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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
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 19, 2010 7:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 20, 2010 11:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 25, 2010 11:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Vascariz
Vascariz
26 October 2010

What Hedge is this?

What Hedge is this?
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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
Vascariz
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
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
26 October 2010

Small Gabion Retaining Walls

Small Gabion Retaining Walls

Charcoal coloured Tasman Blocks 800mm H x 34m L Here is an old picture part way thru the…

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KnockItDown
Oct 26, 2010 7:46 pm
KnockItDown
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 29, 2010 10:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 29, 2010 10:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 29, 2010 11:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 01, 2010 8:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 01, 2010 8:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 02, 2010 11:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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