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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
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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
* jas *
* jas *
2 January 2012

Retaining wall - who pays

Retaining wall - who pays

I thought that they need the retaining wall as its their dirt that needs to be retained not yours therefore their cost 100%. Council should be able to assist you. Good luck.

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* jas *
Jan 02, 2012 10:25 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
1 January 2012

There's Kikuyu in my Couch!

There's Kikuyu in my Couch!

Look you can you the paspalum killer but it will knock your couch back badly, it will discolour it and stop its growth in the sprayed areas for a month at minimum. You…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 01, 2012 7:44 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
30 December 2011

Electric Mowers

Electric Mowers

It's still quite lightweight although I wouldn't want it any lighter for mowing, it's easy to lift into and out of the car when necessary. Price was the determining…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 30, 2011 6:03 pm

Just adding to this thread. We had three at our old house. When we bought it we didn't realise they were the 'giant' kind! One didn't grow as big as the others as it…

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Dreamer
Dec 30, 2011 4:32 pm
PHL
PHL
26 December 2011

Lawn Choice

Lawn Choice
1, 2

Yes, that's the same company…

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PHL
Dec 26, 2011 8:39 am
cherub
cherub
24 December 2011

Site Drainage - Weep Hole issues

Site Drainage - Weep Hole issues

Plumber or Landscaper could both tackle your problem. Will the works require alterations to existing garden beds\walls? then a landscaper could repair damage while…

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cherub
Dec 24, 2011 5:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 December 2011

choosing plants ! help!!

choosing plants ! help!!

Why use invasive liriopes? In 5 years you'll be pulling them out. Just another McPlant. Way better choices about. Dianellas and lomandras, small shrubs just off the top of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 23, 2011 7:50 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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jetson
Dec 23, 2011 5:40 am
Let's_Build
Let's_Build
20 December 2011

Building up the soil height

Building up the soil height

Thanks bashworth. I have been in two minds about the clay for back filling the retaining wall, but figured with the addition of organic compost etc, then it would break…

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Let's_Build
Dec 20, 2011 7:35 am
alfabeta
alfabeta
19 December 2011

Native Garden design query - clay soil North lakes SE/QLD

Native Garden design query - clay soil North lakes SE/QLD

Hi all, I am having second thoughts...my yard has looked crap for so long, I just wanted a change out there... If anyone has tackled the clay pool problem before, please…

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alfabeta
Dec 19, 2011 3:44 pm
ms marie
ms marie
18 December 2011

Name this plant please!

Name this plant please!

Sorry, Picard, could I use your topic to ask the same question? http://www.secretgardens.com.au/wordpre ... dwick6.jpg I am really in love with those trees. Are they…

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ms marie
Dec 18, 2011 10:48 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
18 December 2011

Who needs grass out the front when you can have an orchard!

Who needs grass out the front when you can have an orchard!
1, 2

My reply must be lost in cyberspace somewhere!! Anyway, just wanted to say you are setting yourself a challenge with growing tropical stuff in Melb but good on you for…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 18, 2011 11:23 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 December 2011

Just laid turf...on a 35 degree day!

Just laid turf...on a 35 degree day!

All you need to do is read the two lawn threads we have dedicated a great many hours compiling using the absolute best info and advice. It is way ahead of what you will be…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 17, 2011 10:53 am
The Garden Whisperer
gonecountry
gonecountry
16 December 2011

Country Style Front Fence With Modern Facade?

Country Style Front Fence With Modern Facade?

Thank you Fu Manchu. I was also thinking of incorporting hedges somehow. It will be a narrow drive so I don't think trees down the drive will be an option :( Anyone have…

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gonecountry
Dec 16, 2011 2:06 pm
gonecountry
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 December 2011

Fixing backyard after being away for 5 months

Fixing backyard after being away for 5 months

I would just use a brush cutter and take it right back to the ground. (Or do it the feel good safe way by doing the job in increments as above) Hire the cutter. Spray…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2011 1:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 December 2011

Duranta Repens - frost tolerant?

Duranta Repens - frost tolerant?

Yes the leaves will go a dark purple if it gets cold. They will brown off after frosts sometimes. The plant should be ok in the end. Leave the dead material on till the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2011 1:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 December 2011

Turf seeding?

Turf seeding?

It will still be an excellent grade of compost. Just rake out the bigger bits as the lawn grows through. Rake it each week and it will be fine. The peeps involved in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2011 1:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 December 2011

Confused about Turf Underlay vs. Top Dressing

Confused about Turf Underlay vs. Top Dressing
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And here lays the problem with what I work on to get lawns better for you guys. If I were to, even here in WA, go to a common soil place and get some of these verbatim…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2011 12:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 16, 2011 8:31 am

Hello We are interested in buying an established property bounded by large hedges. I have looked a lot on this forum and learnt alot about the various hedging types. I…

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purifyer
Dec 15, 2011 6:17 pm
MattyK77
MattyK77
15 December 2011

HSTP irrigation systems - whats best surface or subsurface?

HSTP irrigation systems - whats best surface or subsurface?

Hello Suenmatt. We have recently purchased a 3/4 acre block in Moreton Bay Regional Council Shire - at Wamuran. The reasons for your investigation into effluent…

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MattyK77
Dec 15, 2011 4:11 pm
MMiad
MMiad
14 December 2011

Help please: 45-degree corners on timber retaining walls

Help please: 45-degree corners on timber retaining walls

Like to hear from anyone who has actually worked with timber walls with 45 degree angles.

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MMiad
Dec 14, 2011 9:52 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
13 December 2011

Site works costs

Site works costs

Thank you for your reply ChrisandKate, yes the post wasn't very clear. It's the information we received when we asked for the cost breakdown. The extras below relate to…

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gelatiii
Dec 13, 2011 10:50 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
13 December 2011

Landscaping Questions - Where to start

Landscaping Questions - Where to start

I am planning on using 200x50x2400 treated pine sleepers for the wall. So everyone agree's that the AG pipes should go in after wall and…

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chrisandkate
Dec 13, 2011 8:16 am

Here are the photos. Would really appreciate some feedback and…

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kermut
Dec 12, 2011 10:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2011

What size pot is best?

What size pot is best?

These things are used by many that you will see on the telly. Drill some holes in them and away you go.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 11, 2011 11:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 December 2011

Sugestions for a big shady deciduous tree in Mandurah area

Sugestions for a big shady deciduous tree in Mandurah area

Albizia julibrissin Can be bought via any garden centre. There are a few wholesale growers of them in the SW so garden centres can easily order them. If you have hassles I…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 11, 2011 7:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
10 December 2011

Instant turf or Synthetic turf for this lawn?

Instant turf or Synthetic turf for this lawn?

I agree with previous comments re synthetic grass, it's just as much work as 'real' grass, very expensive and not good for anything or anyone. I planted lawn seed about…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 10, 2011 4:30 pm
naynay
naynay
10 December 2011

Need some garden edging advice please

Need some garden edging advice please

Thanks Fu, its more about the driveway edging, so its less about keeping lawn out, and more about creating a visual divide and keeping the yellow crushed roadbase from…

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naynay
Dec 10, 2011 4:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 December 2011

Turf help!!

Turf help!!

One of the last things I could say for you to do is use seed. I must have hundreds of posts with this problem here in homeone already. Put some zeolite down over the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 10, 2011 3:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Hi all, Summer is here and we have finally managed to free up some time to clean up the back garden. Our back yard slopes downwards and we have a retaining wall to reduce…

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Dilan
Dec 09, 2011 7:44 pm
Shaezy
Shaezy
8 December 2011

Post and Rail Fencing

Post and Rail Fencing

We are in Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains. The total boundary is about 246m. I would prefer to know how much to have it done by someone else please. Thanks.

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Shaezy
Dec 08, 2011 9:52 am
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
6 December 2011

Retaining wall Foundation

Retaining wall Foundation

Thanks Bashworth, I'll follow your…

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ElephantGuy
Dec 06, 2011 8:15 pm
bigclick_dean
bigclick_dean
6 December 2011

Finishing a brick wall

Finishing a brick wall

Have you thought about using a cooking one? It looks like that is what they were using. http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Bak ... y-Bag-60cm Can probably pick them up…

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bigclick_dean
Dec 06, 2011 3:02 pm
Maz78
Maz78
6 December 2011

FREE DIRT!! 30cubic metres - MERNDA!

FREE DIRT!! 30cubic metres - MERNDA!

Hi Folks, My build in Mernda is nearly complete.. Long story short, I'm getting a retaining wall done, and as a result a fair bit of dirt has been left over that is of no…

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Maz78
Dec 06, 2011 2:21 pm
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
5 December 2011

Cost for Landscaping

Cost for Landscaping

Hi Wayne How did your landscaper work out?

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KTKTKT
Dec 05, 2011 5:50 pm


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