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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Best way to plant palms

Best way to plant palms

Forget deep rich holes in the ground, WOFTAM You want wide shallow soil prep. Say 1m round them and only 400mm deep or so. Add zeolite and if in sandy soils, some…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:12 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

The Transition. (including more q for FU)

The Transition. (including more q for FU)

Have you ever been to the corner of Plain street and Hay street? In the park, they are London Plains. Not for urban planting ;) Verges maybe but not household gardens. I'd…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:19 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

how to calcuate how much turf you need

how to calcuate how much turf you need

And add 5-10 on top of that to allow for cuts ;) How many people go round trying to scab up turf because they were 3 rolls short at the end of the job ;) :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:26 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Black Soil...

Black Soil...

Gypsum and Dolomite of Lime. I'd be focusing as mentioned on organic composts which will have organic acids that break the clay up nicely. Yep straws as mulches or…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:41 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Advice Please - Semi, Courtyard, Uneven Block

Advice Please - Semi, Courtyard, Uneven Block

dig up my Perth Garden Week threads and have a sqizz at the pics from them. Lots of ideas for similar spaces ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:50 am
The Garden Whisperer
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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:58 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

is my sir walter buffalo dead?

is my sir walter buffalo dead?

Your problem was in the soil prep advice. If only you had read my stuff here first you'd not be in the situation you are in now.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:08 am
The Garden Whisperer
juliaw
juliaw
13 December 2010

Jacarandah Trees

Jacarandah Trees

Morning all I googled the albizia and got 2 different flowers ? ::surprise:: a round one and a flat one both pink ? can anyone up load a photo of what grows in Auz ? How large does…

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juliaw
Dec 13, 2010 6:45 am
Bagheera
Bagheera
13 December 2010

Feature Tree Selection for garden

Feature Tree Selection for garden

what about a Tipuana Tipu? (sp?) I like the yellow flowers and they are fast growing. I was told that councils use them because they don't…

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Bagheera
Dec 13, 2010 11:22 am
TinaG
TinaG
13 December 2010

Screening Trees

Screening Trees
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Hahaha I wish Fu! The birds do like to sit in it though.

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TinaG
Dec 13, 2010 12:26 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Moringa tree

Moringa tree

It still doesn't mean they are supposed to have them ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 3:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer
niccisco
niccisco
13 December 2010

Moving a draecena from garden

Moving a draecena from garden

Thank you Topiarius I will send an email shortly. I haven't been gardening long enough to insert the term "easy" but I look forward to your sheets. I like the idea of…

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niccisco
Dec 13, 2010 5:05 pm
slooi1
slooi1
13 December 2010

To kill a hardy plant/tree

To kill a hardy plant/tree

Get as much foliage as possible on the plants, even fertilise them (dare I say it) , to produce weak hungry growth.. Then get some blackberry…

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slooi1
Dec 13, 2010 8:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

20kg bags of seamungus

20kg bags of seamungus
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Yes we did. Just go to your local rural and agricultural outlet and they will order it or most likely stock it. Landmark stock it.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 10:14 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

To kill kikuyu

To kill kikuyu
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I reckon the difference between the 490 and the 360 is stuff all. to me it is more about getting people to pay more for the same thing. I use the cheapo Hortico Glypho and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 10:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
gpierce
gpierce
14 December 2010

Fencing problem

Fencing problem

There is another way to make it look and feel EXACTLY like a rendered wall because it will be. Do a search on US google for stucco construction. Replace the stucco part…

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gpierce
Dec 14, 2010 8:50 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 December 2010

Spongolite in Melbourne - anyone found it?

Spongolite in Melbourne - anyone found it?

Here is a discussion about a replacement for spongolite avaliable at…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 14, 2010 12:50 pm

Please folks, it is a tough time for Landscapers right now with everyone wanting their garden done before Christmas. We are all working very hard to achieve this for you :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 14, 2010 7:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
17 December 2010

Rough price for small deck....

Rough price for small deck....

Thanks a lot Joel. Much appreciated.

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 17, 2010 7:14 am
keen
keen
16 December 2010

Potting up garden plants

Potting up garden plants

I have a lemon and a lime tree in my front yard which I want to pull out and put into pots around my swimming pool. Any tips on how to go about this ? As comprehensive as…

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keen
Dec 16, 2010 12:26 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2010 1:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 December 2010

Bushes, trees, shrubs or hedge for privacy

Bushes, trees, shrubs or hedge for privacy

They are very slow growing but worth the wait though. Prune after flowering and maybe a very light tip prune once or twice outside of that. They take years to flower.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2010 4:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
17 December 2010

What to budget for the basics?

What to budget for the basics?

thanks ray for a great reply - that is really useful information

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Lunchtime
Dec 16, 2010 11:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 December 2010

young gum tree needs help to recover from a move

young gum tree needs help to recover from a move

No the slow release you have chosen feeds the plant and not the soil ;) That is what I am saying. Feed the soil and the tree will be fine, do other stuff and watch it be all…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 16, 2010 11:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
vidura
vidura
22 December 2010

DIY Paving Circle

DIY Paving Circle

Thanks. That was what I…

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vidura
Dec 22, 2010 12:02 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 December 2010

The Monster

The Monster

Bloody fishbone fern drives me crazy. Very tough to eradicate. Dig it out and remove as many of the little balls they shoot from. Wait till they reshoot and dig out again.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 18, 2010 11:00 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 December 2010

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Folks I am going to draw to a close this amazing thread. It will remain a sticky but with 20 what ever pages, it is past the effectiveness it was. The same questions…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 18, 2010 11:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
handmick
handmick
19 December 2010

What to put down side of house

What to put down side of house
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Very funny E1109!!! I laughed too!!1

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handmick
Dec 19, 2010 12:08 pm
handmick
xquisite
xquisite
19 December 2010

Australian fence sheets worth extra cost vs imported?

Australian fence sheets worth extra cost vs imported?

With it being an outdoor product that you want to last, and the many different grades of steel available, I would go Colorbond every time.

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xquisite
Dec 19, 2010 1:18 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
20 December 2010

** URGENT !! ** Empire Zoizia Turf Available - UNTIL TUESDAY

** URGENT !! ** Empire Zoizia Turf Available - UNTIL TUESDAY

Hehe.....Bugger ! Well it went off to the tip today - it's probably not enough for much. We got rid of the pallet too. Ah well, better excess than not enough :) Good luck…

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paul.jason
Dec 20, 2010 9:19 pm
paul.jason
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 December 2010

Artificial Turf that doesnt shine and cool to touch?

Artificial Turf that doesnt shine and cool to touch?

It's going to be interesting how lawns pan out when carbon trading comes around ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 20, 2010 11:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 December 2010

GREEN MULCH - Fu where are you ?!

GREEN MULCH - Fu where are you ?!
1, 2, 3, 4

That's cool :) You are as much help by being a good ambassador in your area for the same methods :) It won't just benefit you, It will help all your neighbours and they can…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 21, 2010 12:32 am
The Garden Whisperer
Redman
Redman
21 December 2010

Does my grass tree have a disease?

Does my grass tree have a disease?
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I know in certain vinyards susceptible to rot in wet weather or overheating in dry weather place limestone rocks in the rows and cover the ground with them. I don't think…

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Redman
Dec 21, 2010 4:47 am
Redman
yvette72
yvette72
21 December 2010

What to do with the area between the shed and the fence

What to do with the area between the shed and the fence

yes we had the same problem with ours but we had a easement but council gave us permission to concrete across they said if need be they would concrete cut it and put new…

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yvette72
Dec 21, 2010 4:26 pm
just Erin
just Erin
21 December 2010

Christmas

Christmas

::kiss:: Have a lovely Christmas topiarius Thank YOU so much for your valuable information and advice. I cant wait to be able to show you our progress ::smile::

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just Erin
Dec 21, 2010 6:08 pm
sheznay
sheznay
22 December 2010

Frangipani question

Frangipani question

oh great - Once I saw all the milk on my loppers I did start to worry! I will ignore! Thanks.

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sheznay
Dec 21, 2010 11:47 pm
sheznay
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 December 2010

Algal growth on new lawn

Algal growth on new lawn

Jeg all it will be then is from the moisture, all the rain. It will go and things will recover once the soil drys a bit :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 22, 2010 12:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 December 2010

Questions Re: Vege Garden

Questions Re: Vege Garden

The flowers on the tommies would not have anything to do with the longevity of the plant. The ones that germinate will do better :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 23, 2010 3:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
24 December 2010

Timber seating

Timber seating

That one slat at the front sticking out ? wouldnt bother about it, its only the thickness of ya boards 22mm but if your plastering the front put a 10mm aluminium strip…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 23, 2010 11:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 December 2010

Advice on our new lawn please Fu!

Advice on our new lawn please Fu!

There is much more that can be done but I may not have the audience for it ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 24, 2010 12:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
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 8:04 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 24, 2010 9:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 24, 2010 9:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 7:39 pm
bashworth
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 29, 2010 10:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 10:21 am
Stripey


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