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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
Dollar
Dollar
28 September 2011

Compost bins - What do you have?

Compost bins - What do you have?
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I'm buying one tomorrow...…

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Dollar
Sep 28, 2011 4:59 pm
tikelz
tikelz
28 September 2011

Molasses supplier in Hills district

Molasses supplier in Hills district

Hi Guys, I just called up: "All Stock Feeds" in Box Hill.. which is near rouse hill/windsor/ Their number is 9679 1894 they said they sell Molasses for $22 in a 20L…

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tikelz
Sep 28, 2011 4:37 pm
catjim
catjim
25 September 2011

Colorbond Fence Yay or Nay

Colorbond Fence Yay or Nay
1, 2

Hi catjim - pardon my ignorance but I dont know what state Pakenham is in - but I doubt you get hotter summers than us on Eyre Peninsula, west…

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catjim
Sep 25, 2011 11:01 am
Dollar
Dollar
24 September 2011

My, how you've grown!

My, how you've grown!

I'll be having fun with this thread. Good work Eager not only for the thread! You've done a great job in your garden.....so well even your dog kennel grew. ::wink::

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Dollar
Sep 24, 2011 5:44 pm
cmooring
cmooring
24 September 2011

Treated Pine Logs

Treated Pine Logs

Got em. Matera's salvage in South Lake. Used to be Pete's salvage.

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cmooring
Sep 24, 2011 5:34 pm
cmooring
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
23 September 2011

Landscape plan change after handover?

Landscape plan change after handover?

I have not seen a landscape plan followed in our estate in liverpool

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mecha-wombat
Sep 23, 2011 11:17 pm
mecha-wombat
notremaison
notremaison
23 September 2011

seasol & Powerfeed mixture

seasol & Powerfeed mixture

notremaison, are you able to send me a link of the brand you purchased? i have not seen this in a store yet, but i plan to buy on the…

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notremaison
Sep 23, 2011 6:31 am
raj_27
raj_27
22 September 2011

Codyline close to house?

Codyline close to house?

ok thats good to know im interested in planting the Cordyline terminalis Red however my local garden centre today said that it will be no good…

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raj_27
Sep 22, 2011 8:35 pm
KerryF
KerryF
22 September 2011

Disgusting poos!

Disgusting poos!

It looks like dog scat to me.... I'd say one that's fed a diet involving lots of cereal and/ veg. No, I don't mean weetabix and salad Fu, before you suggest…

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KerryF
Sep 22, 2011 2:23 pm
KerryF
tikelz
tikelz
20 September 2011

Bird Poop on my concrete

Bird Poop on my concrete

will it be effective even if the owl is 10/15 meters away? will they still know its there?

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tikelz
Sep 20, 2011 7:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 September 2011

Killing Weeds in Sir Walters lawn

Killing Weeds in Sir Walters lawn

Have a read of the turf sticky threads. Also search weeds lawn and my user name.

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 20, 2011 6:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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
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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
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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
1, 2

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
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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


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