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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 22, 2011 12:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
27 February 2011

Landscaping idea's for front garden

Landscaping idea's for front garden

a grafted weeping toothbrush grevillea would be very sexy

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mecha-wombat
Feb 27, 2011 4:23 pm
mecha-wombat
shonkster
shonkster
27 February 2011

Sandstone wall ideas please

Sandstone wall ideas please

We can't really do any more sandstone cutting..... The company that cut out that sandstone estimated 4 days to do the job, it ended up taking 17 days because the sandstone…

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shonkster
Feb 27, 2011 7:18 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
28 February 2011

Driveway maintenance

Driveway maintenance

supposed to have Annual upkeep I never did mine in the 9 years I lived in my house

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mecha-wombat
Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm
mecha-wombat
KerryF
KerryF
1 March 2011

Is it to late to plant out sweet potato in Melbourne?

Is it to late to plant out sweet potato in Melbourne?

Apparently yes. They grow shoots from their 'eyes', you cut that shoot out (with the bit of potato attached) then plant it. The rest of the potato will keep growing…

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KerryF
Mar 01, 2011 12:37 pm
KerryF
KerryF
KerryF
1 March 2011

Autumn/Winter garden flowers

Autumn/Winter garden flowers

Crikey, you're almost at Bacchus Marsh, so no idea about the best garden centre, but a quick search on google maps didn't throw up anything obviously close :( Try googling…

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KerryF
Mar 01, 2011 1:22 pm
KerryF
Lex
Lex
1 March 2011

Deliver, cover and let it sit - good idea?? Is Fu around?

Deliver, cover and let it sit - good idea?? Is Fu around?

Huh! I actually forgot about that! I really should be prepared for every step of the way!! I should also probably somehow break it to our landscaper that I might (just…

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Lex
Mar 01, 2011 8:52 pm
Lex
Yellow
Yellow
2 March 2011

Good Landscapers in South Eastern Suburbs

Good Landscapers in South Eastern Suburbs

Can anyonoe recommend a good landscapers in South Eastern Suburbs in VIC. Thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Mar 02, 2011 10:55 am
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
just Erin
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 07, 2011 11:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 07, 2011 11:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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KerryF
Mar 08, 2011 7:15 pm
KerryF
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 8:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 9:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2011

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2011 10:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:23 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 1:08 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 1:20 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 1:28 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 1:39 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 1:41 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 7:40 am
Mclaren
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2011 10:14 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 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

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