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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
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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 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
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 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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 1:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:51 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 November 2011

Reticulation system question

Reticulation system question

More importantly will be the way water is delivered is going to be the most efficient possible. There is some rubbish systems and confusing info out there. Do a search…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 November 2011

name of this plant

name of this plant

Never grow a ficus in the ground. Regardless of clipping, the future risk is far outweighed by the remote chance nothing happens. Look to far tougher examples for…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 10:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 10:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:27 pm
bashworth
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 1:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 1:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 1:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 12:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2011 12:37 pm
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