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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
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 August 2012

Recommend company in Sydney for landscaping quotation?

Recommend company in Sydney for landscaping quotation?

The best advice I can offer is to go to the sticky at the top of this forum. "Choosing a landscaper" Select a landscaper from the link for your state. There are a lot of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 17, 2012 5:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 August 2012

Hedge plant near easement..

Hedge plant near easement..

The bloody over marketed lily pilly. No wonder they are mentioned so much on websites. Theres a stack of coin behind them being promoted. To me if there was a hedge that…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 17, 2012 12:14 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 August 2012

Perth turf - out with the old in with the new

Perth turf - out with the old in with the new

Make sure you talk with the SwanRiver trust about using Grey water near the river. they will have good advice about which "enviro" sensitive products are suitable for use…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 16, 2012 11:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 August 2012

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation

The last couple of years have been La Niña years. When the dry El Niño returns it will bring the dry again and that means available tank water maybe compromised in summer.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 16, 2012 11:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 August 2012

is it safe to build fence on top of stone retaining wall?

is it safe to build fence on top of stone retaining wall?

Here in WA, we have most of our fences on top of limestone retaining walls. i'm looking at one right now.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 16, 2012 9:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
15 August 2012

CCA treated pine SLEEPERS in SA..Hmmm maybe concrete???

CCA treated pine SLEEPERS in SA..Hmmm maybe concrete???

concrete ones are the way to go so far cheapest ive found (plain 2m by 200 by 80) is 29.50 each but when i said id need around 150 he knocked a buck off each…

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theoneandonly?
Aug 15, 2012 12:09 pm
Lex
Lex
14 August 2012

Steps and riser height

Steps and riser height

^ < like :D > that sounds familiar !!

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Lex
Aug 14, 2012 6:49 pm
Lex
grom40
grom40
14 August 2012

Front garden suggestions

Front garden suggestions

Have you considered a dry creek bed? Here's one I prepared earlier ;) (containing some of the plants that First_Timer_Ray has suggested) viewtopic.php?f=19&t=55778&p=884675

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grom40
Aug 14, 2012 5:31 pm
grom40
dave_81
dave_81
13 August 2012

slatter bugs/beetles

slatter bugs/beetles

Hey Miss_petepie The slaters wont do any damage to your lawn, however they will eat away at the leaves of succulent plants eg: flowers and vegies... Being in Harrisdale I…

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dave_81
Aug 13, 2012 10:08 pm
kek
kek
12 August 2012

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

Landscape quotation, is that a good price or not?

I'm locking this thread, as this is a duplicate post. Kek Support Team

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kek
Aug 12, 2012 10:55 am
kek
oneness
oneness
6 August 2012

slat fencing inbetween piers . Advice needed

slat fencing inbetween piers . Advice needed

Another option is to use the imitation decking timbers...That way you have no maintenance (don't know about initial cost vs maintenance though) I have seen some in M & B…

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oneness
Aug 06, 2012 8:25 pm
Krilnik
Krilnik
5 August 2012

Att BeatrixKiddo - lawn health during winter

Att BeatrixKiddo - lawn health during winter

Yeah, as per my initial post my kikuyu went yellow during the frosts we recently experienced in Melbourne. It's already bounced back. Two weeks later and it's back to…

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Krilnik
Aug 05, 2012 9:49 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
5 August 2012

Fu - help please! Planting seed instead of turf.

Fu - help please! Planting seed instead of turf.

After doing my own lawn and now being a lot more educated on soil, do not use a plate compactor on clay soil if you plan to grow anything in it. It will destroy the soils…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 05, 2012 7:33 pm
aspire029
aspire029
5 August 2012

advice on backyard design with pictures below

advice on backyard design with pictures below

It would be a pity to remove the trees. Although, in this case it would be advisable... on one condition. That you replant a couple of other…

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aspire029
Aug 05, 2012 1:12 pm
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
3 August 2012

Using Sleepers as garden Edger?

Using Sleepers as garden Edger?

Thanks, jus remembered my brothers friend owns a concreting company that does driveways and retaining walls. So might give him a buzz. Or better, get my brother to give…

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1stBuildFR
Aug 03, 2012 12:19 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 August 2012

Advice; is this worth what we are paying for it.

Advice; is this worth what we are paying for it.

Fair enough Fu whatever does the job. Forgot to mention, gypsum and compost applied at the same works way better than gypsum alone. In fact I wouldn't use gypsum alone in…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 02, 2012 8:33 pm
KerryF
KerryF
2 August 2012

Tree Replacement

Tree Replacement

Unless you're going to espalier a fruit tree, Fu's right about not planting them on fencelines. There's aesthetic and practical considerations to consider really. On…

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KerryF
Aug 02, 2012 1:35 pm
KerryF

Soil preparation and "conditioning"

Soil preparation and "conditioning"

They won't. What may would be weed seeds that will germinate after disturbing the soil. They will be there now, for years having lay domant. nothing you can do to stop…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 02, 2012 4:04 am
The Garden Whisperer

Type of grass?

Type of grass?

Munns Golf Course Green is a slow release organic fertiliser. One of the best fertilisers on the market of you are into using fertilisers to make lawns "look" good.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 02, 2012 3:40 am
The Garden Whisperer
AdamBorzy2012
AdamBorzy2012
1 August 2012

Garden Shed

Garden Shed

Hey AdamBorzy2012 , If it makes any difference I was looking at buying through these guys.. by far the cheapest I have seen and pretty good…

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AdamBorzy2012
Aug 01, 2012 12:52 am
AdamBorzy2012

Dickers Organic Fertilisers

Dickers Organic Fertilisers

I'd not get too caught up in symantics of the two bactivates. They are both miles ahead of what other are doing. Add the biochar. Sand, zeolite and biochar are going to …

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 31, 2012 4:03 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Dirt Help - Alfresco garden!

Dirt Help - Alfresco garden!
1, 2

We cut them back in March when our hottest weather is around. You guys would do the same earlier when your hottest weather is around, I think December/early Jan from…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 31, 2012 1:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Can I save my mop top??? i think it drowned :(

Can I save my mop top??? i think it drowned :(

http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/impor ... 04_019.pdf As nice as they look, they are an absolute menace in landscapes. i deal with disputes regarding these at least every…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 31, 2012 12:10 am
The Garden Whisperer

Water crystals as additive

Water crystals as additive

I'd like to add to this by saying, if we topdress our lawns with products such as Dabco Saturaid, Munns Weta Lawn and Garden etc, is it really…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 10:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Chestnut and other fruit Trees

Chestnut and other fruit Trees

Get in touch with my mate Peter. petercoppin.com.au Great bloke and one of Australia's best orchard consultants. He is super passionate about getting fruit and food into…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 10:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Naked Farmer soil additive alternatives?

Naked Farmer soil additive alternatives?

Naked farmer is no longer available due to Debco no longer trading to the best of my knowledge. Bio Char is the only comparable product.... in the world :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 10:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Native Plants/Trees

Native Plants/Trees

The 5ltr size means its a Benara plant from here in WA. The biggest nursery in the Southern hemisphere they export to the east coast in huge numbers. Lots of Ozothamnus…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 9:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Free young gum trees Western suburbs Melbourne

Free young gum trees Western suburbs Melbourne

Wonderful! Best time to plant a tree was 20years ago. The second best time is now :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 9:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Grass and direct sunlight - WA

Grass and direct sunlight - WA

All soils, especially in WA, must have soil amendments used prior to starting a landscape in the traditional sense. You can get any type of turf to grow there to a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 9:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Comparing Lawn contract choices

Comparing Lawn contract choices

If using integrated drippers (Netafim or KISS) they must be accompanied by a very expensive valve called an RPZ valve (~$500) alnog with being calibrated and checked each…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 8:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer

palm trees along front fence.

palm trees along front fence.

palms and waterwise don't mix unfortunately.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 8:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
kornjen
kornjen
30 July 2012

moving trees

moving trees

just an update on this.. the tree has died.. I reported the case to our council.. they removed the tree after 3 days... and is for replacement..

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kornjen
Jul 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Preparing soil for lawn what sand?

Preparing soil for lawn what sand?

You need to ensure zeolite is added through the structure. I would add some sand blended through with clay soils. 15% compost ratio is all that is required. We have done…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 11:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
bashworth
bashworth
30 July 2012

Moss Rock retaining wall over 1M needs council approval?

Moss Rock retaining wall over 1M needs council approval?

Its more something you could go to the council and ask for an opinion on from them - not ignoring them!

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bashworth
Jul 30, 2012 6:06 am
bashworth
Broom
Broom
28 July 2012

Landscape Design / Concept for one Acre

Landscape Design / Concept for one Acre

Look up "Cherub" on this forum, he is a landscape designer based in Cronulla? I think :th: NSW somewhere... He recently did a landscape design for our 2acres & we're based…

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Broom
Jul 28, 2012 8:38 pm
Broom
Rowena
Rowena
28 July 2012

The Block - Dan and Danis Bamboo

The Block - Dan and Danis Bamboo

The beauty of using bamboo is it's perfect for really narrow and shallow garden beds. Most bamboos have a shallow root system, so you only need up to 50cm depth (hence why…

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Rowena
Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Rowena
Jaans
Jaans
25 July 2012

garden accent lighting

garden accent lighting

There are quite a few DIY Garden Light options available. Some more expensive than others. The just of it is that you'll need to determine how many lights you want and…

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Jaans
Jul 25, 2012 1:20 pm

Ive got a whole heap of tree branches/tree limbs that I've got to dispose of. If the minister of finance would approve the purchase of a mulcher i would mulch it up and…

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jzell67
Jul 20, 2012 8:42 pm
kornjen
kornjen
23 July 2012

doing my own decking? what do i need

doing my own decking? what do i need

hehe.. sorry mate.. will ask the council... 5m x 5m is 25m².....which is larger than 10m² You're better to check…

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kornjen
Jul 23, 2012 8:28 am
sherro1
sherro1
16 July 2012

Can anyone recommend a paver for Melbourne (Keysborough)

Can anyone recommend a paver for Melbourne (Keysborough)

Hi All, Am building a new home on the Somerfield Estate in Keysborough and we have decided to use our small backyard space and side of house by way of paving, as we dont…

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sherro1
Jul 16, 2012 10:20 am
vkee
vkee
11 July 2012

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

I've recently built in Sydney in a fairly new estate and was required to complete our landscaping before our OC was issued. I'm sure there are estates that are more…

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vkee
Jul 11, 2012 11:47 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
11 July 2012

Seeking landscape design/builder reccs - W/Syd or Hills

Seeking landscape design/builder reccs - W/Syd or Hills

As the title suggests I'm looking for landscapers in Western Sydney Or Hills district for our new house/land, which is nearing completion. If you've had a great…

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budgnbear
Jul 11, 2012 6:24 pm


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