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McKinnon
McKinnon
11 September 2012

Magnolias - which one??

Magnolias - which one??

Price has a lot to do with it. I have 20 little gems that are growing to hedge. The reason I bought them is because they are cheaper and I bought them directly from the…

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McKinnon
Sep 11, 2012 11:32 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
11 September 2012

Cherry Blossom tree

Cherry Blossom tree

Perfect, thanks grom, now why didn't I think of that?

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joannapaulp
Sep 11, 2012 8:15 am
Angel D
Angel D
9 September 2012

Which Decking Timber

Which Decking Timber

We did our decking in forest reds and got them from Bunnings, from memory it's was very reasonably priced.

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Angel D
Sep 09, 2012 2:16 am
Angel D
Balanced
Balanced
8 September 2012

How much does it cost to lay pavers?

How much does it cost to lay pavers?

thanks for taking the time to respond davinci. the information is most helpful. given the rates you a are quoting I think I'm on a winner. most appreciated.

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Balanced
Sep 08, 2012 5:10 pm
OwnHome
OwnHome
6 September 2012

Peat Moss- Is it good

Peat Moss- Is it good

I've a small garden bed with mixture of flower n fruits plants (banana, paw paw, hibiscus, rose, fig...). i've the limestone border which makes the soil more alkaline .…

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OwnHome
Sep 06, 2012 6:54 pm
selina2106
selina2106
5 September 2012

Same plant, different nurseries

Same plant, different nurseries

I've taken your advice and soaked them in seasol and they seem to be improving. The seasol says to use every 4-6 weeks but can I use it more often? Say weekly until…

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selina2106
Sep 05, 2012 8:54 pm
cmooring
cmooring
5 September 2012

Plants for a dry river bed creek - Gardening Australia

Plants for a dry river bed creek - Gardening Australia

There is another thread on that here; viewtopic.php?p=610803#p610803 I posted a pic on there of my brother and sister in laws place in Alice. It looked awesome. It was all…

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cmooring
Sep 05, 2012 12:34 am
cmooring
jemsaf
jemsaf
4 September 2012

Which variety is this? Hardy? Easy to grow? Attractive?

Which variety is this? Hardy? Easy to grow? Attractive?

Well Iam hoping that's not the case with these plants. I've bought a couple to see how I go with starting a hedge , fingers crossed it looks ok.

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jemsaf
Sep 04, 2012 8:55 pm
D101
D101
4 September 2012

Home for fauna

Home for fauna

I had hoped that I could get some lizards but I fear that the sunny spots in the garden may be too far away for them (about 2m away - across a garden path).

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D101
Sep 04, 2012 2:40 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
3 September 2012

Sodic soil?

Sodic soil?

The cloudiness can go but should still be there after 4 hours. If you can try again using rubber gloves, pliers, chop sticks etc to pick up a little aggregate of the clay…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Lex
Lex
2 September 2012

"Once a year" weed killers - Instructions for use

"Once a year" weed killers - Instructions for use

Oh geez. I already smell a stained fence ! ::hyst:: And another geez ... I'm scared that it won't work as it's been almost 10 days and those weeds are getting greener and…

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Lex
Sep 02, 2012 9:09 pm
Lex
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 September 2012

mulch mower and newly laid turf?

mulch mower and newly laid turf?
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OMG, sounds like couch is worse than kike ?!!? How's that possible !?!? ::hyst:: Fu, can it be killed with once a year weed killer ?! At least at the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 01, 2012 2:57 pm
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Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
31 August 2012

Planting trees near house

Planting trees near house
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Sounds a bit like Avatar! but there is a lot more to this world than is apparent on the surface. Fascinating stuff, all creation is an amazing thing.

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Treeseachanger
Aug 31, 2012 11:47 am
tstr1a
tstr1a
31 August 2012

tropical garden in melbourne

tropical garden in melbourne

I’m trying to create a tropical look garden and landscape as well. So have I have done a lot of work building a retainer wall, 6x7 deck, box seats and a bali hut. I will…

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tstr1a
Aug 31, 2012 9:37 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 August 2012

Moved house - please help identifying some shrubs.

Moved house - please help identifying some shrubs.

Fair enough :) Yes trim the tube stock as well. Throw the clippings in the bottom of the hole before planting, or around the top of the soil if clipping after planting. It…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 30, 2012 11:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 August 2012

Help with plant ideas!

Help with plant ideas!

Make sure you add bentonite clay to the sand. You can add compost and landscape mixes as much as you like but without clay in there as well, its not good soil and many in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 30, 2012 10:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 August 2012

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Starting to think we kill this thread as its becoming a mess after such a great start. Everything required is covered in the first 2 pages. I think a lawn forum would be…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 30, 2012 10:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2012

Native Hedge

Native Hedge

You can use virtually any Australian shrub. The tags won't say "suitable for hedging" so just do it anyway. You'll love what can be created. Grevillea look good and are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2012 11:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2012

Hey Fu, Thoughts on my potential feature trees please

Hey Fu, Thoughts on my potential feature trees please

They sucker even when the roots are left alone. I've seen it many times over.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2012 11:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2012

Growing Hedges

Growing Hedges

Growing on concrete in the fashion shown above isn't something that sits comfortably with me for Australian conditions. In the last few years of the La Nina the East coast…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2012 11:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2012

Shade loving native shrubs/groundcover

Shade loving native shrubs/groundcover

Yes Thomasia http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/search/quick?q=Thomasia (click the camera icon to see a photo) You guys know I'm crap at typing. I do all this off the top of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2012 11:01 pm
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DazzaB
DazzaB
28 August 2012

Moss Rocks Budgeting

Moss Rocks Budgeting

Hi Folks, I'm trying to decide whether to get some moss rocks for my front yard. If you've got them can you please tell me how much they cost and the size of the area you…

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DazzaB
Aug 28, 2012 4:16 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
27 August 2012

Clay under garden bed

Clay under garden bed

Powerfeed is soluble so just pour it over your garden ... do a search and see what Fu says ...

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Mclaren
Aug 27, 2012 4:48 pm
Mclaren
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
24 August 2012

Whats your mail box like??????

Whats your mail box like??????
1, 2, 3

Our landscaper did our fencing between the house and side fences and I asked him to order a bit extra to mount a mailbox on and the photo shows the finished product. I…

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grumblebum54
Aug 24, 2012 10:28 pm
grumblebum54
Lex
Lex
24 August 2012

Water run off to neighbours yard

Water run off to neighbours yard

I was concerned that you were actually overwatering it ... but maybe not, seeing that only the sunny parts are changing colour :th: ... The soil should really not be…

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Lex
Aug 24, 2012 9:37 pm
Lex

hi all i have been reading all the post regarding decking on slab and am ready to go with it all, just one minor query: As you can see in the image below, I am doing…

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mikeg12
Aug 23, 2012 11:55 am
D101
D101
22 August 2012

Sandstone terrace garden bed drainage

Sandstone terrace garden bed drainage

Not sure if these helped - do you think that drainage is an issue/should be addressed?

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D101
Aug 22, 2012 9:59 pm
devank
devank
21 August 2012

Synthetic Grass?

Synthetic Grass?
1, 2, 3

I think that's a bit of over reaction :) I have it where it is shaded areas or where natural grass is is not practical due to other 'structures'. It saves my time, energy…

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devank
Aug 21, 2012 11:31 pm
devank
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
21 August 2012

plating strip edging

plating strip edging

Quick question. Need to do a 250mm planting strip along the retaining wall street side. Was wanting to use treated pine. Now for supports do I just get some stakes and…

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NEWLYWEDS
Aug 21, 2012 10:36 am
Danois
Danois
20 August 2012

Landscape Contractors - Things to look out for?

Landscape Contractors - Things to look out for?

Hehe, nothing like re-reading a post :wink: Thanks for the list, it's awesome!

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Danois
Aug 20, 2012 11:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 August 2012

Aussie native (or close relatives) suggestions for fenceline

Aussie native (or close relatives) suggestions for fenceline

Na, couldn't string a sentence together at the best of times. I'm knackered all the time.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 20, 2012 11:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Somehow image was uploading as thumbnail. Didn't remember altering settings tho!! :? Here's the dombeya pic again. As I said, I think still attractive even with spent…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 19, 2012 7:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2012

clovers starting to invade buffalo grass

clovers starting to invade buffalo grass

I've got some posts on how to effectively spray weed sprays. For Buffalo lawns, look for the teeney tiny print on the box/bottle that says Bromoxynil. Amgrow/Chemspray…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2012 12:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2012

Best way to grow chillies in a pot

Best way to grow chillies in a pot

Avoid using fertilisers with them. Chemical fertilisers will retard healthy growth and make for a weak pest prone plant that then perpetuates you buying more crap to spray…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2012 12:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2012

Name of this Plant

Name of this Plant

The plant is Helixine. Babys tears is the common name. Just break some off the plant you saw and plant in a moist shaded area.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2012 11:42 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2012

Hedge plant with shallow root system?

Hedge plant with shallow root system?

Growing a plant that will be taller in 20cm of soil depth may not go so well in the heat or during windy conditions. There may not be enough moisture available in the soil…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2012 11:35 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2012

Pincushion Hakea

Pincushion Hakea

I might add that the Pin Cushion Hakea is also sold as a Dwarf. Only the select few WA garden centres will even know about them. Funny enough, those garden centres are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2012 11:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2012

Winter Grass!

Winter Grass!

There is quite a few posts of mine relating to how best to control winter grass. Its easy. Just choose the better products to do it amid the variety of choice and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2012 10:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2012

When to prune a Cumquat?

When to prune a Cumquat?

Anytime is a good time. If its been heavily clipped, then yes its fruiting can be buggered for a year or so. Branches that will be exposed to the sun should be painted…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2012 10:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2012

Help promote SOD rooting

Help promote SOD rooting

What will help is to not fertilise it. Of the types you'd be likely to use, they will in actual fact retard the root growth by killing soil organisms which are actually…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2012 10:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2012

Spider I.D please

Spider I.D please
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Daddy long legs will predate RedBacks. Lots of Daddy Longlegs around will see you a degree of peace of mind :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2012 10:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2012

Neglected Pear Tree - pruning advise please.

Neglected Pear Tree - pruning advise please.

A renovation of the tree may result in a reduced fruit output. However the greater benefit will be a healthier tree capable of better fruiting in years to come. It can…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2012 10:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 August 2012

Laying turf - will it spread?

Laying turf - will it spread?

Yep, cut into little bits and plant out. Back in the 70's and before that, it was how all lawns were done. Well, nearly all lawns.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 17, 2012 5:32 pm
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