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mpcj
mpcj
31 October 2010

Pergola or shadesale?

Pergola or shadesale?

If you have the money a pergola is an excellent investment. A good quality one, no matter how big or small will add value to your house in the long term. Short term it's…

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mpcj
Oct 31, 2010 5:20 pm
mpcj
Dollar
Dollar
13 October 2010

Quick Help needed Compost okay? Eeek!

Quick Help needed Compost okay? Eeek!

Thanks Fu. WOW who would have thought. Heck I wasn't going out there again and pulling them out as that's exhausting. I'll dig them in. Lots of little grass weed things…

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Dollar
Oct 13, 2010 7:59 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 October 2010

Plant / Flower help

Plant / Flower help

OK :) So cmoooring's suggestion is a ripper :) There is a heap to choose from. Some native nurseries over east have more WA plants than WA nurseries :lol: Hakea laurina (Dwarf…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 13, 2010 10:59 am
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Cooped07
Cooped07
13 October 2010

Which trees to hide bad retaining wall?

Which trees to hide bad retaining wall?

Excellent.. bring on mission 'cover bad retaining wall'

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Cooped07
Oct 13, 2010 11:00 am
Cooped07
Lex
Lex
13 October 2010

Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

This looks pretty good, especially for a side of the house http://www.pave-it.com.au/retaining-walls.html But of course, all the good…

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Lex
Oct 13, 2010 11:19 am
Lex
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 October 2010

Pine Bark Chips and needles

Pine Bark Chips and needles

If using peastraw you will get peas coming up and maybe a few grasses. Let them grow :) Then when they get bigger they are very easy to pull out and just lay them on the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 13, 2010 11:26 am
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just Erin
just Erin
14 October 2010

Viburnums

Viburnums

Oh that's confusing... ::dizzy::

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just Erin
Oct 14, 2010 7:49 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2010

Chemicals

Chemicals

I would give the crew at Tamala Park a call. I did have a contact there of someone who could answer that very question but I don't have it on me here :(

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2010 9:50 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2010

Please help me identify the blue/silver plant on the right

Please help me identify the blue/silver plant on the right

Unfortunately they don't make plants to go with house colours :( These living things evolved many millions or at least hundreds of thousands of years ago and we just have to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2010 10:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2010

Snail and Slug deterent - Copper Strips

Snail and Slug deterent - Copper Strips

yeah it should work a treat. I know a prominent WA Hort that uses the liquid sprays containing copper and it has worked well for him. You should get a win.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2010 10:46 pm
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oohsam
oohsam
15 October 2010

Cypress Sleepers for Vege Beds?

Cypress Sleepers for Vege Beds?

You could always go with Ecowood if you dont like redgum.

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oohsam
Oct 15, 2010 1:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 October 2010

Green manure - q for Fu!

Green manure - q for Fu!

Forget the poo, just use the straw and seamungus. Give it a hit of molasses too ;) Unless you get the poo from under shearing shed yourself. Better off spending the same…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 15, 2010 3:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 October 2010

Soil prep for turf laying in Perth - (Fu :) )

Soil prep for turf laying in Perth - (Fu :) )

Yep, zeolite, bentonite clay (Mirco Bros for about $25 dollars a bag.) Certified organic compost (not lawn mix, not landscape mix, not organic soil) Must be certified…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 15, 2010 4:14 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 October 2010

What weed is that?

What weed is that?

Rip the weeds and leave there to rot back on the surface. If any seeds shoot they are easy enough to pull ;) That normally doesn't happen though. Compost heaps are a very…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 15, 2010 7:34 pm
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flame_on
flame_on
15 October 2010

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Not sure if you are still following your thread, but wanted to flag the development of baby bougainvillea - a dwarf variety - which is suited to small spreads rather that…

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flame_on
Oct 15, 2010 8:50 pm
flame_on
kexkez
kexkez
16 October 2010

fu I can't find a link you posted

fu I can't find a link you posted

excellent . that would be awesome Fu. We are staying in the same place both nights now. PM to follow

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kexkez
Oct 16, 2010 1:55 pm
kexkez
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 October 2010

my new front yard

my new front yard

4 bales of peastraw will do a nice job of it ;) Hose down and it won't blow around, not one bit :) I do note you laid the turf so you get the MCG manicured turf look :) Just a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 16, 2010 7:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2010

Advice on roses and buxus hedge during renovation

Advice on roses and buxus hedge during renovation

Just add Forum Homeone to your google searches and you will find what you are after ;) It's all here :) Use the bigger floppy bucket things for the standard roses and the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2010 12:21 am
The Garden Whisperer
Lex
Lex
15 February 2011

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Yep, pretty much, i drew it to scale, specifiying what materials i was going to use (which are available off the council websites)…

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Lex
Feb 14, 2011 11:01 pm
Lex
SSAZ
SSAZ
17 October 2010

Merbau Decking

Merbau Decking

Check out nonaildecking.com.au they are selling on ebay as well.

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SSAZ
Oct 17, 2010 7:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2010

Site drainage / Surface drainage

Site drainage / Surface drainage

Have a browse through these products. These are available for domestic use but many of the examples are on a very large scale. http://www.globalsynthetics.com.au/prod ...…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2010 7:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2010

How to fill gaps in moss rock walls

How to fill gaps in moss rock walls

Depends if the next door neighbour has his pants on or not :shock: :lol: Sammi will have all the tools available at hand to deal with that :lol: Whack it with a shovel :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2010 7:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
nattygee
nattygee
18 October 2010

Landscaper - Melbourne Western suburbs

Landscaper - Melbourne Western suburbs

try Mark at Pacific Australis (0425 730 271). Not sure if he covers that area but he does really great work and specialises in native gardens which are low maintenance.

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nattygee
Oct 18, 2010 12:53 pm
keen
keen
18 October 2010

retaining wall construction

retaining wall construction

Mate I am looking at an egineers spec for a conc block wall with rodded concrete infill, and up to 1m high the spec is full length conc footing 600x300 with plenty of reo…

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keen
Oct 18, 2010 1:32 pm
niko
niko
18 October 2010

Decking

Decking

bump

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niko
Oct 18, 2010 3:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 October 2010

Well priced plant and irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

Well priced plant and irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

Hi Fu So you recommend subsurface drip irrigation for garden beds, and veggie patches, but not for lawn, is that correct? For veggie patch and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 18, 2010 8:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 October 2010

Pointers to start gardening.

Pointers to start gardening.

1 - Before we do the paving, I reckon we will have to get the retic connection to the mains and pipes to be laid. What are the other things to consider…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 18, 2010 8:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
keen
keen
19 October 2010

Our new garden

Our new garden

although the zones are different the requirements for the soil are the same - you need to get it friable and get some soil organisms living in it. search clay,…

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keen
Oct 19, 2010 12:59 am
Lex
Lex
19 October 2010

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls
1, 2

PM sent :D

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Lex
Oct 19, 2010 6:40 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
19 October 2010

Drainage for backyard help please!

Drainage for backyard help please!

First of all, I am no expert in this area, far from it. However, this interests me, so here's my 2 cents. I thought that you should only use a PVC pipe (and I think…

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Lex
Oct 19, 2010 5:55 pm
Lex

I like to use Philmac nylon ball valves ;) Very easy to use :) http://www.philmac.com.au/Product/Produ ...…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 19, 2010 7:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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kexkez
Oct 19, 2010 7:24 pm
kexkez
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 October 2010

Help! What plants are these?

Help! What plants are these?

behind are washed out weeds called Liriope. These are rubbish. They look messy for more time each year than they look good and they will take…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 20, 2010 1:14 pm
cmooring
cmooring
23 October 2010

Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

We did our own paving and you can easily tell it's not a professional job, but that probably says more about our skill than anything else :) I'm sure we would have been much…

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cmooring
Oct 23, 2010 12:51 am
cmooring
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 October 2010

Advice on my Dwarf Lemon tree

Advice on my Dwarf Lemon tree

Can I suggest not using white oil. I'd be using Eco Oil instead because the White oil is a petroleum oil. It can only be used a few times a year really with out harming…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 20, 2010 11:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Cozmo
Cozmo
21 October 2010

How to store rainwater but no mozzie?

How to store rainwater but no mozzie?

Cooking oil can go off, I wouldn't. Get midge mesh and cover the holes with it. Its not fly screen but the stuff they use on tents, much finer,…

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Cozmo
Oct 21, 2010 10:33 am
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Deemaree
Oct 22, 2010 5:53 am
Deemaree
yvette72
yvette72
22 October 2010

Fencing ideas for Rural property

Fencing ideas for Rural property

we spend $ doing fencing but the dogs still got out,to fix fences properly would have cost $1000 of dollars.The pet containment fence cost us $1400 for 5 acres but we have…

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yvette72
Oct 22, 2010 9:44 am
cheeky123
cheeky123
22 October 2010

Backyard reno and rubbish removal

Backyard reno and rubbish removal

Thanks for that! May is ask who you used and how much is cost?

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cheeky123
Oct 22, 2010 1:13 pm
kexkez
kexkez
22 October 2010

E z lawn free

E z lawn free

We had our lawn put inyesterday and there was a little extra that was free.prob about 3-4 m maybe a little more on 2 bits of rolls and a little more. We don't need it.…

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kexkez
Oct 22, 2010 4:07 pm
kexkez
::Chris::
::Chris::
22 October 2010

Where to buy boulders

Where to buy boulders

I've got mud rock for my garden from these guys; http://www.bigrockgardensupplies.com.au/home

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::Chris::
Oct 22, 2010 8:13 pm
::Chris::
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
24 October 2010

Painting a retaining wall

Painting a retaining wall

Definately staining is better than painting as the moisture will push any coating off the surface eventually painting can be done though

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mecha-wombat
Oct 24, 2010 12:40 am
mecha-wombat
Helyn
Helyn
24 October 2010

Frangipani question.

Frangipani question.

hahaha about my finger :oops: :roll: :lol: So glad to hear my tree hasnt got a terminal disease :z: - will cut dead ends off later in warmer weather. :D

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Helyn
Oct 24, 2010 8:34 pm
Helyn
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
24 October 2010

OOps overdid the Seamungus pellets on our new lawn. help!

OOps overdid the Seamungus pellets on our new lawn. help!

LOL I was walking and playing on it with the Joey almost directly after laying Thats probably why I have a bald patch BWHAHAHAHA On…

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mecha-wombat
Oct 24, 2010 8:35 pm
mecha-wombat
clegga
clegga
25 October 2010

Fencing and Landscaping in the Newhaven Estate, Piara Waters

Fencing and Landscaping in the Newhaven Estate, Piara Waters

I am curious about this as we will be building in Newhaven, were you able to get your fences up prior to handover?

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clegga
Oct 24, 2010 11:02 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 October 2010

Mulch depth and distances

Mulch depth and distances

The plants just need their stems clear. The roots will breath just fine and better covered with mulch :) The mulch needs to be watered in with a strong jet of water from a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 25, 2010 11:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Vascariz
Vascariz
26 October 2010

What Hedge is this?

What Hedge is this?
1, 2

Yup indeedy! Hahaha yes I am back :D... And the plans are back on the drawing board! Will be looking at Dodonea purpurea, Murraya or Photinia x fraseri ‘Red…

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Vascariz
Oct 26, 2010 12:10 pm
Qiao Ru
Qiao Ru
26 October 2010

Plant SOS

Plant SOS

The bloom a bunch around the same time. After the petals start to turn from lively white slightly brown, the whole stem including leaves around the same around turns brown…

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Qiao Ru
Oct 26, 2010 5:05 pm


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