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piscean
piscean
9 April 2016

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

There are probably a lot out there that aren't quite as large and vigorous as the comptoniana. Just from experience alone though, I like the star jasmine (non native)…

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piscean
Apr 09, 2016 2:49 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 April 2016

Deck Drafting

Deck Drafting

I'd suggest going to your council with a sketch of what you want to do and asking them. The front desk people are there to answer your basic questions. Some councils want…

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cat_dunc
Apr 09, 2016 10:14 am
cat_dunc
CapnBloodbeard
CapnBloodbeard
9 April 2016

Can't get my lawn to take off! Should I change to buffalo?

Can't get my lawn to take off! Should I change to buffalo?

That's good to note....we fail hard at garden so low maintenance is probably best for us :P

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CapnBloodbeard
Apr 09, 2016 9:55 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 April 2016

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Listen to the turf farm use a herbicide.. Don't rip it up for gods sake. You need to figure out exactly what weed it is, if it's a paspalum (most likely) there is a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 08, 2016 11:08 pm
Winthrop
Winthrop
7 April 2016

Plants for a greenwall

Plants for a greenwall

Were you thinking of a Hardenbergia comptoniana? If so, I think they are a great idea, and native to south west W.A. How did you go with it? I went to a Josh Byrne home…

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Winthrop
Apr 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Winthrop
rubasurex
rubasurex
6 April 2016

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

We have a retaining wall built from sand stone blocks. The blocks are a rough rectangular shape and average about 1m long by about 500 square. The top (center) of the wall…

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rubasurex
Apr 06, 2016 10:21 pm
kte
kte
6 April 2016

How much Concrete and approx cost.

How much Concrete and approx cost.

Can anyone recommend a good concreter for driveways on Sydney???

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kte
Apr 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Matt1
Matt1
4 April 2016

New build - Irrigation system

New build - Irrigation system

I thought about putting in something to inject fertiliser but didn't in the end. Can always chop one in later. Haven't laid the turf yet, need to finish a retaining wall…

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Matt1
Apr 04, 2016 9:37 am
Matt1
6banga
6banga
3 April 2016

Metal slat gates

Metal slat gates

Hi Everyone I have bought some cheap metal slat gates which I plan on installing sometime soon. I was just going to attach them via a 50mm x 50mm RHS which I will be…

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6banga
Apr 03, 2016 4:42 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
1 April 2016

Permanent solution to wandering trad? (sick of weeding!)

Permanent solution to wandering trad? (sick of weeding!)

I'd suggest the same thing ie poison it. My only concern is that if your neighbours are letting it grow it will just keep returning :th:

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HomeAngels
Apr 01, 2016 8:22 am
HomeAngels
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
1 April 2016

Calibrachoa (Bunnings 'Triple Treat) care and maintenance

Calibrachoa (Bunnings 'Triple Treat) care and maintenance

Hi all. I have a row of Triple treat (https://goo.gl/photos/XFe6f26rbxsWdSUS7) in my retaining wall. The wall is drained very well with ag line and gravel in the botom 80%…

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MadamImAdam
Apr 01, 2016 8:08 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
1 April 2016

What plant/tree is this?

What plant/tree is this?

I'm still looking for an alternative tree to use. It's difficult as I'm trying to find one that is similar to the ficus as I like the look of that one. I don't want the…

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HomeAngels
Apr 01, 2016 5:40 am
HomeAngels
grom40
grom40
30 March 2016

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Could you maybe clarify what you mean by "small to middle size"? Most genuine trees can get quite large thus you may not want them planted right next to your home (eg…

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grom40
Mar 30, 2016 4:04 pm
grom40
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 March 2016

Lime Tree

Lime Tree

I used some gardeners gloves to keep the liquid off my skin but I also used a pair of long nosed pliers to grab them. I didn't get any in my eyes but the gloves and my…

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Stewie D
Mar 30, 2016 10:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 March 2016

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Just make sure that wherever you plant the Frangipani it is free draining. They hate wet feet. I'd also plant it away from the driveway or path as others above have said…

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Stewie D
Mar 29, 2016 7:35 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 March 2016

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

4 1/2 years and it's only started to grow now? The potting mix is the culprit if it is the same soil as when you first bought it then there's your problem. Most potting…

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Stewie D
Mar 27, 2016 3:06 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 March 2016

scented climbers

scented climbers

What Stewie said, there are others but star jasmine is very well behaved.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 23, 2016 8:07 pm
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buildingnanna
Mar 22, 2016 10:08 pm
buildingnanna
TashPaul
TashPaul
22 March 2016

what can I do with my backyard?

what can I do with my backyard?

If you are really after a decking look, you could consider getting those decking tile things and laying them over the top of your existing concrete/paving.

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TashPaul
Mar 22, 2016 11:15 am
TashPaul
happystarz
happystarz
21 March 2016

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

apparently the most shade tolerant buffalo is Sapphire buffalo, can tolerate up to 60-70 percent shade? If the area is 100 percent shaded though, probably won't cope.

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happystarz
Mar 21, 2016 1:14 pm
berk
berk
18 March 2016

Laying turf over filled in pool

Laying turf over filled in pool

I recently filled in a pool with clay. It also has about 5cm of soil on top from existing garden beds that were removed. The soil is fairly decent quality with compost…

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berk
Mar 18, 2016 4:38 pm
JackT
JackT
18 March 2016

retaining wall help

retaining wall help

No doubt, Retaining wall is the best option to set up in this condition. I suggest gabion basket in Melbourne they could help you providing things in budget. Reference:…

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JackT
Mar 18, 2016 1:36 pm
JackT
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 March 2016

Yard landscaping Design

Yard landscaping Design

Minimalist ? Easy - concrete the whole back yard ! ;-) Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 18, 2016 10:23 am

Think I've found it :D thanks BeatrixKiddo :D Now I just have to find it near me :lol: at least I know what to ask for!

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HomeAngels
Mar 15, 2016 6:08 pm
HomeAngels
leni
leni
15 March 2016

How long to water new turf for?

How long to water new turf for?

We laid lawn late December and watered three times a day for about 10 mins per station,for 6 weeks. We got a sprinkler exception from water corp.

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leni
Mar 15, 2016 12:19 am
leni
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2016

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

About one part cement to 4 parts 'soft sand would be best. I would tend to place 5 large dabs of mortar and gently tap the pavers into place using a large rubber…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2016 5:44 pm
bashworth
kh2016
kh2016
11 March 2016

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Better World Landscapes - they have Facebook page

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kh2016
Mar 11, 2016 8:56 pm
happystarz
happystarz
9 March 2016

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Hi, does anyone know where I can purchase Bioassis Bactivate or something equivalent from in Melbourne? thanks

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happystarz
Mar 09, 2016 2:04 pm
andrew501
andrew501
7 March 2016

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

Hi guys, I have a wooden retaining wall at the front of my house, I'm on a corner plot so it goes along the front then bends around the side, it's made of 4 sections of…

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andrew501
Mar 07, 2016 4:43 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Our block slopes down and we have built two retaining walls. Here is an old blog post of mine showing the walls. I'll be posting an update in a couple of days showing what…

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 10:05 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

If you change your mind perhaps consider black mondo grass. Grows to a maximum of 20cm and they would look great with the Little Gems.

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 9:58 pm
HomeAngels
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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm
HomeAngels
mirz
mirz
3 March 2016

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

it is all done. i had to pickup an extra 4 sqm to fill all the missing area. now it is 100% palmetto, no mixing :) now can't wait till mid April to plant all bulbs in…

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mirz
Mar 03, 2016 1:53 pm
mirz
PEARZ
PEARZ
3 March 2016

What is this black pipe for?

What is this black pipe for?

Thanks Merida93. They have now reburied the pipe so hoping it's a lot deeper this tine round!

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PEARZ
Mar 03, 2016 1:09 pm
PEARZ
buildingnewbie184
buildingnewbie184
2 March 2016

How to trim tree branches

How to trim tree branches

I have a bunch of trees in the garden that are around 2.5 metres high and rapidly growing in every direction. Some need to be cut back, and I don't currently have the…

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buildingnewbie184
Mar 02, 2016 9:14 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 March 2016

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Thanks for the offer but I'm not a fan of the plastic pot up the wall type systems. :-)

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Beazley77
Mar 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2016

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Yes I would be too despite the small size of your wall. If you are using 12mm reo then drill 20mm ø holes at least and use chem-set to anchor the bars to the concrete. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2016 5:07 pm
Merida93
Merida93
1 March 2016

Has anyone been the registered landscaper on their own build

Has anyone been the registered landscaper on their own build

Hi all, I am building up in the Hunter Valley, NSW and also work in the landscaping and horticulture industry. I have all the relevant work site cards and qualifications.…

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Merida93
Mar 01, 2016 5:35 pm
Merida93
Merida93
29 February 2016

Hard Landscapers newcastle/central coast nsw

Hard Landscapers newcastle/central coast nsw

for engineered retaining walls you won't beat JJ Landscaping based in Teralba

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Merida93
Feb 29, 2016 9:31 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 February 2016

Too much compost-re Fu manchu's soil prep instruction

Too much compost-re Fu manchu's soil prep instruction

Fu in one corner, the bobcat guy in the other. Fu by knock out!

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SaveH2O
Feb 29, 2016 8:32 pm
SaveH2O
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 February 2016

Depth of soil over sand and cement fill round pool

Depth of soil over sand and cement fill round pool

500mm ideally, 300mm min. Check the drainage of the fill or the plants may drown.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 28, 2016 5:36 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2016

Lawn identification

Lawn identification

Top photo is looks like kikuyu, and the second a hybrid fine leaf couch.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm
piscean
piscean
24 February 2016

Damn weed won't die

Damn weed won't die
1, 2

yep, that'll do it :)

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piscean
Feb 23, 2016 11:07 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
22 February 2016

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

You've covered most of the pros/cons in your points. Decking needs upkeep, yearly (or so) staining/oiling. Tiles will present a problem between the two slabs. Its really a…

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whzzz28
Feb 22, 2016 3:22 pm

Yep, another weed, or should we just have a competition called "Name that Weed" or "Weed of the Week " Anyhow, this weed appeared in out Buffalo lawn about ten years ago…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2016 1:49 pm

Hi all My grandma recently pulled up the grass at the front of the house and replaced it with paver She paid the guy in full , he told her he would be coming back to…

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dellam
Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm
6banga
6banga
19 February 2016

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Im just glad im not the only one lol. Best time to tackle it is after extreme rainfall I find you can pull them up sometimes with the bulb still attached as the soil is…

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6banga
Feb 19, 2016 6:22 pm

Hello friends, I built a ponds network in my backyard. Waterfalls, stream, ponds, bridge...... See my set up:

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greatwoodworker
Feb 18, 2016 10:48 am
greatwoodworker
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 February 2016

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

You can have whatever landscape you want, just depends on how much money/time you want to spend. I know plenty of people living in the west of Melb on hideous clay but…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 18, 2016 6:44 am


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