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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

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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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 12, 2011 12:23 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 12, 2011 12:16 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 11, 2011 11:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 11, 2011 11:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 10:03 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 11:16 am
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 9:13 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 8:09 am
themax

Mulch for a path?

Mulch for a path?

Recycled bricks, used jarrah railway sleepers, Limestone blocks, limestone rocks if you can find a new sub development (they'll be free) You can collect up all the smaller…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:34 am
The Garden Whisperer

Newly laid turf and waterlogged soil - Video within

Newly laid turf and waterlogged soil - Video within

It will be cool. Just lots of patience. Even if bits go yuck it doesn't mean all is lost. We can turn an entire brown lawn back to green easy as with the right things and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:32 am
The Garden Whisperer

Backyard Flooding and Plants

Backyard Flooding and Plants

Adding gypsum is not really going to cut it. It only works on a few clay types, not all generic clays and over all a better return on investment will be had from adding…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:17 am
The Garden Whisperer

Trimming a council owned tree that overhangs my lan

Trimming a council owned tree that overhangs my lan

You are treading on dangerous ground. Be proactive. Don't prune this your self. Make full use of the skills of a trade qualified Arborist. They are very different to a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 10, 2011 11:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Recommend Landscaper for Perth

Recommend Landscaper for Perth

There is a sticky thread to answer this question at the top of the forum.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 10, 2011 11:50 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Red Gum Wood Chips

Red Gum Wood Chips

I'd not use them at all. Not all that sustainable as an option, has a really limited ability to sustain an garden and only qualify s on one or two points of what makes a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 10, 2011 11:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer

What does EZ look like in winter?

What does EZ look like in winter?

If you have followed the turf farms advice or the soil place advice, you can bet it will look like absolute poo. If you have done your reading here at homeone and followed…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 10, 2011 11:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
10 July 2011

Design help and amounts to add

Design help and amounts to add

thanks for the advice keen. I am putting a 6mx12m shed up and i am having a garden bed down one side of the fence. I will have a lot of lawn. LOVE THE STUFF and enjoy…

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tim mitchell
Jul 10, 2011 9:10 pm
Nott
Nott
9 July 2011

How to care for orchid?

How to care for orchid?

kek, thanks for searching the caring tips for me. themax, thanks for answering my question in another thread. Maybe i need to wait for the flowers to see what it is. I…

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Nott
Jul 09, 2011 10:45 pm
Nott
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
7 July 2011

Moss Rocks Adelaide questions

Moss Rocks Adelaide questions

Hi all you landscape guru's out there. We are coming towards the end of our build and have a slight incline from our bedroom window (at front of the house) to the road. As…

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newbuilder1
Jul 07, 2011 4:56 pm
Dithering
Dithering
6 July 2011

Mulch v Pebbles and digging dogs?

Mulch v Pebbles and digging dogs?

the dog just likes to lie in earth, I reckon it feels nice - before we started landscaping it was just lawn and he left it alone we previously lived in a clay soil area…

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Dithering
Jul 06, 2011 11:24 pm
craftytess
craftytess
6 July 2011

advice please!

advice please!

@spottydog: Thanks for all the good words. It is pretty daunting! My husband has been calling me Sisyphus (from Greek mythology) for weeks, which meant going through…

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craftytess
Jul 06, 2011 8:58 pm
Yellow
Yellow
4 July 2011

Can anyone recommend a good landscaper in the South Eastern

Can anyone recommend a good landscaper in the South Eastern

Hi Can anyonoe recommend a good landscaper in the South Eastern Suburb. If you are happy with your landscaper can you post a photo of your garden. Thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Jul 04, 2011 8:45 am
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
1 July 2011

Sloped Front Yard - Landcaping

Sloped Front Yard - Landcaping

Most times it's not what you use, but how you use it. By clever arrangement of rocks, mulch/pebbles/sleepers and putting in the correct numbers of suitable plants, an area…

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Planned LScape
Jul 01, 2011 5:57 pm
Planned LScape
rajchhabra
rajchhabra
30 June 2011

Point Cook - Handover Soon - Landscape time!

Point Cook - Handover Soon - Landscape time!

Hi Brandon, We haven't purchased in this estate and are now looking at titled land all over Point…

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rajchhabra
Jun 30, 2011 11:28 pm
supasquirrel
supasquirrel
30 June 2011

Landscaper for eastern suburbs Melb

Landscaper for eastern suburbs Melb

Am looking for a reliable, efficient working, no nonsense landscaper who takes pride in their work. Does anyone have a recommendation from first-hand experience of…

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supasquirrel
Jun 30, 2011 11:03 pm
supasquirrel
ok180
ok180
30 June 2011

Best place to get Merbau in Sydney?

Best place to get Merbau in Sydney?

Have you tried Ebay, Sometimes there are wholesalers on there trying to clear out stock. When I was building ours one of the cheapest was actually Bunnings believe it or…

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ok180
Jun 30, 2011 12:31 pm
ok180
arcturus
arcturus
29 June 2011

Landscape grasses

Landscape grasses
1, 2

I'd be interested in any opinions on these grasses for the Melbourne area? Also need to be allergy-friendly... which some of these don't appear to be. Any recommendations?

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arcturus
Jun 29, 2011 3:08 pm
arcturus
fireflies
fireflies
27 June 2011

Best mulch for erosion control

Best mulch for erosion control

We had a similar problem when a bushfire razed our yard and removed all vines and covering vegetation - our slope was similar to yours and we contacted an enviro group to…

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fireflies
Jun 27, 2011 4:28 pm
deb17
deb17
27 June 2011

Kids Play Areas

Kids Play Areas

We used soft fall mulch too. …

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deb17
Jun 27, 2011 10:22 am
Dollar
Dollar
26 June 2011

full succulent garden - perth

full succulent garden - perth

http://www.debraleebaldwin.com/SucculentGarden.htm I think it's an excellent idea. I was browsing some succulent websites today in search for something for the front with…

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Dollar
Jun 26, 2011 9:32 pm
arkanah
arkanah
25 June 2011

What type of bamboo? Bamboo screener

What type of bamboo? Bamboo screener

Dogs like to eat bamboo :( So far, they have eaten the lemon grass and bamboo I have in pots, down to the last few inches of stalks. Now they have started on the 3m tiger…

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arkanah
Jun 25, 2011 4:47 pm

Just run something like this at the uultra end of things, like what is done with…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 25, 2011 1:08 am
The Garden Whisperer
StartingOut
StartingOut
5 July 2011

Painting pergola concrete slab

Painting pergola concrete slab

Hmm, you know, I never thought of that. Chances are we'll put in a composite timber deck on top of the slab in the years to come, so hopefully it won't matter whether we…

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StartingOut
Jul 05, 2011 4:27 pm

Any good landscaper in Western Suburb (melb)?

Any good landscaper in Western Suburb (melb)?

Check the topic at the top of this forum for how to choose a landscaper ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 23, 2011 11:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
themax
themax
22 June 2011

Frangipani

Frangipani

Wonderful!!! ::

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themax
Jun 22, 2011 6:18 pm
themax
KerryF
KerryF
22 June 2011

NOT FOR ARACHNOPHOBIC: what spider is this?

NOT FOR ARACHNOPHOBIC: what spider is this?

Sorry Starz - I've not been around much lately! It looks like a type of spined or jewel spider, which are orb weaving spiders, but a different species to the one I…

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KerryF
Jun 22, 2011 2:53 pm
KerryF
Nav
Nav
22 June 2011

Dealing with curl grubs?

Dealing with curl grubs?

I contacted Ecogrow and they were extremely helpful. They suggested I hold off on purchasing the nematodes till October (like Fu said). Will buy some then and see how it goes.

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Nav
Jun 22, 2011 11:10 am
Nav
Amadio
Amadio
22 June 2011

Reviving a 10 year old neglected pond

Reviving a 10 year old neglected pond

Thanks for that. Looking forward to anything else you or others may write about sustainable billabongs.

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Amadio
Jun 22, 2011 7:13 am

Recommendations to buy planter troughs (Melbourne)

Recommendations to buy planter troughs (Melbourne)

Have you searched rain water tank places. They will have colour bond troughs. One piece and plonk them down. No painting should be needed if they do the same colourbond colours.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 22, 2011 12:29 am
The Garden Whisperer

Quirky garden features

Quirky garden features

I like random art in gardens and its things like random art that will separate a good landscape from a great one... when done right. I got a bunch of pics with ideas but…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 22, 2011 12:11 am
The Garden Whisperer
Lex
Lex
21 June 2011

How dry (or wet) was your ground when you did the Driveway?

How dry (or wet) was your ground when you did the Driveway?

Thanks guys. I already hear them saying "you have the steel, bla bla .. why are you so worried ... " :roll: :roll:

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Lex
Jun 21, 2011 11:07 pm
Lex


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