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Jayneylou
Jayneylou
31 January 2011

Trees

Trees

Lisanne.... I wouldn't be spending any money on it - Whittlesea council has very strong ideas that the only thing you can plant on your nature strip is grass... while they…

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Jayneylou
Jan 31, 2011 9:37 am
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pattycake4
Jan 31, 2011 11:07 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
31 January 2011

Slopped Retaining wall

Slopped Retaining wall
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They have no specs.. They have nothing. They inspected, had a look then decided to say "it's fine" because they don't want to deal with crap..

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Cooped07
Jan 31, 2011 7:43 pm
Cooped07
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2011

I Want to install Netafim Techline AS in my yard...

I Want to install Netafim Techline AS in my yard...

When using this type of irrigation under turf that you have a RPZ valve installed. This is an expensive yet unbelievably essential bit of gear. They ensure your water…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2011 10:44 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2011

Not enough water from MP rotators

Not enough water from MP rotators

What you spent on outlay will have paid for itself already in water bills and so called "lawn care" things

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2011 10:45 pm
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1 February 2011

Topiary??? possible??? The 1st Cut!

Topiary??? possible??? The 1st Cut!

Chuck the fert and use molasses and powerfeed. They will then get leaves that look like plastic ;) Straw round the top of the pots.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 01, 2011 12:16 am
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The Garden Whisperer
1 February 2011

What to do with roo paws

What to do with roo paws

There is actually a thread on this subject with pics.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 01, 2011 12:55 am
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The Garden Whisperer
1 February 2011

Naturestrip prep before mulch?

Naturestrip prep before mulch?

Do what you see in this pic except with the things I mentioned above. Maybe some dolomite of lime too. http://www.sustainableoutdoors.com.au/bentonite-clay/

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 01, 2011 1:09 am
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Southies
Southies
1 February 2011

Trimming Murrayas - now?

Trimming Murrayas - now?

thank you again guys ::smile:: gave them the much-needed haircut on the weekend. :z:

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Southies
Feb 01, 2011 6:29 am
Southies
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
1 February 2011

EZ and very hot weather (40C+)

EZ and very hot weather (40C+)

Thanks Fu and BK :D I did the walk test this morning on some dry patches and the grass is bouncing back up after I step on it so it seems fine. Glad I've been molasses-ing…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 01, 2011 9:03 am
stonecutter1309
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 February 2011

garden and lawn problems regarding fungi

garden and lawn problems regarding fungi

Folks when you get fungal problems in lawns or gardens, on plants etc, the problem isn't the fungi. It is there doing a job to sort out serious imbalances in the soil.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2011 2:28 am
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Lex
Lex
2 February 2011

What's eating our orange tree? and OMG WHAT'S THIS?!

What's eating our orange tree? and OMG WHAT'S THIS?!
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Wow, those trees are the same age?? Hmmm ... will do something about that :D thanks Fu

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Lex
Feb 02, 2011 5:55 am
Lex
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 February 2011

Canning Vale sand

Canning Vale sand
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I have posted somewhere the other day, or yesterday, some photos of what you need to use without getting caught up in the individual products and the associated commercial…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:09 am
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The Garden Whisperer
2 February 2011

Help with Orchid

Help with Orchid

Leave the stems. It's a Phalaenopsis. You'll get more flowers form off that stem next year. Other varieties are best to have them snipped off :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:30 am
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The Garden Whisperer
2 February 2011

Pictures of our drowned lawn. Is it salvageable?

Pictures of our drowned lawn. Is it salvageable?
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Just leave it be and let the moulds and fungi do their job which is to correct imbalances in the soil. They will do a wonderful job and the lawn will recover fine once the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:52 am
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BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 February 2011

Lawn Growth

Lawn Growth

Melrich if you are off the bay a bit hopefully the few real hot days we have had has bashed it up bit and slowed it down. Unfortunately or fortunately (depends how you…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 02, 2011 2:04 pm
KerryF
KerryF
2 February 2011

Deep Planting

Deep Planting
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I forgot to post this link I came across last week: http://www.yuruga.com.au/archives/deep-planting-a-north-queensland-perspective

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KerryF
Feb 02, 2011 2:49 pm
KerryF
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The Garden Whisperer
3 February 2011

pergola,decking&garden

pergola,decking&garden

Yep, not use gypsum (it only works in some clay soils and even then it won't have effect for years) Do a search on soils and prep. I have written tonnes. Mulch is the next…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 03, 2011 1:00 am
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KerryF
Feb 03, 2011 1:24 pm
KerryF
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The Garden Whisperer
3 February 2011

Organic soil suppliers Perth area

Organic soil suppliers Perth area

Oh and did you know that seasol do a puppy feed additive. Really good stuff. Available normally from Mirco Bros, Landmark, Elders and other Ag Shops. It's so good for them :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 03, 2011 6:47 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
3 February 2011

Handmower/Push Reel Mower: Maintenance/Sharpening

Handmower/Push Reel Mower: Maintenance/Sharpening

On the Alroh, get a length of 90mm storm water pipe, cut a slot down it and insert it over the roller ;) The Flymo is not self sharpening however I have it on very good…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 03, 2011 7:39 pm
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alfabeta
alfabeta
3 February 2011

Decomposed Granite (Deco) Minus One - as a turf underlay??

Decomposed Granite (Deco) Minus One - as a turf underlay??

Hi Fu, Can you advise what the applications of the soil ammendments do to the base underneath. Do the additives t displace the sandy base and clay? If you like, you can…

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alfabeta
Feb 03, 2011 10:06 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
4 February 2011

ZEOLITE - SYDNEY SUPPLIER & PRICING see 6th post down

ZEOLITE - SYDNEY SUPPLIER & PRICING see 6th post down
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yeah you can apply soil amendments to gardens and lawns. It can be counter productive depending on your personal methods for lawn care. The best idea is to core the lawn,…

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Feb 03, 2011 11:02 pm
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garden lover
garden lover
4 February 2011

Ideas on ground cover for fernery

Ideas on ground cover for fernery

Thanks for tips. Have gone out and purchased the babys tears today.

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garden lover
Feb 04, 2011 1:14 pm
Redman
Redman
4 February 2011

Redman.... Victorian Christmas Bush question!

Redman.... Victorian Christmas Bush question!

Is this primarily because you are adding more leaves and surface area for gaining light energy?

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Redman
Feb 04, 2011 1:46 pm
Redman
Felistopher
Felistopher
4 February 2011

Neighbours retaining wall

Neighbours retaining wall

Oh I see :th: I don't know then! :(

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Felistopher
Feb 04, 2011 7:44 pm
Felistopher
camyperth
camyperth
5 February 2011

BORE IN BALDIVIS WA

BORE IN BALDIVIS WA

I've been looking at bores myself, according to the water site we have about 15 meters to the water table. I haven't gotten any quotes yet…

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camyperth
Feb 05, 2011 7:20 pm
Lex
Lex
7 February 2011

Driveway specifications - a bit confusing

Driveway specifications - a bit confusing

Thanks guys, and those links are fabulous. What bothers me is these superficial joints - the text says: if the cracking happens, it should happen along the cut. I don't…

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Lex
Feb 07, 2011 8:51 am
Lex
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mecha-wombat
Feb 06, 2011 8:48 pm
mecha-wombat
keen
keen
7 February 2011

URGENT - retaining wall question

URGENT - retaining wall question

Your site survey pre build will be your friend here - it should prove that you have taken a 1m cut and the 0.5m extra was fill by them. Refer to the contours and spot…

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keen
Feb 07, 2011 10:04 pm
KerryF
KerryF
8 February 2011

Ripening Tomatoes

Ripening Tomatoes

Banana's ripen other fruit due to the chemical sprays that they use on the banana's to ripen them off the vines. i just pick mine when they are…

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KerryF
Feb 08, 2011 9:02 am
KerryF
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 February 2011

Organic Soils

Organic Soils

It's important to note readers that this thread is relative to Lower West Coast. Bentonite clay is not so great in clay soils ;) There is a few threads containing the clay…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 09, 2011 1:53 am
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The Garden Whisperer
9 February 2011

Formiculite (sp)

Formiculite (sp)

Hubby will see that once all this stuff is done, it won't cost much at all and you will enjoy things far more :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 09, 2011 2:01 am
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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
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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
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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
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