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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 3:54 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 10:17 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 9:19 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 8:44 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 7:58 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 8:27 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 8:23 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 8:14 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 7:58 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 7:53 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 7:40 pm
homeone

Landscape my garden!

Landscape my garden!

Hi there. The first thought for me is to soften the fence and shed, these stand out at the moment, some foliage along the fence would make a big difference. Given that…

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Online Gardener AU
Jun 08, 2013 6:47 am
Online Gardener AU
tezzab
tezzab
7 June 2013

An Acre. Designing the drainage. Who to turn to.

An Acre. Designing the drainage. Who to turn to.

Planning a build on an acre lot. Up to 7 metre fall, on what you would call a slanting site, slopes in both directions. Add to that it's on the downslope of a hill that's…

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tezzab
Jun 07, 2013 9:24 pm
tezzab

What im thinking at the moment is The third…

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Gristy
Jun 07, 2013 10:59 am
hachy
hachy
1 June 2013

landscaping around septic tank?

landscaping around septic tank?

has anyone had to design their front garden around a septic tank? what sort of things did you do?

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hachy
Jun 01, 2013 9:09 am
hachy
jeepers
jeepers
30 May 2013

Soil Prep - delays in planting ok?

Soil Prep - delays in planting ok?

Sweet, thanks for that...i feel a little better about leaving it as it is! flat front yard so should all be good!

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jeepers
May 30, 2013 9:50 am
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
30 May 2013

hiring a rotary hoe hydraulic or buying a petrol one.

hiring a rotary hoe hydraulic or buying a petrol one.

Thanks, it's pretty soft soil with some grass on top, but mostly weeds. I think I will give it a go anyway, and use it to till the vegie patch in the future. Thanks for…

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mynameisjonas
May 30, 2013 9:11 am
Southies
Southies
25 May 2013

Using Seaside Daisy in lieu of mulch

Using Seaside Daisy in lieu of mulch

Thank you Alex2424 and BeatrixKiddo, great news :z: . I was hoping I'd get positive responses. Off to the mail order nursery to place my order :z: :z: :z: :z: :z:

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Southies
May 25, 2013 6:38 pm
Southies
Tysonut
Tysonut
25 May 2013

Landscaping Advice

Landscaping Advice

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Tysonut
May 25, 2013 8:30 am
Tysonut
steady eddie
steady eddie
24 May 2013

Advise on DIY landscaping please

Advise on DIY landscaping please

Sounds quite pricy for the landscaping, btw River pebbles r one of the cheaper ones too. I can help if you interested, just PM me. Cheers

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steady eddie
May 24, 2013 6:07 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
24 May 2013

Pricing for turf

Pricing for turf

Further to what was said above, but 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 square metres of Sir Walter then cut it up into 50mm squares and plant them out, they will very quickly send out…

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Rod1949
May 24, 2013 2:49 pm
Charnley
Charnley
22 May 2013

Help with front yard feature tree (photos included)

Help with front yard feature tree (photos included)

I love Magnolia's as well. Whats not to love gorgeous foliage and beautiful flowers and you can trim/ prune them to do what you want them too. Not to sure how fast they…

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Charnley
May 22, 2013 5:50 pm
Charnley
Charnley
Charnley
22 May 2013

Does Anyone Know What This Tree Is?

Does Anyone Know What This Tree Is?

I second the Tallow wood. We had two in our last house, they were lovely and grew like anything. They went from less than a meter high to almost 4 metres in 4 years.

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Charnley
May 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Charnley
judder
judder
22 May 2013

Changing the direction of the rails and posts for a fence

Changing the direction of the rails and posts for a fence

Thanks. Is there a law you can provide that states the posts and rails should be in the original position/direction? Thanks again....

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judder
May 22, 2013 2:09 pm
Planting5
Planting5
21 May 2013

Grevillea or Hemiandra?

Grevillea or Hemiandra?

Hi all, I ended up going for 'Myoporum Yareena' for the verge planting as the Hemiandra's spikey leaves would have ended up catching every bit of rubbish that blows down…

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Planting5
May 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Planting5
Planting5
21 May 2013

How to kill Gazania's??

How to kill Gazania's??

Thanks for that, I'll give it a whirl. ::wornout:: Tuff little critters!! :evil:

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Planting5
May 21, 2013 4:48 pm
Althom
Althom
21 May 2013

Magnolia - is it in the right spot?

Magnolia - is it in the right spot?

Have got about 10 seedlings growing from seeds from my Kay Parris - what's the liklihood they'll turn out to be Kay Parris or might they revert to something else?

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Althom
May 21, 2013 2:25 pm
Althom
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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2013 11:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
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
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