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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
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 December 2011

Landscape and drainage problem - new finished house

Landscape and drainage problem - new finished house

Thats not a drain, just storm water piping connected to your downpipes. You will need a minimum of 50mm of coverage above those pipes to the under side of any paving or…

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chrisandkate
Dec 05, 2011 9:36 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 December 2011

Plant ideas for against front of house

Plant ideas for against front of house

Check the sticky on designing your garden or what ever I called it. There's a link to the WA water corp which has a plant selection guide you won't go wrong with. Just…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 02, 2011 4:39 pm
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Redman
Redman
1 December 2011

Garden plans so far

Garden plans so far

If you are feeling keen and want to try some mass plantings of something. http://www.olelantana.com/ http://www.4seasonsseeds.com.au/epages/4seasons.sf

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Redman
Dec 01, 2011 1:47 am
Redman
rojak1
rojak1
30 November 2011

Controlling tree height

Controlling tree height
1, 2

Hi Topiarius, Thank you for your advice, i just went through most of your video posted on youtube, they are great. I am now following your video instruction setting up my…

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rojak1
Nov 30, 2011 3:04 pm
Rasi
Rasi
30 November 2011

What shrub is this please???

What shrub is this please???

Looks like Nitidissima 'golden camellia'

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Rasi
Nov 30, 2011 2:41 pm

Down the back of the clothes line is yet another great spot to grow food. (massive thanks to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 30, 2011 11:19 am
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Redman
Redman
30 November 2011

Mint In A Pot

Mint In A Pot

I have mine growing in almost 100% shade. I don't fertalise it but for seasol. I keep it moist but never drown it. Its growth rate is fine for a herb and we never use…

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Redman
Nov 30, 2011 3:59 am
Redman
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 November 2011

New Soft Leaf Buffalo full of seed heads

New Soft Leaf Buffalo full of seed heads

You bought it because you got sucked into the branding and marketing behind all the turf varieties like we all get sucked into the features and benefits of cars. Holden…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 28, 2011 7:39 pm
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Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
28 November 2011

Landscaping magazines

Landscaping magazines

HI there. As an addict of landscaping and interior design mags, There are a couple of favs for me. Backyard and garden design ideas outdoor design and living Outdoor…

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Rudolf1980
Nov 28, 2011 11:30 am
Rudolf1980
Simple Man
Simple Man
27 November 2011

Irrigation Controller and Solenoid Valve

Irrigation Controller and Solenoid Valve

Thank Fu. Really appreciate all your invaluble help. Have bought the parts and started building the system. Will see how it goes. Thanks again.

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Simple Man
Nov 27, 2011 10:28 pm
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blocka
Nov 27, 2011 7:57 am
Jaans
Jaans
26 November 2011

Futurewood Smartfence

Futurewood Smartfence

Ok, apart from the various issues everyone has with the marketing speak or product origin - what about the original question? Has anyone actually used their fencing…

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Jaans
Nov 26, 2011 12:49 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
25 November 2011

Turf laying - not such a success

Turf laying - not such a success
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Lissy Loo I got some a few days ago at a swimming pool supplier...admittedly not in your area but it's used widely in pool filters so that's another option. Like you, I…

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 25, 2011 2:01 pm
applor
applor
23 November 2011

Certified organic compost in Brisbane?

Certified organic compost in Brisbane?

I just found this shop at Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane who are selling AS4454 cert compost for $72/m3: http://www.redbacklandscaping.com.au/?m=5&id=1010&c=221

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applor
Nov 23, 2011 1:37 pm
jhajjp
jhajjp
23 November 2011

Plate / Roller compactor

Plate / Roller compactor

We are going to top dress our lawn with a mix of organic soils and organic compost to level the lawn and fix some dips etc. I am planning to cover the lawn completely…

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jhajjp
Nov 23, 2011 12:15 pm
Dollar
Dollar
23 November 2011

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Oh thanks sooo much. They look slow growing. Will get some large ones at some stage.

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Dollar
Nov 22, 2011 11:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 November 2011

Rain vs irrigation

Rain vs irrigation
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I have pics of the ones I recommend in another thread. What I seek to illustrate is a good nozzle won't have volumes of misting and water hitting the soil under high…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 22, 2011 10:42 pm
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OMG
OMG
22 November 2011

EZ dying?

EZ dying?

Pics as…

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OMG
Nov 22, 2011 6:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 November 2011

Garden Irrigation Questions

Garden Irrigation Questions

Go less than 400 under drives and you might risk cracking. Might. You may also risk cracked or leaking irrigation under a drive. So go 400 and feed pipes through a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 22, 2011 10:07 am
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Hills111
Hills111
21 November 2011

Landscape Design at New Rouse Hill?

Landscape Design at New Rouse Hill?

Hi kronk Eco design quoted me $660 for a landscape plan to be done. We are going with WH and they only charge $550

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Hills111
Nov 21, 2011 9:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 November 2011

Tamara1975 - Landscaping - a work in progress :)

Tamara1975 - Landscaping - a work in progress :)
1, 2, 3

Make sure you read the turf threads to get a lawn that needs next to no water, fert or care. It all comes down to what you do with the soil right now.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 21, 2011 9:02 pm
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chill
chill
21 November 2011

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls

Thanks for reading. I am at work at the moment but will try to draw something up tonight and post.

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chill
Nov 21, 2011 11:33 am
ibb09
ibb09
21 November 2011

ur thoughts about our backyard design

ur thoughts about our backyard design

hey guys, love the forum, and would love to hear your ideas/thoughts about our backyard. basically, we want to eventually put in a pool (when finances allow), have a bit…

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ibb09
Nov 21, 2011 12:27 am
Japonica26
Japonica26
19 November 2011

Wintergrass and other weeds in new turf

Wintergrass and other weeds in new turf

I just wanted to update as well that after the first couple of crops of weeds in winter and early spring, there are very few weeds now. The winter grass is gone. There has…

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Japonica26
Nov 19, 2011 9:47 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
18 November 2011

Landscaping, Concreting and drainage issues

Landscaping, Concreting and drainage issues

Going from the site plan you already have a storm water pipe in the middle of that section of land anyway. IMO it would be easier to put the…

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EmeryBB
Nov 18, 2011 10:12 pm
ring09
ring09
18 November 2011

Lattice screening at top of fence

Lattice screening at top of fence

I agree dont use the timber lattice, it's held together with staples and after a year they look terrible and fall apart. Colourbond or the plastic type is the way to go…

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ring09
Nov 18, 2011 12:41 pm
ring09
cmooring
cmooring
17 November 2011

The need to exterminate....

The need to exterminate....

You could try blackberry and weedkiller. We used it on a Japanese Pepper tree at our house, and although it took lots of treatments to get all the suckers etc, it did…

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cmooring
Nov 17, 2011 10:47 pm
cmooring
Belial
Belial
17 November 2011

Drainage on Heavy HD class soil (HELP PLEASE)

Drainage on Heavy HD class soil (HELP PLEASE)

Thanks Belial, With the side yard there is already a agg drain installed to a silt pit it's running around 500mm out from the wall there is…

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Belial
Nov 17, 2011 9:38 pm
Belial
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 November 2011

Drip irrigation setup - air release and flush valves

Drip irrigation setup - air release and flush valves

That will work. The tough thing with this stuff is that in a grid it is really hard to work the soil when you need to. The end result is something that isn't so…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 17, 2011 7:50 pm
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chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 November 2011

Rodents in vege patch

Rodents in vege patch

You need to enclose the veggie patch so they can't get in and then the only thing they can get is the baits

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chrisandkate
Nov 17, 2011 12:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 November 2011

Chinese Pistachio or Tallow

Chinese Pistachio or Tallow

Pecan should only grow to 4-5m Tallows will grow to 8m.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2011 7:08 pm
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Eager
Nov 16, 2011 5:53 pm
Eager
dammit
dammit
15 November 2011

Side of house drainage issues

Side of house drainage issues

Thanks for the info. I think the ag pipe solution too..does everyone think this is the best idea? how do I work out how big ag pipe is needed? does it need a sock over…

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dammit
Nov 15, 2011 9:16 pm
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
15 November 2011

Help with decking or slab/tiling our back outdoor area

Help with decking or slab/tiling our back outdoor area

We are on a property and recently moved in - This is an old photo but i wanted some advice. We have a tiled alfresco area, and wanting to extend the area, so we have 2…

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acrebuild1
Nov 15, 2011 3:03 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
15 November 2011

Garden after 12 months ( photos )

Garden after 12 months ( photos )

It is quite a thick blanket of hay mulch usually about 50 to 100 mm thick. We have found the soil stays cool and moist under it on the worst of days. we have found from…

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D200 Doug
Nov 15, 2011 1:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 November 2011

Standard Grevillias

Standard Grevillias

Pretty sure these are about the only std ones around Perth right now. http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2050 So no summer flower.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 15, 2011 12:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 November 2011

Sir walter buffalo advice

Sir walter buffalo advice

Yeah it will be fine in normal circumstances.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 15, 2011 11:57 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 November 2011

Lawn was going great, now this

Lawn was going great, now this

Well with the soil prep advice we have on board here, it can be turned around in a matter of months with the right basis for growth. It should be looking great after 6…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 15, 2011 12:47 am
The Garden Whisperer
piddo76
piddo76
14 November 2011

My Landscape Plan - Help! Retaining walls + plants

My Landscape Plan - Help! Retaining walls + plants

Which program did you use to do your house plan and gardening, etc?

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piddo76
Nov 14, 2011 10:12 am
keen
keen
14 November 2011

Advice on landscaping our small front yard - pics included

Advice on landscaping our small front yard - pics included

Why not turn that whole area into a garden embankment using your rocks, natural mulch and indiginous plants to complement that wonderful gum tree? Stone steps, I would be…

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keen
Nov 13, 2011 11:59 pm
S_Loke
S_Loke
13 November 2011

Landscaping quotes - is this reasonable?

Landscaping quotes - is this reasonable?

Thanks for the info. Looking at different things we can do to keep the price to under $30k.

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S_Loke
Nov 13, 2011 10:15 am


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