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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 November 2010

Hay, straw, donkeys manure (eat some more it's good for your

Hay, straw, donkeys manure (eat some more it's good for your

Keen I've seen similar in a few shops of late. They should be OK though. Let them get a bit bigger and rip them.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 21, 2010 7:26 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 November 2010

Front garden - help with plant selection

Front garden - help with plant selection

Try find them at the moment though, Keen. I told you the tree was stuffed. It is about the roots, not the bark. Cats scratching will do diddley squat.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 21, 2010 7:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
lulutz
lulutz
22 November 2010

Indian mast tree / asoka tree

Indian mast tree / asoka tree

Hi, does anyone have any advise as to where i can buy the Asoka tree in Queensland, we are in Hervey Bay, and I have been checking on the internet but no luck, any advise…

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lulutz
Nov 22, 2010 12:52 am
Dollar
Dollar
22 November 2010

Plant a male and female kiwi fruit

Plant a male and female kiwi fruit

:lol: :lol: :lol: Doh, I should have thought of that!

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Dollar
Nov 22, 2010 9:23 am
evelyng
evelyng
22 November 2010

Landscaping in South Australia

Landscaping in South Australia

Hi Vid - Top Cat Landscaping did both Stegosaurus' and my landscaping - www.topcatlandscaping.com Awesome team of guys, impressive attention to detail and nothing is too…

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evelyng
Nov 22, 2010 6:57 pm
evelyng
tjilpi
tjilpi
23 November 2010

Gardening Book suggestions please

Gardening Book suggestions please

I refer to a small book called "Organic Gardening" quite a bit and I really like the Jackie French books, basically fruit and vegetables. Fu probably thinks they're…

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tjilpi
Nov 23, 2010 10:42 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 November 2010

'Returning' plants - white hydrangeas

'Returning' plants - white hydrangeas

It will depend on where you bought them from. Not all garden centres will refund plants. The bigger chain ones mostly do. Call first to check and maybe have a look at…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 24, 2010 2:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
24 November 2010

Be Inspired by Josh Byrnes Garden ideas for your Landscape

Be Inspired by Josh Byrnes Garden ideas for your Landscape

I have been a BH&G fan for a while now, but more recently I have found a new liking for the Gardening Australia show - especially because the gardens they show are their…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 24, 2010 9:23 am
thegourou20
thegourou20
24 November 2010

Ideas or quotes for backyard landscaping - question

Ideas or quotes for backyard landscaping - question

May be try using a basic and intuitive landscape design software Ceebs. That way you can do anything that you want or even try different combination at your own pace…

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thegourou20
Nov 24, 2010 1:49 pm
Poidda
Poidda
24 November 2010

More molasses info please. :)

More molasses info please. :)
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I thought I'd add to this as I'm looking at Molasses. Both for my newly laid turf and a newly transplanted Grass Tree. Yeah I know I may struggle with my Grass Tree, but…

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Poidda
Nov 24, 2010 2:13 pm
englyn
englyn
24 November 2010

Pavers SA

Pavers SA

Try Gumtree. I just got a whole bunch for free. They're dirty, but could be cleaned, and anyway I don't care - that's my garden bed edging sorted ::lol::

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englyn
Nov 24, 2010 3:42 pm
Beccaroo
Beccaroo
3 December 2010

Buying a Pool Tips Wanted!

Buying a Pool Tips Wanted!

Hi Sheznay, Like Jbarry, my husband and I did a lot of research before getting my pool installed. We visited the SPASA expo in March as well as Ideal and MBA Home Shows…

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Beccaroo
Dec 03, 2010 1:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 November 2010

Herb Growing Workshops with Neville Passmore

Herb Growing Workshops with Neville Passmore

I'll be letting you guys know about garden workshops and landscape workshops as best I can. Now it's fair to say most of these will be Western Australian but if you know…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 26, 2010 1:43 am
The Garden Whisperer
qld_builder
qld_builder
31 January 2012

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Hi there, a company in Brisbane called Evolve Composites is the only manufacturer of these type of decking blocks, called - Handi Blocks in Australia. The Handi Block…

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qld_builder
Jan 31, 2012 1:27 pm
keen
keen
26 November 2010

Aluminum Gates / Front Fencing

Aluminum Gates / Front Fencing

I am building gates ATM - 316 Stainless steel frame with horizontal jarrah cladding. They will swing off natural limestone 500 x 500 pillars. I chose these materials…

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keen
Nov 26, 2010 9:29 pm
chanchan
chanchan
27 November 2010

Extremely invasive weeds

Extremely invasive weeds

Summary: To spray properly: 1) Spray in the morning 2) Add a cap of Seasol and a few drops of washing liquid to the herbicide max 3) Feed the weeds a week in advance 4) It…

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chanchan
Nov 26, 2010 11:28 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
27 November 2010

Design trend takes child's play out of backyards

Design trend takes child's play out of backyards
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I think it's interesting that as mentioned in the article backyards are being designed to be manicured with lots of hard surfaces and not much in the way of natural…

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Mozzie
Nov 27, 2010 2:56 pm
Mozzie
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 November 2010

Oh No! Whats wrong with my turf?!

Oh No! Whats wrong with my turf?!

I can't condone the recommendation to poison everything and start again. If I did, I would have recommended it. It would be a case of using poisons for the wrong…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 27, 2010 6:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 November 2010

GinGin red loam as substitute for Bentonite ammendment

GinGin red loam as substitute for Bentonite ammendment

Not sure how getting Gin Gin Red loam goes these days. I was under the impression mining it was banned due to environmental degradation. What may still be bought is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 27, 2010 7:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
chixwithpowertools
chixwithpowertools
29 November 2010

Propagation from cuttings

Propagation from cuttings

Yes and no!! You need a good base plant/stock, so you need to wait while it is strong enough, but it is still okay if it is not an old plant (although a firmly…

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chixwithpowertools
Nov 29, 2010 4:15 pm
Lan
Lan
30 November 2010

Effects: subsoil irrigation vs evaporation trenches on garde

Effects: subsoil irrigation vs evaporation trenches on garde

How have you found the running costs? Anyone give pros or cons on having subsurface irrigation or micro trenches? Help would be much apprieciated.

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Lan
Nov 30, 2010 5:49 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
1 December 2010

growing grass from seeds

growing grass from seeds

Refer to the turf laying summary sticky at the top of the board for soil prep. When reading it replace the words "turf roll" with "seed". After throwing out the seed use a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 01, 2010 8:44 pm
milo farmer
milo farmer
2 December 2010

Has anyone seen Olsen's Green Bio around Melbourne?

Has anyone seen Olsen's Green Bio around Melbourne?
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have just sent them an email so will let you all know when I hear back.

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milo farmer
Dec 02, 2010 3:11 pm
Bbb
Bbb
2 December 2010

Is this treated pine ok?

Is this treated pine ok?

They are actually in place (built into wall), not just sitting in the wet. I'll get a photo and post it...

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Bbb
Dec 02, 2010 4:43 pm
Redman
Redman
4 December 2010

The death of the backyard

The death of the backyard
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The CSIRO are too rigid. I was the one who started landscaping our backyard at 12 years of age. It started with a small garden under a backyard tree, and then it kept…

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Redman
Dec 04, 2010 2:33 am
Redman
Tree Hugger
Tree Hugger
4 December 2010

Ecology Report for council

Ecology Report for council

If you need an independant Arborist who is not connected with a Tree Removal Company see www.IACA.org.au (Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists) If you need…

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Tree Hugger
Dec 04, 2010 10:44 am
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
4 December 2010

Covering up a concrete slab - advice & Photoshop Guru help..

Covering up a concrete slab - advice & Photoshop Guru help..

Well, if it were me I'd put the new shed on the old slab. If the old slab needs a bit of fixing, or even just decking roughly over the top, so be it. The new shed seems to…

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Cabinfever
Dec 04, 2010 10:43 pm
Cabinfever
OMG
OMG
5 December 2010

Staining a treated pine pailing fence

Staining a treated pine pailing fence

Old fellow I lived next to some years ago said to hose the fence down before painting - wait till it has dried a bit not not fully, then hit it with the paint. We did this…

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OMG
Dec 05, 2010 12:37 pm
concept
concept
6 December 2010

Timber powdercoating

Timber powdercoating

Hello Does anyone know any powdercoaters in Perth that do the timber powdercoating? Mainly it is used for screening work but of course with no maintenance. It is available…

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concept
Dec 06, 2010 8:55 am
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
6 December 2010

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Can anyone tell me what this is?
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I'm itching to know as well. Maybe I was right. Maybe it was a doorway to another world and they have entered the great unknown. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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lilizzy7
Dec 06, 2010 12:44 pm
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nemisis
Dec 06, 2010 3:29 pm
BZMZ
BZMZ
6 December 2010

New Colourbond/Colour Steel fencing

New Colourbond/Colour Steel fencing

Thanks TomandKylie. I found someone in my estate who had this and they pulled out invoice and it was double what we were charged for lap and cap with galvanised posts and…

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BZMZ
Dec 06, 2010 8:59 pm
1sthome
1sthome
8 December 2010

Screening plants - landscape designer or landscape architect

Screening plants - landscape designer or landscape architect

As part of my DA the council has conditioned that we get plan detailing the screening plants along a 15m fence. It has to be approved by a landscape architect or…

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1sthome
Dec 08, 2010 8:13 pm
sarahlou2
sarahlou2
9 December 2010

Drainage options vs. Garden bed

Drainage options vs. Garden bed

C&C, We had a similar problem with rain spilling directly from a downpipe at the front of our house. I built a garden bed there hoping that it would just run into the…

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sarahlou2
Dec 09, 2010 8:35 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
12 December 2010

retaining wall question

retaining wall question

I would, and link the top ag to the bottom ag then you won't have any issue in the future.

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KnockItDown
Dec 12, 2010 4:45 pm
KnockItDown
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Green/Loppers Mulch: Eucalyptus ?

Green/Loppers Mulch: Eucalyptus ?

Why let it compost? The whole idea is that it composts on your soil and returns to the plants the organic compounds so that soil microbes break thoise compounds down into…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 7:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Cost comparison of growing grass or laying turf

Cost comparison of growing grass or laying turf

For gods sake go roll on! The varieties you by as roll on are far more sustainable options. If you can't afford roll on, then get a few rolls and plant out bits of them.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 7:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Sir Walters/Zoysia OR Matilda

Sir Walters/Zoysia OR Matilda
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Viro plugs are great and we use them a lot.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 7:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Newbie wanting to grow grass in backyard

Newbie wanting to grow grass in backyard

I best point out first, Gypsum is a waste of time in my opinion but I do mention it because all the books say to do it and you guys want to hear me say it. As Dunart…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 8:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Forget feeding them! Feed the soils microbes instead. Here on the Lower West Coast they could not hate our salty winds, our ripping high winds, our sand, the pH and no…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 8:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Sprinkler system for lawn

Sprinkler system for lawn

Folks I will add that I see the very big picture stuff associated with water use and while it is easy to think a simple system is about bodging things together, it is all…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 9:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 December 2010

Earth Movers/Excavators

Earth Movers/Excavators

Mate have a squizz at the Homeone home page. ;) you should find someone there :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 9:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Web based Landscape designers?

Web based Landscape designers?

Yes there are loads. Contact one of the links I have posted in the stickies in the main part of the landscape forum ;) WALDA http://www.walda.com.au/ and

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 11:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

So I'm thinking about artificial turf!!!!!

So I'm thinking about artificial turf!!!!!

Every time I read on this topic my blood pressure goes through the roof! I'm not alone.

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 11:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Landscape concept costs

Landscape concept costs

Excellent value for money. There is a heap of time and skill that go into the prep for those. It will be some very worth while money spent!

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 12, 2010 11:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Pumpkins, Cucumber & Corn

Pumpkins, Cucumber & Corn

There's links to info on this in the grow your veggies thread. WA Dept Ag have a pdf download on growing veggies and so what if it is for Perth, try find better info ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:01 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Ridding Oxalis......

Ridding Oxalis......

Thanks there's quite a few threads on the topic already explaining what needs doing :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:01 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 December 2010

Empire Zoysia - leaf blade turned purple?

Empire Zoysia - leaf blade turned purple?

Even if it is fungal for gods sake don't reach for the commonly recommended fungicides. They are more toxic in many cases than some of the ugliest pesticides. Common…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:07 am
The Garden Whisperer
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


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