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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

Staking New Plum Trees

Staking New Plum Trees

Avoid staking trees at all costs. It's a really poor horticultural practice. If staking is needed it means the tree has been grown poorly in the wholesale nursery.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 9:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer
bashworth
bashworth
8 November 2011

What's the best landscaping option for backyard alley?

What's the best landscaping option for backyard alley?

There are a few ideas at this link, http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1785393.htm I prefer to put a few garden wires in a sort of fan pattern and train the…

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bashworth
Nov 08, 2011 4:27 pm
bashworth
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

cordyline red sensation v red star

cordyline red sensation v red star

Red star is lighter and has a lighter spine. Red sensation is darker in colour and uniform in colour. If using these in a landscape, please refrain from doing uniform…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 12:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

Apricot tree flowers?

Apricot tree flowers?

Depends on how old it was when it fruited last time. If it was too young it will be buggered for fruit for many years to come. Also some trees fruit different times. The…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 12:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

Mulch or Rocks..... or any other suggestions welcome!

Mulch or Rocks..... or any other suggestions welcome!

A search on mulch topics using my name alone will give about 20 pages of info.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 12:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

Yellow patches in my Sir Walter Buffalo lawn

Yellow patches in my Sir Walter Buffalo lawn

Deep watering is something that should be avoided. We need to achieve a similar result with a series of short waters so that moisture is absorbed into the soil at the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:57 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 November 2011

Re: Set the standard with Easy Topiary

Re: Set the standard with Easy Topiary
1, 2

Anything can be. A Hakea can be, so can a Callistemon, So can many Acacia's. A Caprosma can be. Any shrub at all pretty much lends its self to the art of Topiary. Like…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:37 am
The Garden Whisperer

Hey Everyone, Have been a long time reader here while renovating our first home that we purchased December last year, we went into a bit of hibernation over winter but…

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bigclick_dean
Nov 07, 2011 9:36 pm
dons80
dons80
7 November 2011

Lawn Mower / Mulcher? Petrol / Electric / Battery?

Lawn Mower / Mulcher? Petrol / Electric / Battery?

Sorry NiMa i believe in Old School go with a 16in reel 4 stroke brigs & strat it wont let you down its a better cut for buffalo Lawns you might get away with using a…

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dons80
Nov 07, 2011 9:33 pm
deb17
deb17
7 November 2011

Backyard drainage problem

Backyard drainage problem

we laid ag pipe at the back of our house, just where the pergola ends. When it rained, we found the water was flooding from the back fence, down to the end of the concrete…

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deb17
Nov 07, 2011 5:52 pm
Eager
Eager
6 November 2011

Our Landscaping Story

Our Landscaping Story
1 ... 8, 9, 10

:D Thanks kex! The deck is getting plenty of use too, it has become such a pleasant place to sit because it is so versatile, depending on the time of day one can be out in…

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Eager
Nov 06, 2011 7:42 am
Eager

Hi there, Looking for some landscaping advice for our backyard. We want to sell our house early next year but need to keep costs down. Our front yard is lovely and…

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kels
Nov 05, 2011 2:47 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
5 November 2011

Gravel for sale

Gravel for sale

You need to tell people where you are as people are from all over Australia on here. :wink:

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Buttercup
Nov 05, 2011 11:03 am
Buttercup
Helyn
Helyn
2 November 2011

Advice Please.... Area between driveways

Advice Please.... Area between driveways

every time someone gets out of the car they will potential whack any plants with the car door or trample them getting out of the car. I…

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Helyn
Nov 02, 2011 2:15 pm
Helyn
lenard
lenard
1 November 2011

Empire zoysia i'n Sa ?

Empire zoysia i'n Sa ?

You might want to look into Palmetto turf, I will be using it for my next lawn. Kikuyu grows way too fast for my…

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lenard
Nov 01, 2011 8:13 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
1 November 2011

brick retaining wall

brick retaining wall

Hi everyone, Well we will be needing a brick retaining wall along one side of the house as we are building on a corner block and the street side requires a retaining…

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NEWLYWEDS
Nov 01, 2011 1:48 pm
piscean
piscean
31 October 2011

Treated timber post + quickset concrete mix

Treated timber post + quickset concrete mix

You can get a variety of different stirrups (usually galvanised) that you set into the concrete and then bolt the post to the stirrup. It stops the post from coming into…

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piscean
Oct 31, 2011 8:24 pm
wrexter
wrexter
31 October 2011

soakwells HELP..need your expertise

soakwells HELP..need your expertise

Are they putting in concrete soakwells? if so definately get them to move it now! Talk so your builder ASAP, might involve a variation fee to move but better now than later.

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wrexter
Oct 31, 2011 7:06 pm
wrexter
DJVege
DJVege
29 October 2011

Help identifying and erradicating these weeds!

Help identifying and erradicating these weeds!

Fine paintbrush, Roundup, work backwards, don't tread on it and spread it everywhere! Got it! I'll make a trip to the shops tomorrow and get it done. Thanks a lot for…

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DJVege
Oct 29, 2011 6:13 pm
tikelz
tikelz
28 October 2011

organic compost

organic compost

kellyville ridge

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tikelz
Oct 28, 2011 2:42 pm
jencal
jencal
28 October 2011

Landscaping at The Ponds

Landscaping at The Ponds

Thanks Tikelz - i may just do that! I have left a message for Spyros, just waiting to hear back now. If you don't mind me asking what sort of ball park figure did you…

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jencal
Oct 28, 2011 1:05 pm
raj_27
raj_27
28 October 2011

ordering plants online?

ordering plants online?

Raj thanks for the recommendation. Today I've ordered 2 x 34 mixed plants as postage cost remains the same for one or two boxes. In the…

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raj_27
Oct 28, 2011 9:01 am
Banj
Banj
27 October 2011

Help! What's going on here?

Help! What's going on here?

Thanks for the advice Fu, jusgt to follow up - no, as FU said it wasn't dead and the lawn is now nice and green :)

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Banj
Oct 27, 2011 6:59 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 October 2011

Help with tree selection for backyard

Help with tree selection for backyard

Can anyone suggest a nice evergreen tree for the backyard that should grow to a height of around 8 metres to maintain privacy? Also we already have…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 24, 2011 10:46 am
jhajjp
jhajjp
21 October 2011

Certified organic compost for lawn top dressing in Melbourne

Certified organic compost for lawn top dressing in Melbourne

thanks, I just need to level the lawn and fill some dips etc. can I just use organic lawn mix to achieve a smoother level finish? No idea what type of soil was used on…

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jhajjp
Oct 21, 2011 5:13 pm
DazzaB
DazzaB
20 October 2011

Does anyone have a ramp in their garden?

Does anyone have a ramp in their garden?

Thanks for that. I can see it's quite a bit of height difference, but without it looking too steep.

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DazzaB
Oct 20, 2011 2:55 pm
umehomes
umehomes
20 October 2011

Landscape with slope block, your advise much appreciate!!!

Landscape with slope block, your advise much appreciate!!!

Got a quotation as below: . pave path from footpath to front step with Bink pavers, 1.5 metres wide . place stones/gravel down side of house from front corner of house to…

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umehomes
Oct 20, 2011 1:41 pm
anise
anise
19 October 2011

Best ground for firm decking - to concrete or not?

Best ground for firm decking - to concrete or not?

thanks for the feedback :) I think we've decided to leave the concrete off the build for now. They were going to do it afterwards at the same time as the garage so not part…

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anise
Oct 18, 2011 11:29 pm
anise
edscl
edscl
18 October 2011

Improve Buffalo Lawn and get rid of weeds

Improve Buffalo Lawn and get rid of weeds

Hi casdyson1, in our old house we had half the lawn compacted, a third weeds and some grass and bare patches, very lumpy, and when it rained water logged. What we did…

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edscl
Oct 18, 2011 7:02 pm
edscl
Japonica26
Japonica26
16 October 2011

Thank you Fu!!!!

Thank you Fu!!!!

Yeah, can I chime in too? We did all of his prep and although we weren't super diligent with the aftercare, we did do the seasol, molasses etc. when we remembered (like…

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Japonica26
Oct 16, 2011 5:34 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 October 2011

Starting off our landscaping

Starting off our landscaping

Ta I got it. Will have a decent look when I can get to a pc

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Twiggy
Oct 15, 2011 10:41 am
Twiggy
grom40
grom40
14 October 2011

Ponytail Plant

Ponytail Plant

Try looking at this page http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsh ... -Plant/133 (which I found through use of the great and mighty google :D)

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grom40
Oct 14, 2011 10:03 am
grom40
peter1
peter1
11 October 2011

Relocating water meter and tap

Relocating water meter and tap

Thanks for the links. I found this page from Sydney Water: http://www.sydneywater.com.au/AskSydneyWater/ It seems they don't care too much about how far you want to move…

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peter1
Oct 11, 2011 8:52 pm
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kiwi
Oct 09, 2011 5:21 pm
kiwi
Roar
Roar
9 October 2011

Non-deciduous tree/shrub Adelaide Hills/mostly cool climate?

Non-deciduous tree/shrub Adelaide Hills/mostly cool climate?

Full sun, along a north facing fence and copping the sun from the west as well. Exposed to wind, not sheltered by any other buildings, trees, etc.

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Roar
Oct 09, 2011 5:18 pm
jetson
jetson
7 October 2011

Poor Soil Drainage

Poor Soil Drainage

Now I don’t know what any of this means, but am curious as to what will need to be done to improve drainage for landscaping purposes later on.…

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jetson
Oct 07, 2011 8:47 pm
Japonica26
Japonica26
7 October 2011

Jasminium Polyanthum

Jasminium Polyanthum

Yeah it will smother other plants when young but once its sitting up high you can under plant then. Trachelospermum has a great scent also…

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Japonica26
Oct 07, 2011 5:42 pm
Lex
Lex
6 October 2011

DIY raised garden beds / compost heaps

DIY raised garden beds / compost heaps

Got some brand new colorbond offcuts. Probably quite enough to wrap it around my fancy schmancy posts (they're even capped 8) ). Could try to turn the edges too before (or…

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Lex
Oct 06, 2011 4:18 pm
Lex
elle
elle
6 October 2011

Sir Walter Dying off

Sir Walter Dying off

Thanks! :D The part in the sun is so thick and green- I have fenced a larger area so that the thick part has a chance to spread into the shaded area... I have noticed the…

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elle
Oct 06, 2011 10:49 am
kexkez
kexkez
5 October 2011

Dichondra Repens in WA

Dichondra Repens in WA

oo hadn't heard of them before. thanks. I've emailed them to get an idea of coverage per 25g postage is pretty good.

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kexkez
Oct 05, 2011 4:37 pm
kexkez
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 October 2011

What to use to protect cut ends of TP

What to use to protect cut ends of TP

I am no expert, but I thought the process of treating the pone was to immerse the timber in the treatment solution ? In which case the treatment…

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chrisandkate
Oct 05, 2011 3:19 pm
raj_27
raj_27
5 October 2011

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

I was when i was buying zeolite, perlite to…

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raj_27
Oct 05, 2011 2:23 pm

I have been thinking wild mustard but I think its a little too big? Shes now about 1.3Mtrs high, going strong :)

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Binary
Oct 04, 2011 5:37 pm
Talismutt
Talismutt
3 October 2011

Slope near weep holes, retaining to make a ramp, help!

Slope near weep holes, retaining to make a ramp, help!

Thanks for the idea, decking hadn't even crossed my mind till now. Now to learn how to deck! :lol:

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Talismutt
Oct 03, 2011 6:04 pm
sluggerdog
sluggerdog
3 October 2011

Jarrah Stain on Treated Pine - Retaining Wall - It's Too RED

Jarrah Stain on Treated Pine - Retaining Wall - It's Too RED

We ended up going with it and while I still don't like it the red has dulled down a lot. Am thinking of putting another colour on top. Maybe merbru (spelling??)

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sluggerdog
Oct 03, 2011 6:14 am
notremaison
notremaison
2 October 2011

Looking for a landscape and fencing company

Looking for a landscape and fencing company

Have a look at listing it on servicecentral.com.au and you can get up to 3 quotes. It's busy this time of year so you should get one that's available this way. A lot of…

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notremaison
Oct 02, 2011 8:02 am
cmooring
cmooring
28 September 2011

Retaining Wall Price Estimate Comparison

Retaining Wall Price Estimate Comparison

If you live in WA, you can get limestone second blocks pretty cheaply from

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cmooring
Sep 28, 2011 11:39 pm
cmooring


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