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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 1:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 1:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 1:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:42 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 July 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 11, 2011 12:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:10 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 11:45 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 5:56 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 07, 2011 12:24 am
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 9:58 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 9:45 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 6:57 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
Jul 01, 2011 12:28 am
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
Jul 01, 2011 12:03 am
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 1:31 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 4:08 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 5:28 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 11:22 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 10:32 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 5:47 pm

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 25, 2011 2:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 June 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 24, 2011 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
themax
themax
22 June 2011

Frangipani

Frangipani

Wonderful!!! ::

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themax
Jun 22, 2011 7:18 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 3:53 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 12:10 pm
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 8:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 June 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 22, 2011 1:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 June 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 22, 2011 1:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 22, 2011 12:07 am
Lex
netadelle
netadelle
18 June 2011

Landscape designers in Adelaide

Landscape designers in Adelaide

We used Sayers Landscaping to do the front of our place. (He didn't do the deck, and I wouldn't recommend the guy who did the…

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netadelle
Jun 18, 2011 12:44 pm
netadelle
Lex
Lex
17 June 2011

Backyard lawn prep

Backyard lawn prep
1, 2, 3

Yep, it's great! Lots of fun for the dogs too :wink: ... What are you planning to do at the back, behind the security fencing??

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Lex
Jun 17, 2011 8:53 am
Lex
fruitty
fruitty
16 June 2011

Gardena Maxi-flo spray nozzle G2847

Gardena Maxi-flo spray nozzle G2847
1, 2

I ended up buying on ebay after a long search. Currently waiting for delivery from Syd.

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fruitty
Jun 17, 2011 12:20 am
fruitty
Hels
Hels
15 June 2011

Landscaping advice - help please.

Landscaping advice - help please.

There are many other gardening gurus on here with much better advice then me, so I'm not sure why no one has responded to you yet. But... if it was me I would definitely…

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Hels
Jun 15, 2011 11:35 pm
Hels
evo550
evo550
15 June 2011

Damaged Retaining Wall and Fence - What do you think?

Damaged Retaining Wall and Fence - What do you think?

I'm still a little confused, I'm assuming the builder had nothing to do with the wall construction, so why is he becoming involved ? You say the wall was built with an…

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evo550
Jun 15, 2011 8:20 pm
deeps
deeps
15 June 2011

Raising garden height - installing retaining wall

Raising garden height - installing retaining wall

We've just had a garden bed put in with bricks. Going to render it. It's up against a colorbond fence, which won't take the load. The bed is only 500mm high. We are…

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deeps
Jun 15, 2011 3:16 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 June 2011

grass for fully shade side yard

grass for fully shade side yard

Hi Fu, Thanks for the suggestions. Will consider those ground covers. Preferably to have lawn so that kids can play there. But the condition…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 14, 2011 4:12 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
13 June 2011

What Plant is this?

What Plant is this?

They are Nandina domestica, but I don't know if yours a dwarf one ( height around 600mm) or not. http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsh ...…

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Victoria_g06
Jun 13, 2011 10:18 pm
Victoria_g06
Melrihani
Melrihani
13 June 2011

What to do for my garden?

What to do for my garden?

I think in regard to mulch, there's mulch and then there's mulch. If you use the crap so often recommended, yes you will need it replaced and…

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Melrihani
Jun 13, 2011 9:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 June 2011

Pittosporum tenuifolium (screenmaster)

Pittosporum tenuifolium (screenmaster)

Here is the eco oil... http://www.greenharvest.com.au/pestcont ... _prod.html It's a worry that you could not find the eco oil at that place.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 12, 2011 9:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
12 June 2011

When to lay 'tree lopper mulch'?

When to lay 'tree lopper mulch'?

Oh so true Fu! Why do people question the Obi Won of gardening?? To many people take the easy path which leads to the DARK (mulch) Side

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mecha-wombat
Jun 12, 2011 6:11 pm
mecha-wombat
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 June 2011

What is the name of this tree

What is the name of this tree

I thought similar. Hard to tell from here but looks very much like a Peach or Nectarine. Looks like it has had some heavy pruning and that would explain the lack of flower…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 12, 2011 1:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer


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