Landscape & Garden Design
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.
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…
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…
TheGardenWhispererAussie native (or close relatives) suggestions for fenceline
20 August 2012
Na, couldn't string a sentence together at the best of times. I'm knackered all the time.
Can someone tell an absolute novice the name of this plant?!
molasses and moo poo tea are going to fine for ongoing care.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
theoneandonly?CCA treated pine SLEEPERS in SA..Hmmm maybe concrete???
15 August 2012
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…
onenessslat fencing inbetween piers . Advice needed
6 August 2012
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…
KrilnikAtt BeatrixKiddo - lawn health during winter
5 August 2012
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…
BeatrixKiddoFu - help please! Planting seed instead of turf.
5 August 2012
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…
BeatrixKiddoAdvice; is this worth what we are paying for it.
2 August 2012
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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