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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2010

Good privacy tree / shrub

Good privacy tree / shrub
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Even clumping bamboo will exert pressure on fences as the clump expands outwards. As for hedges that just naturally grow like a hedge, well they don't do that :( Hedging is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 09, 2010 12:28 am
The Garden Whisperer
oohsam
oohsam
9 November 2010

My Garden (with lots and lots of pics)

My Garden (with lots and lots of pics)

Hi kaytee. Thanks fornthe reply, is it leaf curl? Its like there raheap of bubbes on it. I will treat it nex season. I have no more room in my garden so pots r the only…

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oohsam
Nov 09, 2010 9:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 November 2010

Need your advice Fu

Need your advice Fu

I never suggest to top dress with sand. It contributes to nutrient leaching, won't keep nutrients for the lawn, doesn't add to the health of the soil and just covers a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:47 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 November 2010

Name that tree

Name that tree

Well it may well be but not for a while yet. The Arborist (I'm no Arborist!)at a Botanic Gardens here in Perth says that many trees to 3-5m are fine at around 1.5m from a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:54 am
The Garden Whisperer
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
10 November 2010

DIY garden bed on turf

DIY garden bed on turf

I don't see why it would be that hard? Mark out and install your edgings, prep relevant areas of soil (grass, plants), build planters, plant out any vegetation, top with…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 10, 2010 1:05 pm
First_Timer_Ray
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 November 2010

It's good to have a goal, so they say

It's good to have a goal, so they say

Hey a good layer of both straw underneath and fresh, straight from the shredder tree mulch on top will go a treat :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer
cmooring
cmooring
11 November 2010

Any hope in transplanting a mature Melaleuca

Any hope in transplanting a mature Melaleuca

Yeah, I really like them and that is why I wanted to save it. I've seen a few around that and I just like the papery trunk, the flowers and the general look of the tree.…

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cmooring
Nov 10, 2010 11:47 pm
cmooring
linelefty
linelefty
11 November 2010

Paving: Screed Rails

Paving: Screed Rails

So what max length screeds do you use? 3m?

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linelefty
Nov 11, 2010 1:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 November 2010

Clay Soil - How to dig it

Clay Soil - How to dig it

Its also about dolomite of lime putting the calcium and magnesium balance back in place in the soil. Getting the percentages right and that just makes stuff happen :) Now it…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 12, 2010 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 November 2010

Selling a Date Palm

Selling a Date Palm

Contact the Landscape association (link in the sticky on how to choose a landscaper) and let them know about it. I'd say, free, you remove. Removal is expensive when we…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 12, 2010 11:26 am
The Garden Whisperer

I thought I would tack onto this post the photos of the batters we have created to plant on, we are luck that we have a large backyard and we did not want to fill it with…

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take2
Nov 14, 2010 9:52 pm
take2
lisanne
lisanne
15 November 2010

Screening idea's help

Screening idea's help
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Great Lisa, then it sounds your neighbour is not terrible to deal with. If they have a water feature ( i guess maybe something like Kek's timber…

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lisanne
Nov 15, 2010 10:48 am
thegourou20
thegourou20
15 November 2010

Landscaping Quote - Is it reasonable?

Landscaping Quote - Is it reasonable?

Hey edin...is there any chance of posting some pics of their work and say whether you were happy with what they did? Also, did they have "easy" access to your backyard,…

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thegourou20
Nov 15, 2010 12:54 pm
thirsty
thirsty
15 November 2010

Which wattle is this ?

Which wattle is this ?

Thanks Gone Ducky :D

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thirsty
Nov 15, 2010 5:36 pm
thirsty
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
15 November 2010

Pruning Callistemon

Pruning Callistemon

forest24I have put my callistemon in the ground 3 weeks ago , they are a foot tall, they seem to be doing well so far. handling the clay soil, sun and windy conditions…

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mecha-wombat
Nov 15, 2010 8:39 pm
mecha-wombat
Joel_Landscaper
Joel_Landscaper
21 November 2010

Pavers for Backyard

Pavers for Backyard

It is a pretty crazy price. I assum it'd be a bit cheaper in WA, seeings how that where they come from. It'd still be more than the average paver though. Granite is really…

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Joel_Landscaper
Nov 21, 2010 6:35 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 November 2010

Strange kinds of mulch

Strange kinds of mulch

Well yes it is. There will in time be a bunch of thingies living in there. Mites, other worm species and of course your composting tiger and red worms. Right now I have…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 15, 2010 10:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
16 November 2010

Setting a budget for soft landscaping

Setting a budget for soft landscaping

For plants go to THARWA nursery http://tubestocktharwanursery.com.au/ up at Terrey Hills $2.50 a tube for less than 10 Cheaper the more you buy

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mecha-wombat
Nov 15, 2010 11:55 pm
mecha-wombat
Redman
Redman
16 November 2010

dry creek garden

dry creek garden

True in most cases. Heavier 'woody' compost would be fine so long as the plants were there to catch the loadings. I know what you mean…

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Redman
Nov 16, 2010 5:26 am
Redman
dyen12
dyen12
16 November 2010

Screening fruit trees: Espaliering citrus...

Screening fruit trees: Espaliering citrus...

The house that had the olives and citrus. Had the olives spaced out and they were down the driveway as a feature. They then did have the citrus in a seperate garden…

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dyen12
Nov 16, 2010 7:59 am
Dollar
Dollar
16 November 2010

Garden lights

Garden lights

Sounds good. I've found someone who can do the ditch witch stuff for the lights but have only looked online at a few garden lights.

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Dollar
Nov 16, 2010 9:26 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 November 2010

Big backyard - confused about layout for kids & dogs.

Big backyard - confused about layout for kids & dogs.

For the dogs incorporate a run around your boundary, so don't plant up against the fence but out from the fence. Design a few spots or just two around the garden where…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2010 10:43 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 November 2010

The Little Garden

The Little Garden

:lol: Cheers for that and I hope to see much more of little links like this fromm other forum memebers. It is going to help no end with getting others started on their landscape :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2010 10:46 am
The Garden Whisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
16 November 2010

Sir Walter Buffalo vs Sapphire Buffalo

Sir Walter Buffalo vs Sapphire Buffalo

Try austral turf for sapphire they might be cheaper than HG. They are for other turf.

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 16, 2010 6:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 November 2010

Lawn renovation and ideas

Lawn renovation and ideas

This is true. It's the goodies that begin to leach out that are of a benefit. I can't say I've ever seen a lawn suffer after having a heap of this stuff dumped on it.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2010 11:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 November 2010

what is the best type of mulch

what is the best type of mulch

here is 19 pages of my posts featuring mulch :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 17, 2010 12:26 am
The Garden Whisperer
cmooring
cmooring
17 November 2010

Which Retic Contoller

Which Retic Contoller
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Great post. I'm simply commenting so I don't lose site of this one as I am looking to upgrade our setup soon too. Love the PDF link Fu. :: Also found a reasonably good…

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cmooring
Nov 17, 2010 12:58 am
cmooring
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kexkez
Nov 17, 2010 7:28 am
kexkez
DeeKiwi
DeeKiwi
17 November 2010

Where can I get a free garden design program?

Where can I get a free garden design program?

Hi, I have downloaded SmartDraw & Garden Planner, but does anyone know how to convert this from Windows To Mac? ::dizzy::

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DeeKiwi
Nov 17, 2010 1:44 pm
DeeKiwi
waylow
waylow
17 November 2010

My Side Yard (New Pics 6/11/10)

My Side Yard (New Pics 6/11/10)

That's for sure Mr 1st of October *fishing*. You…

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waylow
Nov 17, 2010 8:31 pm
Dollar
Dollar
17 November 2010

What if the top soil was hit by the big rain...

What if the top soil was hit by the big rain...

I'll leave all the soil blending to the bobcat man, whenever he decides to come.

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Dollar
Nov 17, 2010 10:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 November 2010

Glyphosate - how soon afterwards can you dig through ?

Glyphosate - how soon afterwards can you dig through ?

Not one bit :) Just dig the dead left overs into the soil as well, it's good organic material.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 17, 2010 11:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Cass&Dec
Cass&Dec
18 November 2010

Planting behind retaining walls

Planting behind retaining walls

Hi, We had a landscape plan done by a landscape architect and for the exact same scenario as you have he has recommended bamboo. Id go to a specialist bamboo place tho as…

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Cass&Dec
Nov 18, 2010 2:05 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 November 2010

street tree

street tree

Acording to a very credible source, One of Australia's best Arborists, tree roots don't like to go under slabs as the soil is too compacted. They will prefer the softer…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 18, 2010 6:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
mishti
mishti
18 November 2010

Food Safe timber protector

Food Safe timber protector

Anyone aware of any food safe timber protector. I am planning to build my veggie patch using untreated timber and wondering what would be the best timber protector that…

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mishti
Nov 18, 2010 8:55 pm
mlg85
mlg85
18 November 2010

Where to buy Dianella 'Blaze' (in Perth, WA)

Where to buy Dianella 'Blaze' (in Perth, WA)

CHAMP!! thanks :D Any hints as to which nurseries? :wink: If you can't tell me that's okay... I'll just hound the usual ones :)

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mlg85
Nov 18, 2010 8:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 November 2010

Turf: Empire v Buffalo varieties

Turf: Empire v Buffalo varieties

The buffalo will go a bit yuck as well. I have posted it literally hundreds of times that if you do the sorts of soil prep and on going care you seeon telly and get told…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 19, 2010 11:27 am
The Garden Whisperer
keen
keen
19 November 2010

Improving Clay Soil immediately after build - Fu???

Improving Clay Soil immediately after build - Fu???

Richo - you shouldn't have to bring in topsoil as you will be making very rich soil on site out of your clay. Search "clay' with author Fu and Redman in this forum.…

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keen
Nov 19, 2010 11:55 am
DunRoamin
DunRoamin
19 November 2010

How much powerfeed to use?

How much powerfeed to use?

Hey there, I often refer to this scale/reference... http://www.seasol.com.au/images/stories ... _flyer.pdf See if it helps.

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DunRoamin
Nov 19, 2010 1:22 pm
DunRoamin
topiarius
topiarius
19 November 2010

Robusta as a screening hedge?

Robusta as a screening hedge?

Sorry to be a pain, but can you explain the following sentence? making sure that the hard face is towards the next plant and the…

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topiarius
Nov 19, 2010 9:24 pm
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


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