideas

Tropical plant ideas

The following link has a range of tropical plants easily obtained in Australian nurseries. These are what we call waterwise, which is something East Coasters will need to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 23, 2013 10:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Zeolite - where SOR of Perth

Zeolite - where SOR of Perth

I'd use the granules, easier to work with and obtain. I'll PM you a contact :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 23, 2013 9:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Ornamental Pear help

Ornamental Pear help

Seasol alone just isn't enough to get them going well. It is an important part of a good range of soil enhancing products.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 23, 2013 9:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
22 April 2013

Plants suggestions please

Plants suggestions please

All those choices though are not going to theoretically love coastal conditions. Nor will the cut the mustard when the climate swings back to…

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EmeryBB
Apr 22, 2013 12:25 am

Waterhousia Hedge vs Gracilis Bamboo

Waterhousia Hedge vs Gracilis Bamboo

I find that where ever Bamboo's are grown in nurseries, rats populate the area. The bamboos make sooooo much mess. rats use the leaves that drop to make their nests. We…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2013 7:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Hydroseeding Nara?

Hydroseeding Nara?

Hydro seeding is not a method that sits comfortably with me because of the lawn varieties used. Very highly recommend BK's advice of getting plugs. You'll have a lawn in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2013 7:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Small dead patch new turf

Small dead patch new turf

You'll find info on how to use molasses here on the forum.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2013 6:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Turf for Child Who is Allergic to Grass

Turf for Child Who is Allergic to Grass

Check out Nara. I'd be interested if Village Green was irritating to the little one. Some varieties have very fine serrated edges (can be seen with magnification) These…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2013 6:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
leni
leni
20 April 2013

clothesline options

clothesline options

^ was going to suggest the same :) We have a fold out line under cover on our veranda, on the west.its great for year rou d drying. It's just not big enough so I supplement…

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leni
Apr 20, 2013 1:51 am
leni

Driveway plants?

Driveway plants?

Eremophila :) They just work :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 11:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Magnolia tree near pool?

Magnolia tree near pool?

It's not the seeking out of water that trees do. Its following of softer soil. Hence why they follow water pipe trenches, cable trenches and areas around pools. Its where…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 11:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Lilly pilly pruning

Lilly pilly pruning

I would enlist the work of a qualified arbourist to shape these down in size. I emphasise shape. 1/2 their size should be achievable.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 9:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Empress Zoysia Help - How to revive?

Empress Zoysia Help - How to revive?
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I would VERY strongly advise you to stop those methods. The types of products you mentioned are among some of the most inefficient things we can use on gardens and are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 8:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Jasmine and herbs in the same pot?

Jasmine and herbs in the same pot?

Sounds like your the part of your brain that controls gardening it very active :) To have a climber of any sort in a pot is a tough gig. It's fine at first but in time…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 8:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Planting hibiscus cottonwood hedge

Planting hibiscus cottonwood hedge

Add clay. http://plantsman.com.au/page2/files/Pla ... 20clay.pdf Check out the rest of John's website. He is regarded as one of Australia's leading Horticulturists.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2013 8:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
digz
digz
16 April 2013

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

Hi sportsguy could you pleasegive me the supplier in sydney you are talking about im just starting to get quotes/ prices for the timber for a front…

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digz
Apr 16, 2013 4:04 pm
bashworth
bashworth
11 April 2013

Easy way to cut sandstone flagging

Easy way to cut sandstone flagging

It can be dangerous if you are doing it all the time. If you are wearing normal safety gear (dust mask), keeping out of the direct line of the stone debris,and only doing…

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bashworth
Apr 11, 2013 8:31 pm
bashworth


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