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Pls help us choose the perfect tree/shrub! Adelaide Hills

Pls help us choose the perfect tree/shrub! Adelaide Hills

Because you would do good soil prep first and add lots of perlite, zeolite and compost. Then of course a solid cover of raw uncomposted mulch from your local tree…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 06, 2011 12:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Who knows what these plants are?

Who knows what these plants are?

Yeah the lawn will survive, but it will be prone to stress from cold and stress from heat. Its main root growth is going to only ever get to 100mm deep where as you want…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 06, 2011 12:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Fast growing trees to block neighbour.

Fast growing trees to block neighbour.

Melaleuca nesophila The king of fast growing beautiful hedges.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 06, 2011 12:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Terrible drainage in backyard - Help!

Terrible drainage in backyard - Help!

Add perlite and zeolite to the soil as well as sand. That will allow it to drain and dry faster but also absorb or rewet faster in summer. They also prevent nutrient…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 06, 2011 12:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer

When to re-lay turf

When to re-lay turf

It is a process of applying round up when the turf is actively growing. That won't happen till summer. 10-14 days would be the time between sprays during summer and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 05, 2011 11:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
KerryF
KerryF
3 June 2011

Melbourne RBG - the Children's Garden & Bamboo Forest

Melbourne RBG - the Children's Garden & Bamboo Forest

Went to the Children's Garden in the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens last week and if anyone lives in the vicinity with small children, or like us a train ride away, then…

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KerryF
Jun 03, 2011 12:36 pm
KerryF
peter1
peter1
1 June 2011

Cheap bin hire in Sydney (to get rid of excess dirt)

Cheap bin hire in Sydney (to get rid of excess dirt)

May have a few cubic meters of dirt to get rid of, they are the sticky kind (and really hard when dry), so not the top soil that someone wants. So I guess have to start…

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peter1
Jun 01, 2011 3:30 pm
ESB
ESB
30 May 2011

Ideas for garden beds around HSTP disposal area

Ideas for garden beds around HSTP disposal area

Hi Rary You might like to try the Landcare nursery at TAFE on Walker Street. They open on Thursday and Fridays only (10am - 4pm?) but they know…

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ESB
May 30, 2011 7:16 pm
ESB
flew
flew
30 May 2011

Covering a Bessamer Block Wall

Covering a Bessamer Block Wall

Sorry, yes I meant Besser blocks not Bessamer (I think they call them Bessamer in the UK where I come from). Thanks for your replys. Kek your planter boxes look awesome.

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flew
May 30, 2011 11:31 am

How about one of these where you have shown you would like a tree? Or another variety of Japanese maple to suit the shape and color you…

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chrisandkate
May 30, 2011 10:43 am
stu
stu
26 May 2011

Moving a 3mtr, 7 year old tree???

Moving a 3mtr, 7 year old tree???

I recently moved a guava tree using a dingo with a trencher attachment. First i pruned it right down until only a few branches with leaves were left. I then trenched…

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stu
May 26, 2011 9:45 pm
stu
keen
keen
25 May 2011

Our garden pics - the results of this forum - thanks

Our garden pics - the results of this forum - thanks

Amazing how simple gardening becomes when we ignore the plants and FEED THE SOIL, isn't it?

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keen
May 25, 2011 11:48 pm
Dollar
Dollar
25 May 2011

What to use to keep the weeds at bay?

What to use to keep the weeds at bay?

Rarygirl I hear you about grass. My DP wanted grass everywhere little does he realise the recent drought, the ever changing climates and the dryness here AND I'm the one…

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Dollar
May 25, 2011 9:46 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
25 May 2011

Looking for Pond Builders in Sydney.

Looking for Pond Builders in Sydney.

Bill, most landscapers would be able to sort this for you - just give them a call and explain what you are after and they will let you know whether or not they can do…

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joannapaulp
May 25, 2011 11:02 am

Raised garden beds: which way to go?

Raised garden beds: which way to go?

It does happen but it happens in certain situations. Do it right and its not an issue. Use a high grade soil. I don't find them at normal soil places ;) Make sure there is a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 23, 2011 11:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Japanese Maple and Verticillum wilt.....The Verdict!

Japanese Maple and Verticillum wilt.....The Verdict!

Chuck em in a few metres apart. Do have a think about using other species though. Water water water. Its going to expensive! Very expensive and your climate there in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 23, 2011 11:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 23, 2011 11:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:32 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 1:20 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 12:10 pm
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lonnie
May 22, 2011 8:21 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 4:50 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 11:08 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 12:20 pm
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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2011 2:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2011 2:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 20, 2011 2:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:40 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 9:08 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 1:30 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 9:44 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 17, 2011 1:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:34 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 1:39 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 16, 2011 12:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:14 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 4:47 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 12:59 pm
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 9:45 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 9:17 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 7:22 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 5:27 pm
Cooped07

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