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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2010 2:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 16, 2010 5:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 17, 2010 12:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 17, 2010 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
vidura
vidura
22 December 2010

DIY Paving Circle

DIY Paving Circle

Thanks. That was what I…

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vidura
Dec 22, 2010 1:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2010 12:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:08 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 2:18 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 10:19 pm
paul.jason
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 21, 2010 12:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 December 2010

GREEN MULCH - Fu where are you ?!

GREEN MULCH - Fu where are you ?!
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 21, 2010 1:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:47 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 5:26 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 7:08 pm
just Erin
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 22, 2010 12:47 am
sheznay
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 22, 2010 1:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2010 4:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 24, 2010 12:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 24, 2010 1:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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