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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 January 2011

Lawn protection in high traffic applications.

Lawn protection in high traffic applications.

Yeah seen the tiles used. They use them on golf courses sometimes.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 23, 2011 9:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

I don't imagine the posties like those 'lift-the-flap' mailboxes - instead of just slowing down and poking it in the hole, they have to stop and use both hands to open and…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 24, 2011 10:53 am
First_Timer_Ray
KerryF
KerryF
24 January 2011

Azalea Miyagino and an Acanthus

Azalea Miyagino and an Acanthus

Lol! Exactly what I was thinking :D

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KerryF
Jan 24, 2011 2:32 pm
KerryF
KerryF
KerryF
25 January 2011

Peastraw / sugarcane / lucerne mulches - the best?

Peastraw / sugarcane / lucerne mulches - the best?
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I've already read all your molasses threads Fu ;) Thanks for your help and explaining the differences between things - now I'm clearer on what they all are!

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KerryF
Jan 25, 2011 2:15 pm
KerryF
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 January 2011

Elm Trees Under Attack!

Elm Trees Under Attack!

It is no where as expensive as you may think ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 January 2011

Quality landscaper required

Quality landscaper required

I have posted my recommendations and reasons in the sticky on how to find and chose a landscaper ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
bashworth
bashworth
25 January 2011

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

Best thing is not to put any dirt against the fence as the dirt will shorten the life of the materials and tend to push it over.

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bashworth
Jan 25, 2011 3:10 pm
bashworth
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
25 January 2011

Hard compacted soil

Hard compacted soil

Fu - is dolomite of lime the same as agricultural lime?

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stonecutter1309
Jan 25, 2011 3:50 pm
stonecutter1309
Annietom
Annietom
25 January 2011

Spaces for kids

Spaces for kids

thanx for that, some great ideas here!

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Annietom
Jan 25, 2011 7:20 pm
Annietom
KerryF
KerryF
26 January 2011

Making own mulch

Making own mulch

Lol! She was just putting through 2l buckets into the top bit. Fresh and dried stuff. Bit smelly apparently :D

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KerryF
Jan 26, 2011 8:36 am
KerryF
CiNnY
CiNnY
26 January 2011

Turf Suppliers in Melb?

Turf Suppliers in Melb?

Ill support Fel in this one we got our turf from green acres in Kinglake and it is great, went and picked it up myself.

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CiNnY
Jan 26, 2011 10:25 am
KerryF
KerryF
27 January 2011

Making own potting compost

Making own potting compost

Hi kek - I already do make compost tea. I think it was a thread that I posted and mentioned this, where Fu posted up some links and info in response. Compost tea I use…

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KerryF
Jan 27, 2011 9:17 am
KerryF
keen
keen
27 January 2011

PUTTING IN A RETAINING WALL

PUTTING IN A RETAINING WALL

wonder wall system has an engineering drawing and specs for different soils.

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keen
Jan 27, 2011 2:49 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
28 January 2011

Upgrading Landscaping Package

Upgrading Landscaping Package

Holy cow that is crazy! You can buy the turf for less than that! I asked to upgrade some trees to different varieties and the cost they…

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fairy blue
Jan 28, 2011 11:53 am
fairy blue
karry327
karry327
28 January 2011

Retaining wall??

Retaining wall??

Council permission is required in most areas for walls over 1m high. They will find out only if, 1 Nieghbours complain 2 You need an occupation cerytificate and the…

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karry327
Jan 28, 2011 5:05 pm
karry327
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 January 2011

Retaining wall - cheapest method

Retaining wall - cheapest method

I have battered rock walls about 1.2 high, as keen said they are very stable. I extended a few more walls and it is heavy work but it's so simple and you won't have any…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 28, 2011 10:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 January 2011

Soil Quality and Drainage

Soil Quality and Drainage

the bigger the slope the larger the stones. If they are in a layer they will also interlock

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2011 9:28 am
bashworth
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2011 10:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2011 10:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 01, 2011 12:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 01, 2011 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 01, 2011 1:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2011 2:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2011 11:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 1:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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KerryF
Feb 03, 2011 1:24 pm
KerryF
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 6:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 7:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2011 11:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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