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Japonica26
Japonica26
16 October 2011

Thank you Fu!!!!

Thank you Fu!!!!

Yeah, can I chime in too? We did all of his prep and although we weren't super diligent with the aftercare, we did do the seasol, molasses etc. when we remembered (like…

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Japonica26
Oct 16, 2011 6:34 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 October 2011

Starting off our landscaping

Starting off our landscaping

Ta I got it. Will have a decent look when I can get to a pc

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Twiggy
Oct 15, 2011 11:41 am
Twiggy
grom40
grom40
14 October 2011

Ponytail Plant

Ponytail Plant

Try looking at this page http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsh ... -Plant/133 (which I found through use of the great and mighty google :D)

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grom40
Oct 14, 2011 11:03 am
grom40
peter1
peter1
11 October 2011

Relocating water meter and tap

Relocating water meter and tap

Thanks for the links. I found this page from Sydney Water: http://www.sydneywater.com.au/AskSydneyWater/ It seems they don't care too much about how far you want to move…

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peter1
Oct 11, 2011 9:52 pm
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kiwi
Oct 09, 2011 6:21 pm
kiwi
Roar
Roar
9 October 2011

Non-deciduous tree/shrub Adelaide Hills/mostly cool climate?

Non-deciduous tree/shrub Adelaide Hills/mostly cool climate?

Full sun, along a north facing fence and copping the sun from the west as well. Exposed to wind, not sheltered by any other buildings, trees, etc.

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Roar
Oct 09, 2011 6:18 pm
jetson
jetson
7 October 2011

Poor Soil Drainage

Poor Soil Drainage

Now I don’t know what any of this means, but am curious as to what will need to be done to improve drainage for landscaping purposes later on.…

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jetson
Oct 07, 2011 9:47 pm
Japonica26
Japonica26
7 October 2011

Jasminium Polyanthum

Jasminium Polyanthum

Yeah it will smother other plants when young but once its sitting up high you can under plant then. Trachelospermum has a great scent also…

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Japonica26
Oct 07, 2011 6:42 pm
Lex
Lex
6 October 2011

DIY raised garden beds / compost heaps

DIY raised garden beds / compost heaps

Got some brand new colorbond offcuts. Probably quite enough to wrap it around my fancy schmancy posts (they're even capped 8) ). Could try to turn the edges too before (or…

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Lex
Oct 06, 2011 5:18 pm
Lex
elle
elle
6 October 2011

Sir Walter Dying off

Sir Walter Dying off

Thanks! :D The part in the sun is so thick and green- I have fenced a larger area so that the thick part has a chance to spread into the shaded area... I have noticed the…

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elle
Oct 06, 2011 11:49 am
kexkez
kexkez
5 October 2011

Dichondra Repens in WA

Dichondra Repens in WA

oo hadn't heard of them before. thanks. I've emailed them to get an idea of coverage per 25g postage is pretty good.

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kexkez
Oct 05, 2011 5:37 pm
kexkez
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 October 2011

What to use to protect cut ends of TP

What to use to protect cut ends of TP

I am no expert, but I thought the process of treating the pone was to immerse the timber in the treatment solution ? In which case the treatment…

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chrisandkate
Oct 05, 2011 4:19 pm
raj_27
raj_27
5 October 2011

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

I was when i was buying zeolite, perlite to…

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raj_27
Oct 05, 2011 3:23 pm

I have been thinking wild mustard but I think its a little too big? Shes now about 1.3Mtrs high, going strong :)

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Binary
Oct 04, 2011 6:37 pm
Talismutt
Talismutt
3 October 2011

Slope near weep holes, retaining to make a ramp, help!

Slope near weep holes, retaining to make a ramp, help!

Thanks for the idea, decking hadn't even crossed my mind till now. Now to learn how to deck! :lol:

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Talismutt
Oct 03, 2011 7:04 pm
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 7:14 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 9:02 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 29, 2011 12:39 am
cmooring
Dollar
Dollar
28 September 2011

Compost bins - What do you have?

Compost bins - What do you have?
1, 2

I'm buying one tomorrow...…

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Dollar
Sep 28, 2011 5:59 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 5:37 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 12:01 pm
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 6:44 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 6:34 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 24, 2011 12:17 am
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 7:31 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 9:35 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 3:23 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 8:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2011 7:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2011 1:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:50 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 8:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 19, 2011 2:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 19, 2011 1:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 19, 2011 1:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 19, 2011 12:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:58 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 1:43 pm
Bam
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2011 7:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2011 12:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 September 2011

Variegated Liriope Issue

Variegated Liriope Issue

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2011 12:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2011 12:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 September 2011

Lilly Pilly Advice

Lilly Pilly Advice

Melaleuca nesophilla Grevillea olivacea Vibernum tinus Hakea laurina Leucospermums

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2011 12:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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