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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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Nov 16, 2011 7:08 pm
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Eager
Nov 16, 2011 5:53 pm
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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

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
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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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Nov 15, 2011 12:07 pm
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15 November 2011

Sir walter buffalo advice

Sir walter buffalo advice

Yeah it will be fine in normal circumstances.

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Nov 15, 2011 11:57 am
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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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Nov 15, 2011 12:47 am
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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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The Garden Whisperer
12 November 2011

Perth Open Garden, Great Landscape ideas.

Perth Open Garden, Great Landscape ideas.

Hey WA and especially Perth members, if you're looking for landscape ideas for your place it might pay to come along to this. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=52437

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Nov 12, 2011 9:31 pm
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kexkez
kexkez
12 November 2011

Zeolite Perth Bunbury find

Zeolite Perth Bunbury find

noticed the current clark rubber catalogue has bags of zeolite for sale as well.

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kexkez
Nov 12, 2011 10:36 am
kexkez
kels
kels
12 November 2011

Tips for getting my lawn nice for house sale

Tips for getting my lawn nice for house sale

hehehe yeah I asked the guy in the garden place about molasses and he gave me a very strange look and told me I must have got the name wrong bahahaha.... I will still get…

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kels
Nov 12, 2011 5:57 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
11 November 2011

Empire Zoysia supplier in Adelaide

Empire Zoysia supplier in Adelaide

raj_27, All kikuyu are invasive don't believe the claims. Manage the edges and it will be fine, as the turf ages it will be easier and easier to manage.

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 11, 2011 2:55 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
10 November 2011

dracaena reflexa

dracaena reflexa

Just don't. Wrong plant in the wrong place.

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Nov 10, 2011 5:26 pm
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10 November 2011

What grass is this??

What grass is this??

You could try Emerald Kike but I'm not certain how that performs in sands. (as in does it go nuts)

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Nov 10, 2011 7:48 am
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avaganda
avaganda
10 November 2011

dead grass from terps

dead grass from terps

Alot of nurseries in WA use turps as a general weedkiller within their nursery. It is cheaper and kills very quickly.

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avaganda
Nov 10, 2011 12:18 am
avaganda
avaganda
10 November 2011

Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens
1, 2, 3

Dont know where lushe gets its info from. We have used the Atlantis system with great sucess and never had any run off from the BLACK bags. Works well is all I can say.

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avaganda
Nov 10, 2011 12:11 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2011

Empire Zoysia Weed Help

Empire Zoysia Weed Help

That sort of soil prep is a train wreck. No wonder the poor turf is struggling. :( Have a look at the turf thread. You'll need to do a heap of work on this poor turf to…

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Nov 09, 2011 8:49 pm
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9 November 2011

Planting roo paws near pipes

Planting roo paws near pipes

Na lol. If that was the case everyone would also have to set fire to their McCordylines and many palm types as well. Peeps should never set fire to grasstrees. I can…

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Nov 09, 2011 8:38 pm
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9 November 2011

Soil prep for murrayas

Soil prep for murrayas

That's what you want. If mulch is wet then it's not doing its job.

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Nov 09, 2011 1:30 pm
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_TJ_
_TJ_
9 November 2011

Dog Friendly Lawncare

Dog Friendly Lawncare

Hi people. Luv the site!! I have got a dog who just loves grazing on the lawn in the backyard, even some of the weeds. (unfortunately not all of them) Can someone…

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_TJ_
Nov 09, 2011 12:25 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2011

Does this photo look normal?

Does this photo look normal?

The lawn is seeding and that's normal. Nothing more to it. Well actually, it's flowering and they are the flowers.

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Nov 09, 2011 8:30 am
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9 November 2011

Caring for my fruit trees

Caring for my fruit trees

Try avoid regular watering. Make the lazy things work hard for water. They will send down deeper roots if the mulching is done well. Search mulch and there's a heap of…

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Nov 09, 2011 8:28 am
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9 November 2011

Low Pressure Reticulation Problem

Low Pressure Reticulation Problem

Yep change to MP's and use 19mm pipe or 20mm white pipe. Some peeps use the back tap as a source of water for the lines but that will have stuff all water flow out of it.

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Nov 09, 2011 12:34 am
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9 November 2011

Tree for front yard to provide shade to house

Tree for front yard to provide shade to house

Make sure you spend a while doing a search. I have spent a very long while writing thousands of answers to this one ;)

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Nov 09, 2011 12:32 am
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The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2011

Help with plant ideas - Perth

Help with plant ideas - Perth

check the sticky at the top of this forum. It has all your answers ;)

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Nov 09, 2011 12:31 am
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9 November 2011

HOW DO I UNBLOCK MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM

HOW DO I UNBLOCK MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Not good to mix different types of irrigation on the same line as well. That can compromise the integrity of the system in this case. They can not be unblocked. The pipe…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:30 am
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9 November 2011

Dynamic Lifter for lawns

Dynamic Lifter for lawns

No one thing is great. Its a combination of many things. The use of DPM on gardens is a controversial one. The companies that make them often flex their muscles. It isn't…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:20 am
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9 November 2011

Oxalis in compost???

Oxalis in compost???

Your best bet will be not to use a catcher on the lawn. Ever seen a golf course use catchers? They don't. ;) Use only organic care and the clippings will break down fine and…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:17 am
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9 November 2011

Back again for turf laying phase 2

Back again for turf laying phase 2

You could just turn all the toppings and amendments (zeolite and perlite) through the top 30cm and then plant. Rake over some of that through the existing soil. Redo the…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:14 am
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9 November 2011

anl organic compost

anl organic compost

Naked Farmer is not like a compost as such. I just say that. Its way better. It's a soil ammendment like zeolite and bentonite or perlite. Its an activated carbon and its…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:09 am
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9 November 2011

Lawn repair and revival using soil amendments

Lawn repair and revival using soil amendments

Cheers Keen :) I did say I get to it but your wisdom has beaten me to it :) Folks don't go nuts with pumping stuff into the lawns. You'd be so amazed at how little they…

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Nov 09, 2011 12:03 am
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9 November 2011

move nature strip tree

move nature strip tree

Just move the trees. All you need is a sharp spade and some elbow grease. Use only certified compost and zeolite in the soil. Prep 1m by 30cm and dig a hole in the middle…

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Nov 08, 2011 11:51 pm
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9 November 2011

Landscaping design websites?

Landscaping design websites?

If you do some searching there are two threads dedicated to this topic.

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Nov 08, 2011 11:48 pm
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9 November 2011

Whats the thoughts on this seed mix

Whats the thoughts on this seed mix

There are turf growers who care about the integrity their industry that would like to see many of those varieties not be allowed to be used in Australia.

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Nov 08, 2011 11:43 pm
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9 November 2011

English Box on north facing balcony

English Box on north facing balcony

If they are to have the best chance you need: *Deeper pots that are not self watering. (yes true) 30-40cm deep will be most effective. *Please don't use the peat moss on…

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Nov 08, 2011 11:39 pm
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9 November 2011

joys of knowing a landscaper

joys of knowing a landscaper

Look to make your own plants as well. Do your own cuttings. Its so easy. Cheap too.

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Nov 08, 2011 11:22 pm
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9 November 2011

Heavy Veg Garden Soil Mix.

Heavy Veg Garden Soil Mix.

Your set up is fine. You have just entered the real world of making soil. :) A concept absolutely foreign to nearly everyone. Check out the work of Newcastle Uni on soil…

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Nov 08, 2011 11:21 pm
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9 November 2011

how to use seamungus and blood and bone

how to use seamungus and blood and bone

If your lawn has just been laid, just leave it be. It is tempting for peeps to get all excited and want it to grow and just insistently feed it. Just rake over a series of…

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Nov 08, 2011 11:03 pm
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8 November 2011

Pulling up existing turf and laying soft leaf buffalo ......

Pulling up existing turf and laying soft leaf buffalo ......

If you grow the lawn totally organically they will after a few years handle far more than mainstream turf care will ever produce. Zeolite is an incredibly important…

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Nov 08, 2011 10:57 pm
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8 November 2011

Clay under grass

Clay under grass

I'd say you'd be far better off working with what you have and that way end up with healthier plants. Add lots of zeolite (2-4kg per m2), some sand, and heaps of organic…

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Nov 08, 2011 10:41 pm
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Nov 08, 2011 10:30 pm
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8 November 2011

Karri sleepers vs termites ..

Karri sleepers vs termites ..

They are both as good. Jarrah is the better. the harder the wood, the better the resistance. Overall don't let that stop you from getting in and growing your own…

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Nov 08, 2011 10:29 pm
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8 November 2011

Mulch paths

Mulch paths

Redman remember that an effective mulch will need to be slightly uncomfortable under foot. Anything less and you are losing more moisture from the soil than you think ;)

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Nov 08, 2011 10:25 pm
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