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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
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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
ring09
ring09
12 September 2012

Synthtic Turf - Melb North East Supplier

Synthtic Turf - Melb North East Supplier

Hi, just wondering if anyone has used a supplier in the north east or north west for their synthetic turf. We are now in a position to get some, ideally looking for…

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ring09
Sep 12, 2012 3:21 pm
ring09
dvestate
dvestate
11 September 2012

Landscape Plan for Building Approval

Landscape Plan for Building Approval

I have no idea what tree would be OK in this situation, I am assuming the sewer will only be a metre or so below ground. Need to google some trees that don't have invasive roots :)

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dvestate
Sep 11, 2012 4:31 pm
blacky199
blacky199
11 September 2012

Architect looking for concreter for exposed agg driveway

Architect looking for concreter for exposed agg driveway

Hi Guys, Project administrator here with 7 years experience in the industry willing to offer full drafting/documentation services for additions/alterations or new home…

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blacky199
Sep 11, 2012 1:00 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 September 2012

LAWN STRIPING

LAWN STRIPING

Will that work with Sapphire buffalo, have to keep it quite long. Best to find something to bend it after it is cut.

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McKinnon
Sep 11, 2012 12:37 pm
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 12:32 pm
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 9:15 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 3:16 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 6:10 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 7:54 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 9:54 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 1:34 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 9:55 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 3:40 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 1:00 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 10:09 pm
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2012 3:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:47 pm
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 10:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 31, 2012 12:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 11:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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