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Skip-Bins
Skip-Bins
30 January 2011

Removal of broken up concrete slabs

Removal of broken up concrete slabs

Like Rory I find it it surprising that you found a skip bin company that refused to take concrete (but I can think of one reason). First up, I wonder if their questions…

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Skip-Bins
Jan 30, 2011 9:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 December 2010

OH NO LOCUSTS..............

OH NO LOCUSTS..............

I have posted the treatment for these many times over. There is a current thread on the topic in "Coffee Break" and the link to the stuff is there to biologically treat…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 24, 2010 10:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 December 2010

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...and themselves. Pretty sure it was the same contractors who did these jobs.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWdpFZIdDqY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQFetadBQgM

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 24, 2010 10:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
bashworth
bashworth
29 December 2010

Decking, Paving, Concrete or something else?

Decking, Paving, Concrete or something else?

As long as the pavers are under the veranda there shouldn't be a weed problem. At a previous house we had 225mm x 225mm pavers laid on 75 mm thick sand with 5% cement bed…

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bashworth
Dec 29, 2010 8:39 pm
bashworth
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 December 2010

Free tree lopper mulch in Sydney

Free tree lopper mulch in Sydney

Even though any grass under it may look a bit sad, you watch it come back :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 29, 2010 11:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Stripey
Stripey
30 December 2010

Advice on soil and SW lawn

Advice on soil and SW lawn

Thanks Fu! I was hoping there was a way to improve the soil structure. Is there a way to test what the soil is like now, and again after a certain time to see if there is…

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Stripey
Dec 30, 2010 11:21 am
Stripey
bashworth
bashworth
31 December 2010

BAMBOO FENCE PANELS

BAMBOO FENCE PANELS

I used 40x19mm timber treated with preservative and 12g steel self drilling tech screws. Method 1. Cut timber to length of panels 2. Drilled holes in timber 50mm from…

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bashworth
Dec 31, 2010 3:30 pm
bashworth
scootergirl
scootergirl
31 December 2010

Help needed... Who pays the cost of a retaining wall??

Help needed... Who pays the cost of a retaining wall??

Thanks for your help everyone.. I agree with you all.... the retaining wall was built for a Home and Land Package developer across from me. I can't believe they made…

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scootergirl
Dec 31, 2010 9:27 pm
scootergirl
miss_new_home_owner
miss_new_home_owner
2 January 2011

What is wrong with my plants?

What is wrong with my plants?

Thanks Fu Manchu. My pet psylids are still going strong living in my leaves. They are perfect pets because I don't have to feed them or walk them and they don't run away :-)

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miss_new_home_owner
Jan 02, 2011 1:33 pm
miss_new_home_owner
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 January 2011

Garden Retic

Garden Retic

Oh and to get the lawn coming good again don't fertilise! Seasol, Powerfeed but the most important will be Saturaid wetting agent and molasses every two weeks then use it…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 02, 2011 8:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Machiars
Machiars
3 January 2011

Sloped Garden.

Sloped Garden.

There would be a gap of about 3m between the house and the garden bed. I was thinking of sloping the dirt near the house towards the garden then having it run to either…

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Machiars
Jan 03, 2011 12:52 pm
Machiars
Mozzie
Mozzie
3 January 2011

Large stepping stone pavers as a path

Large stepping stone pavers as a path

Thanks for the replies kek and Eager. I've actually got about 160kg of premixed post hole concrete which I could spread a thin layer of over the road base where the…

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Mozzie
Jan 03, 2011 2:48 pm
Mozzie
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 04, 2011 12:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 January 2011

Trellis ideas for colorbond fencing

Trellis ideas for colorbond fencing

...Yes and also avoiding insurance problems in the unlikely event that your fence blows over. Many insurance companies will not payout if the fence is loaded up with…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 04, 2011 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
ethomas09
ethomas09
4 January 2011

Suggestions on plants needed.

Suggestions on plants needed.

Hi Experts, Finally getting there with what exactly we are going to do with our frontyard and backyard. As we are in Perth we are opting for native plants at the…

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ethomas09
Jan 04, 2011 2:59 pm
Charliektm400exc
Charliektm400exc
4 January 2011

Can anyone recommend a landscaper and garden designer Hobart

Can anyone recommend a landscaper and garden designer Hobart

Thanks I've tried those ideas before posting. But what I wanted a was somebody to recomend a company Charlie

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Charliektm400exc
Jan 04, 2011 6:05 pm
joshuablee0011
joshuablee0011
4 January 2011

Whipper Snipper INFO

Whipper Snipper INFO

Hi I've got this old Whippersnipper/Brushcutter and i wanted to find out some more information on it. Like Engine size (cc) and Power etc. It is a Dolmar MS-4100. Here…

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joshuablee0011
Jan 04, 2011 8:20 pm
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 05, 2011 2:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
chmaiden
chmaiden
5 January 2011

dying hedge plants

dying hedge plants

Hi I am interested in your opinions: I have planted lilly pilly as a hedge at the front of the house about 4-5 months ago. most of the plants seem to be growing ok…

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chmaiden
Jan 05, 2011 10:25 am
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
5 January 2011

Help! My lawns being taken over by some weed

Help! My lawns being taken over by some weed

Oh okay, cool. That's even easier. Thanks Jetson and Fu Manchu.

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ibfragalot99
Jan 05, 2011 3:25 pm
ibfragalot99
DJVaughan
DJVaughan
5 January 2011

Advice please, drainage and Ag Line

Advice please, drainage and Ag Line

Hi Brad Thanks for the reply. Unforyunately there is no space to put a soakwell. The ditch is at the end of the patio and is about two foot wide (from the patio to shale…

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DJVaughan
Jan 05, 2011 8:51 pm
jz714
jz714
5 January 2011

laying sugar cane mulch...

laying sugar cane mulch...

ok, I might just leave them be for now, as long as they leave my plants alone. thanks fu

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jz714
Jan 05, 2011 9:48 pm
lisanne
lisanne
6 January 2011

Garden waste bags/removal in Melbourne???

Garden waste bags/removal in Melbourne???

I don't know, sorry but if you will have a lot of waste at one time you could try calling your council to see if they can do a pick up if it's branches etc they might pick…

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lisanne
Jan 06, 2011 5:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 January 2011

Ants on my Citrus trees

Ants on my Citrus trees

It is something that will have more effect when done constantly rather than when there is issue.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 07, 2011 1:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Miss
Miss
7 January 2011

Fence plants for privacy

Fence plants for privacy

There are shinto loads of WA plants that would be way better for a spot like that for the WA readers As a WA reader I'm interested in…

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Miss
Jan 07, 2011 1:23 am
Redman
Redman
7 January 2011

Managing creepy crawlies

Managing creepy crawlies
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lol http://www.flickr.com/groups/australianspiders/ Fear mongering + who uses twitter? I move them everyday, even the big nasty ones. They always run the other…

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Redman
Jan 07, 2011 5:59 am
Redman

Thanks for the info. When the time comes, I think I'll replace the existing grass. As for the compost. Just to clarify, I don't use any fertilizer on the lawn at the…

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alive
Jan 07, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi, I am in need of some assistance as I have no idea where to start working on my rear yard. I have built a new home however the landscaping is non existent, I have no…

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zoli@laguna
Jan 07, 2011 10:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 January 2011

INSTANT TURF DELIVERY THIS WEEK?

INSTANT TURF DELIVERY THIS WEEK?

Hopefully you got the sprinklers at a proper retic shop and they are water efficient ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 07, 2011 11:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

This is my attempt at vertical gardening non-aquaponics…

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onc_artisan
Jan 08, 2011 12:42 am
onc_artisan
Redman
Redman
8 January 2011

Council Tree Causing Pain

Council Tree Causing Pain

Design the wall to manage expansion of the root. You do it for pipes so why not a tree?

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Redman
Jan 08, 2011 3:10 am
Redman
TheWedgie
TheWedgie
8 January 2011

Which lawnmower to buy?

Which lawnmower to buy?
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Thanks Fu - I did notice that the only real difference was the colour! Local guys are going to do us a good price on the Rover Power Master ($420), so sounds like a winner.

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TheWedgie
Jan 08, 2011 9:28 am

Growing nicely.... Foreground: Lomandra Longifolia, Acorus something-or-other, Thysonolaena (Tiger grass). Around the water feature/urn:…

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kek
Jan 08, 2011 9:58 am
kek
yvette72
yvette72
8 January 2011

Show me your clothes line landscaping ;)

Show me your clothes line landscaping ;)

i too will watch this post with interest as we have just installed a new clothes line but we are few issues to sort out first like getting the bobcat to fix the side bank…

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yvette72
Jan 08, 2011 6:17 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 January 2011

DYO paving a big area

DYO paving a big area

My hubby did ours on the last house we built. It was about 20 years ago. Big area. When we first planned to build here he said he was going to do it but after…

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kexkez
Jan 08, 2011 9:16 pm
kexkez
Redman
Redman
9 January 2011

help with watertank service

help with watertank service

Is it covered by warranty? Can you do it yourself? replace the part if factory sealed or a bit of white silicon if not?

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Redman
Jan 09, 2011 12:08 am
Redman
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
9 January 2011

Planning a garden space

Planning a garden space

To start with I have no qualifications or claim to be a garden designer!!!! However I am someone, who maybe, like you fell into gardening. When considering the front…

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mecha-wombat
Jan 09, 2011 11:24 pm
mecha-wombat
Fred
Fred
10 January 2011

Levelling work in Sydney North-West (The Ponds area)

Levelling work in Sydney North-West (The Ponds area)

Hi, It's time for us to start the landscaping, and I'm looking for a company to level my land. I have an easy access (vacant land next to ours). If anybody knows someone…

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Fred
Jan 10, 2011 9:10 am
Fred
KerryF
KerryF
10 January 2011

Recomendation for you - B&T Ferns & Orchids, Silvan

Recomendation for you - B&T Ferns & Orchids, Silvan

If anyone is looking for Australian native (or non native) ferns and orchids, plus hostas, clivias, bromelliads and air plants, then I can recommend the following…

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KerryF
Jan 10, 2011 9:02 pm
KerryF
davinci
davinci
11 January 2011

my first deck...bearer problems!

my first deck...bearer problems!

at last resort i would have 90x90mm treated pine on top of stumps and with straping (not really the right way to do it) i would still recut and 45'join with nail plates…

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davinci
Jan 11, 2011 8:05 pm
davinci
KerryF
KerryF
13 January 2011

Atherton Palm - clumping

Atherton Palm - clumping

Oooh... bit if it didn't work I'd have one dead palm :( I've asked the nursery that have them and they reckon that more sunlight causes them to stay short, less sunlight…

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KerryF
Jan 13, 2011 7:41 pm
KerryF
Southies
Southies
13 January 2011

Fruit tree help - plum, fig, lemon & feijoa...

Fruit tree help - plum, fig, lemon & feijoa...

Will try leaving them later before tasting them this season, as we're not planning on killing it until we can actually get into the…

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Southies
Jan 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Southies
KerryF
KerryF
14 January 2011

our side yard- some ideas please

our side yard- some ideas please

You could do the grasses, but mulch and then just have some river rocks to help break it up? Maybe a small dry creek bed area as part of it. I quite liked that idea in…

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KerryF
Jan 14, 2011 2:11 pm
KerryF
draco76
draco76
14 January 2011

Which tree???

Which tree???

that flame tree looks gorgeous redman.. will add to the shortlist... @Fu and other, any suggestion for fruit trees? the front yard is pretty much the same as that of…

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draco76
Jan 14, 2011 8:09 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
15 January 2011

Requrie a landscaper in the Lakewood / Pemulwuy estate SYD

Requrie a landscaper in the Lakewood / Pemulwuy estate SYD

nrh157 - we used Mark Ferrington (from your link) - he was great! Really happy with my garden (drop me a PM if you want to see pics - or find my blog in the bloglist)

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stonecutter1309
Jan 15, 2011 2:53 pm
stonecutter1309
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
15 January 2011

Do you know where a fence should sit between 2 properties

Do you know where a fence should sit between 2 properties

Certain estates require double sided fencing (post in the middle with pailings either side so none of the cross-beams are exposed). Another option is colourbond fencing…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 15, 2011 4:45 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Felistopher
Felistopher
15 January 2011

Is it ok to put stakes around your lawn??

Is it ok to put stakes around your lawn??
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Maybe someone gets annoyed being forced to walk into the road because the area is roped off. Or someone in a wheelchair or with limited…

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Felistopher
Jan 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Felistopher


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