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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

yet another "Trees and root barrier" question

yet another "Trees and root barrier" question
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Yeah, good point there. The things I have seen Topiarious do with trees has to been seen to be believed. Trees and their roots might make an excellent thread. Something of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 10:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

DIY vs Professional Deck???

DIY vs Professional Deck???

I'm a professional deck. Oh... I thought this was a kiwi thread. My bad :(

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 3:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

Sir Walter has been attacked.. Please help!

Sir Walter has been attacked.. Please help!

Definately the SW's seed/flower heads. Nothing to worry about just mow them off. There is not much you can do to stop them other than not…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 2:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 March 2013

Amending Perth sand in established garden beds

Amending Perth sand in established garden beds

Manures as a form if soil prep is not advised anywhere. They lack nutrition (Due to where they are sourced from) and by the time plant roots reach out to where it was…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 23, 2013 2:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
jezza28
jezza28
22 March 2013

What timber to use ?

What timber to use ?

Hi, Yes i mean around the perimeter of the vegie patch to keep the dogs out. Thanks

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jezza28
Mar 22, 2013 11:11 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 March 2013

Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Tank / rainwater system missing filter

I'm going to have a look inside those Y fittings as soon as I can locate a spanner big enough to open them up! I'm also still chasing where…

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SaveH2O
Mar 22, 2013 4:22 pm
SaveH2O
por930
por930
22 March 2013

Reticulation Controller with Selectable Seperate Programs

Reticulation Controller with Selectable Seperate Programs

Russell, Maybe you should try and visit your Grandmother at least once per year, and time your visits to coincide with change of season. I guess if you live too far away…

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por930
Mar 22, 2013 1:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Reticulation controller

Reticulation controller
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Good idea. It won't be expensive. Roll of poly and a bunch of the pressure compensated button drippers

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 6:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Apricot tree help please!

Apricot tree help please!

For pruning, it's normally when it has lost it's leaves. There might be done good info on it here: petercoppin.com Check the fact sheets.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 1:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

My Forest Pansy has turned green?!

My Forest Pansy has turned green?!

Oh, it can also depend on the source of the trees and the quality of what you bought.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 12:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Turf SOS

Turf SOS

Adding zeolite into those holes will assist with aeration on a more permanent basis. It's going to be a spot that will often be a problem. Take a look at…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 12:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 March 2013

Soil Preparation - Help with compost quantaties

Soil Preparation - Help with compost quantaties

Well empire has been down about 6 weeks now and is very happy. Cutting height I would like to get a bit lower but thought I would work that…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 21, 2013 12:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 March 2013

Garden on a scarp?

Garden on a scarp?

On a 40% gradient, I'd be getting some engineering advice for any retaining wall. Reminds me of a well known landscape garden on the Yarra near Warburton. A network of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 20, 2013 10:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 March 2013

Seeding a new lawn

Seeding a new lawn

Hmm, it's strange as alot of the grass was covered this time round, and much of the grass looks very healthy and long, only some of them haven't grown well... Munn's was…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
20 March 2013

Levelling yard

Levelling yard

Hi ElephatGuy, I have installed a lawn for myself and helped with a mate's 172m2 lawn. Generally I never bothered with having a gradient considering the surface is porous…

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Adam.M
Mar 20, 2013 3:32 pm
D101
D101
19 March 2013

Cheapest sandstone flagging in Sydney

Cheapest sandstone flagging in Sydney

I was wondering where the cheapest sandstone flagging could be sourced in the Sydney area. ANL is selling is for 75 per m2 and I was wondering if there were any cheaper retailers?

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D101
Mar 19, 2013 12:46 pm
iHello
iHello
18 March 2013

Where to place retaining wall? See drawing

Where to place retaining wall? See drawing

Thanks BeatrixKiddo for your reply. I have now decided to put the retaining wall at the fence and put concrete all the way to the retaining wall. If i want some greens in…

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iHello
Mar 18, 2013 7:30 pm
MissEm
MissEm
16 March 2013

Please recommend a renderer/plasterer - Perth

Please recommend a renderer/plasterer - Perth

Hi RedIsotope wondering if you could pm me with details of who did your planters/letterbox etc as well? Thanks :)

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MissEm
Mar 16, 2013 10:21 am
MissEm
thechubhunter
thechubhunter
14 March 2013

New Garden Construction blog...

New Garden Construction blog...

I have a new blog on garden construction if anybody would care to take a look? http://www.gardenconstruct.com/

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thechubhunter
Mar 14, 2013 10:08 pm
narzis82
narzis82
9 March 2013

Can anyone tell me what tree this is?

Can anyone tell me what tree this is?

Thanks guys. It's a tree in someone's garden. It looked pretty(the size and the shape). May be it's lilly pilly.. if fig is so bad they wouldn't plant it there. Is lilly…

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narzis82
Mar 09, 2013 12:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Planter boxes - off the ground

Planter boxes - off the ground

Simply use a blend of lightweight Coir Peat and Perlite to fill the boxes. Mulch with pine bark. Construct with timbers more suited to a deck or patio. You may even be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 8:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Grass Mothercrop

Grass Mothercrop

Most of those will have copy writes on them. Also, sometimes different names are used for the same thing because they can then be sold in different shops without outwardly…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 8:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Strawberry Runners

Strawberry Runners

In winter or toward the end of winter in your area. The first node on the runner will be the best one to use.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 8:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

New to Gardening - Planted a Washington Navel Tree Need Help

New to Gardening - Planted a Washington Navel Tree Need Help
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Each one of the things listed will have a specific purpose to either the cells in the plant, the microbes in the soil, the structure of the roots or the water and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 8:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Lawn Care: Super Growth - Organic Fertiliser

Lawn Care: Super Growth - Organic Fertiliser

I always use humate based organic products. The seamungus is one of them.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 5:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

kensington pride mango tree

kensington pride mango tree

Good reason to never stake trees. Such a bad practice and we see it done by everyone both Gardeners and professionals that should know better. It bodges up plants that…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 11:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2013

Planting new trees

Planting new trees

Do you have to use a bloody lily pilly? So many better trees or shrubs. Being a court yard, you should think about something deciduous perhaps to let warm winter sun in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2013 11:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 March 2013

Chooks

Chooks
1 ... 4, 5, 6

That is a super deluxe chook yard...more like a chook paddock!!

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Treeseachanger
Mar 08, 2013 12:08 am
dragonchild
dragonchild
7 March 2013

Need Advice

Need Advice

I used to have a photinia hedge that was at least 20 years old and planted right above our water main. Never a problem and it sure grew fast. We had a regular job trimming…

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dragonchild
Mar 07, 2013 5:38 pm
dragonchild
mak_
mak_
5 March 2013

HELP! Name of these trees

HELP! Name of these trees

thank you so much!! you have made my…

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mak_
Mar 05, 2013 3:05 pm
mak_
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 March 2013

Ideas for a backyard with easement

Ideas for a backyard with easement

I would check with the relevant authority that is in control of the easement. You may find that they discourage certain plantings ie big eucalyptus but can't stop you from…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 02, 2013 8:05 pm
kexkez
kexkez
1 March 2013

Raised herb bed - ideas?

Raised herb bed - ideas?

certainly gets hot here. I'm sure you could grab some drainage/ round plastic down pipe. even saw one link where they used those plastic storage cube crates. Only…

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kexkez
Mar 01, 2013 10:34 pm
kexkez
joannek
joannek
28 February 2013

When to plant

When to plant

*Lime Magik

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joannek
Feb 28, 2013 5:46 pm
-Moo-
-Moo-
26 February 2013

Show me your garden. Aquaponics anyone?

Show me your garden. Aquaponics anyone?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ohhh cool, thanks Rudolph I might check them out. :)

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-Moo-
Feb 26, 2013 8:36 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 February 2013

Sewer inspection pipe

Sewer inspection pipe

Its alright for you as long as you remember where it is if you have a block. But it might not be so good for the next owner.

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bashworth
Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
24 February 2013

Tell me more about Zeolite...

Tell me more about Zeolite...

Zeochlor pool filter sand replacement. 19.98 from Bunnings. or sold as zeolite for $27 in clarke rubber. both same size bags. i wish I'd checked when i bought 2 bags from…

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kexkez
Feb 24, 2013 9:45 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
24 February 2013

Is this Zeolite?

Is this Zeolite?

Zeochlor pool filter sand replacement. 19.98 from Bunnings today. or sold as zeolite for $27 in clarke rubber. both same size bags. i wish I'd checked when i bought 2 bags…

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kexkez
Feb 24, 2013 9:44 pm
kexkez

Hi there! So my Ma's lawn has patches of bare soil which I'd like to try fix up so I can learn a bit about lawn care (I don't know much but am as willing to absorb as a…

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Mike543
Feb 24, 2013 11:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 February 2013

levelling my lawn

levelling my lawn

If you care for your lawn using lawn beetle treatments, fungicides, fertilisers then yes it will. That's because by doing those things you sterilise the soil making it…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 23, 2013 11:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 February 2013

Name for sandstone blocks and where to get them

Name for sandstone blocks and where to get them

You're after sandstone cladding or facing or sometimes referred to veneer. Usually used to clad a besser block wall to dress 'er up a bit. Real sandstone tends to be sawn…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2013 1:00 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 February 2013

Agapanthus ... !

Agapanthus ... !
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treeschanger there are lots of lovely native blue flowered plants. However I've yet to see one that has a similiar form/shape to agapanthus. …

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Treeseachanger
Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm
welby
welby
16 February 2013

Battering land

Battering land

Ok that makes sense the problem is their wall is so close to the boundary 150mm it seems like my backyard is going to suffer for their sake.

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welby
Feb 16, 2013 11:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 February 2013

Nature strip - does the council complete landscaping

Nature strip - does the council complete landscaping

Its reasons like this that bewilder me as to why so many Australians will happily cover so much of their block in lawn, pay to water it, pay to fruitlessly pursue a nice…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 15, 2013 2:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
14 February 2013

Turf laying issues

Turf laying issues

Brent stickies are the posts that stay at the top of each forum area. Here are two you might want to read through. The first, set up by one grateful member, contains…

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kexkez
Feb 14, 2013 11:33 pm
kexkez
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 February 2013

Any good garden designer in Perth?

Any good garden designer in Perth?

Darren is an excellent landscaper and member of the Horticultural Media Association. He works closely with Trevor and has come a long way in recent years. Excellent…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 14, 2013 5:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
14 February 2013

Help required to design landscape

Help required to design landscape

Hi, That really is a clean slate! Some of the earlier posts are spot on. You want to firstly work out what functions you need your garden to provide, and also what your…

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Online Gardener AU
Feb 14, 2013 3:00 pm
Online Gardener AU
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 February 2013

Delay between soil and turf

Delay between soil and turf

The reason why we don't worry to much about pH is because the more organic we care for our gardens, the less relevance pH has. The more we rely on chemical horticulture,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 13, 2013 11:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 February 2013

My lawn is looking very sick

My lawn is looking very sick

You can't use them because water is needed to carry them through to the roots. Unless a huge rainfall comes along and washes it through... and then away, you can get some…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 13, 2013 11:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer


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