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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 14, 2011 11:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:52 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 2:18 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 10:05 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 4:40 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 10:26 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 9:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 05, 2011 6:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:27 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 11:33 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 10:29 am
4walls
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 03, 2011 10:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:26 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 1:19 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 9:04 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 8:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2011 1:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2011 1:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2011 1:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2011 12:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:31 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 5:28 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 2:27 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 5:39 am
Redman
larajane
larajane
28 August 2011

Backyard ideas

Backyard ideas

Thank you :) That is very helpful!

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larajane
Aug 29, 2011 12:11 am
larajane
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 28, 2011 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 28, 2011 12:08 am
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 6:50 am
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 26, 2011 10:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 25, 2011 8:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:23 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 10:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 25, 2011 1:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:35 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 22, 2011 12:03 am
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 10:45 pm
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darrell81
Aug 21, 2011 9:02 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 8:11 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 8:17 am
Victoria_g06
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2011 1:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:04 am

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