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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 11:53 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 9:05 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 4:43 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 11:32 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 6:13 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 6:12 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 10:03 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 10:25 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 10:21 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 8:29 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 5:01 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 4:07 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 1:36 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 10:45 pm
kasyd
kasyd
26 April 2013

Lots of ideas! - outdoor feature wall

Lots of ideas! - outdoor feature wall
1, 2, 3

Just realised I never put up the finished result…

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kasyd
Apr 26, 2013 12:34 pm
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 10:15 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 2:25 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 12:00 pm
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 24, 2013 12:24 am
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 24, 2013 12:17 am
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 11:55 pm
leni
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 23, 2013 11:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 23, 2013 11:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 23, 2013 10:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 23, 2013 10:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2013 8:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2013 8:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2013 7:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2013 7:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:51 am
leni
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

Driveway plants?

Driveway plants?

Eremophila :) They just work :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 19, 2013 12:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 19, 2013 12:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2013 10:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

Empress Zoysia Help - How to revive?

Empress Zoysia Help - How to revive?
1, 2

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2013 9:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2013 9:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2013

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2013 9:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:04 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 9:31 pm
bashworth
mr.21
mr.21
10 April 2013

Help identify this plant

Help identify this plant

thanks everyone! picked one up for my garden.. look good! thanks again.

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mr.21
Apr 10, 2013 1:08 pm
mr.21
budgnbear
budgnbear
7 April 2013

wire balustrade fence (timber posts)

wire balustrade fence (timber posts)

We are looking at a gate & fence for our deck (example below) and keen on wire or stainless steel balustrading with timber posts (probably merbau as our deck is merbau). …

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budgnbear
Apr 07, 2013 11:00 am
apple88
apple88
4 April 2013

multicrop groundbreaker

multicrop groundbreaker

Thanks! that's a relief although they don't look very happy at the moment..

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apple88
Apr 04, 2013 1:17 pm
-Bennie-
-Bennie-
4 April 2013

One year on

One year on
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow... What a great thread... Loving the before and after photos. People don't realise just how much effort goes into a garden! You've done really well here! Congrats!…

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-Bennie-
Apr 04, 2013 12:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 April 2013

Cheap Place in Melbourne to Buy Grass Trees/Balga

Cheap Place in Melbourne to Buy Grass Trees/Balga

It's the mycorrhizal fungi that is the important part. Sugar isn't really going to cut it because its too refined. The sugars aren't complex enough. Here in WA they…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 03, 2013 7:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 March 2013

Peter Coppin, Trees and more

Peter Coppin, Trees and more

Good link Fu. Very informative. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 30, 2013 12:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 March 2013

Quick growing temporary screen

Quick growing temporary screen

Wouldn't have recommended it if it wouldn't grow ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 28, 2013 10:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer


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