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sveta
Apr 13, 2011 11:54 pm
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 5:13 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 5:46 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 8:34 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 14, 2011 11:22 pm
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 2:49 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 5:59 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 12:17 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 6:01 pm
kek
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2011 11:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2011 12:42 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
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
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
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
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Lex
Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 22, 2011 1:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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kek
Apr 27, 2011 6:57 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 12:08 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 2:44 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 5:01 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 1:28 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 10:39 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 12:11 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 9:46 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 1:17 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 12:23 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 12:27 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 12:45 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 12:45 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 12:52 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 10:13 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 10:22 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 12:03 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 7:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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