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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 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 07, 2011 11:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 August 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 07, 2011 11:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 August 2011

Garden design software

Garden design software

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 07, 2011 10:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:58 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 1:21 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 11:44 am
KnockItDown
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bashworth
Aug 04, 2011 5:57 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 5:20 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 4:24 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 4:18 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 10:02 pm
KnockItDown
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 29, 2011 4:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:46 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 7:40 am
E1109
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 29, 2011 1:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 26, 2011 10:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 26, 2011 1:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 July 2011

How long before grass matures

How long before grass matures

Read the molasses thread on how to use it.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 26, 2011 12:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 July 2011

Climbers in pots

Climbers in pots

Neater, easier, faster.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 25, 2011 6:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 25, 2011 1:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 25, 2011 1:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 July 2011

Frosts and 40 degrees

Frosts and 40 degrees

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 25, 2011 1:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:33 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 10:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 23, 2011 12:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 23, 2011 12:50 am
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 1:46 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 07, 2011 7:53 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 8:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 20, 2011 2:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 20, 2011 2:51 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 20, 2011 2:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 July 2011

Mushrooms on grass

Mushrooms on grass

watch this 15min clip and then try tell us they need killing ;) http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_o ... world.html

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 20, 2011 2:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:00 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 4:56 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 5:29 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 4:02 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 7:42 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 8:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 July 2011

Whats this small pile of dirt popping up all over my lawn

Whats this small pile of dirt popping up all over my lawn

It can be worms, or beetle larvae of some sort. Either way they are no threat to your lawn what so ever. as for the rest of the lawn, its going to bounce back fine when it…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 12, 2011 1:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 July 2011

Woodchips dumped on land - can they be used as mulch

Woodchips dumped on land - can they be used as mulch

You'll be better off using it to cover your block between finishing the house and doing the landscaping. Once you workout the design etc, you will have a heap of new soil…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 12, 2011 1:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 July 2011

Trimming a Yucca trunk

Trimming a Yucca trunk

:) and that is just how it should work. Cut up or shredded is a bit better but overall it's great to see you catching on :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 12, 2011 12:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 July 2011

Creating Edible Gardens with Peter Coppin

Creating Edible Gardens with Peter Coppin

Hi everyone, I’m privileged to be associated with City Farm (http://perthcityfarm.org.au) to bring you this double workshop: All About Growing Citrus,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 12, 2011 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
bashworth
bashworth
11 July 2011

Is this a safe location for ag pipe?? Residual water?

Is this a safe location for ag pipe?? Residual water?

If the pipe is at the bottom of the trench the residual water will be minimal and as long as the underside of the slab is protected there shouldn't be a problem. The…

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bashworth
Jul 11, 2011 11:03 pm
bashworth
miteq
miteq
11 July 2011

Replacing my Kikuyu with another

Replacing my Kikuyu with another

Hey guys/gals, Can anyone suggest the best way to remove my grass. I have about 30odd sqm and need it gone. Will have to use man power as im not sure i can hire one of…

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miteq
Jul 11, 2011 12:16 pm
VeronicaM
VeronicaM
11 July 2011

plants to add to a retaining wall area

plants to add to a retaining wall area

Thanks :) I googled photos and Acacia cascade ( not waterfall), Casurina Cousin It, Grevillea Gin Gin Gem. might be ok in the front garden retaining wall...that area is…

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VeronicaM
Jul 11, 2011 10:13 am
themax
themax
11 July 2011

What plant is that?

What plant is that?

I know! and the sensor thingo didn't even notice ****!

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themax
Jul 11, 2011 9:09 am
themax


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