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wertmezer
Mar 15, 2011 4:29 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
15 March 2011

Help with a landscaping idea

Help with a landscaping idea

Long story short: Does this sound like a reasonable idea? Things we havnt considered? Type of hedging bush we should look at? And path…

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KnockItDown
Mar 15, 2011 7:58 pm
KnockItDown
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
17 March 2011

Transplanting Turf

Transplanting Turf

Yep you can move the turf no probs, just keeping treating it like its new. The struggling bits will come back fine if you give it a couple of weeks.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 17, 2011 7:27 am
KerryF
KerryF
18 March 2011

A bit of controversy here... and some more there

A bit of controversy here... and some more there
1, 2, 3, 4

Ooh, didn't expect that to work. Must be a bug, but I've changed the title of the thread slightly just to reflect the changing nature of this thread. Still some…

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KerryF
Mar 18, 2011 4:58 pm
KerryF
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Big Nath
Mar 20, 2011 2:44 am
Big Nath
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
21 March 2011

Simple retaining wall question

Simple retaining wall question

So long as they are H4 specified sleepers they will be fine below ground level as they are treated to be used against earth/soil/ H3 are above ground only.

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chrisandkate
Mar 21, 2011 10:38 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
22 March 2011

Retaining wall - questions on concreting sleepers in ground

Retaining wall - questions on concreting sleepers in ground

yep - I'm painting my cut ends with some stuff a mate gave to me which is a black bituminous paint he didn't need anymore. As for how much water to use for the rapid set…

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KnockItDown
Mar 22, 2011 12:12 pm
KnockItDown
Izzehz
Izzehz
22 March 2011

wide frontage designs?

wide frontage designs?

I think I agree Mclaren. It would be easier for the path to run alongside the house, rather than a garden bed, especially as it is a long front. I also think I would go…

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Izzehz
Mar 22, 2011 2:05 pm
c4az57b
c4az57b
23 March 2011

Tropical plant ideas

Tropical plant ideas

I like to get ideas and plant types from the Adelaide zoo and botanic gardens, also try http://www.fernforest.com.au. I'm yet to visit them,…

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c4az57b
Mar 23, 2011 7:40 am
sowm
sowm
23 March 2011

Landscape Designer/Architect - Western Suburbs Melbourne

Landscape Designer/Architect - Western Suburbs Melbourne

We are in point cook area and getting our front landcaping done through Leading Landscapes, his name is Alan. We are very happy with his work and quite reasonable. I can…

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sowm
Mar 23, 2011 5:17 pm
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KnockItDown
Mar 27, 2011 6:57 am
KnockItDown
kek
kek
27 March 2011

Help a n00b identify this plant :)

Help a n00b identify this plant :)

Cycads are very expensive as well.…

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kek
Mar 27, 2011 9:21 am
kek
Nathanial
Nathanial
28 March 2011

Decking and pergola costs

Decking and pergola costs

Hi Catriona, just before Christmas my partner and i completed a reasonable sized decking area (7m x 6m) A lot depends on what kind of decking planks you are planning to…

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Nathanial
Mar 28, 2011 1:36 pm
Lex
Lex
28 March 2011

What is this plant?

What is this plant?

Yep, just pull it out, we did that and I forgot that we ever had it!

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Lex
Mar 28, 2011 7:58 pm
Lex
Nott
Nott
30 March 2011

How to paint terracotta pots?

How to paint terracotta pots?

kek, topiary, Just Erin thanks for your information. I'll check it at Bunnings later.

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Nott
Mar 30, 2011 10:06 am
Nott
Belial
Belial
31 March 2011

Mixing grasses - Sir Walter and Empire Zoysia

Mixing grasses - Sir Walter and Empire Zoysia

Cheers grasstree, as it turns out we still havent got around to the turf yet, for a number of reasons the main being the continued debate as to how much area to do...

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Belial
Mar 31, 2011 12:57 pm
Belial
KerryF
KerryF
4 April 2011

Grass Choices for 'Lawns'...

Grass Choices for 'Lawns'...

::lol:: gotta keep our green batman happy! ;)

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KerryF
Apr 04, 2011 9:24 pm
KerryF

Glyphosate

Glyphosate

I have already got a Glypho thread chock ful;ll of how to use it and get it to actually work. There is also a frog thread somewhere ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:12 am
The Garden Whisperer

Which Nylex Eclipse Hose? - there are 3 different ones?

Which Nylex Eclipse Hose? - there are 3 different ones?

We use the plain old NTS and it does the job well in conditions that would make your average garden hose scared. Gets a kink, give it a yank and it goes straight.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:19 am
The Garden Whisperer

Lawn advice... what to do

Lawn advice... what to do

I'd just lay the SW straight over it. Well actually I'd get more compost down and level it over the existing stuff. It would be unlikely to come through and even if it did…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:21 am
The Garden Whisperer

Yucca Elephantipe Vs Gloriosa - Help needed

Yucca Elephantipe Vs Gloriosa - Help needed

Treat most with caution. if you like small Yuccas then the Yucca desmetiana is the go. Elephantipes is a monster. Have fun digging one of them out! There are a few other…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:30 am
The Garden Whisperer

Kangaroo paw pruning

Kangaroo paw pruning

Do a search, there is a thread on this and I have posted pics for you :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:39 am
The Garden Whisperer

What type of Soft Leaf Buffullo, too Many to choose from...

What type of Soft Leaf Buffullo, too Many to choose from...

Too many to chose yes, agreed. are they different, well technically yes. Would you tell? No :lol: Price and service. My choice is Empire Zoysia over Buffalos and a blend of the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 1:57 am
The Garden Whisperer

What to plant in the Perth Hills?

What to plant in the Perth Hills?

Oh my goodness :) Peter Coppin (who will be at Garden week by the way) is doing a series of hands on workshops about fruit trees and espaliering them. PM me your email and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:06 am
The Garden Whisperer

New turf

New turf

Yeah there is no rule of thumb and just keeping it moist is the aim. You need to check it for yourself to be sure. Over watering will wash away vital nutrients and under…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:13 am
The Garden Whisperer

Low Maintenance Gardens

Low Maintenance Gardens

The flaw with that concept is that for plants to grow they need soil, rich soil. That is an exhaustible resource. it runs out. When that happens under the pebbles, it gets…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:20 am
The Garden Whisperer

Kitchen vegatable scraps

Kitchen vegatable scraps

Just drop a storm water pipe section into the ground. Stick a screw on cap on the end, drill holes round the sides and you have a portable worm farm for next to nothing.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:47 am
The Garden Whisperer

What is overtaking my EZ lawn?

What is overtaking my EZ lawn?

Looking at that again, that looks fungal to me. That will be a soil issue. Cheaper soils and composts encourage that as do fertilisers. It will recover. Molasses, dilute…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:52 am
The Garden Whisperer
kek
kek
5 April 2011

What colour should I paint my fence??

What colour should I paint my fence??

What Fu said. :D Re uploading photos, you need to have a read of this: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1272

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kek
Apr 05, 2011 6:56 am
kek
just Erin
just Erin
5 April 2011

Help with my Eucalyptus caesia “Silver Princess”

Help with my Eucalyptus caesia “Silver Princess”

::hyst:: I had my suspicions it was you Fu!!! We ended up cutting the branch off... the tree is getting pretty big now! LOVE IT!!!

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just Erin
Apr 05, 2011 9:59 am

Popup sprinkler

Popup sprinkler

The Valves will have the auto and manual to indicate you can turn it to make them work without turning the controller on. Just different words for on and off sort…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 10:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer

cost of installing automatic reticulation systme

cost of installing automatic reticulation systme

Also using common valve designs will mean it will be highly unlikely you ever need to remove the valve body from the manifold. As for premade modular manifolds, there are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 10:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Online Landscape Design App

Online Landscape Design App

There is several threads on this topic. One in particular lists many programmes. A quick search should find it for you :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 10:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer

VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

VIRO CELL-PALMETTO
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I'd just leave them and remove later when the turf is more established. With bare soil you will be making the job harder than it needs to be. Many "weeds" do a wonderful…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2011 11:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer

How much height gained with top soil & grass

How much height gained with top soil & grass

You can't lay topsoil down. Also use a certified organic compost way over "topsoil". Soils need to be turned through and mixed into what you have at present. This is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer

What's wrong with my Euca?

What's wrong with my Euca?

Its fine. Don't worry about them. Sawflys and lerps and all manner of things will get into Euc. But with out them the things we love can not exist because they need those…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:09 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:27 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:40 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:46 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 1:50 am
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:04 am
The Garden Whisperer
Amadio
Amadio
6 April 2011

Steep slope gardening

Steep slope gardening

Thanks - that's brilliant.

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Amadio
Apr 06, 2011 5:55 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 7:46 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 8:01 am
kexkez
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Deemaree
Apr 06, 2011 11:40 am
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 1:22 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 2:42 pm
KerryF


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