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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

Lawn

Lawn

I am saddened to hear its called natural lawn :( Glad you're doing it but that horrible plastic grass (* Thanks City Of South Perth for restricting it's use) is becoming…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

Soakwells: Reln or crate? advise

Soakwells: Reln or crate? advise

Crates are the very best types. They will hold several tonnes.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:40 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

Anyone received free mulch through Mulchnet recently?

Anyone received free mulch through Mulchnet recently?

Yeah it is popular. I almost never score free mulch anymore. If aI see the blokes working and ask them what they want for it, they almost always have a buyer tee'd up.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

Planting distances for little gems and lilly pilly's

Planting distances for little gems and lilly pilly's

For a screen I'd be planting a pace apart. That way as they get bigger they will compete for nutrients and growth rates slow. Start clipping from the get go. Magnolias,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

Colourful Plant - front of house

Colourful Plant - front of house

Hakea victoria. There would be no finer option. One of the worlds greatest foliage plants and a WA native. Easier to get over east than in WA ;) Often grows better too with…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 3:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Amadio
Amadio
6 April 2011

Steep slope gardening

Steep slope gardening

Thanks - that's brilliant.

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Amadio
Apr 06, 2011 6:55 am
Southies
Southies
6 April 2011

What shrub is this?

What shrub is this?

Yes, but I thanked her :P

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Southies
Apr 06, 2011 8:46 am
Southies
kexkez
kexkez
6 April 2011

Perth Garden Week 2011

Perth Garden Week 2011

not going this year so I'll be looking forward to seeing the photos anyone takes.

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kexkez
Apr 06, 2011 9:01 am
kexkez
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Deemaree
Apr 06, 2011 12:40 pm
Deemaree
deeps
deeps
6 April 2011

Limestone block retaining walls - secret harbour

Limestone block retaining walls - secret harbour

Hi abbey, how long and high was the wall adn what was the cost? I'm looking into this soon

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deeps
Apr 06, 2011 2:22 pm
KerryF
KerryF
6 April 2011

Vigna Caracalla (corkscrew vine)

Vigna Caracalla (corkscrew vine)

Sign of a mispent youth that was. Well, mispent student nights when I should have been sleeping anyway!

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KerryF
Apr 06, 2011 3:42 pm
KerryF
Eager
Eager
6 April 2011

Mysterious goo in my garden, WTF?

Mysterious goo in my garden, WTF?
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Yesss! I noo it!!!!! :lol: Don't worry Fu, I never tried to get rid of it. Hey,…

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Eager
Apr 06, 2011 9:43 pm
Eager
chuffy
chuffy
6 April 2011

Grey water system

Grey water system

Would love to have gone Fu but we are moving this weekend ::wornout:: Might have to go next year after house is built!

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chuffy
Apr 06, 2011 9:58 pm
chuffy
ref_kt
ref_kt
6 April 2011

Where to find

Where to find

Wooo I went the blue metal. BTW Nath, Soil City (cnr Jandakot and Berrigan Dr) was waaaay cheaper then Soils ain't Soils. Don't worry Fu, I had researched your topics…

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ref_kt
Apr 07, 2011 12:31 am
ref_kt
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 April 2011

Lawn Daisies

Lawn Daisies

Push the little daisies and make em come up... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PAzqBUNlCs

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 07, 2011 2:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 April 2011

Fu, anyone, ?? about Empire Zoysia turf just laid

Fu, anyone, ?? about Empire Zoysia turf just laid

Yeah they are pretty cool :) No harm to the lawn. Lawns can bring out the worst in many seemingly sane people. No need to start vacuuming the lawn :lol: They will come and go :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 07, 2011 2:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
KerryF
KerryF
7 April 2011

climate zone

climate zone

Oh god, that is soooooo bad. Only in Australia would that be a hit. Oh wait, yep, it was ::lol:: He does know that they're just boring old field mushrooms, right? :?

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KerryF
Apr 07, 2011 11:10 am
KerryF
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
7 April 2011

Dog Run

Dog Run

we are on 5 acres so 99% of the time they will have the whole property to run around on but we have to keep them seperated while eating. Our pair are medium dogs so there…

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acrebuild1
Apr 07, 2011 7:59 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
8 April 2011

Final checklist for soil improving (clay soil in Brisbane)

Final checklist for soil improving (clay soil in Brisbane)

Aah, that makes more sense now - thanks for the clarification. Mulch for the garden only, noted! :)

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StartingOut
Apr 08, 2011 2:47 pm
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Lex
Apr 08, 2011 3:59 pm
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 April 2011

Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Oh that reminds me :) Have a watch of this about lighting :) http://www.ted.com/talks/rogier_van_der ... kness.html (15mins long) well worth watching :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 08, 2011 5:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
8 April 2011

Molasses, seasol and houseflies

Molasses, seasol and houseflies

ohhhh yeah those little buggers... they are imune to antex.. really gets my goat!

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miss_petepie
Apr 08, 2011 6:26 pm
miss_petepie
deeps
deeps
8 April 2011

How much would this cost?

How much would this cost?

What a coincidence :) 13th May sounds great, I have replied to the email. Cya then! P.S. Don't forget to bring the member discount when you come :P

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deeps
Apr 08, 2011 7:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 April 2011

Should I prune when transplanting blueberries?

Should I prune when transplanting blueberries?

Also similar idea with just the storm water and cap to do portable worm farms :) when full just move them to a new spot.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 08, 2011 9:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 April 2011

Bugs have got my Dwarf Eucalyptus *queue Lindy voice*

Bugs have got my Dwarf Eucalyptus *queue Lindy voice*

Well a week after the great Blundstone Genocide, as it's known in the Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle community, I can report that no new larvae have returned, some beetles have…

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to_do_list
Apr 09, 2011 4:52 pm
to_do_list
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 April 2011

Hide my ugly shed - ideas please ?!?

Hide my ugly shed - ideas please ?!?
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Yes but we also have one of the best topiary specialists in the world here at Homeone. Topiarius and he loves to help. Sometimes he is over east so good to know in case…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 09, 2011 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
KerryF
KerryF
10 April 2011

what's wrong with my peach tree?

what's wrong with my peach tree?

Before my Aussie time then. Ew.... that's some weird mixed up looking insect:…

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KerryF
Apr 10, 2011 10:02 am
KerryF
lisanne
lisanne
10 April 2011

Ideal pathway width?

Ideal pathway width?

LOL Kerry! Thanks guys :)

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lisanne
Apr 10, 2011 1:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 April 2011

Rain Dial RD900 Controller different cycles problem

Rain Dial RD900 Controller different cycles problem

I'd still see about getting it repaired with your local Toro dealer. Great controllers. However, out there, there will be someone not happy with a dud in regard to any…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 11, 2011 3:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 April 2011

White fluffy sticky stuff on my Hardenbergias - Perth

White fluffy sticky stuff on my Hardenbergias - Perth

::stop:: I am forbidden to comment. ::stop:: Put it this way, If you haven't heard me recommend it, there's a reason ;) I'd suggest you use molasses. In fact I'd further suggest you mix a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 11, 2011 3:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
11 April 2011

FACADE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS

FACADE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS

It will work out cheaper - if the size of your fence matches up with the size of their pannels. From what I understood, because of all the reo in the pannels they are a…

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Lunchtime
Apr 11, 2011 5:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 April 2011

Frogs in the Garden

Frogs in the Garden

They maybe mole crickets or sand gropers. MOre likely. Have a listen to these sounds of the Perth metro frogs. If it's not one of these sounds, it will be the above…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 11, 2011 11:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 April 2011

Info on sharing a garden bore in Perth

Info on sharing a garden bore in Perth

There are many areas around Perth now having bores going dry or toxic. It may be a matter of time also before the Water Corp put metres on the bores. This has been done in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 12, 2011 2:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
kdgirl
kdgirl
12 April 2011

"soft landscaping"

"soft landscaping"

Yep council. it was a condition of council consent. I've spoken to our landscape designer and we are changing to mulch which I don't mind.

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kdgirl
Apr 12, 2011 12:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 April 2011

Planting grass seed

Planting grass seed

There is loads of posts on lawns and including seeds. Please have a browse of the soil prep info in the lawn stickies at the top of the forum ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 12, 2011 11:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
cmooring
cmooring
12 April 2011

Can a new lawn be laid in winter?

Can a new lawn be laid in winter?

Sad but true. Never mind, Maybe Colin will get his canal idea up and…

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cmooring
Apr 13, 2011 12:49 am
cmooring
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 April 2011

my sick azalea

my sick azalea

I'd be very satisfied that it's not a pH thing. The surrounding plants look great. It is root problem. Now while you may not notice much around the top going on, the new…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 13, 2011 3:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 April 2011

what should i plant down my 40m driveway

what should i plant down my 40m driveway
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For West Aussies, there is one better still. The Zig Zag wattle. Just amazing. More like spanish moss than a tree :) I think in Victoria there is a few native nurseries…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 13, 2011 10:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 April 2011

Roadbase under topsoil Dilema

Roadbase under topsoil Dilema
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Dingo is fine on most large rear wheel drive cars like Falcon or Commodore. Might get interesting towing with a Camry.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 14, 2011 12:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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sveta
Apr 14, 2011 12:54 am
cherub
cherub
14 April 2011

Will a popular plant become a weed later?

Will a popular plant become a weed later?

A weed is a plant growing where you don't want it, we come across many weeds in my job

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cherub
Apr 14, 2011 6:13 pm
kek
kek
14 April 2011

What shrub is this?

What shrub is this?

It just needs pruning to thicken it up, Nott. Perhaps you should take your secateurs over and help them out. :wink:

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kek
Apr 14, 2011 6:46 pm
kek
Lex
Lex
14 April 2011

What plant is this (vol. 5,783 and counting :)

What plant is this (vol. 5,783 and counting :)

Really!? :th: I guess we are lucky ... And ... I forgot to take some out and replant so they are not nuked or destroyed - but I don't know now where they are! ::hyst:: ::cry::

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Lex
Apr 14, 2011 9:34 pm
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 April 2011

Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens

You might be better off getting in touch with Old Mate from GreenRoofs UK ;) http://www.greenroofsuk.co.uk/ http://www.gardenhousedesign.co.uk/living-walls.html

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 15, 2011 12:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer

I have before and after pics of my garden as a whole (might start a separate thread on that later ::lol:: ) but not many before and afters of individual plants. Here are a few…

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Helyn
Apr 15, 2011 3:49 pm
Helyn
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 April 2011

Council require landscape plan?

Council require landscape plan?

Call the Landscape industry association first. It's just a phone call and they might have some excellent advice to further help :) Overall it depends on who is the builders…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 15, 2011 6:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
16 April 2011

Plants for Rocks

Plants for Rocks

If you're after smaller Hardenbergia's, try the Mini Haha's.... only about 30cm high x 1m wide

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Planned LScape
Apr 16, 2011 1:17 am
Planned LScape

An even better option would be the Kennedia nigricans, Coral Vine. An excellent bird attracting native climber that will grow faster than a…

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kek
Apr 16, 2011 7:01 pm
kek


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