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blocka
Nov 27, 2011 8:57 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 1:49 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 3:01 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 2:37 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 1:15 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 23, 2011 12:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 November 2011

Rain vs irrigation

Rain vs irrigation
1, 2

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 22, 2011 11:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
OMG
OMG
22 November 2011

EZ dying?

EZ dying?

Pics as…

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OMG
Nov 22, 2011 7:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 22, 2011 11:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 November 2011

Tamara1975 - Landscaping - a work in progress :)

Tamara1975 - Landscaping - a work in progress :)
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 21, 2011 10:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:33 pm
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 1:27 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 10:47 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 11:12 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 1:41 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 11:47 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 10:38 pm
Belial
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 17, 2011 8:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 16, 2011 8:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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Eager
Nov 16, 2011 6:53 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 10:16 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 4:03 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 2:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 15, 2011 1:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 November 2011

Sir walter buffalo advice

Sir walter buffalo advice

Yeah it will be fine in normal circumstances.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 15, 2011 12:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 15, 2011 1:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:12 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 14, 2011 12:59 am
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 11:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 12, 2011 10:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:36 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 6:57 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 3:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 November 2011

dracaena reflexa

dracaena reflexa

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2011 6:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2011 8:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:18 am
avaganda
avaganda
10 November 2011

Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens
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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 1:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 9:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 9:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 2:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
_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 1:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 9:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 9:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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