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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
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 9:26 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 1:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 15, 2011 7:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 15, 2011 12:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:53 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 11:55 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 10:55 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 2:59 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 11:53 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 1:41 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 10:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 11, 2011 12:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 August 2011

Rendered Planter Box - Constuction Help

Rendered Planter Box - Constuction Help

The Manchurian pear is far more suitable for an urban landscape. The bradford are a pretty big tree.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 09, 2011 1:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

Cabbage palms

Cabbage palms

They look like poo after they have been lopped. The do branch out. Overall the wrong plant for the position. Many landscapers are seemingly brainwashed to use cordylines…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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mupsil
Aug 08, 2011 11:11 pm
nemisis
nemisis
8 August 2011

Plant idea for shaded area

Plant idea for shaded area

I don't have much space Fu, so I need something only a few metre's tall and dosen't go too thick.

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nemisis
Aug 08, 2011 9:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

Bumpy new turf !

Bumpy new turf !

Normal top soil will give more opportunity for a sustainable lawn. They create the very situations an environment for all the problems we all try to avoid with our…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 8:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 8:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:27 pm
KnockItDown
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 1:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 1:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 1:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 12:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 08, 2011 12:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer


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