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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 12:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 12:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:16 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 5:48 pm
Mclaren

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 11:28 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 10:37 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 12:55 pm
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 10:59 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 22, 2012 12:31 am
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 11:36 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 21, 2012 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 21, 2012 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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 8:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2012 1:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2012 1:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2012 12:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2012 12:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2012 12:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2012 11:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2012 11:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2012 11:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 August 2012

Spider I.D please

Spider I.D please
1, 2

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2012 11:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2012 11:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2012 6:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2012 6:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2012 1:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2012 12:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2012 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 16, 2012 10:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:09 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 7:49 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 6:31 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 11:08 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 11:55 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 9:25 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 10:49 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 8:33 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 2:12 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 1:19 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 9:33 pm

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