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NiMa
NiMa
21 October 2012

Automatic Popup Lawn Sprinkler System

Automatic Popup Lawn Sprinkler System

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for your replies and sorry for the delay posting this. Last Friday, 19 Oct 12 I got Sir Walter Buffalo installed. Also, I asked the Landscaper to…

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NiMa
Oct 21, 2012 12:11 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 October 2012

Help me to choose a natural grass for my landscaping

Help me to choose a natural grass for my landscaping

You cant go wrong with any of the big name buffalo's like Palmetto, Sir walter, Kings pride (bit brown in winter) Can also recommend nara, i have some in melb and it…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 19, 2012 7:36 pm
applor
applor
19 October 2012

Basic reticulation off mains tap

Basic reticulation off mains tap

Hi everyone, Just hoping for some advice on what I would like to do. I would like to setup a very basic reticulation system. Im talking 3, maybe 4 MP rotators and…

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applor
Oct 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 October 2012

Bindies!!! A whole acre to deal with....

Bindies!!! A whole acre to deal with....

My dad used to make me walk up and down the backyard with my thongs for 10 bucks…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 4:23 pm
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tstr1a
Oct 19, 2012 2:06 pm
Belial
Belial
19 October 2012

Rotting Timber!!!?

Rotting Timber!!!?

Something that may aid in your decision making if you go down the timber route again. The In-ground natural durability of Australian…

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Belial
Oct 19, 2012 11:19 am
Belial
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
19 October 2012

Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

i was at the place where we are looking at getting our rainwater tank from yesterday arvo and was talking to him about the sealed underground system and drains around the…

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theoneandonly?
Oct 19, 2012 9:05 am
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tengals
Oct 19, 2012 8:06 am
PHL
PHL
17 October 2012

Water systems

Water systems

I use a drippers for my shrubs, fruit trees and planter box, and MP Rotators for my lawn. Used to have sub-surface irrigation with pressure compensated sealed emitters…

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PHL
Oct 17, 2012 10:47 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
17 October 2012

Laying turf question

Laying turf question

Sorry for hijacking the thread Titch101. Beatrixkiddo, I remember you posted somewhere saying adding sand to clay soil if the turf area is to play on. My local nursery…

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EmeryBB
Oct 17, 2012 4:39 pm
travelbug
travelbug
16 October 2012

how to fill hole left by above ground pool??

how to fill hole left by above ground pool??

You could ring a local pool builder. They are always looking for places to dump soil that they remove from installing pools. Tell them you'll take the clean fill for…

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travelbug
Oct 16, 2012 7:31 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
16 October 2012

When to use Lime and Potash?

When to use Lime and Potash?

I have 3 stone-fruit trees, 2 apple trees, strawberries and a small variety of vegetables growing at the minute - capsicums, tomatoes, climbing beans, spinach, etc. When…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 16, 2012 2:02 pm
First_Timer_Ray
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
15 October 2012

Cut and Fill Dirt

Cut and Fill Dirt

Thanks guys, I want to grown grass lawn. It would be cheaper for me if I use cut/fill dirt.

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sohnaeo
Oct 15, 2012 11:47 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 October 2012

Easements

Easements

There is no problem building a raised garden bed over an easement as long as its not over a manhole. Its only an issue if you want to put a building over the easement.

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bashworth
Oct 14, 2012 10:18 pm
bashworth
tengals
tengals
12 October 2012

travellers palm or nicholai palm

travellers palm or nicholai palm

thankyou thats all i need to know what about bird of paradise?

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tengals
Oct 12, 2012 6:48 pm
Harry_ss
Harry_ss
8 October 2012

WREXTER's LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - PLANT PHOTOS!

WREXTER's LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - PLANT PHOTOS!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow. What a difference. Great plant selection too.

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Harry_ss
Oct 08, 2012 5:41 pm
kek
kek
7 October 2012

Please help me trim/cut my tree

Please help me trim/cut my tree

Thanks for the reply Kek. Can i cut as in this…

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kek
Oct 07, 2012 4:08 pm
kek
Someday
Someday
7 October 2012

Do landscape designers do consultations for a basic design?

Do landscape designers do consultations for a basic design?

Hoping someone might be able to lead me in the right direction. We have an established garden but we have a few things we'd like to change about it (primarily creating…

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Someday
Oct 07, 2012 1:53 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
6 October 2012

Sick-looking Cycas

Sick-looking Cycas

Will do. Thinking of moving it to some more sheltered position.

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JazzyJess
Oct 06, 2012 9:19 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
5 October 2012

Design and plants for the new house

Design and plants for the new house

Thanks !!! All natives so a couple of months of good watering in, now thick layer of mulch and then a nice self sufficient garden that needs little to know water !!!

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off2theburbs
Oct 05, 2012 4:22 pm
sandra77
sandra77
5 October 2012

Empire Zoysia grass. Anyone have it.

Empire Zoysia grass. Anyone have it.

Yes we have it. We have had it for a few years now. Yes it is good. We only mow twice during winter, mainly to mow the dog poo in really, not because the grass is too…

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sandra77
Oct 05, 2012 11:31 am
Lex
Lex
4 October 2012

What to do with pottted fig ?

What to do with pottted fig ?

:lol: Southie, I don't know any more ... it def. needs a big pot IMO in order to nicely develop. And after quickly scanning thru these 2 links, I am even more inclined never…

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Lex
Oct 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Lex
bashworth
bashworth
4 October 2012

Retaining wall using concrete planter boxes

Retaining wall using concrete planter boxes

You could in effect increasing the load on the wall by a considerable amount. See this diagram ( http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=1585 ) Although the steel may not bend the…

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bashworth
Oct 04, 2012 6:40 am
bashworth
Charnley
Charnley
3 October 2012

Nurseries

Nurseries

Hi All Just starting to think about our gardens and wondering if there is a thread on good nurseries or places to buy plants, trees, garden supplies eg markets etc, I…

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Charnley
Oct 03, 2012 4:20 pm
Charnley
ring09
ring09
3 October 2012

solution to rusting new fence

solution to rusting new fence

Hi I would go back to the supplier with an email along with photos. I agree condensation should not cause this problem.

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ring09
Oct 03, 2012 3:32 pm
ring09

All done! worked out reasonably well. Before starting - patch we're doing is on the…

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blackpaw
Oct 03, 2012 3:30 pm
kek
kek
1 October 2012

What is this plant? Is it a weed?

What is this plant? Is it a weed?

It's a variety of Aluminium plant. They do tend to take over, so if you don't want it, you need to act before it spreads any further. If you like it, leave it. They tend…

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kek
Oct 01, 2012 6:40 pm
kek
Lex
Lex
30 September 2012

Euchi mulch vs. wood chip mulch

Euchi mulch vs. wood chip mulch

Hi BK, no I didn't search for other threads :oops: ... and someone who posted over 5000 pieces of pure wisdom should know that by now :lol: :oops: ... Good idea to top standard mulch…

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Lex
Sep 30, 2012 9:10 am
Lex
Joy Ross
Joy Ross
27 September 2012

Please help a noob out with some Advice

Please help a noob out with some Advice
1, 2

Can you explain why you particularly recommend bentonite clay? It is a clay most suited to be used for dams and drilling mud. In a drying climate we need to be scientific…

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Joy Ross
Sep 27, 2012 5:04 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
26 September 2012

How much seasol/powerfeed to apply?

How much seasol/powerfeed to apply?

I don't have a "pro" answer to this, but I always just watered as normal - if the plant normally gets 1/2 a watering can then I would use the same with the mixed solution.…

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First_Timer_Ray
Sep 26, 2012 2:42 pm
First_Timer_Ray
humble
humble
25 September 2012

Bulk Garden Soil Supplier -Melb

Bulk Garden Soil Supplier -Melb

We are pretty used to it now.. LOL. Grass this weekend, and deck building. :D

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humble
Sep 25, 2012 1:49 pm
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
23 September 2012

Turf types and costs

Turf types and costs

That doesn't sound too bad. We are wanting a soft leaf Buffalo as according to my research it's low maintenance and tough in both frost and drought. I think the Palmetto…

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MalinViktoria
Sep 23, 2012 12:03 pm
MalinViktoria
Evelin
Evelin
23 September 2012

Where to buy Pomegranate and which variety in Perth?

Where to buy Pomegranate and which variety in Perth?

i bought 2 trees from wonderwest nursery (they are closed now) 10 years back. one tree gives very sweet pomergranate but they are white / light…

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Evelin
Sep 23, 2012 11:08 am
Lex
Lex
22 September 2012

Leaves are killing the lawn

Leaves are killing the lawn

I have a large deciduous tree that drops a huge amount of leaves on my backyard in winter (the backyard is part shade). This has mean that the…

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Lex
Sep 22, 2012 8:18 pm
Lex
SEA
SEA
22 September 2012

Choosing Turf

Choosing Turf

I am building in brookdale and am not sure what turf to get. I wanted sir walter but I am not sure how this will go as i have two large dogs 70 kg and 50kg. They are not…

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SEA
Sep 22, 2012 11:53 am
acrebuild111
acrebuild111
21 September 2012

Help with plant selection - native gardens

Help with plant selection - native gardens

Thanks Jazzy, i have one or two scattered but not a heap. ill re think that one

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acrebuild111
Sep 21, 2012 6:26 pm
humble
humble
21 September 2012

Ordering top soil (for new turf)

Ordering top soil (for new turf)

Last time I ordered top soil it was from a nursery, the unit is per scoop, 1 scoop = 0.5 m3, it was really easy. To save on delivery charge, I…

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humble
Sep 21, 2012 11:50 am
grom40
grom40
19 September 2012

Looking for advice on indoor plants

Looking for advice on indoor plants

Maybe some peace lilies? My Mum has one of these in her kitchen (south facing, diffused sunlight only) and it's a monster! Has beautiful green foliage and nice white…

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grom40
Sep 19, 2012 4:04 pm
grom40
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2012

What's this plant

What's this plant

We have a Viburnum Tinus on our rear boundary that is about ten years old and 5.5 - 6m high that is going gangbusters. It doesn't seem to get many psyllids at all but does…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2012 10:07 am
Almac
Almac
18 September 2012

Can anyone identify this purple flowering shrub

Can anyone identify this purple flowering shrub

Thanx BUT I can confirm that Benny's answer was correct - Petrea volubilis

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Almac
Sep 18, 2012 6:51 pm
ring09
ring09
17 September 2012

HELP - with name of plant please.

HELP - with name of plant please.

Thanks Missem, knew someone would know what the name was. Gotta love this forum. ::

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ring09
Sep 17, 2012 2:03 pm
ring09
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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 16, 2012 11:06 pm
Lex
Lex
16 September 2012

what is happening to my buffalo!

what is happening to my buffalo!

We haven't mowed ours for 4.5 months now 8)

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Lex
Sep 16, 2012 1:44 am
Lex
manger
manger
15 September 2012

Help with landscaping design

Help with landscaping design

Hello everyone, We reached a landscaping/small extension stage for our new property. I would appreciate some ideas regarding the back of our 600m2 block. We have a modest…

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manger
Sep 15, 2012 11:43 am

Hi guys, just wanted to ask what kind of pear tree is…

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kornjen
Sep 15, 2012 9:49 am
polly66
polly66
14 September 2012

molasses/seasol mix

molasses/seasol mix

Thanks for all your help guys, Bunnings Joondalup do have 2kg and 12 kg buckets of seamungus though it is more expensive than buying in from Landmark in Midvale but for…

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polly66
Sep 15, 2012 12:04 am
nismo9
nismo9
14 September 2012

exposed aggregate

exposed aggregate

Hi! i paid under $100 per m2 for 32mPa Boral Starlight exposed aggregate. it was the cheapest of all 4 quotes i got and the guy was a excellent. it's been almost a year…

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nismo9
Sep 14, 2012 10:41 pm
sandra77
sandra77
13 September 2012

Selective herbicide for Couch?

Selective herbicide for Couch?

G'day! I have done a search here and in google, I was wondering if there is a selective herbicide that will get the couch that is growing through our Zoysia. Our EZ lawn…

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sandra77
Sep 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
12 September 2012

Show me your side garden/sideway please!!! Need insperation

Show me your side garden/sideway please!!! Need insperation

Hi yall. After being in our home for over a year now, we are still waiting for it to be dry enough to get the backyard underway so in the mean time Im wanting to start…

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Rudolf1980
Sep 12, 2012 3:38 pm
Rudolf1980


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