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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 15, 2010 11:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 16, 2010 12:55 am
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 6:26 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 8:59 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 10:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 16, 2010 11:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 16, 2010 11:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 17, 2010 12:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 17, 2010 1:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:58 am
cmooring
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kexkez
Nov 17, 2010 8:28 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 2:44 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 9:31 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 11:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 18, 2010 12:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 18, 2010 7:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:55 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 9:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2010 12:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:55 pm
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 2:22 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 10:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 21, 2010 8:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 November 2010

Front garden - help with plant selection

Front garden - help with plant selection

Try find them at the moment though, Keen. I told you the tree was stuffed. It is about the roots, not the bark. Cats scratching will do diddley squat.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 21, 2010 8:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lulutz
lulutz
22 November 2010

Indian mast tree / asoka tree

Indian mast tree / asoka tree

Hi, does anyone have any advise as to where i can buy the Asoka tree in Queensland, we are in Hervey Bay, and I have been checking on the internet but no luck, any advise…

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lulutz
Nov 22, 2010 1:52 am
Dollar
Dollar
22 November 2010

Plant a male and female kiwi fruit

Plant a male and female kiwi fruit

:lol: :lol: :lol: Doh, I should have thought of that!

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Dollar
Nov 22, 2010 10:23 am
evelyng
evelyng
22 November 2010

Landscaping in South Australia

Landscaping in South Australia

Hi Vid - Top Cat Landscaping did both Stegosaurus' and my landscaping - www.topcatlandscaping.com Awesome team of guys, impressive attention to detail and nothing is too…

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evelyng
Nov 22, 2010 7:57 pm
evelyng
tjilpi
tjilpi
23 November 2010

Gardening Book suggestions please

Gardening Book suggestions please

I refer to a small book called "Organic Gardening" quite a bit and I really like the Jackie French books, basically fruit and vegetables. Fu probably thinks they're…

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tjilpi
Nov 23, 2010 11:42 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 November 2010

'Returning' plants - white hydrangeas

'Returning' plants - white hydrangeas

It will depend on where you bought them from. Not all garden centres will refund plants. The bigger chain ones mostly do. Call first to check and maybe have a look at…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 24, 2010 3:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
24 November 2010

Be Inspired by Josh Byrnes Garden ideas for your Landscape

Be Inspired by Josh Byrnes Garden ideas for your Landscape

I have been a BH&G fan for a while now, but more recently I have found a new liking for the Gardening Australia show - especially because the gardens they show are their…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 24, 2010 10:23 am
First_Timer_Ray
thegourou20
thegourou20
24 November 2010

Ideas or quotes for backyard landscaping - question

Ideas or quotes for backyard landscaping - question

May be try using a basic and intuitive landscape design software Ceebs. That way you can do anything that you want or even try different combination at your own pace…

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thegourou20
Nov 24, 2010 2:49 pm
Poidda
Poidda
24 November 2010

More molasses info please. :)

More molasses info please. :)
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I thought I'd add to this as I'm looking at Molasses. Both for my newly laid turf and a newly transplanted Grass Tree. Yeah I know I may struggle with my Grass Tree, but…

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Poidda
Nov 24, 2010 3:13 pm
englyn
englyn
24 November 2010

Pavers SA

Pavers SA

Try Gumtree. I just got a whole bunch for free. They're dirty, but could be cleaned, and anyway I don't care - that's my garden bed edging sorted ::lol::

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englyn
Nov 24, 2010 4:42 pm
Beccaroo
Beccaroo
3 December 2010

Buying a Pool Tips Wanted!

Buying a Pool Tips Wanted!

Hi Sheznay, Like Jbarry, my husband and I did a lot of research before getting my pool installed. We visited the SPASA expo in March as well as Ideal and MBA Home Shows…

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Beccaroo
Dec 03, 2010 2:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 November 2010

Herb Growing Workshops with Neville Passmore

Herb Growing Workshops with Neville Passmore

I'll be letting you guys know about garden workshops and landscape workshops as best I can. Now it's fair to say most of these will be Western Australian but if you know…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 26, 2010 2:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
qld_builder
qld_builder
31 January 2012

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Hi there, a company in Brisbane called Evolve Composites is the only manufacturer of these type of decking blocks, called - Handi Blocks in Australia. The Handi Block…

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qld_builder
Jan 31, 2012 2:27 pm
keen
keen
26 November 2010

Aluminum Gates / Front Fencing

Aluminum Gates / Front Fencing

I am building gates ATM - 316 Stainless steel frame with horizontal jarrah cladding. They will swing off natural limestone 500 x 500 pillars. I chose these materials…

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keen
Nov 26, 2010 10:29 pm
chanchan
chanchan
27 November 2010

Extremely invasive weeds

Extremely invasive weeds

Summary: To spray properly: 1) Spray in the morning 2) Add a cap of Seasol and a few drops of washing liquid to the herbicide max 3) Feed the weeds a week in advance 4) It…

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chanchan
Nov 27, 2010 12:28 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
27 November 2010

Design trend takes child's play out of backyards

Design trend takes child's play out of backyards
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I think it's interesting that as mentioned in the article backyards are being designed to be manicured with lots of hard surfaces and not much in the way of natural…

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Mozzie
Nov 27, 2010 3:56 pm
Mozzie
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 November 2010

Oh No! Whats wrong with my turf?!

Oh No! Whats wrong with my turf?!

I can't condone the recommendation to poison everything and start again. If I did, I would have recommended it. It would be a case of using poisons for the wrong…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 27, 2010 7:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 November 2010

GinGin red loam as substitute for Bentonite ammendment

GinGin red loam as substitute for Bentonite ammendment

Not sure how getting Gin Gin Red loam goes these days. I was under the impression mining it was banned due to environmental degradation. What may still be bought is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 27, 2010 8:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
chixwithpowertools
chixwithpowertools
29 November 2010

Propagation from cuttings

Propagation from cuttings

Yes and no!! You need a good base plant/stock, so you need to wait while it is strong enough, but it is still okay if it is not an old plant (although a firmly…

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chixwithpowertools
Nov 29, 2010 5:15 pm

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