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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
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

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