Landscape & Garden Design
1sthomeScreening plants - landscape designer or landscape architect
8 December 2010
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…
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…
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.…
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…
what is wrong with my gardenia florida?
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
TheGardenWhispererGetting gardens ready for Christmas
14 December 2010
TheGardenWhispererBushes, trees, shrubs or hedge for privacy
16 December 2010
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.
TheGardenWhispereryoung gum tree needs help to recover from a move
17 December 2010
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…