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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 1:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

What is this bug?

What is this bug?

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 2:41 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:40 am
Mclaren
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 11:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:57 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 12:07 pm
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 12:30 pm
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 10:31 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 4:35 pm
miss_petepie
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 12:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 1:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 1:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:59 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 8:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 9:37 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

Big trees

Big trees

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 9:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 10:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2011 10:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11, 2011 12:47 am
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 9:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 12, 2011 1:40 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 12, 2011 1:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
12 March 2011

Show us Your Front Garden/Yard

Show us Your Front Garden/Yard

It appears I skipped that one somehow! Full retraction on my behalf there. Did a search but obviously used the wrong key words and must've looked straight past the…

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Sir Snagger
Mar 12, 2011 9:02 am
Sir Snagger
kerrin62
kerrin62
12 March 2011

feature wall to hide pool filter box

feature wall to hide pool filter box

I need to build a fabulous screen or wall to hide our pool filter box and spa heater. Had a few ideas but all have been very mundane :? the wall will be seen from all…

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kerrin62
Mar 12, 2011 2:24 pm
kerrin62
sharene
sharene
13 March 2011

Help.. do you have a solution for my backyard?

Help.. do you have a solution for my backyard?

Thanks for that. The best thing I ever did for my little one was get a border collie.. he is the best dog and can trust him alone with him, even if R does have a moment…

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sharene
Mar 13, 2011 10:32 am
mohit
mohit
14 March 2011

Pavers or tiles?

Pavers or tiles?

Lex, we are leaning towards Tiles on concrete. Have asked for some quotes...will post some before and after pics as and when it gets done!!

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mohit
Mar 14, 2011 7:26 am
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wertmezer
Mar 15, 2011 5:29 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 8:58 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 8:27 am
KerryF
KerryF
18 March 2011

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

A bit of controversy here... and some more there
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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 5:58 pm
KerryF
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Big Nath
Mar 20, 2011 3:44 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 11:38 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 1:12 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 3:05 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 8:40 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 6:17 pm
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KnockItDown
Mar 27, 2011 7:57 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 10:21 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 2:36 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 8:58 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 11:06 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 1:57 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 10:24 pm
KerryF

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