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Cooped07
Cooped07
3 April 2012

Is this bindi?

Is this bindi?

It doesn't look like the Bindi we used to get... Ours had lots of prickles all over it!

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Cooped07
Apr 03, 2012 5:11 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
Cooped07
3 April 2012

Ink disease in Kangaroo Paws

Ink disease in Kangaroo Paws

Any suggestions for keeping Kangaroo Paws... ALIVE? I bought the mini variety and they all died. The 'tropical sunrise' that I bought.. out of 6 of them 3 have died. I…

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Cooped07
Apr 03, 2012 4:55 pm
Cooped07
wrexter
wrexter
2 April 2012

$3500 rebate - Front Landscaping Ideas (Perth, WA)

$3500 rebate - Front Landscaping Ideas (Perth, WA)

Hi Wrexter, Really appreciate your response! Will you be undertaking most of the work yourself? How much do you estimate it to cost you? I can…

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wrexter
Apr 02, 2012 12:43 am
wrexter
Meggles
Meggles
1 April 2012

Front yard - no lawn/garden?

Front yard - no lawn/garden?

I have couch -Santa anna I think or a similar variety - and I dont find that. If the concrete border is a few inches deep and you trim the runners…

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Meggles
Apr 01, 2012 9:52 pm
Meggles
delatite13
delatite13
1 April 2012

Show/tell us your retaining wall/slope landcsaping ideas

Show/tell us your retaining wall/slope landcsaping ideas

Hi all Our new owner build will new some creative landscaping down one side of the house and around to the rear of the house on that side of the block. The block slopes…

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delatite13
Apr 01, 2012 5:20 pm
delatite13
Bagheera
Bagheera
1 April 2012

Sad silver birch

Sad silver birch

Hi Fu Just a quick question re silver birches - how invasive are they roots? I did see lots of gardens where the silver birch was planted grouped or in a line but very…

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Bagheera
Apr 01, 2012 11:23 am
Savanah
Savanah
1 April 2012

Best trees to create border on fence line

Best trees to create border on fence line

I have finally had a chance to get back online and reply Topiarius, thank you.

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Savanah
Apr 01, 2012 7:24 am
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bashworth
Mar 31, 2012 9:15 am
bashworth
nrh157
nrh157
31 March 2012

Plant Giveaway - The Hills Sat 31st

Plant Giveaway - The Hills Sat 31st

Probably a bit late, but The Hills (Baulkham) Council have a plant giveaway on today - Sat 31st Mar. More details:…

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nrh157
Mar 31, 2012 5:47 am
nrh157
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
30 March 2012

Is this Couch in my new EZ? Also, when to mow?

Is this Couch in my new EZ? Also, when to mow?

Good one, thats why pulling out couch doesnt really work well. It will come back but it will be interesting to see if ez out competes the couch. One way to give ez the leg…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 30, 2012 8:27 pm
vkee
vkee
30 March 2012

Landscaping Nelsons Ridge Pemulwuy: Any recommendations?

Landscaping Nelsons Ridge Pemulwuy: Any recommendations?

Hi! About 8 weeks out from handover, our builder has given us the option to get our landscaping done ourselves (long story!). We lodged as a CDC (so I don't know if that…

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vkee
Mar 29, 2012 11:32 pm
PHL
PHL
29 March 2012

Under Soil and Drip irrigation

Under Soil and Drip irrigation

Having installed SSI in our house, I'm now replacing it with the MP Rotators. My problem is maintenance is not trivial, with a herbicide "filter" to stop root ingrowth…

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PHL
Mar 29, 2012 9:40 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
29 March 2012

landscape compliance certificate for final occupancy

landscape compliance certificate for final occupancy

Hi there, just need to ask a question... Once landscaping works are complete on a new house, do we need to get a landscaper to come and certify it so i can forward on…

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NEWLYWEDS
Mar 29, 2012 1:13 pm
staceyd
staceyd
27 March 2012

Dry creek bed

Dry creek bed

Thanks BeatrixKiddo, Those plants look exactly like what I had in mind. Now we're just waiting on the requirements from the council so we can submit a plan.

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staceyd
Mar 27, 2012 1:40 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
26 March 2012

Shilver Sheen brown leaves?

Shilver Sheen brown leaves?

Hi, when plants are moved from inside to outside they need "hardening off" or acclimating, the change of environment is just too drastic to be done immediately. They need…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 26, 2012 8:07 pm
AndyEagle
AndyEagle
26 March 2012

Moving and relaying just laid turf (4 weeks)

Moving and relaying just laid turf (4 weeks)

Hi Fu and everyone, This is my first post. I have been following you posts since I decided to lay the kings pride buffalo for my front yard. I think I haven't done the…

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AndyEagle
Mar 26, 2012 1:44 pm
vanders2
vanders2
26 March 2012

Granite Rocks wanted, Melbourne Hoppers Crossing area.

Granite Rocks wanted, Melbourne Hoppers Crossing area.

has anyone managed to find where in Melbourne you can get large white granite rocks ? I am after about 5 largish (80cm x 80cm x80cm) white granite rocks, I think they…

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vanders2
Mar 26, 2012 1:37 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
26 March 2012

compacting clay, whats the best way to do it?

compacting clay, whats the best way to do it?

Hi people of homeone, question, what is the best way to compact crappy clay? Clay has some chunks in it that need to be compacted flat

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NEWLYWEDS
Mar 26, 2012 1:06 pm
notremaison
notremaison
23 March 2012

new lawn concern with pics, opinions please

new lawn concern with pics, opinions please

We had some really dry bits when ours was put down also. A few bags of naked farmer from bunnings sprinked over those bits and it went nuts.

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notremaison
Mar 23, 2012 1:59 pm
radiuz
radiuz
22 March 2012

Bonding Agent for pebble pathway

Bonding Agent for pebble pathway

Anyone got any ideas on a cost-effective product to bond a pebble pathway? Pathway is made from 3-7mm pebbles with steppers but I would like the pebbles to be hard and…

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radiuz
Mar 22, 2012 4:53 pm
willcres
willcres
21 March 2012

Landscaping cost in The Ponds

Landscaping cost in The Ponds

Have you asked your builder, they have landscaping company too. You can get 2-3 quotes maybe from other local landscaper. Good luck.

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willcres
Mar 21, 2012 7:18 pm
willcres
rojak1
rojak1
21 March 2012

Check out our pathway! (in progress)

Check out our pathway! (in progress)

I must say it look neat and tidy and require a huge amount of energy and determination to reach this standard. sorry for saying this but just to be on the safe side was…

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rojak1
Mar 21, 2012 3:59 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
21 March 2012

front landscaping costs

front landscaping costs

Oh great thread! I'm about three weeks from moving in so this is very handy :-) Sent from my iPhone so please excuse my spelling mist cakes ;)

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cattycatcat
Mar 21, 2012 3:30 pm
cattycatcat
Kaytee
Kaytee
20 March 2012

Carters Landscaping now finished so here are the pics. 15/9

Carters Landscaping now finished so here are the pics. 15/9
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Hi Kaytee, M new here and just seen your thread on the landscaping.. We just built…

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Kaytee
Mar 20, 2012 5:01 pm
Kaytee

I guess my design is a bit of tricky one, its not exactly a square raised garden bed as described up the top. This garden bed is going in the rear corner of the house,…

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mikeg12
Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
18 March 2012

Songs of India. Horticultural question.

Songs of India. Horticultural question.

Thanks Mclaren. Thats the kinda thing I was looking for. It seems that I can strike them from cuttings, only problem is the missus wont let me tak any cutting just…

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shackonthehill
Mar 18, 2012 10:14 pm
shackonthehill
* jas *
* jas *
18 March 2012

Standard roses and blackspot

Standard roses and blackspot

I had 10 standard roses out the front of our old house and just pruned them when I felt like it Not when I was supposed to) they never died and were huge they were over…

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* jas *
Mar 18, 2012 5:07 pm
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
18 March 2012

Birds in Your Backyard....not what you think

Birds in Your Backyard....not what you think
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It was great to see a doco on nature that you know! We were talking about it at work the day after, and although it is great to see a doco on nature from other exotic…

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Gone Ducky
Mar 18, 2012 11:04 am
auds
auds
18 March 2012

The backyard projects continue....

The backyard projects continue....
1, 2, 3

Never heard of Acrotex - something else to research LOL We have wood EVERYWHERE! Oiling it once a year is a huge job. My hubby hates maintainence. He even hates grass…

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auds
Mar 18, 2012 11:00 am
kek
kek
17 March 2012

Help me with Bamboo

Help me with Bamboo

These sites have some good advice on which varieties suit which conditions:…

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kek
Mar 17, 2012 7:05 am
kek
jzell67
jzell67
15 March 2012

STORM WATER RUN OFF PROJECT ADVICE

STORM WATER RUN OFF PROJECT ADVICE

Mook you dont need to spend a lot if your willing to put in the hard work yourself. I got a quote for $8k to dig out soil and put in drainage down the side of my…

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jzell67
Mar 15, 2012 6:34 pm
davinci
davinci
15 March 2012

I killed some buffalo lawn with weed n feed, can I save it?

I killed some buffalo lawn with weed n feed, can I save it?

the spray to use on buffalo is Chemsprays Bindie, controls weeds but wont kill buffalo

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davinci
Mar 15, 2012 12:15 pm
davinci
jaredlia
jaredlia
13 March 2012

AG Pipe Supplier in Perth

AG Pipe Supplier in Perth

I think if you try this place, then can tell you a stockists http://www.globalsynthetics.com.au/prod ... /proag.php If not an Ag place, Elders etc... Jared

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jaredlia
Mar 13, 2012 3:08 pm
esm
esm
13 March 2012

Which new lawn mower? Under $500.00

Which new lawn mower? Under $500.00
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is this $398 Masport from Bunnings a good…

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esm
Mar 13, 2012 2:46 pm
mikeg12
mikeg12
13 March 2012

Polishing River Pebbles

Polishing River Pebbles

wrexter - edging was purchased from Sander Landscape in Adelaide. Its a bit thicker than the normal galv edging so it doesnt twist or warp much at all

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mikeg12
Mar 13, 2012 1:08 pm
robduca
robduca
12 March 2012

Plant questions and looking for bamboo.

Plant questions and looking for bamboo.

Hey guys, Just a couple questions. 1. I have just sold my house, and i have a really nice white double frangipani in the front yard. Will it be ok to break some off and…

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robduca
Mar 12, 2012 9:33 pm
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CesarLoala
Mar 12, 2012 7:33 pm
kek
kek
12 March 2012

Screening ideas?

Screening ideas?

We have a few screens around our yard to hide various things or act as features (rather than stare at the fence or the neighbour's roof). Most are DIY and are detailed in…

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kek
Mar 12, 2012 6:32 pm
kek
bronros
bronros
12 March 2012

Magnolia Little Gem Problems

Magnolia Little Gem Problems
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Oh boy, I wished we'd persevered with our Little Gem, after reading all the comments above! :( Ours was mature, at least 10 yrs old, a picture of health until the big…

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bronros
Mar 12, 2012 11:59 am
Lisa23
Lisa23
11 March 2012

Looking for organic soil supplier West Melbourne

Looking for organic soil supplier West Melbourne

Hi. I am new to all this. Just built my home and I am now about to start my landscaping. I live in Geelong and I was hoping someone has found the closest place which sells…

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Lisa23
Mar 11, 2012 10:12 pm

Hi Guys, just wondering whether you have any ideas on how to prevent these insects from eating up my plant - from the pictures you can see that every leaf has had a bite…

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Markus1984
Mar 10, 2012 1:50 pm
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 7:19 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 9:29 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 9:47 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 11:47 am
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 11:02 am
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 8:20 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 10:24 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 11:30 am

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