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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 February 2011

Looking for a great espalier plant

Looking for a great espalier plant

Busy now but if you do a search there are a few threads on this and with photos.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 09, 2011 11:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
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heat_crime
Feb 09, 2011 4:23 pm
topiarius
topiarius
9 February 2011

Directional Cuts

Directional Cuts

You might be inundated with requests, topiarus. :lol: I've learned a lot from your simple instructions - they're greatly appreciated. :D

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topiarius
Feb 09, 2011 5:09 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
9 February 2011

A question about weed eradication prior to laying new turf

A question about weed eradication prior to laying new turf

Thanks Fu. Sorry, I haven't been in earlier to respond/acknowledge your post - I keep getting 'locked out' of the forum :roll: :th: . Will be back later to properly…

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How Hard Can it Be
Feb 09, 2011 9:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 February 2011

Small feature tree (and other assorted)

Small feature tree (and other assorted)

They have shaped some at Kings Park and both Macrocarpa and Rhodantha (similar) come up well. Marmion Ave in Perth's north has some nice enough poorly maintained specimens.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 09, 2011 11:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
KerryF
KerryF
10 February 2011

Garden venture - bit by bit

Garden venture - bit by bit
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She likes to 'sprinkle, sprinkle', but when she saw me using an old jug to sprinkle from, she deployed her bucket. Unfortunately, her sprinkling from a bucket effectively…

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KerryF
Feb 10, 2011 10:32 am
KerryF
forest24
forest24
10 February 2011

Reviving dead buffalo grass

Reviving dead buffalo grass

I dont know much about SW grass but if I were you I would be putting a solution of seasol every other day , powefeed mixed with seasol once a week and if you have…

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forest24
Feb 10, 2011 10:59 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
10 February 2011

no dig

no dig

Thanks Lisanne,had a look

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pattycake4
Feb 10, 2011 11:42 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 February 2011

What type of retaining wall?

What type of retaining wall?

If I leave hollow and just use liquid nails (or nothing) are they really strong? I get lots of run off that would be going towards the…

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KnockItDown
Feb 10, 2011 3:43 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
11 February 2011

Retaining wall - block or brick?

Retaining wall - block or brick?

Agree, Besser blocks are cheaper per unit to buy than a Dry Stack block such as Tasman etc. For my situation I got quoted just over $12K for my wall to be done in Besser…

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KnockItDown
Feb 11, 2011 7:37 am
KnockItDown
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 February 2011

New SW Buffalo Turf

New SW Buffalo Turf

No doubt there is a thin layer of "top soil" or "lawn mix" and that will be the major extent of root growth. Not much at all. It will also become like a roller coaster in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 12, 2011 11:43 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 February 2011

G. Gingin Gem

G. Gingin Gem

Na, may as well get it started now. Your going to really have to keep the water up to them, but if you load up the soil with heaps of Bentonite and zeolite, perlite as…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 12, 2011 3:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 February 2011

Free mulch in Adelaide

Free mulch in Adelaide

This a recent story in the Australian about soils and how exhaustible they are. I have seen figures put out from the Uni of Newcastle that suggests productive soils in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 12, 2011 10:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 February 2011

Retic Issues

Retic Issues

Are you there? I will need to dig out the pics I have on testing the terminals in the controller. Just let me know. If it is an old system, it won't hurt to get a more…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 13, 2011 10:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer
KerryF
KerryF
14 February 2011

Alternative to Lilly Pilly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges

Alternative to Lilly Pilly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges

I know that the protection for trees etc is nothing new - the new parts are the requirement to survey all indigenous & large plants, regardless of whether native or…

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KerryF
Feb 14, 2011 2:56 pm
KerryF
KerryF
KerryF
14 February 2011

Lawn alternatives

Lawn alternatives
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Found some other alternatives to the normal lawn grasses Fu and would be interested in your opinion. They're suggested by our local council. Red-leg grass Queensland…

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KerryF
Feb 14, 2011 3:14 pm
KerryF
Rod1949
Rod1949
15 February 2011

Wobbler Sprinklers

Wobbler Sprinklers

Thanks for that Fu. God you're quick... we should call you Flash eh :lol:

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Rod1949
Feb 15, 2011 2:25 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
15 February 2011

Bugs on my Virburnums

Bugs on my Virburnums

Harlequin Beetles? In which case soapy water gets rid of them. Great photo by the way!

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to_do_list
Feb 15, 2011 3:25 pm
to_do_list
kavother
kavother
15 February 2011

what trees for front garden feature and blockout a 2 storey?

what trees for front garden feature and blockout a 2 storey?

we have a 12 metre garden bed to landscape in front of our fence and sliding gate which is all to the side of a garage. across the road are large 2 stories overlooking…

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kavother
Feb 15, 2011 8:58 pm
nemisis
nemisis
15 February 2011

Ornamental trees

Ornamental trees

lol nice one Fu!

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nemisis
Feb 15, 2011 8:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 February 2011

best grass for Perth?

best grass for Perth?

check the turf stickies ;) Also do a search for turf and use my name as a username.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 15, 2011 10:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Moonos21
Moonos21
16 February 2011

Screening Tree Help

Screening Tree Help

Hi, we live in the west of Melbourne and our neighbours at the rear and to the left have built a nice double story house. We'd like to block their view by planting a nice…

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Moonos21
Feb 16, 2011 7:27 pm
KerryF
KerryF
17 February 2011

palms

palms
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Excellent Razza - sounds like you've cracked it :) I love the pics and especially like that you've got palms and kids. Too many people worry about the thorns when it comes…

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KerryF
Feb 17, 2011 8:45 am
KerryF
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
17 February 2011

Bad quality granitic sand ruined all my hard work!

Bad quality granitic sand ruined all my hard work!

I am so pissed now ::angry:: ! After two months of hardwork, digging and digging, my backyard was ready for a easy finish. I was planning to pour some granitic sand on top and it…

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tomking.chen
Feb 17, 2011 9:04 am
tomking.chen
KerryF
KerryF
17 February 2011

Name another gum if you can!

Name another gum if you can!

It's okay Sheznay - definitely the saponins. I'm still learning :)

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KerryF
Feb 17, 2011 2:34 pm
KerryF
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 February 2011

Predictions for Australian garden trends

Predictions for Australian garden trends

In the bush there is also shade and in that shade grow tough native plants ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 18, 2011 12:55 am
The Garden Whisperer
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
18 February 2011

Drainage issues - pics included

Drainage issues - pics included

Firstly, I would be digging out the immediate area in front of the house to make that a lower point so at least the water doesn’t come so close to the house and runs…

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Lunchtime
Feb 18, 2011 11:28 am
KerryF
KerryF
18 February 2011

Name that Gum - anyone any good at this?

Name that Gum - anyone any good at this?
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Grrrr show off :( Seriously though, glad you got the software working. Now, can you give me a list of narrow leaved peppermint species that are not indigenous to the…

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KerryF
Feb 18, 2011 2:15 pm
KerryF
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

Spying neighbour - Screening Trees

Spying neighbour - Screening Trees

What happens with a clump of bamboo 3m wide in a garden bed against a fence 500mm wide?

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 12:21 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

Help me find an alternative to Leighton Greens

Help me find an alternative to Leighton Greens

Then go ahead and use conifers. All the rage again in Europe.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 12:22 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

New Garden Ideas - NOR Perth

New Garden Ideas - NOR Perth

Poo. Have a look at agonis in new areas. They look shite. Blown over to one side, all sparse on one side and full of foliage the other. There's a road near mine that has…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 12:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

Laying turf.....for those who know nothing !!

Laying turf.....for those who know nothing !!

Have a search on here for zeolite. There is even a few threads listing who sells it and where. Stockfeed and farm shops are different to pet supply shops.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 12:44 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

EZ not growing in some places, what do you think

EZ not growing in some places, what do you think

Still soil prep is critical with this turf variety. Layering soils can mean with many popular turf varieties they can't handle conditions or extremes. What's behind the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 9:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2011

Retic issue - a station stays on all the time

Retic issue - a station stays on all the time

Yes it will be reducing pressure as more water is diverted away from where you want it to be. In all likely hood the valve will be the problem. Try cleaning the valve…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2011 12:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
lachjor
lachjor
19 February 2011

Laying turf - alternative to organic soil improver.

Laying turf - alternative to organic soil improver.

I'm not in Perth :( If we HAD to compromise... would it be better to use less of top quality organic soil (the one I've priced up is from Mumballup Organics), or better to…

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lachjor
Feb 19, 2011 8:16 pm
lachjor
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
19 February 2011

A massive thick black hairy spider - help!

A massive thick black hairy spider - help!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Try spending a week in the cleanest air in the world in NW Tasmania and then flying back into Sydney its a killer

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mecha-wombat
Feb 19, 2011 8:25 pm
mecha-wombat
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
20 February 2011

Benefits of Local Native Plant Societies

Benefits of Local Native Plant Societies

Wildflower Society of WA is http://members.ozemail.com.au/~wildflowers. There is also a FB page but you need to be a member to access…

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Gone Ducky
Feb 20, 2011 11:26 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 February 2011

Mushrooms on ez turf

Mushrooms on ez turf

And they are returning an enormous amount of nutrient back to the soil in very available forms for the plant.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 21, 2011 11:22 am
The Garden Whisperer
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
21 February 2011

Weed or not?

Weed or not?

A weed is any plant growing where you dont want it so to the OP it is a weed

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mecha-wombat
Feb 21, 2011 6:22 pm
mecha-wombat
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 February 2011

Tainted EZ turf rolls - should I give supplier a serve?

Tainted EZ turf rolls - should I give supplier a serve?
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Empress can be a monster and that's why I don't recommend it for domestic applications. You need to own your own edger (proper edger not whipper snipper) and reel…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 21, 2011 11:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 February 2011

Zeolite Powder form - where to buy Perth?

Zeolite Powder form - where to buy Perth?

You may have to go with granulated zeolite. Aerate the lawn or hire a turf corer and then rake in sodium bentonite and zeolite ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 22, 2011 12:24 am
The Garden Whisperer
Micklou
Micklou
22 February 2011

Lilly Pilly "Lulu"

Lilly Pilly "Lulu"

Thank you Fu! The reason for the LuLu was that fact that it was resistant, and we are trying to have a strong native presence in our new landscape. Thank you for the…

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Micklou
Feb 22, 2011 6:23 am
cheeky123
cheeky123
22 February 2011

Cost of paying someone to do your deck

Cost of paying someone to do your deck

Thanks for that. I did a dumb girl measure...might be an expensive exercise!!!

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cheeky123
Feb 22, 2011 12:49 pm
forest24
forest24
23 February 2011

Cheap crushed rock (or similar) in Tarneit area

Cheap crushed rock (or similar) in Tarneit area

if I remember correctly it was $35 m3, plus $25 for delivery , but that may have changed ,

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forest24
Feb 23, 2011 9:04 am
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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 12:52 pm
NcgQ
NcgQ
25 February 2011

Decking and Turf Installation

Decking and Turf Installation

Hi Guys I am looking for someone who install Classic Decking in Berwick (VIC - 3806) and surrounding suburbs. Also I am looking for someone who install natural turf in…

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NcgQ
Feb 25, 2011 7:36 am
Not So Good
Not So Good
27 February 2011

New landscape in West Melbourne

New landscape in West Melbourne

Hi mate I live in your local area and have done quite an extensive Japaneese style garden which If i do say so looks quite magnificent, with Granite rocks and other…

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Not So Good
Feb 27, 2011 10:49 am


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