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Front "Lawn" without Grass.

Front "Lawn" without Grass.

I don't suggest stones because for a garden to be easy and sustainable, you need soil, soils are exhaustible, they run out. Natural mulch is what sustains the supply of…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 23, 2011 10:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer
xquisite
xquisite
22 May 2011

Help I need Curb Appeal

Help I need Curb Appeal

The exterior colour scheme is very dated and planting 'modern' plants would make no difference to me as a buyer. The plants look green, neat & low maintenance. Add some…

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xquisite
May 22, 2011 9:32 pm
kche3572
kche3572
22 May 2011

Suggestions needed to design my backyard

Suggestions needed to design my backyard

Thanks for the reply. I will def have a look into those plants u mentioned. I was considering leaving the garden bed alone rather than excavate it out as I got quoted…

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kche3572
May 22, 2011 12:20 pm
evo550
evo550
22 May 2011

Fences - Posts - Red Gum?

Fences - Posts - Red Gum?

Flew, As long as the timber is treated to the correct level for the application it doesn't make much difference, both have advantages and disadvantages.

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evo550
May 22, 2011 11:10 am
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lonnie
May 22, 2011 7:21 am
lonnie

Hopefully this information will help someone in the future... Turns out the plumb quick connector is not as expensive, may be over the phone they thought I was looking…

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peter1
May 21, 2011 3:50 pm
evo550
evo550
20 May 2011

Timber Retaining Walls -Treated pine or hardwood?

Timber Retaining Walls -Treated pine or hardwood?

O.K. your in Brisbane, there is no provision in the Queensland Timbers tech data sheet for treated pine at the height you mentioned( 1m) the highest you can go is 800mm…

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evo550
May 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Nott
Nott
20 May 2011

My huge feijoa harvest

My huge feijoa harvest
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Before I bought mine, I'm lucky to have seen them in market and bought some for tasting.

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Nott
May 20, 2011 11:20 am
Nott

new vertical garden

new vertical garden

Avaganda, you will need to upload the pics from your computer to an external image hosting website. Then post as you did with the link to the photo inside the image tags.…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 20, 2011 1:46 am
The Garden Whisperer

SOFT LEAF Sapphire Buffalo, what next?

SOFT LEAF Sapphire Buffalo, what next?

Use Correa instead of Buxus, way better and faster with similar leaf. As a hedge, the make Buxus look bad. I love suggesting Melaleuca nesophila as a dense formal hedge.…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 20, 2011 1:20 am
The Garden Whisperer

What is this on my gardenia please?

What is this on my gardenia please?

Still pretty hard to tell but there does look to be maybe mealy bug, aphids, sign of thrip and scale. It would be dead easy if we had it in our hands though to look at :)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 20, 2011 1:13 am
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Wandering
Wandering
19 May 2011

Storm Water pipe depth

Storm Water pipe depth

Thanks so much for that Trinity - that helps so much - nice to have some documentation to back the 'gut feel'! (the site is difficult to scroll through though!!!)

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Wandering
May 19, 2011 9:40 pm
peter1
peter1
18 May 2011

Stencil vs Stamp vs Tiles vs Pavers

Stencil vs Stamp vs Tiles vs Pavers

Thanks for replying. Yes, it was a typo, I meant tiles. I will visit some display homes to get more ideas.

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peter1
May 18, 2011 8:08 pm
qonyx
qonyx
18 May 2011

Can you recommend a retaining wall builder in South West Syd

Can you recommend a retaining wall builder in South West Syd

Hi, Do any of you have any recommendations on retaining wall builder in Sydney. If so please PM me.... Thanks heaps in advance. Regards,

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qonyx
May 18, 2011 12:30 pm
qonyx
Lex
Lex
18 May 2011

Garden Lighting

Garden Lighting

Just a quick one, which I think only I can answer anyway, but still. We met up with a landscape designer last week and in the initial plans he's…

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Lex
May 18, 2011 8:44 am
Lex

Colorbond fence - climber plants

Colorbond fence - climber plants

Nope. But that doesn't mean to say it can't be done. Use a climber and get mess, and a heap of growth up top with nothing down the bottom. Climbers climb up and not many…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 17, 2011 12:37 am
The Garden Whisperer
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
16 May 2011

High slab, landscaping ideas please.

High slab, landscaping ideas please.

Our builder rang today and said they will backfill around the slab and see if that will do then see if we need a step out the front.

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NBEllington250E
May 16, 2011 1:34 pm
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
16 May 2011

Zoe's mama's new turf. Just a quick question!

Zoe's mama's new turf. Just a quick question!

thanks so much fu, I can hear some rainfall atm so maybe we will get a winter after all :z:

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zoe's mama
May 16, 2011 12:39 am

what's this invading my Sir Walter Buffalo turf?

what's this invading my Sir Walter Buffalo turf?

Nut grass is easy as to eradicate. I have made several posts on here covering nutgrass before ;) It's all to do with which herbicide you choose. There is only one I'd…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 15, 2011 11:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
15 May 2011

What type of garden for bushfire zone, in national park area

What type of garden for bushfire zone, in national park area

I don't know which state you are in but this is for WA http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/internet/default.aspx?MenuID=370&ContentID=562 . You are…

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Gone Ducky
May 15, 2011 10:14 pm
Trish
Trish
15 May 2011

Does anyone have a dead man's retaining wall?

Does anyone have a dead man's retaining wall?
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Thanks qonyx, we don't have a grand house like others…

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Trish
May 15, 2011 3:47 pm
Trish
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 May 2011

guess what tree this is ?

guess what tree this is ?

Yeah i just used a battery blower to clear the mess a couple a times a week. One thing i did take exception too was my next door neighbours lilly pilly that hung over our…

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BeatrixKiddo
May 15, 2011 11:59 am
Lex
Lex
14 May 2011

Compact solution for subsoil drainage

Compact solution for subsoil drainage

Thanks, keen :D Did you mean the plain ag pipe or socked? :th:

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Lex
May 14, 2011 8:45 am
Lex
KerryF
KerryF
13 May 2011

Design my Landscape

Design my Landscape

Have you not got enough work on at the moment or something? :P

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KerryF
May 13, 2011 8:17 pm
KerryF
kek
kek
13 May 2011

Gloriosia lily possibly freezing to death.

Gloriosia lily possibly freezing to death.

My Mum has grown them on and off and they survived just fine outdoors - although she did have the pot in a reasonably sheltered position near the house. The plant will be…

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kek
May 13, 2011 6:22 pm
kek
Cooped07
Cooped07
13 May 2011

Help with landscaping ideas please

Help with landscaping ideas please

I think I meant to type right.. *derrr me* I like the look of it and there is no need to 'care' for it as such. I like gooooogling gardens :)

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Cooped07
May 13, 2011 4:27 pm
Cooped07
Amadio
Amadio
13 May 2011

Garden supplies NSW Central Coast?

Garden supplies NSW Central Coast?

Thanks Fu - found 3 reasonably close by so I'll report back for other gardeners who may be looking.

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Amadio
May 13, 2011 7:44 am
camelia
camelia
11 May 2011

dead privet stump resurrection

dead privet stump resurrection

Thanks Fu, I think I"ll be waiting a long time for the privet stump to grow as it's winter now.

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camelia
May 11, 2011 11:23 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 May 2011

What's this plant?

What's this plant?

Probably in the same family but jade has a much small leaf - it is a succulent though. Any bits that fall off I put them in the ground and off they go ....

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Mclaren
May 11, 2011 11:17 am
Mclaren
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
11 May 2011

Im going Magnolia shopping today!

Im going Magnolia shopping today!
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I bought a very small one for about 35 dollars I think (it was on sale over easter). I've never seen them that small in a nursery before though they're usually about…

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Jayneylou
May 11, 2011 8:53 am

Avocado pruning

Avocado pruning

As tempted to answer this as I am, I'd really love for you to get the feedback of Peter Coppin at our Beyond Gardens forum. Peter's advice would come as the best you can…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 10, 2011 11:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
kiwichick
kiwichick
10 May 2011

sydney inner city garden

sydney inner city garden

There is a beautifull website called www.secretgardens.com.au. It shows secret gardens of sydney. very beautifull courtyard ideas. Happy viewing.

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kiwichick
May 10, 2011 5:06 pm
kek
kek
10 May 2011

My Cercis chinensis (Chinese Redbud) - updated May 2011

My Cercis chinensis (Chinese Redbud) - updated May 2011

That's going to be a beautiful tree. :D Cercis canadensis has a bit of a better flower show and has dark burgundy heart shaped leaves for most…

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kek
May 10, 2011 4:41 pm
kek

100% shade...am I doomed?

100% shade...am I doomed?
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Oh that's true. I didn't think of that.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 10, 2011 3:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
10 May 2011

Digging Dogs - What to Put along the back Fence

Digging Dogs - What to Put along the back Fence
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We too purchased a pet containment system with a wire that you run around the permiter of your property. It's not inhumane. You get a little booklet with the containment…

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sarahlou2
May 10, 2011 11:55 am
sallydav
sallydav
28 September 2011

Concrete Pool Renovation Help

Concrete Pool Renovation Help

Hi, we are in the same boat as JaxTellersOldLady^. We would like to renovate our pool. Our concrete pool is 12 years old and we have been advised to resurface it with a…

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sallydav
Sep 28, 2011 12:16 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 May 2011

Cracks in Driveway and Patio Concrete

Cracks in Driveway and Patio Concrete

Only cracks 'Should" be at the formed joints. Only trouble is lots of concreters don't place reinforcement correctly or do the right thing when forming joints.

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bashworth
May 09, 2011 11:46 am
bashworth
grasstree
grasstree
9 May 2011

Turf - Kenda or Kings Pride Buffalo?

Turf - Kenda or Kings Pride Buffalo?

Kenda is more maintenance, but it will stay greener. If you have dogs or kids playing in the back yard, Kenda is a better choice. If you want low maintenance, then Kings…

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grasstree
May 09, 2011 9:11 am

Lawn Preparation for oncoming winter in Melbourne

Lawn Preparation for oncoming winter in Melbourne

Your answers are covered off well in the "my lawn is stuffed how do I fix it?" threads. However I provide more later. Going to redo a pond in a while so I'll say tonight…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 08, 2011 4:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Elaeocarpus Eumundi (Eumundi Quondong)

Elaeocarpus Eumundi (Eumundi Quondong)

It's cool. Go and have a cuppa. :) If they have been in only a little while you'll be able to dig them up. You can get some ideas on potting them up from the thread about…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 08, 2011 8:22 am
The Garden Whisperer
Dollar
Dollar
7 May 2011

Boab Trees

Boab Trees

I'm going to pay particular attention to the price when I see them again.

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Dollar
May 07, 2011 11:03 pm
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flew
May 30, 2011 10:35 am
kexkez
kexkez
7 May 2011

Hedging- Privacy- windbreak type large shrubs. Fu???

Hedging- Privacy- windbreak type large shrubs. Fu???

Kex, you have picked some crackers :) Some of the best in fact :) Hakea laurina will get nice and dense with a few clipping campaigns :) You will…

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kexkez
May 07, 2011 7:14 pm
kexkez

Corner Block Ideas

Corner Block Ideas

Kiwi, we need to be very mindful of using exotic plants. Many are invasive species.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 07, 2011 7:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Transplant Roses to Pots.

Transplant Roses to Pots.

You can also pay a visit to Carmel Roses, Swiss Rose Garden, Melville Roses. Worth a trip to select roses. Having worked a great deal with roses I hate them but can…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 07, 2011 5:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer
bashworth
bashworth
7 May 2011

How to raise my septic inspection hole concrete cover

How to raise my septic inspection hole concrete cover

You can buy recessed manhole covers where you can set tiles or paver in the recess. Here is the link to a supplier http://www.acoaus.com.au

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bashworth
May 07, 2011 2:37 pm
bashworth
Redman
Redman
6 May 2011

Microscopic photos of barbs of scratchy and soft buffalo

Microscopic photos of barbs of scratchy and soft buffalo

Reminds me of Victorian Grasses around coastal and sandy swamps. Not something you want to run through but if tossed an iceburg lettuce into it and had someone on the other side...

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Redman
May 06, 2011 11:40 pm
Redman
Deemaree
Deemaree
6 May 2011

Lawn recommendations - Dog/Children

Lawn recommendations - Dog/Children

Fu meister-if I ever get around to a front lawn I shall cheerfully choose the Zoysia-or anything else you recommend! ::lol:: At the moment I'll be cheering the day I see the Kike…

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Deemaree
May 06, 2011 10:35 pm
Deemaree


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