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sir walters yellow where growing and green where stagnant

sir walters yellow where growing and green where stagnant

If nutrient deficiencies and the like were a problem, I'd mention them. ;) What is going on is that if we focus purely on processed fertilisers as a means to make something…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 04, 2011 1:22 am
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abbeybox
May 03, 2011 12:28 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
3 May 2011

Landscape Layout Help. Open Corner Verge etc.

Landscape Layout Help. Open Corner Verge etc.

I think you misunderstand where i'm coming from. I must admit the diagram could be misconstrued. I have no neighbours on the south border at all. It's all wetlands, thus…

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rockabilly_kid
May 03, 2011 10:59 am
rockabilly_kid

Gardening supplies around Melbourne North- Please help

Gardening supplies around Melbourne North- Please help

I just found your mulch supply :) Taylors trees. It's posted in the mulch thread.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2011 10:38 am
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scootergirl
scootergirl
3 May 2011

What am I doing wrong???

What am I doing wrong???

Don't worry about it Dollar... This is how I am learning how to change my brown thumb to green.

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scootergirl
May 03, 2011 10:06 am
scootergirl

Anyone recommend a landscaper in Sydney?

Anyone recommend a landscaper in Sydney?

check the thread at the very top of this forum that shows you how to pick a landscaper ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 11:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Help me with questions to ask!!! *turf prep*

Help me with questions to ask!!! *turf prep*

Dig into one section and see if that is mixed through with the native soil ;) Just with your hands in one little spot. I don't see clays or loams mixed through that. Does it…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 10:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Autumn turf laying in Newcastle

Autumn turf laying in Newcastle

Jayta, if you screed it like you would for paving it will be a picture of perfection ;) really only worth while if you have the time, are fussy and its a small area :) For a…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 7:36 pm
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ring09
ring09
2 May 2011

More decking and screening?

More decking and screening?

Well done Kassan, the screens look fantastic. Dogs are gorgeous too.

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ring09
May 02, 2011 12:03 pm
ring09
Vidaeus
Vidaeus
2 May 2011

DIY Dingo hire?

DIY Dingo hire?

Awesome, will be giving it a go, thanks people!

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Vidaeus
May 02, 2011 10:22 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
2 May 2011

Retaining wall quote

Retaining wall quote

Sounds about right. 1.7m is quite high and requires bigger steel than "normal" I just paid $8855 for our wall. it is Gal steel posts with treated pine sleepers at 1200mm…

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chrisandkate
May 02, 2011 10:13 am

What size vegie/herb beds? Companion planting? Irrigation?

What size vegie/herb beds? Companion planting? Irrigation?

Just use them, For the money they are fine. No diff to water tanks or the like. They wont last for ever but you sure won't be kicking yourself in 15 years when they need replacing.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 12:52 am
The Garden Whisperer

Dog Run Area

Dog Run Area
1, 2

There are a few threads on this topic with some good answers.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 12:45 am
The Garden Whisperer

Doggie memorial tree

Doggie memorial tree

I'd be planting something that brings life into the garden. Birds and little skinks etc :) Chooser the little Weeping WA Eucalypt "Silver Princess" What that will do for…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 12:45 am
The Garden Whisperer

Looking for a feature tree - Help Me Plz

Looking for a feature tree - Help Me Plz

If you are after something to 2m or even 3m then you are not looking for a tree but a shrub that you will need to clip to form a tree shape. A small tree is one that grows…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 12:27 am
The Garden Whisperer

Need Help with my Lawn

Need Help with my Lawn

No way would I suggest the use of such products for a few reasons. The most important being that the contents of them will harm the living soil microbes which are critical…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 02, 2011 12:23 am
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cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
30 April 2011

Landscaping on Extremely Reactive Soil

Landscaping on Extremely Reactive Soil

Hi there, I'm sure someone here will be able to send me in the right direction - hopefully! We are building on an E class block and so the slab was raised 500mm…

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cheerupcharlie
Apr 30, 2011 1:17 am
kek
kek
29 April 2011

Mozzie's Landscaping adventure - Finished!

Mozzie's Landscaping adventure - Finished!

Really nice job, Mozzie. :: Love the terracing at the back. The new place looks great. I don't envy you the mowing, but I'm sure the peace and beautiful surroundings will…

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kek
Apr 29, 2011 9:46 pm
kek
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
29 April 2011

Anyone know what this plant is?

Anyone know what this plant is?

Not necessarily. My dad had some in a garden bed, no ponds in sight. They must've been the giant variety.

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Gone Ducky
Apr 29, 2011 12:11 am
Gibbo
Gibbo
28 April 2011

Rough price for removing concrete in garden?

Rough price for removing concrete in garden?

Hey Guys, It ended up being $1500 for the lot. Cheers

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Gibbo
Apr 28, 2011 10:39 pm
mikeg12
mikeg12
28 April 2011

timber fence screen query

timber fence screen query

No my land is higher than theres, and i'd prefer the privacy. My alfresco is only 3 meters from the rear fence and only about 1.8 to the sides so there isnt much privacy…

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mikeg12
Apr 28, 2011 1:28 pm
Redman
Redman
28 April 2011

What is this PVC post in my backyard?

What is this PVC post in my backyard?

You mean..... The Russians really are under my bed?

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Redman
Apr 28, 2011 5:01 am
Redman
Redman
Redman
28 April 2011

List of poisonous plants??

List of poisonous plants??

Are you planning to use natives or exotic?

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Redman
Apr 28, 2011 2:44 am
Redman
noki388
noki388
28 April 2011

Rendered Fencing Costs

Rendered Fencing Costs

Do you want Single brickwork with piers, Double brickwork with piers or Piers and timber? Can you post or pm a pic of style you…

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noki388
Apr 28, 2011 12:08 am
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kek
Apr 27, 2011 6:57 pm
kek
ring09
ring09
27 April 2011

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

I was reading a Gardening Book and they suggested you dig the footings about 30cm down and fill with concrete even for 1-2 brick height walls. Also I was at Bunnings over…

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ring09
Apr 27, 2011 2:40 pm
ring09
cherub
cherub
27 April 2011

Installing Ag pipe

Installing Ag pipe

More inclined to use vertical drain next to footing, with flo pipe at base. Don't forget to incorporate some surface drainage. Digging a narrow trench along the footing by…

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cherub
Apr 27, 2011 7:55 am
Ruby52550
Ruby52550
26 April 2011

agi pipe

agi pipe

Thanks, on our house plan the builders had to put in a retaining wall and agi drain. They put the retaining wall up but we have dug behind the wall and discovered no…

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Ruby52550
Apr 26, 2011 9:20 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
25 April 2011

Retaining wall - How much?

Retaining wall - How much?

It might help those people who have an answer if you put your location in the post or your profile.

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ref_kt
Apr 25, 2011 12:54 pm
ref_kt
Trish
Trish
23 April 2011

mowing without catcher

mowing without catcher

Has anyone ever seen a giant catcher on the back of the mower at the golf course??? No ;) What comes from your soil should go back to your soil :)

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Trish
Apr 23, 2011 5:54 pm
Trish
qonyx
qonyx
22 April 2011

Have you ever had a retaining wall dispute with developers?

Have you ever had a retaining wall dispute with developers?

I'm not quite sure if this is the same situation, but it sounds similar. We just had to suck it up and forgo $3k in additional retaining to level…

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qonyx
Apr 22, 2011 6:35 pm
qonyx

Gardening ideas for a water easement

Gardening ideas for a water easement

There's some good threads on this. Search easment my username and landscape forum

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Kangaroo Paws

Kangaroo Paws

Just stick with the local black kanga paw which is available now. Big red, yellow gem. Can't go wrong.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Turf for a new house

Turf for a new house

But it's all to do with what is done to the soil.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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Lex
Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm
Lex
PaulW
PaulW
21 April 2011

Perlite

Perlite

That ebay page links to a few actual stores (real stores) that sells the perlite if you don't want to order online. The one at Varsity lakes here on the coast sell the…

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PaulW
Apr 21, 2011 4:43 pm
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
21 April 2011

Retic problem, installed professionally

Retic problem, installed professionally

we had ours done by T.E and have lost about 3 sprinklers out the rear that need to be fixed and a decent leak from the drippers.. they fixed the front because anyone can…

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miss_petepie
Apr 21, 2011 3:57 pm
miss_petepie
KerryF
KerryF
21 April 2011

Porter Davis house - Team PD, what is this for please?

Porter Davis house - Team PD, what is this for please?

Should have thought of that. When we were looking to buy older houses round the Melbourne area, we queried cracks all over the place in several homes (in the UK you would…

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KerryF
Apr 21, 2011 9:08 am
KerryF
trustno1
trustno1
21 April 2011

Apricot Tree - leaf disease

Apricot Tree - leaf disease

yeah its not a major problem, im selling this house and will be gone in 3 months!

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trustno1
Apr 21, 2011 7:41 am
trustno1

ANY SUGGESTIONS !!!!

ANY SUGGESTIONS !!!!

Lilly pilly is fine if you want to use pesticides forever more :( Looking at the soil your in WA? For the soil bentonite clay is a must as is zeolite. Then certified…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:42 am
The Garden Whisperer

What should I be planting now?

What should I be planting now?

Have a look at the veggie thread at the top of the forum. That will have links to what to plant and when ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:12 am
The Garden Whisperer

Starting work on backyard garden - need advice

Starting work on backyard garden - need advice

Just dig organic composts and soil amendments through and forget what the acid or base content is of the soil.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:11 am
The Garden Whisperer

Over wet soil

Over wet soil

perlite and spongolite are the go also. Very important, help the heavier soils to aerate and dry a little better. Helps nutrients stay put when the rain starts chucking…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2011 11:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Dollar
Dollar
20 April 2011

Transformers. Garden Lighting.

Transformers. Garden Lighting.

Thanks Skippious and Jetson. So you just have the power running externally if it's got a built in transformer. Mainly I want something with decent light and a bollard.…

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Dollar
Apr 20, 2011 1:29 pm


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