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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 2:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 3:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 3:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 3:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 3:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 3:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:56 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 10:59 am
just Erin
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 11:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 11:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2011 11:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 12:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2011

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

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 2:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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