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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
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 09, 2011 11:43 pm
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 12:00 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 12:03 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 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
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 8:37 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 8:57 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 9:10 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 9:14 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 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
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 12:40 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 12:55 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 8:02 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 1:24 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 9:32 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 6:26 am
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wertmezer
Mar 15, 2011 4:29 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 7:58 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 7:27 am
KerryF
KerryF
18 March 2011

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

A bit of controversy here... and some more there
1, 2, 3, 4

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 4:58 pm
KerryF
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Big Nath
Mar 20, 2011 2:44 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 10:38 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 12:12 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 2:05 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 7:40 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 5:17 pm
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KnockItDown
Mar 27, 2011 6:57 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 9:21 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 1:36 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 7:58 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 10:06 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 12:57 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 9:24 pm
KerryF
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 1:12 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 1:19 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 1:21 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 1:30 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 1:39 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 1:57 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 2:06 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 2:13 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 2:20 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 2:47 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 2:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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