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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 03, 2010 10:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 05, 2010 5:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 November 2010

Irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

Irrigation suppliers in Adelaide

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 05, 2010 5:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 05, 2010 7:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2010 1:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2010 10:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 November 2010

Brainwashed

Brainwashed

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 08, 2010 11:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2010 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 November 2010

Good privacy tree / shrub

Good privacy tree / shrub
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Even clumping bamboo will exert pressure on fences as the clump expands outwards. As for hedges that just naturally grow like a hedge, well they don't do that :( Hedging is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2010 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
oohsam
oohsam
9 November 2010

My Garden (with lots and lots of pics)

My Garden (with lots and lots of pics)

Hi kaytee. Thanks fornthe reply, is it leaf curl? Its like there raheap of bubbes on it. I will treat it nex season. I have no more room in my garden so pots r the only…

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oohsam
Nov 09, 2010 9:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 November 2010

Need your advice Fu

Need your advice Fu

I never suggest to top dress with sand. It contributes to nutrient leaching, won't keep nutrients for the lawn, doesn't add to the health of the soil and just covers a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 November 2010

Name that tree

Name that tree

Well it may well be but not for a while yet. The Arborist (I'm no Arborist!)at a Botanic Gardens here in Perth says that many trees to 3-5m are fine at around 1.5m from a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
10 November 2010

DIY garden bed on turf

DIY garden bed on turf

I don't see why it would be that hard? Mark out and install your edgings, prep relevant areas of soil (grass, plants), build planters, plant out any vegetation, top with…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 10, 2010 1:05 pm
First_Timer_Ray
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 November 2010

It's good to have a goal, so they say

It's good to have a goal, so they say

Hey a good layer of both straw underneath and fresh, straight from the shredder tree mulch on top will go a treat :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2010 11:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
cmooring
cmooring
11 November 2010

Any hope in transplanting a mature Melaleuca

Any hope in transplanting a mature Melaleuca

Yeah, I really like them and that is why I wanted to save it. I've seen a few around that and I just like the papery trunk, the flowers and the general look of the tree.…

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cmooring
Nov 10, 2010 11:47 pm
cmooring
linelefty
linelefty
11 November 2010

Paving: Screed Rails

Paving: Screed Rails

So what max length screeds do you use? 3m?

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linelefty
Nov 11, 2010 1:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 November 2010

Clay Soil - How to dig it

Clay Soil - How to dig it

Its also about dolomite of lime putting the calcium and magnesium balance back in place in the soil. Getting the percentages right and that just makes stuff happen :) Now it…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 12, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 November 2010

Selling a Date Palm

Selling a Date Palm

Contact the Landscape association (link in the sticky on how to choose a landscaper) and let them know about it. I'd say, free, you remove. Removal is expensive when we…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 12, 2010 11:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer

I thought I would tack onto this post the photos of the batters we have created to plant on, we are luck that we have a large backyard and we did not want to fill it with…

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take2
Nov 14, 2010 9:52 pm
take2
lisanne
lisanne
15 November 2010

Screening idea's help

Screening idea's help
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Great Lisa, then it sounds your neighbour is not terrible to deal with. If they have a water feature ( i guess maybe something like Kek's timber…

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lisanne
Nov 15, 2010 10:48 am
thegourou20
thegourou20
15 November 2010

Landscaping Quote - Is it reasonable?

Landscaping Quote - Is it reasonable?

Hey edin...is there any chance of posting some pics of their work and say whether you were happy with what they did? Also, did they have "easy" access to your backyard,…

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thegourou20
Nov 15, 2010 12:54 pm
thirsty
thirsty
15 November 2010

Which wattle is this ?

Which wattle is this ?

Thanks Gone Ducky :D

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thirsty
Nov 15, 2010 5:36 pm
thirsty
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
15 November 2010

Pruning Callistemon

Pruning Callistemon

forest24I have put my callistemon in the ground 3 weeks ago , they are a foot tall, they seem to be doing well so far. handling the clay soil, sun and windy conditions…

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mecha-wombat
Nov 15, 2010 8:39 pm
mecha-wombat
Joel_Landscaper
Joel_Landscaper
21 November 2010

Pavers for Backyard

Pavers for Backyard

It is a pretty crazy price. I assum it'd be a bit cheaper in WA, seeings how that where they come from. It'd still be more than the average paver though. Granite is really…

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Joel_Landscaper
Nov 21, 2010 6:35 am
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 10:53 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 15, 2010 11:55 pm
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 5:26 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 7:59 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 9:26 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 10:43 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 10:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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