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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
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 January 2012

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

I'm pretty sure the only people responsible for any failure of a wall are the people who build it or an engineer who specifies and product/unit/size that is later found to…

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chrisandkate
Jan 12, 2012 10:55 am
Lee75
Lee75
11 January 2012

Raised Garden bed questions

Raised Garden bed questions

Thanks Huggy, that sounds great, might go with 60cm then! thanks again :D

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Lee75
Jan 11, 2012 6:36 pm
snubian
snubian
11 January 2012

Recommendation for retaining wall - Central Coast

Recommendation for retaining wall - Central Coast

I'd be grateful to anyone who is able to provide advice on good (or bad) companies which do retaining walls around the NSW Central Coast. We have an existing timber wall…

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snubian
Jan 11, 2012 10:37 am

All good, It took us about 10 months from settling the land till building. And we went through two builders before we moved forward. It's this time which is great to get…

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kodaz
Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Davo81
Davo81
9 January 2012

Empire Zoysia and Couch

Empire Zoysia and Couch

Hey guys, I'm a little late in replying to this post but couldnt help but notice you were discussing weather or not the EZ or any grass type will go dormant in the WA…

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Davo81
Jan 09, 2012 10:28 pm
Japonica26
Japonica26
9 January 2012

Anyone got Sapphire Buffalo in Melbourne northern suburbs

Anyone got Sapphire Buffalo in Melbourne northern suburbs

I'm not in Melbourne, but Perth. I have Sapphire Buffalo in the front yard and my neighbor right next to me has SWB. Honestly, there's not a huge difference. The blade…

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Japonica26
Jan 09, 2012 2:04 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
9 January 2012

Confused - How does Aggregate piping work?

Confused - How does Aggregate piping work?

Hmm, I think letting it drain at the bottom of the wall but I am facing it towards my side fence and there is a…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 09, 2012 10:31 am
Victoria_g06
phippsy
phippsy
9 January 2012

Woodchipper / Shredder - Brands

Woodchipper / Shredder - Brands

I don't think you'll find anything that'll do palm fronds easily... I hope the Rover works well for you, after the dramas my sister in law has had with her POS Rover mower…

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phippsy
Jan 09, 2012 9:56 am
applor
applor
7 January 2012

Front lawn battle of the couch

Front lawn battle of the couch

Haha yeah I wondered if anyone might take the context that way:) Thanks for your input. Both these are growing without any maintenance (short of mowing). As I said I…

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applor
Jan 07, 2012 12:44 pm
Dollar
Dollar
4 January 2012

Fairy Blues Landscaping - new pics pg 4

Fairy Blues Landscaping - new pics pg 4
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Looks wonderful. Well done. I like he bamboo idea on the wall. Creates a warmer atmosphere. I definitely think your yard could do with some trees especially as it seems…

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Dollar
Jan 04, 2012 4:02 pm
lisanne
lisanne
4 January 2012

Need some help with garden bed

Need some help with garden bed

What about something like this that KnockItDown did? viewtopic.php?p=715022#p715022

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lisanne
Jan 04, 2012 12:15 pm
phippsy
phippsy
4 January 2012

what electric wire should I buy a power point in garden ?

what electric wire should I buy a power point in garden ?

Peter, don't mean to sound harsh, but reading your posts tells me you should do what Paul suggested, use an electrician or get a long extension lead or a 2 stroke…

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phippsy
Jan 04, 2012 9:37 am
lisanne
lisanne
4 January 2012

My vegie garden and backyard

My vegie garden and backyard
1 ... 12, 13, 14

a gf of mine used to fill cool drink bottles with water. put them in a plastic bag and store then in the freezer. they'd be removed from the…

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lisanne
Jan 04, 2012 9:15 am
aquanow
aquanow
3 January 2012

remove garden hedges and council approval

remove garden hedges and council approval

thx jetson, sometimes life isn't that simple, unfortunately leylandii is also part of the TPO and requires council approval for my area. the frustration fact is, this…

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aquanow
Jan 03, 2012 10:18 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 January 2012

cissus rhombofolia

cissus rhombofolia

Online nursery; http://www.disdelightfulplants.com.au/b ... 7-973.html Currently unavailable but I get the impression it's because of the time of the year. Worth emailing…

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kexkez
Jan 03, 2012 7:50 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 January 2012

Let's play, "Identify this plant," Please.

Let's play, "Identify this plant," Please.

win. found five at Zanthorrea Nursery. On hold for me to collect. Another good excuse to go to the city tomorrow. Always wanted to visit there, Zanthorrea that is.…

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kexkez
Jan 03, 2012 4:06 pm
kexkez
topiarius
topiarius
3 January 2012

How much can I prune a Murraya?

How much can I prune a Murraya?

Good advice, thanks guys. Err, node? I assume that's the nobly bits along the branch? So it's correct that it will grow back with no…

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topiarius
Jan 03, 2012 2:47 pm


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