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jaredlia
jaredlia
13 March 2012

AG Pipe Supplier in Perth

AG Pipe Supplier in Perth

I think if you try this place, then can tell you a stockists http://www.globalsynthetics.com.au/prod ... /proag.php If not an Ag place, Elders etc... Jared

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jaredlia
Mar 13, 2012 3:08 pm
esm
esm
13 March 2012

Which new lawn mower? Under $500.00

Which new lawn mower? Under $500.00
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is this $398 Masport from Bunnings a good…

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esm
Mar 13, 2012 2:46 pm
mikeg12
mikeg12
13 March 2012

Polishing River Pebbles

Polishing River Pebbles

wrexter - edging was purchased from Sander Landscape in Adelaide. Its a bit thicker than the normal galv edging so it doesnt twist or warp much at all

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mikeg12
Mar 13, 2012 1:08 pm
robduca
robduca
12 March 2012

Plant questions and looking for bamboo.

Plant questions and looking for bamboo.

Hey guys, Just a couple questions. 1. I have just sold my house, and i have a really nice white double frangipani in the front yard. Will it be ok to break some off and…

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robduca
Mar 12, 2012 9:33 pm
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CesarLoala
Mar 12, 2012 7:33 pm
kek
kek
12 March 2012

Screening ideas?

Screening ideas?

We have a few screens around our yard to hide various things or act as features (rather than stare at the fence or the neighbour's roof). Most are DIY and are detailed in…

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kek
Mar 12, 2012 6:32 pm
kek
bronros
bronros
12 March 2012

Magnolia Little Gem Problems

Magnolia Little Gem Problems
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Oh boy, I wished we'd persevered with our Little Gem, after reading all the comments above! :( Ours was mature, at least 10 yrs old, a picture of health until the big…

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bronros
Mar 12, 2012 11:59 am
Lisa23
Lisa23
11 March 2012

Looking for organic soil supplier West Melbourne

Looking for organic soil supplier West Melbourne

Hi. I am new to all this. Just built my home and I am now about to start my landscaping. I live in Geelong and I was hoping someone has found the closest place which sells…

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Lisa23
Mar 11, 2012 10:12 pm

Hi Guys, just wondering whether you have any ideas on how to prevent these insects from eating up my plant - from the pictures you can see that every leaf has had a bite…

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Markus1984
Mar 10, 2012 1:50 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 March 2012

Help - Hakea luarina looking stressed

Help - Hakea luarina looking stressed

dont prune any more. at the very least the brown and burnt leaves are protecting some of the otehrs.

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kexkez
Mar 08, 2012 7:19 pm
kexkez
StartingOut
StartingOut
6 March 2012

Need to concrete side of house - ground is very wet

Need to concrete side of house - ground is very wet

We had a very similar problem when our place was being built - not a good feeling to check out the build progress and finding deep puddles of mud all around the side of…

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StartingOut
Mar 06, 2012 9:29 am
poetic_slave
poetic_slave
5 March 2012

Newly laid turf going brown. HELP.

Newly laid turf going brown. HELP.

Despite all the rain the patches are still there although when I look really closely I can see new blades sprouting up on SOME of the dead patches. But some are still…

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poetic_slave
Mar 05, 2012 9:47 pm
poetic_slave
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
5 March 2012

Removing Kikuyu for garden bed

Removing Kikuyu for garden bed

Yep you really need to poison kik, its a means to an end. Or you can hand pull till your 100 years old.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 05, 2012 11:47 am
toolman
toolman
5 March 2012

Front Yard Complete - With Pics

Front Yard Complete - With Pics

Great looking yard! and low maintenance too. Awesome letterbox. Are you using LED lighting for your up/down lights?

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toolman
Mar 05, 2012 11:02 am
springtime
springtime
5 March 2012

Free land fill Sydney

Free land fill Sydney

Hi, I have 40 to 50 tons of land fill that I need to get rid of to make way for some landscaping . I'm giving it away for free, all that's needed is to arrange transport.

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springtime
Mar 05, 2012 8:20 am
Broom
Broom
3 March 2012

Front & backyard trees - Claret Ash?

Front & backyard trees - Claret Ash?

The ornamental pears can have the lower growing branches cut off to raise the canopy- I did it with the ones we had at our last place. I didn't…

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Broom
Mar 03, 2012 10:24 pm
Broom
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
3 March 2012

Weed Mats to Prevent Weeds Growing

Weed Mats to Prevent Weeds Growing

Mulch 10cm thick. Also spray the grass/weeds with glyphosate first, once they are dead mulch.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 03, 2012 11:30 am
Japonica26
Japonica26
2 March 2012

What's up with our lawn? Yellow patches.

What's up with our lawn? Yellow patches.
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Yup, I remember that thread as well. That's why I bought it...Fu recommended it. And our soil was not some "commonly sold" commercial garbage but from one of the…

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Japonica26
Mar 02, 2012 5:19 pm
applor
applor
2 March 2012

Olsens Green Bio discontinued

Olsens Green Bio discontinued

Yeah I had actually already bought bactivate grow because it was recommended but I had also read about Olsens Green Bio as being something you should add. Wasn't aware…

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applor
Mar 02, 2012 10:52 am
badshaaa
badshaaa
2 March 2012

Where to find certified organic soil in Sydney??

Where to find certified organic soil in Sydney??
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A question about the "sand" to mix with my clay soil. I was quoted $67 per tonne for "river sand". Is it meant to be…

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badshaaa
Mar 02, 2012 9:50 am
Nott
Nott
2 March 2012

To trim or not?

To trim or not?

hi, A few wks ago I found one large patch of yellow leaves in my pittosporum . Already gave the standard brew Fu mentioned. I also trimmed some off. Today, I found the…

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Nott
Mar 02, 2012 8:36 am
Nott
kek
kek
1 March 2012

The transformation is done!

The transformation is done!
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Wow just skimmed through the pics in this thread. Awesome to see how wonderful it looks. Shudder to guess costs of such a great job. Would love to…

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kek
Mar 01, 2012 6:40 am
kek
the walrus
the walrus
29 February 2012

What climber for pergola?

What climber for pergola?

Great! Oh well, considering a total change which would involve ripping out the entire bed that it lives in and landscaping the area... But it's in other parts of the…

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the walrus
Feb 29, 2012 10:14 pm
keen
keen
28 February 2012

Mulcher Mowing

Mulcher Mowing

I do not have a mulching mower and spread out my clippings on the lawn after mowing. (I prefer to mow with the catcher on as it is less messy.) Lawn clippings are like…

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keen
Feb 28, 2012 6:50 pm
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greenfish
Feb 28, 2012 12:09 pm
greenfish
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 February 2012

manchurian pears

manchurian pears

I got the same info as the abc link from very well respected horticulturalists here in Melb. Poor branch attachment, capable of failure under stress.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 26, 2012 11:37 am
71monaro
71monaro
25 February 2012

Is rainwater ok for subsurface turf irrigation?

Is rainwater ok for subsurface turf irrigation?

Thanks Fu, As any system plumbed to the house, if it runs out then it switches over to mains, so will always have a supply for the irrigation, It will just make sure we…

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71monaro
Feb 25, 2012 8:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

yellow leaves little Gem

yellow leaves little Gem

It's because it may werll be going through a leaf shed. Its an evergreen tree so that means they shed leaves all year round. At a few times a year, they will dump loads.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

What's with that soil...!

What's with that soil...!

Using manures in new gardens is not going to be the best way to spend your money./ Much of the life required to take advantage of that is not there yet so for the most…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:50 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo

Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo

There is an absolute plethora of turf threads. Use only organic treatments. Please don't fertilise it. In some cases that is what causes the problems in the first…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

Dwarf citrus/fruit trees

Dwarf citrus/fruit trees

A very general rule of thumb for citrus heights is dwarf to 1.5-2m, semi dwarf is 2-3m, and regular trees 1-6m. I say 1-6 because as bK said, just keep it clipped. All…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

Name this plant

Name this plant

Its a Phormium. Maybe something like Maori Chief.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

Gardenias and frost

Gardenias and frost

Even if they are damaged, care for them only with organic principles and they will bounce back fine.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

Help - can anyone identify these black spots?

Help - can anyone identify these black spots?

Please for the love of god don't use systemic insecticides to control these. Thier effects on us and our environment are concerning and one commonly recommended one even…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2012

black spots on yukkas

black spots on yukkas

That looks like hail damage to me. The black spots will be a symptom of that. You can see the other small scratches and indents on the leaf. Some will be going a bit…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2012 6:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Perthsider
Perthsider
25 February 2012

Lavender dying

Lavender dying

That is the problem, there is not much green left to prune as it is already dried out, unfortunately.

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Perthsider
Feb 25, 2012 1:11 am
phippsy
phippsy
24 February 2012

Design for sloping backyard

Design for sloping backyard

On the council approval thing, interestingly enough when I spoke to council about a wall I built years ago with sandstone roughs (uncut) the inspector informed me of the…

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phippsy
Feb 24, 2012 12:38 pm
vegasbaby
vegasbaby
23 February 2012

Retaining Wall - Render+Paint vs Sandstone Cladding

Retaining Wall - Render+Paint vs Sandstone Cladding

Thanks. So for budgetting purposes, that's about $100 per sqm.

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vegasbaby
Feb 23, 2012 6:02 pm
ESB
ESB
21 February 2012

Help with our Sir Walter .... please!

Help with our Sir Walter .... please!

After years of lawns going down, what's with all the patches this year? Make sure organic composts used are low in manures especially…

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ESB
Feb 21, 2012 7:34 am
ESB
bashworth
bashworth
20 February 2012

where to sharpen garden tools

where to sharpen garden tools

There should be instructions with the grinder, and.......... Make sure the tool you are sharpening is firmly fastened to a bench. Wear safety glasses and gloves Check the…

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bashworth
Feb 20, 2012 8:48 pm
bashworth
battery
battery
18 February 2012

Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Hi. I was just wondering if anyone had some suggestions of what materials I can use to build a portable backyard mini golf hole. I have the carpet so I am mainly wanting…

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battery
Feb 18, 2012 4:50 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
17 February 2012

Caterpillars invading my creeping boobialla

Caterpillars invading my creeping boobialla

Caterpillars invading my creeping boobialla. That sounds so wrong! :P Myoporum parvifoliums don't grow that big so I would do it by…

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JazzyJess
Feb 17, 2012 10:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

Artificial Grass - is it really that bad?

Artificial Grass - is it really that bad?
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http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breakin ... um=twitter Oh we are already seeing plastic grass ending up in landfill. At least lawn can be composted. Over heard a chap in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2012 11:56 am
The Garden Whisperer
BPMNZ
BPMNZ
17 February 2012

Bentonite Clay - Bunbury W.A.

Bentonite Clay - Bunbury W.A.

Hi All Just be careful with talking about Bentonites/Zeolites. There are Calcium and sodium Benotnites, the sodium bentonite is a swelling clay not ideally suited to the…

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BPMNZ
Feb 17, 2012 11:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

How to grow a lawn from seed in backyard with two dogs

How to grow a lawn from seed in backyard with two dogs

Make sure you are highly selective which seed you use. Most are ryes and fescues which are going to need so much water in summer to stay green. Big fail for resources and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2012 10:38 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

which turf for my front yard

which turf for my front yard

Simply check the turf threads stuck to the top of this forum Currently there are around 15000 threads asking which lawn. Sent via Tapatalk

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2012 10:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

Toadstools on Lawn

Toadstools on Lawn

Too much nitrogen. Time will be all that is required. Please don't use a fungicide on that. Leave it be. Sent via Tapatalk

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2012 10:32 am
The Garden Whisperer
d@n
d@n
17 February 2012

Leaf Blower

Leaf Blower

Easier on the ears too!

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d@n
Feb 17, 2012 9:24 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

Installing Lawn - Suggestions/Tips Required

Installing Lawn - Suggestions/Tips Required

There is around 4000 of my posts that answer your question. Also check the threads stuck to the top of this forum. Sent via Tapatalk

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:03 am
The Garden Whisperer


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