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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 7:02 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 8:34 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 9:48 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 5:50 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 11:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 12:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 11:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 11:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 11:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 2:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Does anyone have a mature Magnolia Exmouth?

Does anyone have a mature Magnolia Exmouth?

Exmouth is a bloody big Magnolia. Just use Little Gem. Sent via Tapatalk

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 2:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Zoysia or Couch?!?!

Zoysia or Couch?!?!

If you own a golf course, lawn bowls club, public open space then like or couch are for you. If you have a domestic urban block, use Zoysia. Sent via Tapatalk

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Not sure what happened to my fragipani

Not sure what happened to my fragipani

A good potting mix? Ask a garden centre and everyone of them is good. Anyway, pluck off the leaves, molasses, seasol and a layer of pinebark mulch in the top of the pot.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Can anyone identify this weed for me please?

Can anyone identify this weed for me please?

Why kill it? A beautiful blend of Dichondra and turf. Wonderful things will happen :) Sent via Tapatalk

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:41 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Please help identify what's eating our murraya

Please help identify what's eating our murraya

Who knows but either way it's not anywhere near the end of the world. The great thing is it'll just grow new leaves and some amazing moth or butterfly can do their amazing…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Help with our EZ please!

Help with our EZ please!
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Using Kike or couch is the very reason why I can cruise one urban McLandscape disaster zone after another and see people who hate their lawns. More grass in the gardens…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Name of These Plants?

Name of These Plants?

Try Casurina Cousin it for a tougher but similar look without flowers you'll notice. A deep emerald green :) Sent via Tapatalk

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

Too much pressure?

Too much pressure?

Yep. Also install a pressure regulator. Sent via Tapatalk

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 1:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2012

When to plant Chinese Tallow

When to plant Chinese Tallow

Tallow will be fine. No matter what tree is planted, it's going to chase the soft soil where the trenches were dug. Why? It's easy for them. 8m is still a small tree.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 12:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2012 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 16, 2012 11:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:49 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 7:33 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 11:38 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 8:26 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 1:39 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 11:35 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 8:03 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 6:20 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 6:44 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 6:12 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 7:37 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 6:50 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 4:42 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 6:50 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 12:42 pm
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 11:44 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 10:32 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 6:59 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 4:40 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 11:34 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 12:07 pm
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 2:56 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 11:39 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 9:44 am
KnockItDown


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