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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 1:44 pm
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nemisis
Dec 06, 2010 4:29 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 9:59 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 9:13 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 9:35 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 5:45 pm
KnockItDown
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 8:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 8:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 8:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 9:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 9:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 10:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 12, 2010 10:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 12:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:41 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 1:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 2:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:45 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 12:22 pm
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 1:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 December 2010

Moringa tree

Moringa tree

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 4:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:05 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 9:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 11:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2010 11:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:50 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 1:50 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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 14, 2010 8:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:14 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 1:26 pm
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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


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