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keen
keen
2 March 2011

Letterbox position

Letterbox position
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Put it just inside your boundary, next to the driveway or path to front door.

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keen
Mar 02, 2011 5:00 pm
KerryF
KerryF
3 March 2011

Songs of India

Songs of India

I was going to ask what on earth you were talking about, but just googled it instead! Dracaena reflexa 'Song of India' - results I found say it can be difficult to…

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KerryF
Mar 03, 2011 5:56 pm
KerryF
Lex
Lex
4 March 2011

Coloured sealer on plain concrete

Coloured sealer on plain concrete

Thanks kassan1973 :D BTW, noticed that this site says "93 MPA strength after 28 days" ... "A finish that is stronger than concrete itself" ... :shock: This finish layer then…

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Lex
Mar 04, 2011 8:18 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
6 March 2011

Feedback on dry stack retaining walls

Feedback on dry stack retaining walls

Hmm ... feedback = zero. :shock: Question too trivial?? :th: Or hard?? :th: Or boring? Anyhow, I'm not closer in figuring out why these blocks go black and is it possible to wash…

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Lex
Mar 06, 2011 8:36 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
12 March 2011

Light coloured pavers - maintenance?

Light coloured pavers - maintenance?

Thanks, tm :D ... have to admit that I thought that your a/f tiles were grey :oops: Hmmm ... if tiles are so hard to keep clean, I can only imagine that pavers would be even…

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Lex
Mar 12, 2011 10:48 pm
Lex
just Erin
just Erin
7 March 2011

Little help please? Plant ideas

Little help please? Plant ideas

Looks fantastic :z: :z: :z: Lex - it's a clumping bamboo... not sure which one (from the same massive clump that we just planted out in our side yard). Over 3 years the clump…

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just Erin
Mar 07, 2011 11:57 am
Althom
Althom
7 March 2011

Good lawnmowing service SOR

Good lawnmowing service SOR

Have asked multiple mowers to mow it long. Most of them say "no problem" and then proceed to scalp it and then say it died because of a lack of water. Others just say…

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Althom
Mar 07, 2011 4:04 pm
Althom
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
7 March 2011

Name that tree!

Name that tree!

An Elm tree of some sort. Maybe a golden elm.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 07, 2011 8:17 pm
jess p
jess p
18 April 2011

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

love this timber screen...will definately be needing it in out backyard.....sydney neighbours :S

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jess p
Apr 18, 2011 3:28 pm

How do I stop Cats ******* and **** in my garden

How do I stop Cats ******* and **** in my garden

There is already a heap of threads on this very topic. However a proactive council is of benefit to this particular one :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 07, 2011 11:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Black Thumb - Dead Lawn Help

Black Thumb - Dead Lawn Help

There are a number of threads in the last 3-4 pages dedicated to this question.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 07, 2011 11:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Drip Systems - above or below surface?

Drip Systems - above or below surface?
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When rolling the pipe out, always unroll it the way it went onto the roll ;) Comes out dead straight every time ;) There are dollies available to sit the roll on and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:19 am
The Garden Whisperer

Powdery Mildew on rockmelon

Powdery Mildew on rockmelon

Still one million times better than the alternatives. Even if the milk didn't work for you in this case it is always worth being the first option. It will have also…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:22 am
The Garden Whisperer

Eremophila 'Kalbarri carpet' dieing back

Eremophila 'Kalbarri carpet' dieing back

It will have more to do with what is grown by the nurseries that sell it. There are weak and strong plants being propagated and sold under the same name. Was discussing…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:24 am
The Garden Whisperer
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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:28 am
The Garden Whisperer

mulch from mulchnet

mulch from mulchnet

I was at a mates house the other day. He is emerging into the world of new school horticulture :) We put this mulch down and for the first time he has never seen the garden…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
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KerryF
Mar 08, 2011 7:15 pm
KerryF

Plastic Grass

Plastic Grass

Living in Perth, you would absolutely need irrigation. On 50m2 its a piece of cake. The temperature difference that small 50m2 will make to your home will be worth its…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 8:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Hollow Retaining Blocks ??

Hollow Retaining Blocks ??

Yep :) They need to be filled with either blue metal, pea gravel or yellow brickies sand :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 9:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer

How close to plant box hedges

How close to plant box hedges

There is a whole thread on molasses and how to use it ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Giant Staghorns

Giant Staghorns

Gum Tree, get in touch with your states landscape association, see if they could send an email out to their members or you could email members yourself :) Trading post as well.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:51 pm
The Garden Whisperer

PC Control Irritrol

PC Control Irritrol

Not sure. It really is beyond me why we are not seeing better options for irrigation control. Phone apps and systems operated through a PC just make sense. One wire set…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 12:23 am
The Garden Whisperer

what's this on my ornamental pear trees?

what's this on my ornamental pear trees?

Not sure either. You can send that pic to your states dept of Agriculture. they will have Entomologists that can identify it. As for green eggs or what ever, just leave…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:08 am
The Garden Whisperer

What is this bug?

What is this bug?

Oh and if there are ants around, treat them first.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:20 am
The Garden Whisperer

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Anyone planting shurbs simply for the fragrance?

Ease of maintenance is not related to the choice of plant. It is related to the quality of soil now and into the future. Its why I crap on about soil prep and using fresh…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:28 am
The Garden Whisperer

SCREENING TREE RECOS

SCREENING TREE RECOS

Olives are very large. Not a practical option. Lily pillys are very disease prone. Magnolia little gem or better still is Magnolia Kay Paris or Magnolia TeddyBear :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:39 am
The Garden Whisperer

Vege gardens for those who live on acreages.

Vege gardens for those who live on acreages.

Have a squiz at the one in DeeMaree's thread on her veggie garden.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:41 am
The Garden Whisperer
Mclaren
Mclaren
9 March 2011

Help save my Staghorn

Help save my Staghorn

Thanks Fu - I have been giving it a little seasol every now and then - trouble is it is a bit breezy where we are so will try and protect it. I was worried it wouldn't…

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Mclaren
Mar 09, 2011 7:40 am
Mclaren
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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 10:14 am
The Garden Whisperer
KerryF
KerryF
9 March 2011

What plants really drive you mad?

What plants really drive you mad?
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I think you're list would be a bit too long... and couch would probably feature on it several times! :lol:

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KerryF
Mar 09, 2011 10:57 am
KerryF
wonderland
wonderland
9 March 2011

Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Thanks Fu! How about the first question about the water and the molasses?

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wonderland
Mar 09, 2011 11:07 am
wonderland
googoogaga
googoogaga
9 March 2011

Planting Pittosporum in pots, how to start?

Planting Pittosporum in pots, how to start?

Thanks Fu Manchu, I eagerly await your words of wisdom! I am excited to start growing

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googoogaga
Mar 09, 2011 11:30 am
kexkez
kexkez
9 March 2011

Gardening Australia expo

Gardening Australia expo

I'd forgotten about this. I went last year and it was most enjoyable.

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kexkez
Mar 09, 2011 9:31 pm
kexkez
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
21 March 2011

Rendering in Perth

Rendering in Perth

my parents had the frontage of their house done and the rest is being done at the end of this month. really happy how its turned out and was a reasonable price also. can…

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miss_petepie
Mar 21, 2011 3:35 pm
miss_petepie

Weeds on Empire Zoyzia Lawn after first mowing

Weeds on Empire Zoyzia Lawn after first mowing

The things in the weed spraying threads, of which there must be around 100. Prolly just the EZ flower/seed heads though. Doesn't look like a problem to me. Normal for them…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2011 11:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer

1st Home Owner- Beginning Gardener

1st Home Owner- Beginning Gardener
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The leaf and twig piles should go straight back onto the garden. return all that organic material back to your soil. Don't throw away such an important commodity for your soil ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 12:00 am
The Garden Whisperer

TRIMMING A HEDGE

TRIMMING A HEDGE
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clip and prune as often as possible. The more any plant is clipped the more opportunity for flower occurs. Native plants should be clipped at least 3 times in a year. In…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 12:03 am
The Garden Whisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
10 March 2011

Good time to lay turf?

Good time to lay turf?

I'm sure it can Fu, the only thing is…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 10, 2011 10:59 am
zircon
zircon
10 March 2011

Weed identification help please!

Weed identification help please!

Thanks Fu. Palms of course, reminds me of my parents garden in the 1980s...at any rate I definitely don't want them growing there. Time for them to go!

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zircon
Mar 10, 2011 7:35 pm

Sir Walter Buffalo lawn suitable in frosty regions?

Sir Walter Buffalo lawn suitable in frosty regions?

Don't get me wrong, EZ, SW and Pal will go crap in the first winter but ongoing organic care will ensure each winter it gets better and better ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 8:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Big trees

Big trees

Chris and Kate, sorry but you have it all wrong.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 8:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Advice needed - Years of Lawn Neglect

Advice needed - Years of Lawn Neglect

Mate its cool, Keen has thrown a heap of info your way and just had a browse of the last few pages and these will help viewtopic.php?f=19&t=41304

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 9:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Finding information on soil types in Central Coast NSW

Finding information on soil types in Central Coast NSW

Oh forgot to mention to add sand through clay soils as well. Just not as much as is suggested in many books. More compost than sand. Avoid layering soils, all the goodies…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2011 9:14 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Kate_
Kate_
11 March 2011

Please help!!! Fu Manchu ;)

Please help!!! Fu Manchu ;)

I did it! :z: At least with one anyway, I've adjusted the others so I'm hoping they will reduce too. Thanks for help explaining it to me, after I wrote the last post I had…

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Kate_
Mar 10, 2011 11:47 pm
draco76
draco76
10 June 2011

Outdoor room tiling

Outdoor room tiling

i am on the same dillemma and can't decided whether to go decks or pavers on our alfresco area that's already slabbed as part of the house (only lower). but now, tiling is…

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draco76
Jun 10, 2011 8:41 pm

Is my lawn salvagable???

Is my lawn salvagable???
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Read the molasses thread. It does get microbes going. That is the very key to success on your garden with lawns and plants. Ignore pop culture about feeding plants…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 12, 2011 12:40 am
The Garden Whisperer

Ideas to help plan landscape of new house

Ideas to help plan landscape of new house

Check all the stickies at the top of the forum page because there is a heap of ideas in them. In fact more than some may think ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 12, 2011 12:55 am
The Garden Whisperer


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