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katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
26 October 2010

Seasol/Powerfeed application amount for new turf?

Seasol/Powerfeed application amount for new turf?

I'm just glad you have the courage to post a question you perceive as silly. I think it is a great question :) Just think how many others haven't…

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katherineandadrian
Oct 26, 2010 9:50 pm
cmooring
cmooring
27 October 2010

Soil preparation for a garden bed

Soil preparation for a garden bed
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Thanks again guys. We are using a bucket under our tap in the laudry trough to catch any extra water when my 3 yr old son washes his hands. We'll just keep this water up…

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cmooring
Oct 26, 2010 11:27 pm
cmooring
englyn
englyn
27 October 2010

need to dig it?

need to dig it?

Don't forget that you will have to rotary hoe in the compost and it'll shrink down a bit when you do that and then water it.

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englyn
Oct 27, 2010 3:38 pm
smiling dog
smiling dog
27 October 2010

when will it be too late to start my lawn

when will it be too late to start my lawn

Fu - surely you cant dismiss seeding in all situations? For instance - we're on 3 acres, what other choices do we have?

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smiling dog
Oct 27, 2010 7:37 pm
oohsam
oohsam
28 October 2010

Earwigs eating my veggie seedlings

Earwigs eating my veggie seedlings

yep. Shelters over seedlings, lettuce can go elsewhere, they will go for the easiest option every time.

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oohsam
Oct 28, 2010 11:13 am
scarystuff
scarystuff
23 November 2010

Gravel (and other surfaces) Driveway cost

Gravel (and other surfaces) Driveway cost

Thanks for that. I think we are going gravel for now.

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scarystuff
Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm
Nott
Nott
28 October 2010

Black spots on my bird of paradise

Black spots on my bird of paradise

Thanks Fu. I did not worry too much about that that time, as at the distant I could not spot them. :D

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Nott
Oct 28, 2010 8:46 pm
Nott
themax
themax
28 October 2010

Should I bother to kill aphids ?

Should I bother to kill aphids ?
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Oh my goodness, great piccies!

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themax
Oct 28, 2010 9:37 pm
themax

I drove half way to Adelaide today to get my $20 trailer load of EMRC…

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cmooring
Oct 28, 2010 11:23 pm
cmooring
Cozmo
Cozmo
29 October 2010

Plants at top of retaining wall

Plants at top of retaining wall

How bout a few Acacia's that like to hang down the retaining wall... river cascade is one the springs to mind..... if not barbed wire could work ::lol::

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Cozmo
Oct 29, 2010 9:49 am
King willy
King willy
29 October 2010

Hydrostatic or manual ride on mower

Hydrostatic or manual ride on mower

Hi all I finally got that ride on mower. I got a great deal on the manual and dont regret it. Its fine for my block that has no trees, as yet. Huskvana are a great mower…

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King willy
Oct 29, 2010 10:17 am
King willy
ICK
ICK
29 October 2010

ICK's gardening (mis)adventures - sorry for the novel!!

ICK's gardening (mis)adventures - sorry for the novel!!

Wow Fu, thanks for your response!! I’ve read this over and gone to respond heaps of times but like everything, where do you start?! :th: First of all, you’ll be…

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ICK
Oct 29, 2010 6:09 pm
ICK
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 October 2010

seed heads and empire turf

seed heads and empire turf

I should add that in commercial turf care the use of controlled release ammonia based chemical fertilisers is a valid method for caring and maintaining turf. These are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 29, 2010 10:02 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 October 2010

Hardscaping and Landscaping in Perth. Fu can you help?

Hardscaping and Landscaping in Perth. Fu can you help?

11 posts and you are addicted :lol: Is that a record? :lol: I'd contact Nirvana Landscapes or Growing Free :) google them and you are on a winner :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 29, 2010 10:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 October 2010

Conduit or irrigation pipes under concrete perimeter path?

Conduit or irrigation pipes under concrete perimeter path?

Drop some 100 or 90 mm storm water 400 under paths and 600 under drives. Map where they are. Tape the ends to keep the pipe clear of debris and bury till you are ready to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 29, 2010 11:49 pm
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Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
30 October 2010

How to stop weeds from growing

How to stop weeds from growing

Using black plastic to smother weeds is a good eco-friendly way of doing it but it isn't for all weeds such as those with bulbs. Solarisation works best where there is a…

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Gone Ducky
Oct 30, 2010 6:44 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
30 October 2010

EASY TO MAKE FRAMES

EASY TO MAKE FRAMES

You will be waiting awhile YODA but SWEET!!!!!!!!

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mecha-wombat
Oct 30, 2010 8:34 pm
mecha-wombat
mpcj
mpcj
31 October 2010

my front yard now

my front yard now

Welcome back Michelle. Gees that pebble garden looks gorgeous - love those pots :z: :z:

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mpcj
Oct 31, 2010 10:45 am
mpcj
kexkez
kexkez
31 October 2010

Plants ideas for garden design HELP

Plants ideas for garden design HELP

from the all things turf thread. Disadvantages Of Synthetic Turf Expensive Requires regular vacuuming to clean Requires regular washing to clean Requires machinery to…

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kexkez
Oct 31, 2010 1:07 pm
kexkez
Poopee
Poopee
31 October 2010

HELP with soil improvement

HELP with soil improvement

Hi all, just need some advice with improving the Adelaide soil in the back yard. Its only a small spot which currently has 3 ornamental pear trees. I'm looking to plant a…

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Poopee
Oct 31, 2010 9:20 pm
ruka2007
ruka2007
7 November 2010

FREE SAND FILL - south or river

FREE SAND FILL - south or river

Probably too late but did you get anyone to take your sand? Let me know.

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ruka2007
Nov 07, 2010 4:14 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
1 November 2010

Tilling in the rain

Tilling in the rain
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good Job :: , Glad the rain held out for you... really i guess it was perfect conditions for laying the turf (for the Turf.. maybe not so perfect for you :wink: )

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Cozmo
Nov 01, 2010 3:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 November 2010

The joys of acid

The joys of acid

Those styles of fertilisers were on very wobbly ground during the WA Labour Government due to their contribution to environmental degradation of WA waterways.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 01, 2010 8:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 November 2010

Brick Letterbox - need a paper hole?

Brick Letterbox - need a paper hole?

The volumes of junk mail these days means at current trends we will need wheelie bins for letter boxes before long!

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 01, 2010 8:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 November 2010

Fruit Tree Vases

Fruit Tree Vases
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There are very good. However you can make any variety of citrus do the very same thing and clipping and potting maintenance is exactly the same for any citrus in a pot ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 02, 2010 11:52 am
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Deemaree
Deemaree
2 November 2010

Landscaping - The wombat way Well my plan ATM

Landscaping - The wombat way Well my plan ATM

All sounding good there MW- our whole acre was planned around the garden first-house second! ::lol::

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Deemaree
Nov 02, 2010 7:09 pm
Deemaree
RTDreamhome
RTDreamhome
2 November 2010

free soil at the ponds in sydney

free soil at the ponds in sydney

up to 20t spoil soil from the piers for free. good quality clay fills. Hurry pick up only. we are at the ponds of sydney close to rouse hill. Cheers Robin 0430605448

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RTDreamhome
Nov 02, 2010 8:23 pm
Binary
Binary
3 November 2010

Some thngs are out of balance

Some thngs are out of balance

We put in some good bug mix seeds last year. This year aphids & caterpillars are…

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Binary
Nov 03, 2010 4:57 am
Redman
Redman
3 November 2010

Preserving Wildflowers

Preserving Wildflowers

How else does one preserve lichens for his HO scale trees... :D If you have a front free fridge you can use the dehumidifying effect to dry them without heat. This process…

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Redman
Nov 03, 2010 4:57 am
Redman
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
3 November 2010

Getting beanstalks to climb

Getting beanstalks to climb

Go get some cheap wire mesh with big square holes in it. Roll it into a cylinder and bung it around each bean ;) They will climb happily through it and the holes will be big…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 03, 2010 10:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer

After enlisting some hired help (father in law) with the levelling and paving ended up with quite a good result. Took a bit of an easy way out instead of digging further…

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McReidy
Nov 04, 2010 11:48 am
McReidy

Here is a quote we just got back from the landscaper to do around the pool area, is this pricing around the market price at the momemt? I have put in photos to show the…

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take2
Nov 05, 2010 11:47 am
take2
Pugs
Pugs
5 November 2010

waterproof spotlight

waterproof spotlight

lots of 12v stuff is better then 240v stuff... cheaper.. more water proof and such.. and safer

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Pugs
Nov 05, 2010 1:06 pm
Pugs
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 November 2010

Worm Wee - Lawns

Worm Wee - Lawns
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If ants get in you can just keep agitating the castings and food every day or twice a day. They will get annoyed and move town. Just use some thing like a garden stake or…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 05, 2010 5:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 November 2010

Irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

Irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

There's already a thread on this very topic ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 05, 2010 5:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 November 2010

Espalier question

Espalier question

I reckon some 35x35 gavl square tube would be the go. Local steel shop would be able to cut it to size you need. Then run galv cable about 300mm apart maybe 400mm apart.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 05, 2010 7:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer
vgolfer
vgolfer
5 November 2010

Hellebores

Hellebores

That clears it up...ta

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vgolfer
Nov 05, 2010 8:17 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
6 November 2010

Job done

Job done

That is HAWT!!!!!! one very stunning yard

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mecha-wombat
Nov 05, 2010 11:00 pm
mecha-wombat
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 November 2010

Help saving fruit trees from the chipper (new pics 11/2010)

Help saving fruit trees from the chipper (new pics 11/2010)
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Gotta say I think all credit On this has to go to the knowledge of the all round top bloke, Peter Coppin. http://greatgardens.ning.com/forum/cate ... od-gardens Peter…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2010 1:48 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 November 2010

good mulch in bags- fu?

good mulch in bags- fu?

Getting a good waterwise mulch in a bulk soil place isn't all that common. They sell many mulches and yes many meet some sort of Australian standard but referring to my…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2010 10:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Lex
Lex
7 November 2010

Pricing for retaining walls

Pricing for retaining walls

Oh, he quoted another 25k for some other landscaping work :lol: :lol: With us, if it's a "small" job, they overcharge because it's small. If it's big, they waaay overcharge too…

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Lex
Nov 07, 2010 6:15 am
Lex
Ceebs
Ceebs
7 November 2010

Questions about Brunnings Lawn Seed

Questions about Brunnings Lawn Seed

Hi everyone I think I have the name right.... previous owners laid Brunnings (?) lawn seed. We need to fill some dips and uneven patches around the back with some top…

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Ceebs
Nov 07, 2010 3:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2010

New Turf - Breaking down

New Turf - Breaking down

You have done what is required. It began to compost and some spots will have died off. It's cool though as they will have healthy lawn grow into those areas just fine :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2010

Pea Straw- little pea plants- future pea edible or not?

Pea Straw- little pea plants- future pea edible or not?

Let them grow a bit as they do wonderful things for your soil :) When they get bigger the ones that survive will be super easy to pull and then just leave them to rot back…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2010

Brainwashed

Brainwashed

I beg to differ but nothing wrong with that :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2010

Anyone planted fruit trees using a cordon form

Anyone planted fruit trees using a cordon form

Yeah, I try to get onto it tomorrow for you :) Now just because a nursery sells a variety of fruit tree doesn't mean it is suitable for your area. ;) Many wouldn't have a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 09, 2010 12:12 am
The Garden Whisperer


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