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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
1, 2

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 ... !
1, 2

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
brent0311
brent0311
13 February 2013

Brown spots on freshly laid lawn

Brown spots on freshly laid lawn

No disrespect Fu, but Jollies 2nd post was the problem. Heating on the pallet, not a fungus, yeah good soil prep is good but he got heated turf, hence the regular…

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brent0311
Feb 13, 2013 10:09 pm
welby
welby
12 February 2013

Fill for backyard

Fill for backyard

Where are you gpoly i have a heap of fill i need to remove from my block :lol:

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welby
Feb 12, 2013 5:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 February 2013

Flame tree growth normal?

Flame tree growth normal?

Did ok at that response by typing with one hand while doing something else as well. :) The mulch you are using is great. As tempting as it is for some to say it will spread…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2013 8:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
miteq
miteq
10 February 2013

Have I killed my Palms

Have I killed my Palms

Thanks for the detailed reply. I haven't been as pedantic but have done some of what you said. I prepped the hole by digging it out. Wetting it and then placing some…

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miteq
Feb 10, 2013 10:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 February 2013

Sublime Lime Tree Pale and Dropping Leaves - Help!

Sublime Lime Tree Pale and Dropping Leaves - Help!

I think sometimes money talks. Overall though its a good programme and most products are worth while.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 10, 2013 12:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 February 2013

Thoughts on artifical grass

Thoughts on artifical grass

I do know of one Environmental Scientist that says plastic grass is to landscaping as blow up dolls are to making love. You did ask for thoughts.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 08, 2013 9:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Mclaren
Mclaren
8 February 2013

Problem with my veggie box ...

Problem with my veggie box ...

Thanks Fu - you're on fire today!! :lol:

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Mclaren
Feb 08, 2013 4:12 pm
Mclaren
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 February 2013

What influences flowering?

What influences flowering?

In my game, I here this question all the time. "Should I put some pot ash on to make my plant flower?" The answers so many Horticulturists and gardeners give is yes, but…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 08, 2013 9:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 February 2013

OMG.. Need to order soil tomorrow...no idea

OMG.. Need to order soil tomorrow...no idea

It needs to be blended through to a depth of 30cm. Add zeolite and Bentonite Clay or most of what you are buying will end up in the Ocean or Swan/Canning river. No one is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2013 11:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2013 11:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2013 12:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 February 2013

Leighton Green

Leighton Green

yeah, I wouldn't be planting these. they are huge. In relation to the question, the growth hormone will generally be split through both leaders. (Or more) Eventually one…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2013 12:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 February 2013

Advice needed for our "blank canvas" backyard!

Advice needed for our "blank canvas" backyard!

You need a couple of small trees (The roof) Locate them well in from the fence area. 4m or so if possible at least. Then put up the walls of the landscape. You don't want…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2013 12:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Price check: trimming a tall tree

Price check: trimming a tall tree

Make sure this work is carried out by an Arborist, not a tree lopper. The butchering fo trees often is what leads to trees becoming a hazard to homes in future storms. If…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Recommend me a good shade tree - perth metro

Recommend me a good shade tree - perth metro

Bauhinia Chinese Tallow The amazingly beautiful Gleditzia Sunburst or LImeGold Prunus nigra Plumeria Macadamia (Oh yes, and amazing tree in its own right) Feijoa Ginkgo…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Mulch Delivery - Perth

Mulch Delivery - Perth

The Greenlife Soil Company does it in small loads. Otherwise pine bark is the next best option.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Drooping Sheoak

Drooping Sheoak

Is this thread a metaphor? Doctors can help

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Herb garden - mini greenhouse

Herb garden - mini greenhouse

Get this book, http://littleveggiepatchco.com.au/the-book/ Use it as your garden bible. It's pretty funny too. :P

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 February 2013

Plant Spray for deterring dogs?

Plant Spray for deterring dogs?

This relates to cats but I'm sure the concept could be modified to suit Fido How to Stop Cats "Doing a Wee Wee" On your Car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ...…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 06, 2013 9:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
MicWoo7982
MicWoo7982
3 February 2013

Timber Decking & Cladding

Timber Decking & Cladding

Hi All Are there any good companies or anyone that do both timber decking and cedar cladding to ceilings? Have been looking around but can't seem to find people who has…

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MicWoo7982
Feb 03, 2013 8:37 am
Gardener
Gardener
2 February 2013

Prunus Blireana Spacing

Prunus Blireana Spacing

Hi all. We have ripped out more or less everything in our backyard with the intention of simplifying it - which really means I got sick of wedding…

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Gardener
Feb 02, 2013 5:19 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
31 January 2013

Treated pine sleeper retaining wall question

Treated pine sleeper retaining wall question

Hi, Check out my thread - it's got a bit of everthing in it including a treated pine retaining wall. I havent updated it for a while though. Been far too busy.

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KnockItDown
Jan 31, 2013 1:53 pm
KnockItDown

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