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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
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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
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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
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 August 2011

Magnolia Silver Cloud

Magnolia Silver Cloud

Don't get caught up In the acid and alkaline crap. The more organic you do the gardens and landscapes, the less relevance pH has. Use certified organic potting mix if…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 26, 2011 9:04 pm
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BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 August 2011

Tree options

Tree options

Yeah the frangipani is awesome for you lucky northerners.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 26, 2011 2:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 August 2011

Hedge plants

Hedge plants

Yeah that's a great point. Guess who is the god of pleaching, Yep Topiarius :D

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 25, 2011 7:39 pm
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kiwichick
kiwichick
25 August 2011

First time gardener

First time gardener

Is the front door up at the left side, at the top of the path? Is that a pathway across the middle to the garage access? Good picture thanks. Im thinking you will need…

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kiwichick
Aug 25, 2011 5:23 pm
miteq
miteq
25 August 2011

Is my Orange tree suffering?

Is my Orange tree suffering?

Thanks for the tips Fu. Thumbs up to you mate. Cheers.

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miteq
Aug 25, 2011 9:10 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 August 2011

What's between your garage door and fence?

What's between your garage door and fence?

Huggy, I'd chuck in some organic compost and some bentonite clay maybe some rock minerals. Get some tubestock Grevillea Gin Gin Gem and there is an idea for that spot.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 25, 2011 12:35 am
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notremaison
notremaison
23 August 2011

securing wooden slats as screening

securing wooden slats as screening

Is this a timber paling fence, as I'm just looking to do the same thing if the case? I was wondering if they additional weight would cause any issues.

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notremaison
Aug 23, 2011 4:35 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Irrigation method

Irrigation method

We also have a 7mx6m patch in the front yard...

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 11:03 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
21 August 2011

Empire Zoysia Lawn Brown in Winter HELP

Empire Zoysia Lawn Brown in Winter HELP

Yeah Fu its a schizo grass, obviously it has great cold hardiness in the right situation. The areas in my yard that get frosted are actually greener than the protected…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 21, 2011 9:45 pm
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darrell81
Aug 21, 2011 8:02 am
davinci
davinci
19 August 2011

Interlock patio curve

Interlock patio curve

if the job isnt finished then it isnt to late, landscapers like that really piss me off, it isnt hard to cut a paver But also if you paid cheap then you get cheap. Yes you…

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davinci
Aug 19, 2011 7:11 pm
davinci
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
19 August 2011

Place to buy bulk plants?

Place to buy bulk plants?

I like http://www.gardenexpress.com.au It's based in Victoria but does ship to other state. Very good prices for bulk items.

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Victoria_g06
Aug 19, 2011 7:17 am
Victoria_g06
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 August 2011

Exciting News for Perth - Peter Cundall is coming !!!!!

Exciting News for Perth - Peter Cundall is coming !!!!!

:lol: I was going to post this last night but got too tired and went to bed. I just had the details up on my screen to copy in :lol: A massive thanks for posting this and also for…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2011 12:48 am
The Garden Whisperer
elfie
elfie
18 August 2011

Have en1 used this company?

Have en1 used this company?

Yeh sorry, Perth. They were building my Outdoor area. Started a few weeks back. They hadn't rocked up since last wednesday. But I received an email today to say they went…

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elfie
Aug 18, 2011 12:04 am
kek
kek
17 August 2011

Suggestions for a low hedge

Suggestions for a low hedge

Can't say I've spotted any yet... but I'll keep an eye out when they're in…

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kek
Aug 17, 2011 8:26 pm
kek
Saritha
Saritha
23 September 2011

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

I made a water wall, over 1m high and used Sikaflex construction adhesive for the cladding. Can't remember which one, just go and read the…

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Saritha
Sep 23, 2011 12:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 August 2011

Canadian Maple am I crazy

Canadian Maple am I crazy

Claret Ash Chinese Tallow Would be two better options that come to mind. Far less risk.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 15, 2011 6:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
eyspy
eyspy
15 August 2011

How do we landscape a sloping block

How do we landscape a sloping block

I think its a god send. I hate doing flat gardens, too boring. A slight slope is a far more realistic setup for a landscape. Section it with…

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eyspy
Aug 15, 2011 8:46 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 August 2011

Riverstone sources Western Australia

Riverstone sources Western Australia

As big a trip as it would be, it will pay for itself ;) Maybe hire a small truck for the day to do it, much safer than towing a trailer loaded with stone over such a long…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 14, 2011 11:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
eyspy
eyspy
14 August 2011

Neighbour blocking trees

Neighbour blocking trees

Magnificent Elms, and Oak trees, along with Cedars, Pine and all sorts of things that grow to the sky !! Ever heard of Bonsai ? In other words plant what you want and…

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eyspy
Aug 14, 2011 6:53 pm
Lex
Lex
12 August 2011

Sir Walter fertilizer with pre-emergent

Sir Walter fertilizer with pre-emergent

Thanks, BK. Yes, the little bit that I read about it, it does seem like it's fairly restricted in availability and also in target seeds. Even found one so-called organic,…

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Lex
Aug 12, 2011 10:55 pm
Lex
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
12 August 2011

Will this be ok or will I have future issues?

Will this be ok or will I have future issues?

The extra thickness of the palling would help I guess. I still wouldn't do it, but then again, it's not my fence.

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KnockItDown
Aug 12, 2011 9:55 pm
KnockItDown
SteveBuild
SteveBuild
12 August 2011

What to plant on top of retaining wall? Not much sun

What to plant on top of retaining wall? Not much sun

Ring I'll have a look into the bamboo. I know it grows super fast

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SteveBuild
Aug 12, 2011 1:59 pm

Here's one c/o google images and this one you may have seen on The…

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PeasInAPod
Aug 11, 2011 10:53 pm
PeasInAPod
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
11 August 2011

Help! retaining Wall question

Help! retaining Wall question

thanks guys..... just what we thought although i tool a trip to see the guys who designed the wall after he didn't return my phone calls and he…

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KnockItDown
Aug 11, 2011 12:41 pm
KnockItDown
StartingOut
StartingOut
11 August 2011

Pls help identify these weeds/grasses coming up through turf

Pls help identify these weeds/grasses coming up through turf

However, for a lawn area using bags of compost is not going to come anywhere near suitable for the job. You'll need it in…

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StartingOut
Aug 11, 2011 9:38 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 August 2011

office plants

office plants

Yep, one of the best. The Monstera, spaths, and surprising to many, some succulents will love those conditions :) Echeverias are great

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 10, 2011 11:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
draco76
draco76
14 August 2011

decking depth enquiry

decking depth enquiry

thanks for all that info notremaison.. appreciate it.. i will be making a new thread for my decking adventure and your very welcome to advice :D :D

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draco76
Aug 14, 2011 5:50 pm


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