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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 3:40 pm
ring09
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kek
Apr 27, 2011 7:57 pm
kek
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 1:08 am
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 3:44 am
Redman
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 6:01 am
Redman
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 2:28 pm
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 11:39 pm
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 1:11 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 10:46 pm
kek
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 2:17 am

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 1:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 1:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 1:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Dog Run Area

Dog Run Area
1, 2

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 1:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 1:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:13 am
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 11:22 am
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 1:03 pm
ring09

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 8:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 02, 2011 11:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2011 12:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:06 am
scootergirl

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2011 11:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:59 am
rockabilly_kid
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abbeybox
May 03, 2011 1:28 pm

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 04, 2011 2:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Fish pond

Fish pond

Try and use native fish in there so you can have a healthier ecosystem in the pond. Also use loads of plants, they will be what keep the water clean. Plant them into a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 04, 2011 2:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
4 May 2011

Using grout with stackstone

Using grout with stackstone

It's called stackstone for a reason...

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rockabilly_kid
May 04, 2011 5:56 pm
rockabilly_kid
take2
take2
4 May 2011

Aluminium Boundary fence - should I and could I do it myself

Aluminium Boundary fence - should I and could I do it myself

Nice block I just put up our side return fences and gates and a 2 panel side fence with timber post on the weekend, we just brought the panels from bunnings and the…

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take2
May 04, 2011 9:08 pm
take2

Suggest an alternative for grevilleas?

Suggest an alternative for grevilleas?

...Ok then GD you're not???? :th: Hey Ray, I got the name of the nursery from a mate who grows some excellent natives here in WA. He was telling me about the work of Phill…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 05, 2011 12:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer
grasstree
grasstree
5 May 2011

Mowing 1000m2 + of turf

Mowing 1000m2 + of turf

Definitely a ride on. Get one with either a catcher or better still a mulching mechanism if you can afford it. Less clippings sitting on the ground, particularly near the…

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grasstree
May 05, 2011 7:28 am
mohit
mohit
5 May 2011

Landscaping Disaster

Landscaping Disaster
1, 2

Thanks Fu, Will get to work...apolgies for no updates/response as was in a very good place that does not have phone and internet...life was wonderful there!!

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mohit
May 05, 2011 4:05 pm

Feijoa

Feijoa

Worth looking at other independent garden centers first. Give these little blokes a go, often the knowledge they have is of a highly skilled nature. They can offer that…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 06, 2011 5:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:35 pm
Deemaree
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 07, 2011 12:40 am
Redman
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 3:37 pm
bashworth

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 07, 2011 6:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 07, 2011 8:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:14 pm
kexkez
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flew
May 30, 2011 11:35 am
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 08, 2011 12:03 am

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 08, 2011 9:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 08, 2011 5:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:11 am
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 12:46 pm
bashworth


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