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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 8:19 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 10:29 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 10:47 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 12:47 pm
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 12:02 pm
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 9:20 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 11:24 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 12:30 pm
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 6:19 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 11:52 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 10:50 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 9:36 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 7:40 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 11:14 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 7:50 pm
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 12:37 pm
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 9:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 9:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 February 2012

Name this plant

Name this plant

Its a Phormium. Maybe something like Maori Chief.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 8:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2012 7:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:11 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 1:38 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 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


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