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* 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 11:25 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 8:44 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 7:03 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 5:32 pm
PHL
PHL
26 December 2011

Lawn Choice

Lawn Choice
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Yes, that's the same company…

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PHL
Dec 26, 2011 9:39 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 6:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2011 8:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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jetson
Dec 23, 2011 6:40 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 8:35 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 4:44 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 11:48 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!
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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 12:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 17, 2011 11:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:06 pm
gonecountry
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2011 2:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2011 2:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2011 2:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2011 1:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 16, 2011 9:31 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 7:17 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 5:11 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 10:52 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 11:50 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 9:16 am

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

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kermut
Dec 12, 2011 11:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2011 12:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 11, 2011 8:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:30 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 5:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 10, 2011 4:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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 8:44 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 10:52 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 9:15 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 4:02 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 3:21 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 6:50 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 10:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 02, 2011 5:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:47 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 4:04 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 3:41 pm

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 30, 2011 12:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 4:59 am
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 28, 2011 8:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:30 pm
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 11:28 pm

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