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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
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

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