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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 September 2010

To terrace or to not

To terrace or to not

If they are that mature, you should be fine to terrace and fill in around the bases a little. I know a guy who against my advice back filled a Tuart to 2m and the tree…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 12, 2010 8:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 September 2010

how much should i expect to pay for a unit landscaping?

how much should i expect to pay for a unit landscaping?

That's tough one without setting foot on the site. Like is going to need treatment first by a professional with fusilade. That will kill it absolute. Then dug and removed.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 12, 2010 11:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
sheznay
sheznay
13 September 2010

Type of grass for Perth

Type of grass for Perth

We laid Sir walter bufalo a year ago. It has been great, but we did lose about 1/3 over summer. I did have a couple of days of my sprinkler system not working too well…

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sheznay
Sep 13, 2010 9:14 pm
sheznay
cmooring
cmooring
13 September 2010

A great open garden this Saturday and Sunday in Melville

A great open garden this Saturday and Sunday in Melville

I missed this thread, but my wife and I headed along anyway. It was great to hear Ben talk about the development of his garden. He was talking about his espalier setup and…

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cmooring
Sep 13, 2010 11:55 pm
cmooring
cmooring
cmooring
14 September 2010

When to start pruning my natives

When to start pruning my natives

Great thread, I was going to ask about timing for this also. I was all keen to find out when and what I should be pruning, and then when I got home tonight, I found my…

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cmooring
Sep 14, 2010 12:10 am
cmooring
Dollar
Dollar
14 September 2010

Landscaping a new home. Looking for feedback on a quote.

Landscaping a new home. Looking for feedback on a quote.

Based on one quote for the retaining walls we are doing it ourselves. Save us many pennies. Have you decided Smurph what you plan on doing?

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Dollar
Sep 14, 2010 11:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 September 2010

turf questions - Brisbane

turf questions - Brisbane

Of course you can buy it from a turf farm :) Don't get the cheapest and I know what that will be. It won't do you any favours. I'm not even mentioning it. Sir Walter,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 15, 2010 12:38 am
The Garden Whisperer
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
15 September 2010

Help with a weed / grass killer

Help with a weed / grass killer

Thanks for this. I always thought Round Up would kill everything around it when you spray. I once trickled Round up on huge flat weeds in my grass, and the grass died…

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Mtuba2
Sep 15, 2010 12:09 pm
Mtuba2
Dollar
Dollar
15 September 2010

Letterbox/Mailbox

Letterbox/Mailbox

Sam I should have red properly. I haven't seen any like this but mind you I have been to many places. Alot of the places round here make them looking like that. How's your…

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Dollar
Sep 15, 2010 1:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 September 2010

Do I really need to mulch

Do I really need to mulch

When you do hose it really toughly. That will matt it together and firm it up so it doesn't make a mess. 100mm thick. Then next year look to using a harder mulch. While…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 16, 2010 11:26 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 16, 2010 11:29 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 September 2010

Turf

Turf

Folks this thread isn't open to adding new comments but it appears many of you have the odd book mark of mine here and there. Finding turf info is a mine field in here and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 16, 2010 11:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
17 September 2010

Terraced retaining walls

Terraced retaining walls

It seems to me that a lot of fencing contractors can do retaining too, but they seem to use that slab and post style like Bagheera posted. Otherwise there's a lot of…

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zoe's mama
Sep 17, 2010 4:21 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
17 September 2010

Leftover plants

Leftover plants

Ebay! I buy all my plant off there and trees esp get a great price.

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Rudolf1980
Sep 17, 2010 5:28 pm
Rudolf1980
Dollar
Dollar
17 September 2010

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Just found a product called Cosset which do retaining walls and is made out of recycled material. I'm interested to know if anyone knows much about it and the costs?

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Dollar
Sep 17, 2010 11:42 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 September 2010

Nurseries

Nurseries

Don't know exactly google says 174km, as eimaj…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 18, 2010 7:09 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 September 2010

Sustainable living--growing your own food in suburb homes

Sustainable living--growing your own food in suburb homes

Have you ever watch Vasilli's (sp??) garden on Channel 31? It showcases hepas of people, particularly europeans, who do this. I have seen some fantastic gardens when we…

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tjilpi
Sep 18, 2010 12:55 pm
keen
keen
28 August 2013

paving or concrete?

paving or concrete?

DIY concrete would be my recommendation, animal. I am slowly ridding my yard of paving in preference to poured limestone. The ants and weeds are just too high maintenance…

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keen
Aug 28, 2013 9:57 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
18 September 2010

Botanical gardens in Australia

Botanical gardens in Australia

I have a soft spot for Mt annan (I got married there)

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mecha-wombat
Sep 18, 2010 11:48 pm
mecha-wombat
Redman
Redman
19 September 2010

Luecadendron

Luecadendron

Its a good thing that sand mound is so big...

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Redman
Sep 19, 2010 4:16 am
Redman
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 September 2010

Flowering Ash (Fraxinus Griffithii)

Flowering Ash (Fraxinus Griffithii)

Nearly all tragic plant deaths happen from plants being planted too deep in the soil. What is the magic death time scale? Well 2-4 weeks ;) They should be planted at the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 20, 2010 12:18 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 September 2010

Agapanthus Soil Prep

Agapanthus Soil Prep

That they will :) If you cut corners with the soil, they will go yellow :(

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 20, 2010 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
lacebark
lacebark
20 September 2010

Keeping Fu Green... :)

Keeping Fu Green... :)

When you buy a liquidamber, make sure you buy it while it's showing its autumn colour, as they can be very variable - some show no autumn change at all.

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lacebark
Sep 20, 2010 8:15 pm
lacebark

I think that cordyline is known as "sundance" (I bought some quite large ones just recently from Woolworths for $15 each-…

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kek
Sep 21, 2010 9:28 pm
kek
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 September 2010

Moving a Pittosporum

Moving a Pittosporum

Use lots of seasol each week after transplanting them, cut the foliage back before moving them or at least before replanting them. That way they have less leaves to get…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 21, 2010 11:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer
cmooring
cmooring
22 September 2010

A massive welcome back to lacebark!!!!

A massive welcome back to lacebark!!!!

He certainly is. However, I will never complain about being spoilt for choice ;) P.S. -> I love…

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cmooring
Sep 22, 2010 12:05 am
cmooring
kek
kek
22 September 2010

Hedge Help for the quarter acre block

Hedge Help for the quarter acre block

Instructions for posting photos are . If the image is large, you may need to resize…

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kek
Sep 22, 2010 7:04 am
kek
sparkles
sparkles
22 September 2010

will proteas grow in the shade?

will proteas grow in the shade?

wow love the pics, great info too!! thanks so much!

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sparkles
Sep 22, 2010 8:10 am
oohsam
oohsam
22 September 2010

Dwarf trees in pots

Dwarf trees in pots

Excellent information. Everything I wanted to know. Im actually picking up some pots tonight (half wine barrles, I think they look awesome) Thanks fu.

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oohsam
Sep 22, 2010 1:40 pm
Lex
Lex
22 September 2010

Decomposed Granite Path/Steps

Decomposed Granite Path/Steps

::smile:: ... :th: (im)patiently waiting for the landscaping guys to come over .... ::hyst::

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Lex
Sep 22, 2010 8:44 pm
Lex
xquisite
xquisite
23 September 2010

Garden bed over vents

Garden bed over vents

Luckily you posted here first. We have had severe issues in the past with houses which had dirt - and one with concrete! - laid higher than the weep holes. You will have…

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xquisite
Sep 23, 2010 8:03 am
cmooring
cmooring
6 December 2010

How to instal a pool.

How to instal a pool.

I don't recall exactly, but I think we paid somewhere between 3 and 4K for ours. It…

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cmooring
Dec 06, 2010 1:27 pm
cmooring
nick_tiler
nick_tiler
23 September 2010

Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Hey there, I will be building retaining Walls soon. Check out h beam on eBay. There is a bloke there that is in camberfield and sells h beam for $45 a lineal meter. 20…

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nick_tiler
Sep 23, 2010 7:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 September 2010

Replants for grass trees. Anyone ever heard of them?

Replants for grass trees. Anyone ever heard of them?

They aren't occas, they are just plain old dik heds who couldn't add up 2+2. :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 23, 2010 8:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 September 2010

Feature Tree in Lawn

Feature Tree in Lawn

Hmmm I think in all circumstances there is an answer to everything with plants. Can you PM me and I'll give you my email. :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 23, 2010 8:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 September 2010

My transplanted frangipani

My transplanted frangipani

Mate great work on getting these lovely tropical yet very waterwise plants going in the first place :) Leave them be. It will be a while yet before they shoot new leaves.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 23, 2010 10:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Joey123
Joey123
24 September 2010

What materials to use for a raised garden bed?

What materials to use for a raised garden bed?

Two of the obvious. Access to the other side of the…

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Joey123
Sep 24, 2010 7:31 pm
garden lover
garden lover
24 September 2010

Novice needs help - garden bed soil, screening plants,

Novice needs help - garden bed soil, screening plants,

Hi Perdita Sounds good. I've been busy in my gardens too. Finishing my backyard and just starting to landscape our pool area - yippee. Has been on the drawing board for…

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garden lover
Sep 24, 2010 8:28 pm
natava1
natava1
25 September 2010

What type of plant for planter box?

What type of plant for planter box?

I have a new deck which has a built in bench seat and a planter box on each side of the bench. I am after a flowering/ spreading shrub to put in the planter boxes -…

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natava1
Sep 25, 2010 9:42 pm
sheznay
sheznay
27 September 2010

Gardening for dummies - garden beds/mulching

Gardening for dummies - garden beds/mulching

You could shovel the extra mulch and soil off and store it on tarp, then cover with another tarp and use some bricks to weigh it down. I have never done this, but my…

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sheznay
Sep 27, 2010 3:16 pm
sheznay
turns71
turns71
27 September 2010

Where to buy basket-weave fencing?

Where to buy basket-weave fencing?

Hi, Can anyone point me in the right direction - I'm wanting basket-weave fencing to attach to my existing fencing to provide additional privacy. I live in bayside…

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turns71
Sep 27, 2010 4:32 pm
larajane
larajane
27 September 2010

Is there anything wrong with this garden idea?

Is there anything wrong with this garden idea?

Thanks for all of your comments :) I have scrapped that idea, but all of your comments helped. Starting fresh. So hard planning this garden!!

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larajane
Sep 27, 2010 5:48 pm
larajane

Hi Mrs Smith, A few years ago replaced some timber around the yard with…

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Binary
Sep 27, 2010 9:15 pm
slooi1
slooi1
27 September 2010

Ornamental pears in Melbourne - where to buy

Ornamental pears in Melbourne - where to buy

Just wondering - have your bare rooted ornamental pears started to bud? I keep looking at mine - no action - have I got a dead stick in the ground?! slooi1

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slooi1
Sep 27, 2010 9:41 pm


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