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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

Holy crap I've got some catching' up to do

Holy crap I've got some catching' up to do

You guys have been über busy! I have gone missing for a while and the few times I've had to get on here has been absorbed with answering PMs not posted on the forum.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 16, 2012 11:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2012

pressure regulator requirement

pressure regulator requirement

Install the regulator after the master valve or one on each station after the valve if regular "old skool" retic is used elsewhere on the system. Instal a disk filter…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 16, 2012 11:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 February 2012

Matilda turf

Matilda turf

Please for the love of god (or insert any preferred religious representative) you guys, (as I have posted at least 200 times), need to get over the infatuation of viewing…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 16, 2012 10:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
tjilpi
tjilpi
15 February 2012

My poor orange tree :(

My poor orange tree :(

Hmmm....so it was green and healthy.....then you started peeing on it........and now it looks like that ::study:: Would they call that the pisss of death??? ::surprise:: ::lol:: Sorry, couldn't…

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tjilpi
Feb 15, 2012 10:49 pm
mary23
mary23
14 February 2012

Screening plants

Screening plants

Keep an eye on those cordies come summer. I strongly suggest unstaking those agonis or you will not get the look you are hoping for. Staking is…

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mary23
Feb 14, 2012 6:33 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
12 February 2012

Concrete Sleepers or Treated Pine?

Concrete Sleepers or Treated Pine?

I was looking at concrete sleepers too and found this mob in Brisbane, http://www.wix.com/sponge2222/main#!prices Not to bad compared to timber.

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Onebuild
Feb 12, 2012 10:38 pm
KAN
KAN
12 February 2012

Landscape gardeners questions

Landscape gardeners questions

We are about to engage a landscape gardener and will be spending approx. $35,000 - $40,000 with them. What questions should I be asking, here are some I have thought…

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KAN
Feb 12, 2012 7:26 am
ilikethemoon
ilikethemoon
9 February 2012

Websites or Magazines for Landscaping Inspiration?

Websites or Magazines for Landscaping Inspiration?

Now that we have slab down I'm excited to get cracking on our landscaping design. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what magazines/websites I should be visiting…

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ilikethemoon
Feb 09, 2012 12:39 pm
ilikethemoon

Hi there, We're about to lay a crushed gravel path with 'stepping stone' pavers down the side of our house to replace the dirt and weeds that are there currently. This…

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StartingOut
Feb 09, 2012 10:35 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
6 February 2012

Short courses on gardening in Sydney or via correspondence?

Short courses on gardening in Sydney or via correspondence?

In regards to your selections so far; Roses = lots of spraying for fungus and pests in Sydney due to the high humidity, you can minimise spraying but its significantly…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 06, 2012 7:03 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
6 February 2012

Problem with a Landscaper

Problem with a Landscaper

Office of fair trading is where I'd suggest Keep any receipts you may have received and any costs you've incurred Assuming he's got a License Number, the fair trading can…

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jimnsal
Feb 06, 2012 5:20 pm
jimnsal
country bumpkin
country bumpkin
5 February 2012

Loquat tree

Loquat tree

oh i love loquats!!!!!!! i had grand plans for quite an orchard in our house, but it seems we have a possum problem, so will have to re think it for now until the other…

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country bumpkin
Feb 05, 2012 5:44 pm
PHL
PHL
5 February 2012

Timber or steel veranda

Timber or steel veranda

The issue is that we aren't comfortable with the installer touching the roof, we need a 5.5m x 5m roof area, he mentioned 2 posts through 2 tiles…

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PHL
Feb 05, 2012 5:12 pm
Abby
Abby
3 February 2012

Growing vegies on windy site

Growing vegies on windy site

Hi, On the weekend my Dh built some raised boxes and filled them with vegies. On Monday along came the wind and destroyed most of them. Is there any sort of structure we…

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Abby
Feb 03, 2012 6:37 am
jbarry
jbarry
1 February 2012

Help! Frangipani - Leaves Burnt

Help! Frangipani - Leaves Burnt

Thanks so much for your reply and all those great tips. I ended up finding some info online saying to trim off the leaves leaving around 1 cm. I can't believe it, they…

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jbarry
Feb 01, 2012 5:50 pm
tikelz
tikelz
1 February 2012

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

I would be interested to know too.. whenever i water my grass i find heaps jumping acrross the grass. i think they might be damaging my plants

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tikelz
Feb 01, 2012 3:42 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
31 January 2012

Fallen leaves in garden beds

Fallen leaves in garden beds

re the Little Gem leaves - I'd imagine it'd be best to leave them where they fall, as when they break down wouldn't they then return all the same nutrients the plant needs…

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StartingOut
Jan 31, 2012 5:50 pm
Linda232323
Linda232323
31 January 2012

Yucca Advice

Yucca Advice

Thanks! I will give that a go

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Linda232323
Jan 31, 2012 11:42 am
avaganda
avaganda
30 January 2012

my caprosmas r dying in the heat.help!! Fu? anyone? urgent!!

my caprosmas r dying in the heat.help!! Fu? anyone? urgent!!

The weather in Perth is really bad and hot at the moment but this is not common. A light old sheet over the top on the 37+ days, seasol, water essential. and I would give…

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avaganda
Jan 30, 2012 10:44 pm

This plant is in the community garden near where i live ad i think its nice and looks resillient enough that i wont kill it. Does anyone know its…

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jzell67
Jan 30, 2012 9:32 pm
winner
winner
30 January 2012

Delay in construction period

Delay in construction period
VIC

winner, I think you are posting in the wrong thread, however I'll try and answer anyway. Our builder first proposed to provide us with a…

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winner
Jan 30, 2012 5:59 pm
wendlle
wendlle
29 January 2012

plants for clay soil / dry climate

plants for clay soil / dry climate

Hi I live on the far south coast of NSW and my backyard is full of heavy clay soil and we also get very little rainfall. I have a few grevillias and calistemons but they…

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wendlle
Jan 29, 2012 3:40 pm
NiMa
NiMa
29 January 2012

Help to Identify Good Soil, Fertilizer, etc.

Help to Identify Good Soil, Fertilizer, etc.

Hi Guys I am planning to plant some Fruit Trees and Vegetables in Melbourne. Below I have listed the steps (bottom to top) how I am going to lay layers of soil,…

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NiMa
Jan 29, 2012 10:34 am
tikelz
tikelz
27 January 2012

top soil

top soil

Hi, I am about to lay a organic top soil accross the lawn... Fu mentioned to by Zeolite.. Should i: airate the lawn first spread the zeolite Spread the Soil Pour…

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tikelz
Jan 27, 2012 11:07 am
dunart
dunart
27 January 2012

A quick wetting agent question for Fu ?

A quick wetting agent question for Fu ?

as a farmer, the solution is enough clay to over come the problem with sandy soils. we farmers spread from 15 kgs up heard of rates to 50 kgs being tried. at these rates,…

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dunart
Jan 27, 2012 1:56 am
Broom
Broom
26 January 2012

How do I get rid of cowthrop?

How do I get rid of cowthrop?

After some advice please ::smile:: We have 2.2acres which is absolutely riddled with cowthrop! (Man those things hurt to step on) We have moved into our new house & would like to…

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Broom
Jan 26, 2012 10:39 pm
Broom
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
26 January 2012

Who to engage to build a retaining wall

Who to engage to build a retaining wall

Most Landscapers do retaining walls or you could have a go at DIY.

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KnockItDown
Jan 26, 2012 8:44 am
KnockItDown
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
25 January 2012

Organic Fertiliser - Is there one that isn't high in N?

Organic Fertiliser - Is there one that isn't high in N?

Thanks for your reply. I'm presently using Amgrow's Organix Harvest (which stinks so it must be good). The Neutrog rose one you suggested has a much more balanced NPK so…

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kezacheekychicken
Jan 25, 2012 11:22 am

the tall ones could be small dragons blood plants. or a form of marginata (dracaena) see these two threads In one of the threads Fu's last comment was this: "For…

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kexkez
Jan 25, 2012 9:32 am
kexkez
KAN
KAN
24 January 2012

Anyone want to share fencing or retaining wall contact?

Anyone want to share fencing or retaining wall contact?

Hi We are in Sydney's inner west, and are in desperate need of someone to complete a retaining wall in the next two weeks or so prior to our driveway being laid. I am…

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KAN
Jan 24, 2012 12:44 pm
project 282
project 282
24 January 2012

Fencer / landscaper Sydney

Fencer / landscaper Sydney

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced fencer & landscaper on Sydney's North Shore? We're looking for someone with experience / capability with stonework. Thank you.

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project 282
Jan 24, 2012 9:59 am
kexkez
kexkez
22 January 2012

Which Grass Plant?

Which Grass Plant?

my aunt has lots of them in her front garden area and she commented that although she loved the look of the "limelight" ( diff plant with sim look) the lomandras were…

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kexkez
Jan 22, 2012 8:23 pm
kexkez
NiMa
NiMa
22 January 2012

What is the Name of this Tree?

What is the Name of this Tree?

Thanks Buttercup. I will buy few plants. NiMa

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NiMa
Jan 22, 2012 8:15 pm
71monaro
71monaro
20 January 2012

rendered retaining wall advise

rendered retaining wall advise

I would like to acheive a rendered look retaining wall. <1m height >10m length. Is the most economical solution a concrete sleeper wall, covered in blueboard, rendered?…

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71monaro
Jan 20, 2012 10:41 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
20 January 2012

Hedge Plant for pot?

Hedge Plant for pot?

In that case my choice would be either Gardenia or Camellia Sasanqua, both are evergreen, flower well and also suited to tubs. Should look nice.

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HappyCamper_au
Jan 20, 2012 7:08 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
20 January 2012

Ugly Brick Wall - Help !!!

Ugly Brick Wall - Help !!!
1, 2

What a difference - looks great and I've seen some really nice metal wall art ... worth all your efforts :: ::

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Mclaren
Jan 20, 2012 2:52 pm
Mclaren
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 January 2012

Storm water drainage problems - agi pipe

Storm water drainage problems - agi pipe

Why do your roof gutters overflow? Do you have a secondary issue? The channel drain used in front of garages sounds like the best solution to cope with the amount of water…

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KnockItDown
Jan 20, 2012 11:46 am
KnockItDown
Deemaree
Deemaree
19 January 2012

Problem with Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear trees

Problem with Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear trees

^^ Me too-but I thought the OP might be terrified if I suggested that! ::lol:: I use directional cuts on my trees as it is-both the fruit trees & ornamentals.....one day I may…

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Deemaree
Jan 19, 2012 3:59 pm
Deemaree
blocka
blocka
19 January 2012

Herbs Patch

Herbs Patch

I cannot for the life of me grow corriander. It either wilts and dies within a week, or races to seed. Any tips. I have basil, rosemary, parsley, oregano, sage, thyme, and…

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blocka
Jan 19, 2012 5:05 am
jetson
jetson
17 January 2012

HELP!!

HELP!!

The couch looks resonably healthy and the kikuyu is looking ok too. You said about 6 months ago that would make it winter. I wonder if the dead areas are just cool season…

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jetson
Jan 17, 2012 7:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 January 2012

Concreting out the back using wheelbarrow

Concreting out the back using wheelbarrow

If you are going to want a good long term finish with concrete you might need to go deeper than 100mm. The following link talks about what I think needs to be under the…

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bashworth
Jan 17, 2012 4:35 pm
bashworth
tikelz
tikelz
17 January 2012

string line on top of fence to repel birds sitting

string line on top of fence to repel birds sitting

I didnt really want to pay that much for a strip like that. i have researched that solution but it would cost about $200+ i was hoping for a cheaper solution

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tikelz
Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm
sij
sij
17 January 2012

Polypropylene or Concrete Soakwells?

Polypropylene or Concrete Soakwells?

Hi All, am a bit lost which is better? Installers all 3 keep saying Polypropylene Tanks are better as drainage rate is quiker and is coated or surrounded with…

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sij
Jan 17, 2012 3:43 pm
markymeh
markymeh
15 January 2012

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?

A friend used Evolve Outdoors and they did an amazing job. Website is something like timetogetdirty.com.au

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markymeh
Jan 15, 2012 10:25 pm
markymeh
markymeh
15 January 2012

Landscape Designer - Do i need one?

Landscape Designer - Do i need one?

I posted this in a similar forum, a friend used Evolve Outdoors and they dd an amazing job. We are building in CS and will use them for sure! Off memory I think their…

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markymeh
Jan 15, 2012 10:22 pm
markymeh
markymeh
15 January 2012

Landscaper Wanted Caroline Springs - Found

Landscaper Wanted Caroline Springs - Found

A friend used Evolve Outdoors, they were a little more expensive but the job looked amazing. We are building and will use them for sure! Their website is something like…

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markymeh
Jan 15, 2012 10:13 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 January 2012

About to buy 132m2 of turf any good deals or hook ups in Vic

About to buy 132m2 of turf any good deals or hook ups in Vic

Those prices are pretty much the going Vic rate. You can also go the viro cell lawn option if you are not after an instant carpet. Diversity plants sell them by mail. Just…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 15, 2012 6:52 pm
cmooring
cmooring
15 January 2012

Another game of....name that plant

Another game of....name that plant

great news cmooring. We planted ~35 tubestock of pincushion hakeas last year. We had to<well ok hubby> use a crow bar to dig holes to plant the…

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cmooring
Jan 15, 2012 1:15 am
cmooring


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