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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 September 2011

Is my Japanese Maple Sick?

Is my Japanese Maple Sick?

Time is the one thing you can not apply to it until it happens. Just wait. Trees work on a far slower time line than our very busy lives do. ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 20, 2011 12:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
tikelz
tikelz
20 September 2011

Sir Walter Buffalo help

Sir Walter Buffalo help

thanks BeatrixKiddo.. i will put a little top soil in between gaps... although... since its been getting warmer.. i have noticed... just a slight improvement

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tikelz
Sep 20, 2011 7:50 am
Amadio
Amadio
19 September 2011

Chillies, Chiles and more Chili

Chillies, Chiles and more Chili

Thank you for putting Chiles in the title!!

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Amadio
Sep 19, 2011 7:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 September 2011

Reminder: Kosta is on SBS on demand

Reminder: Kosta is on SBS on demand

I just soiled my pants... from excitement! :sh:

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 19, 2011 1:36 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 September 2011

Where can I buy these freestanding outdoor point outlets?

Where can I buy these freestanding outdoor point outlets?

Yeah the RCD 4 way block is all I would feel comfortable with. At least use an RCD inline cord. I use those religiously. The one time you need them is not going to be the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 19, 2011 12:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 September 2011

How rain-proof are paved areas?

How rain-proof are paved areas?

Yeah, you are over thinking ot all a bit. Just smash down some pavers and maybe do similar to Keks place with some gravel between them. Do them down on a good bed of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 19, 2011 12:04 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 September 2011

Fruit tree Fu

Fruit tree Fu

Not so important in heavily composted soils. However adding small amounts of sand and bentonite will be beneficial to a lesser extent. Zeolite is really going to offer the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 18, 2011 11:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 September 2011

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

From what I can see it appears the timber wall was added a period of time after the block wall. The timber section that has pushed out does not appear to be attached to…

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KnockItDown
Sep 18, 2011 1:58 pm
KnockItDown
Bam
Bam
16 September 2011

Who has used weed mat?

Who has used weed mat?
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Spray them or rip em out by hand. (way better) They won't be likely to grow once the deck goes in. Too dark. Using it under decks is common…

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Bam
Sep 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Bam
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 September 2011

Bore versus rainwater tanks? (Perth)

Bore versus rainwater tanks? (Perth)

Rain water tanks how ever are very good for plumbing into the home utilities like the dunny and the washing machine. That is worthwhile and useful for reducing your water…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 15, 2011 6:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Camellia Hedge

Camellia Hedge
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If they need tying back you might be best to clip them back so they get stronger. They will bounce back even better.

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Variegated Liriope Issue

Variegated Liriope Issue

Using something other than liriope would also solve the problem ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Rubber Flooring under trampoline

Rubber Flooring under trampoline

Do your research on recycled rubber products around the kids! The chemicals that leach from that stuff are not cool. If they were cool, when tyre factories go up in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Lilly Pilly Advice

Lilly Pilly Advice

Melaleuca nesophilla Grevillea olivacea Vibernum tinus Hakea laurina Leucospermums

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Sir Walter Grass Problem - Please Help Me :'(

Sir Walter Grass Problem - Please Help Me :'(

Absolutely fine. :) That is excellent considering your lawn likes heat and its very chilly right now. Totally normal for the edges to brown off even in summer. You have done…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 10:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Anyone know what this might be......

Anyone know what this might be......

I'm fairly sure I know the product you have there. Check the details. If it has a certification from BFA on it, contact them with this as well. http://www.bfa.com.au/ The…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 10:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Osmocote plus Organics + Powerfeed ?

Osmocote plus Organics + Powerfeed ?

Well they do very different things. You are looking at just one component of what is happening. All that will happen is the plant will use only what it wants and the rest…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 10:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 September 2011

Fast growing tropical plants to block neighbours

Fast growing tropical plants to block neighbours

Be very cautious with Gleditsia. These are aggressive trees with a knack for producing prolific suckers. They can be a bit large for most gardens. If buying advanced…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 14, 2011 10:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Mclaren
Mclaren
13 September 2011

Where can I buy spongolite in Adelaide?

Where can I buy spongolite in Adelaide?

I got this response from a supplier in Adelaide - at least it sounds like I can get most of what I want .. still haven't had the conversation with the landscaper the…

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Mclaren
Sep 13, 2011 4:52 pm
Mclaren
kornjen
kornjen
13 September 2011

Plant ID please....

Plant ID please....

thanks heaps mate... appreciate the response... First looks like a Prunus cerasifera - Cherry Plum. Second looks like another species of…

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kornjen
Sep 13, 2011 1:18 pm
16paws
16paws
11 September 2011

Request some lawn care advice

Request some lawn care advice

This is great, I will be looking at getting a Blade Runna! Also following Fu's directions for our lawn. Cheers.

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16paws
Sep 11, 2011 9:05 am
sco77k
sco77k
7 September 2011

DIY Retaining Walls

DIY Retaining Walls

Can someone suggest what blocks to use? Boral Heatherstone, Arenawall? Any cheaper options?

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sco77k
Sep 07, 2011 3:40 pm
sco77k

Ok as promised here are some pics and my process for building this Supplies required to build 2.4m high screen by 3.6m wide 15 x 20kg bags cement & aggregate mix @…

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qonyx
Sep 06, 2011 9:26 pm
qonyx

Show us a picture, tell me where you live in Australia, whats the soil like and then we can brainstorm some ideas.…

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gelatiii
Sep 05, 2011 8:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 September 2011

Help new lawn not looking good

Help new lawn not looking good

Pretty common after common industry advice. That's why I have done the turf laying thread.

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 05, 2011 5:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
5 September 2011

Empire Zoysia - Melbourne stockists?

Empire Zoysia - Melbourne stockists?

Yep sounds good, give the area a good drink to encourage the leftover kik to grow again then thump it with glypho.

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 05, 2011 4:27 pm
blocka
blocka
4 September 2011

Weeds in lawn

Weeds in lawn

Thanks Fu, the process is underway. I love the smell of seasol in the morning.

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blocka
Sep 04, 2011 10:33 am
4walls
4walls
4 September 2011

Charcoal Fence Paint or Stain?

Charcoal Fence Paint or Stain?

If you can see the grain, it won't be paint. Stain can be applied by brush, roller or spray - there are several companies that have a range of dark stains

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4walls
Sep 04, 2011 9:29 am
4walls
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
3 September 2011

Smoothing out the lawn

Smoothing out the lawn

Holly crap, you have got it so right :D If you need to water it, make it productive. Get something for your money. Water is going to get more expensive and so is food. Grow…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 03, 2011 9:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
3 September 2011

Anyone recommend a landscaper in Geelong?

Anyone recommend a landscaper in Geelong?

I have a mate who has a business that operates mostly in the Geelong area called Busy Ant Landscapes. His name is Luke. I havent spoken to him for years though and havent…

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Planned LScape
Sep 03, 2011 12:26 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
3 September 2011

Is the cost of this work too high?

Is the cost of this work too high?

Lots of variables there that can significantly affect the price. Foundation of paving- will it be crushed rock base laid on sand or concrete base laid on mortar and…

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Planned LScape
Sep 03, 2011 12:19 pm
Planned LScape

Another option that you might want to consider (that I have used) is _clumping_ bamboos. Make sure that it is NOT a running variety - only consider clumping. I reckon that…

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WombatBreath
Sep 01, 2011 8:04 pm
rajah
rajah
1 September 2011

Indian Inspired Alfresco and Garden

Indian Inspired Alfresco and Garden

Hi Kek. How funny I had already purchased that book, It is FAB! Think it will be very useful. I will take your advise and get some quotes for the water feature. Thanks for…

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rajah
Sep 01, 2011 7:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 September 2011

Raising the height of your laid grass

Raising the height of your laid grass

Take out the grass first. It will come back through. So feed it, kill it, mulch it. :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 01, 2011 12:20 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 September 2011

Best place to buy turf in Perth???

Best place to buy turf in Perth???

Can I suggest this not be used and you go a buffalo or Zoysia instead?

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 01, 2011 12:18 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 September 2011

WHEN TO MOW NEWLY LAID TURF???

WHEN TO MOW NEWLY LAID TURF???

Grass seeds sold are among the most water intensive available in Australia. Not really a sustainable alternative and somewhat controversial in turf circles. Come the heat…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 01, 2011 12:17 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 August 2011

Urgent Help! Strelitzia Nicolai are being eaten away

Urgent Help! Strelitzia Nicolai are being eaten away

Unless you are in the hills its unlikely, and that would be one very small possum. The wounds and damage on the plant are not all that fresh so the rats may have moved on.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 31, 2011 11:36 pm
The Garden Whisperer
sinnerman
sinnerman
29 August 2011

Ideas for a Sydney terrace garden/deck?

Ideas for a Sydney terrace garden/deck?

Hi Everyone, I've started to put together some ideas and getting quotes for renovating the back courytard of my terrace house in Sydney, but I'm finding it difficult to…

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sinnerman
Aug 29, 2011 9:31 pm
mrees
mrees
29 August 2011

Good landscapers in the Hills District

Good landscapers in the Hills District

We havent used these guys yet but Ive heard great things about them Im based in Kellyville Ridge and are hoping to get them out for a plan and design at some stage next…

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mrees
Aug 29, 2011 4:28 pm
mrees
KAN
KAN
29 August 2011

Front fences

Front fences

There are several sizes that you can get, depending on the look you are after. Sometimes shires put a permeability requirement on front boundary…

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KAN
Aug 29, 2011 1:27 pm
Redman
Redman
29 August 2011

Awful smell

Awful smell

Shoes look suspicious. Though, you can't beat my work gloves. (Old socks with a hint…

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Redman
Aug 29, 2011 4:39 am
Redman
larajane
larajane
28 August 2011

Backyard ideas

Backyard ideas

Thank you :) That is very helpful!

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larajane
Aug 28, 2011 11:11 pm
larajane
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 August 2011

what's wrong with my ornamental pear trees?

what's wrong with my ornamental pear trees?

If anything its wind damage on weakened leaves. Overall its fine though. Just leave it be :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 27, 2011 11:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Doomps
Doomps
27 August 2011

Artificial Turf Tiles - Bunnings

Artificial Turf Tiles - Bunnings
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Question for Kyton - definintely is an excellent idea for around the pool. Grass clippings add phosphate which helps your pool go green. Can you tell me - is it very…

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Doomps
Aug 27, 2011 11:08 pm
Redman
Redman
27 August 2011

4.5 acres of no garden - what to do!!!!

4.5 acres of no garden - what to do!!!!

Before I go too far. I have been experimenting with my nature strip. Paper daisy, Brachyscome and Erica. It's going crazy. I planted some out in sweeping patches. It's…

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Redman
Aug 27, 2011 5:50 am
Redman


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