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Rate my mulch?

Rate my mulch?

Aggh yes nearly all councils offer free mulch but... this stuff is already composting and dopesn't really form a mulch much better than you have. The spread of weeds and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 08, 2011 7:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
8 August 2011

Retaining wall advice needed

Retaining wall advice needed

These are very similar to Tasman Blocks. You may want to do a price comparison to ensure you are getting the best value for money. I got my blocks at Masonry and Slate…

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KnockItDown
Aug 08, 2011 2:27 pm
KnockItDown

Re: Paving complete! - now for backyard design NEW PIC

Re: Paving complete! - now for backyard design NEW PIC

Fu - is that a copper pipe running down the wall for the irrigation run off? This is what my dad told me to do but the garden lady at Mitre10…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 08, 2011 12:22 am
The Garden Whisperer

Landscape and Garden design ideas for Cottage Block

Landscape and Garden design ideas for Cottage Block

Have a search of my thread on Garden week for 2009 and 10. Also check the sticky on choosing a landscaper by visiting the WALDA website and LandscapeWA

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 08, 2011 12:13 am
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Magnolia grandiflora 'St Mary'

Magnolia grandiflora 'St Mary'

Hence the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago ;) The second best time is now. It is a wise person who plants a tree knowing they may never see the shade it will…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 08, 2011 12:07 am
The Garden Whisperer

How big will these Lilly Pilly plants grow? Leave in pots?

How big will these Lilly Pilly plants grow? Leave in pots?

Also choose a pot you can them out of. So make sure the top isn't narrower than the middle ;) They will need repotting every few years.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 07, 2011 11:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Sub surface irrigation

Sub surface irrigation

In particular this from page 26. The essentials are: • Means to protect the system from root-intrusion as detailed…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 07, 2011 11:15 pm
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Bagheera
Bagheera
7 August 2011

demo and rebuild - what to keep from the garden

demo and rebuild - what to keep from the garden

Hi ChristineX I've done the same exercise - have around 30 roses I dug out and re-potted - Seasol is a must. I had to dig them out end of summer - not the best time.…

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Bagheera
Aug 07, 2011 10:59 pm

Cheapest retaining wall - ugly is okay!

Cheapest retaining wall - ugly is okay!

Be aware of the heavy metals that leach from tyres. A dry stone wall can be cost effective but time consuming. Look good. Gabion walls are also quite good and cost effective.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 07, 2011 10:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Split level Front yard

Split level Front yard

I'd do a simple native or at least fully planted lower section. No lawn area. Mulched throughout. Maybe if its a big area, create some pathways meandering through using…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 07, 2011 10:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Garden design software

Garden design software

Have a search, there is already a number of threads dedicated to this topic ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 07, 2011 9:00 pm
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Dollar
Dollar
7 August 2011

Plant identification

Plant identification

Go to photobucket and click on the "img code" part then paste that code i the thread.

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Dollar
Aug 07, 2011 2:58 pm
shonzilla
shonzilla
5 August 2011

Installing Pop-ups (MP Rotators)

Installing Pop-ups (MP Rotators)

Its upsetting that I didnt know at the time you could have taken the money.... I wish i did that!! Especially because I had to fork out another $200 for another retic…

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shonzilla
Aug 05, 2011 12:21 pm
shonzilla
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
5 August 2011

Retaining wall a little short and Agg pipe question's

Retaining wall a little short and Agg pipe question's

I don't believe the 50mm difference in height will cause an issue however, while you have the opportunity to do so it's not a bad idea to extend the "plinth" down another…

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KnockItDown
Aug 05, 2011 10:44 am
KnockItDown
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bashworth
Aug 04, 2011 4:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
3 August 2011

Joining Retaining Walls

Joining Retaining Walls

One solution is to provide a better route for drainage than through the joint by putting gravel behind the wall with a drain at the bottom.

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bashworth
Aug 03, 2011 4:20 pm
bashworth
Lex
Lex
30 July 2011

Hardwood Screens - Grays OnLine

Hardwood Screens - Grays OnLine

Interesting, I was also watching these screens at their previous sale, but didn't buy any. Sceen, which auctions are you talking about? And how much cheaper?

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Lex
Jul 30, 2011 3:24 pm
Lex

Retaining walls

Retaining walls

Hi Terresa P - Did you use the Terraforce retaining? I can't figure out how to do 90 degree corners with it & wondered how you got on. (Would prefer to use Boral's…

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louise-dillon@hotmai
Jul 30, 2011 3:18 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
29 July 2011

Cost for a retaining wall

Cost for a retaining wall

Hi, you may want to provide a little bit more info What type of material do you want to use? Timber, Masonry, etc. Are you going to DIY or are you looking for someone…

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KnockItDown
Jul 29, 2011 9:02 pm
KnockItDown

Kikuyu invading my turf

Kikuyu invading my turf
1, 2, 3

:lol: That's a bit cheeky :lol: but a good call :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 29, 2011 3:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Dollar
Dollar
29 July 2011

Please help my dear lemon tree

Please help my dear lemon tree
1, 2

Thanks Fu. Much appreciated. Lemons are on their way.

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Dollar
Jul 29, 2011 9:46 am
E1109
E1109
29 July 2011

help with landscape ideas for Darwin

help with landscape ideas for Darwin

Plant anything at the beginning of the Wet Season and it'll take off. Weekly mowing of the grass will become a habit, I went through a set of blades in the last Wet. If…

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E1109
Jul 29, 2011 6:40 am
E1109

Soakwell Help

Soakwell Help

The drainage will be fine but make sure you have several. I'd be looking to use ag pipe leading to the soak well rather than 90mm storm water pipe. It will handle it.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 29, 2011 12:46 am
The Garden Whisperer

Plastic channel grates for draining turf areas

Plastic channel grates for draining turf areas

Just make sure the pergola guy does the soil prep outlined so often here in the landscpae forum of Homeone so your landscpae becomes cheaper in years to come on both you…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 26, 2011 9:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Need Suggestions Designing a Landscape..!

Need Suggestions Designing a Landscape..!

Have a read on the stickys at the top of this forum. They have links to much of what you are seeking for ideas. The galleries of each states landscpae associations are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 26, 2011 12:34 am
The Garden Whisperer

How long before grass matures

How long before grass matures

Read the molasses thread on how to use it.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 25, 2011 11:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Climbers in pots

Climbers in pots

Neater, easier, faster.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 25, 2011 5:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Rotten Capsicums

Rotten Capsicums

They'll come good when the warm weather comes round. All our chillis and Cappies look poo. They won't die though, they often bounce back fine. Even if you keep the plant…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 25, 2011 12:29 am
The Garden Whisperer

Landscaping help pleeease...

Landscaping help pleeease...

I'd skip on the Acers, the Hibiscus and the Lily Pillys. Use Melaleuaca nesophila instead if available. Tougher and less hassle, cheaper on water come tough times.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 25, 2011 12:21 am
The Garden Whisperer

Frosts and 40 degrees

Frosts and 40 degrees

Westringea, Melaleuca nesophila, Vibernum tinus, yeah Photinia, Grevillea olivacea

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 25, 2011 12:12 am
The Garden Whisperer
Lex
Lex
24 July 2011

How much rain has fallen on an area?

How much rain has fallen on an area?

Yeah, and I also have to consider the type of soil into which this hole is dug, as clay soils obviously present a bigger resistance to water slowly moving out of the pit.…

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Lex
Jul 24, 2011 12:33 pm
Lex
flynny
flynny
26 August 2011

Modular Decking

Modular Decking

there is a company called premium lifestyles in brisbane who do a modular decking system. there number is 33000507..... my uncle brought 2 modular deck systems…

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flynny
Aug 26, 2011 9:10 am

Where to buy fruit trees?

Where to buy fruit trees?

Oh and for the record Great Gardens and Beyond Gardens are two different yet very closely related enterprises. Both delivering the same message and the same one that I…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 22, 2011 11:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Sharee
Sharee
22 July 2011

Timber decking or Pavers?

Timber decking or Pavers?

Mmmm its such a toss up - I think both can look great if done well. For me - decking just wins out, feels somehow cosier if that makes any sense :shock: Plenty of the…

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Sharee
Jul 22, 2011 11:50 pm
Sharee
Lex
Lex
22 July 2011

Rubble / stormwater run-off pits

Rubble / stormwater run-off pits

Thanks, Fu :D Here's one fantastic doco I came across. It's mainly for roof drainage, but still, you can get a better idea about the whole philosophy behind these…

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Lex
Jul 22, 2011 12:46 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 07, 2011 6:53 pm
Lex
jzell67
jzell67
20 July 2011

Dead Lawn

Dead Lawn

Woops too late... ::wornout:: I sprayed them as i got sick of looking at them.... Im putting down some…

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jzell67
Jul 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Flat yards and water problems

Flat yards and water problems

Provided the soil amendments have been used as part of the turf prep it should be fairly resilient and have the ability to bounce back faster at minimum cost.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 20, 2011 1:59 am
The Garden Whisperer

Am I being ripped off? Re turf

Am I being ripped off? Re turf

I'll bet my left nut that their premium prep doesn't cut it against what all turf mobs should be doing as outlined on this forum. Zeolite, spongolite/perlite. Certified…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 20, 2011 1:51 am
The Garden Whisperer

Need advice on fixing ripped up turf

Need advice on fixing ripped up turf

For the answer simply review several of my posts on the almost exact thread topic. You will see recurring themes and solutions ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 20, 2011 1:20 am
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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 20, 2011 1:18 am
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Lex
Lex
19 July 2011

Minimum gradients for soft landscaping surfaces

Minimum gradients for soft landscaping surfaces

Thanks b :D Both the BCA and the Australian Standard for residential slabs and footings, AS 2870, require a minimum fall of 50 mm over the first…

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Lex
Jul 19, 2011 8:00 am
Lex
notremaison
notremaison
17 July 2011

Garden installation prep - how much for a bobcat+truck?

Garden installation prep - how much for a bobcat+truck?

Not sure if you're in a growing area or not with lots of development going on, but about 2 weeks ago walked across the street and asked the guys doing site and driveway…

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notremaison
Jul 17, 2011 3:56 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
15 July 2011

Seamungus Bag/Bucket sizes

Seamungus Bag/Bucket sizes

I've bought 40kg bags from our local Landmark store.

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Deemaree
Jul 15, 2011 4:29 pm
Deemaree

FYI, ended up putting in a combination of Kangaroo Paw and Camelias (which we'll eventually prune into standards). We liked the idea of flowers throughout the year. If…

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arcturus
Jul 15, 2011 3:02 pm
arcturus
OwnHome
OwnHome
14 July 2011

Where to buy Cheap concrete slabs in Perth

Where to buy Cheap concrete slabs in Perth

I'm after some concrete slabs in Perth. Probably after quite a few at this stage, and Bunnings are selling them at $10 a pop. There's a place in…

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OwnHome
Jul 14, 2011 6:42 pm
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
13 July 2011

Advice on pool area

Advice on pool area

Bump - No-one have a suggestion?

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frankgrimes
Jul 13, 2011 7:22 pm


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