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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
ko27
ko27
30 January 2013

Landscaper recommendations - central coast NSW

Landscaper recommendations - central coast NSW

Hope someone can help me with a recommendation. Needing to get some retaining walls built, probably treated pine depending on price. I am based at Avoca Beach on the…

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ko27
Jan 30, 2013 1:24 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 January 2013

Advice On Oversowing Lawn

Advice On Oversowing Lawn

Defiant XRE, It's in the landscape turf pdf on the website.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 28, 2013 8:40 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 January 2013

Mulch & termites?

Mulch & termites?

Good advice indeed.

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Saint Mike
Jan 27, 2013 2:27 pm
Saint Mike
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 January 2013

Claret Ash question

Claret Ash question

Its fine, its simply too hot for it to put on new growth at this time of year.The tree is growing but you just can't see it in the form of leaves ie roots & branch…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 23, 2013 2:21 pm
bkm2009
bkm2009
22 January 2013

Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

Try your local Bunnings for a product called 'Dampco' by Crommelins. We use it all the time for planter boxes. Waterproofing is necessary if you want to keep your…

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bkm2009
Jan 22, 2013 9:27 pm
bkm2009
Gardener
Gardener
21 January 2013

Help with my lawn. Can we save it??

Help with my lawn. Can we save it??

Needing to Install retic as well, I guess I should install after the old lawn is ripped up but before the new lawn is…

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Gardener
Jan 21, 2013 6:48 pm
MACCATTACK
MACCATTACK
19 January 2013

New Block in Cairns- What to do?

New Block in Cairns- What to do?

I have used Gardenia sp Glennie River as some ground cover in my front garden, Gardenia sp Glennie River…

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MACCATTACK
Jan 19, 2013 4:51 pm
fredstar
fredstar
18 January 2013

What are these flowers

What are these flowers

Thanks for the identification Just found the Burke's backyard fact sheet which will come in…

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fredstar
Jan 18, 2013 1:58 pm
steveandmary
steveandmary
16 January 2013

Show me your ... Front Fence / Front Garden ?

Show me your ... Front Fence / Front Garden ?

Heya :-) at the risk of making a daft request... we would realy love some inspiration for what to do with our front fence... we have a 1950s house that we pulled apart and…

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steveandmary
Jan 16, 2013 1:38 am
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
15 January 2013

Sandstone on level smooth concrete base

Sandstone on level smooth concrete base

I think it would depend on the thickness of the paver. If it's thin, I would def lay on cement base.

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Hammerhead
Jan 15, 2013 9:47 pm
Hammerhead
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
15 January 2013

Help with ideas for front garden

Help with ideas for front garden

I'll bump this topic... anymore ideas for a front landscaping

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AubinGroveFan
Jan 15, 2013 5:43 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
15 January 2013

Sir Walter dead because of Hot weather

Sir Walter dead because of Hot weather

Hi tikelz. I had the same issue with my Buffalo grass where we mowed it too low just before we had a string of hot days, and so a lot of patches turned to straw. We…

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daveandally1
Jan 15, 2013 8:55 am
daveandally1
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 January 2013

Clearing existing lawn for re-turfing

Clearing existing lawn for re-turfing

Absolutely, its the best way to do it. Especially if your previous lawn contained invasive grasses and weeds that will just come back unless killed off correctly with a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 14, 2013 6:35 pm
eimaj
eimaj
11 January 2013

What ground cover is this?

What ground cover is this?

Could be a type of Myoporum parvifolium (Creeping Boobialla)?

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eimaj
Jan 11, 2013 10:11 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 January 2013

What soil to use for fill/grading?

What soil to use for fill/grading?

Speak to the soil suppliers and as long as there is some organic component in the soil you should be heading in the right direction ...

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Mclaren
Jan 11, 2013 4:42 pm
Mclaren
Althom
Althom
10 January 2013

Euonymus Tom Thumb heat damaged

Euonymus Tom Thumb heat damaged

Spray with Stressguard/Droughtguard

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Althom
Jan 10, 2013 2:23 pm
Althom
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
10 January 2013

Melbourne Nursery

Melbourne Nursery

I like Garden Express. They…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 10, 2013 8:03 am
Victoria_g06
Krilnik
Krilnik
9 January 2013

Eco-hydrate - anyone ever used this?

Eco-hydrate - anyone ever used this?

I used Eco-Hydrate on my Emerald Kikuyu lawn a couple times over the last few weeks during this massive dry hot spell we've been experiencing in Melbourne. I water by…

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Krilnik
Jan 09, 2013 3:30 pm

While looking around Kickstarter yesterday I came across this project - which could be particularly helpful to anyone needing to re-do their garden and afraid it could all…

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akashra
Jan 09, 2013 1:50 pm
kek
kek
7 January 2013

Weed mat.

Weed mat.

Liquid products will get through the weed mat and the mulch should keep the roots cool. The problem is that your mulch and any leaf litter from the plants is supposed to…

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kek
Jan 07, 2013 11:04 pm
kek
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 January 2013

Pool friendly plants

Pool friendly plants

We have a pool and a lilly pilli tree in our back neighbours yard. It is a nightmare and has caused havoc with our filter DO NOT EVER PLANT a…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 07, 2013 5:29 pm
paulevan
paulevan
6 January 2013

Privacy Screen Advice

Privacy Screen Advice

don't know about pine, but I brought the cheap decking material from bunnings for about $3m and cut them to about 2m lengths and used the same decking material for posts…

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paulevan
Jan 06, 2013 3:39 pm
k-p
k-p
6 January 2013

Awful smell from neighbours dogs

Awful smell from neighbours dogs

Hi...I live in a suburban area with smaller block so I understand what you're going through. My neighbour has 3 dogs, couple months ago they built outdoor dog toilet next…

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k-p
Jan 06, 2013 11:44 am
jodge
jodge
5 January 2013

More than just worms.....

More than just worms.....
1, 2, 3

Reviving this thread. . . I just bought my first worm-farm. The Worm Cafe (like a few others here, so it seems). I've put mine in the garage. . . I see that everyone…

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jodge
Jan 05, 2013 5:29 pm
jodge
Neutrog
Neutrog
4 January 2013

when will "Sudden Impact for roses" be back on the shelves

when will "Sudden Impact for roses" be back on the shelves

Legislation in WA has lead to the need to re-stock all outlets. Stock should be back on shelf in around 2 weeks.

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Neutrog
Jan 04, 2013 4:39 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 January 2013

Any idea's what this plant maybe be?

Any idea's what this plant maybe be?

Its great to know something ... :lol: I can't believe the learning…

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Saint Mike
Jan 04, 2013 11:54 am
Saint Mike
akashra
akashra
4 January 2013

Plants suggestions >

Plants suggestions >

What about a Correa or a Callistemon? They might give you some of the same properties you were looking for in a Kangaroo paw. Both are available in all kinds of colours,…

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akashra
Jan 04, 2013 11:46 am
Merlin
Merlin
2 January 2013

Beetle I.D please

Beetle I.D please

Definitely Ringo :lol:

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Merlin
Jan 02, 2013 12:42 pm
akashra
akashra
31 December 2012

Shinning river pebbles

Shinning river pebbles

Bit of sand and the pebbles in some kind of large cylinder - eg, a cement mixer.

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akashra
Dec 31, 2012 11:39 pm
D101
D101
31 December 2012

Extending a sandstone wall

Extending a sandstone wall

I have started to extend a sandstone wall (on top of a pre-existing wall) and due to trying to do this for the first time, have been running into some difficulties. I was…

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D101
Dec 31, 2012 11:04 pm
kexkez
kexkez
30 December 2012

Just finished building a house.. about to Landscape *pics

Just finished building a house.. about to Landscape *pics

hi annne did you add in some good soil and blend it with the existing stuff beneath your garden and lawn as well? Is your soil taking in the water? Stick a finger down…

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kexkez
Dec 30, 2012 5:40 pm
kexkez
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 December 2012

Pavermaker

Pavermaker

I know this is an old post but just wondering if you (or anyone else) ended up purchasing one they look like a great idea almost to good to be true…

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Saint Mike
Dec 30, 2012 3:37 pm
Saint Mike
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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 29, 2012 5:18 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
29 December 2012

So, the sun shines out of your dog’s bottom…

So, the sun shines out of your dog’s bottom…
1, 2

Another reason to spend more hours in the day on the net ::hyst::

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Treeseachanger
Dec 29, 2012 11:30 am
overwhelmed83
overwhelmed83
28 December 2012

backyard & pool help!

backyard & pool help!

hi there! we have just purchased our first home.. yay! we need to do something to the back yard though. we have a 1 year old daughter and there is no grass, just…

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overwhelmed83
Dec 28, 2012 12:55 pm
bluebudz
bluebudz
27 December 2012

Appropriate turf for Melbourne

Appropriate turf for Melbourne
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Fu, I am in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne west, just planning to put a new turf both for the front and backyard. I and my wife had planned to put Kenda kikuyu, empire…

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bluebudz
Dec 27, 2012 2:20 pm
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Saint Mike
Dec 27, 2012 11:14 am
Saint Mike
mattjk
mattjk
25 December 2012

Questions re soaker hoses,

Questions re soaker hoses,

Sorry once again for the slow reply - that time of year, and all that. Or do you have hoses coming off both sides of the 2 way splitter at the…

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mattjk
Dec 25, 2012 9:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 December 2012

Gate Ideas.

Gate Ideas.

So stain it or oil you mean. Maybe…

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Saint Mike
Dec 23, 2012 8:29 am
Saint Mike
casdyson1
casdyson1
22 December 2012

Dark grey fence colour??

Dark grey fence colour??

If you can let me know how to post a photo am happy to do so. About to start painting the back fence tomorrow (big job, ahhh), it's good to know that a landscaper uses it…

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casdyson1
Dec 22, 2012 7:13 pm
selina2106
selina2106
21 December 2012

Easy vege garden in a hurry!

Easy vege garden in a hurry!

Thanks for the info! Sounds great and fairly easy :)

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selina2106
Dec 21, 2012 11:12 pm
Adrian008
Adrian008
19 December 2012

Aluminium Slat Fencing - Melbourne

Aluminium Slat Fencing - Melbourne

Ive come across aluminium slat fencing however, can anyone recommend places I can contact to get them to come out and quote and install? Im located in ther northern…

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Adrian008
Dec 19, 2012 10:14 am

Hi, I planted 3x 8 foot silver birches in august and one is starting to get yellow leaves, and I also noticed that a couple of the lower branches on one side are dead.…

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doogs82
Dec 17, 2012 12:30 am
scotty78
scotty78
16 December 2012

Sirwalter help please

Sirwalter help please

We have 2 small dogs and buy these dog rocks things from the pet store (you put them in their water bowl) and this helps for us. Note: With buffalo grass you can probably…

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scotty78
Dec 16, 2012 12:47 pm

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