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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 8:04 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 9:10 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 2:40 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 9:44 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 9:03 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 2:27 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 8:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 9:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 9:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 11:37 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:31 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 9:28 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 10:42 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 4:16 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 5:32 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 6:48 pm
larajane

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

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Binary
Sep 27, 2010 10:15 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 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

New WA Water Restrictions

New WA Water Restrictions

Calistemons like Mat Flinders or Little John will be tough enough but not this year. Look at awesome acacias like the zig zag wattle :) Instead of Grevilleas maybe look at…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Lex
Lex
27 September 2010

Cost of Laying Turf

Cost of Laying Turf

So, a bobcat is fine for turf removal? Is that what contractors normally use? Is there any other "special" machine? Has anyone attempted turf removal as a DIY? ::lol::

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Lex
Sep 28, 2010 12:36 am
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

Planting along a 100m driveway

Planting along a 100m driveway

Hedges do need hard pruning as the mature dependonmg on what the foliage is doing. You may get areas that aren't so dense and we have ways to thicken them using hard…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

Pine Bark Mulch

Pine Bark Mulch

I think if you actually use the starw you will find it is one of the few mulches other than the stuff from your local tree lopper that doesn't blow around. Particularly…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Questions about staking

Questions about staking

Yeah. If there is lots of exposed stem give them a slap of white paint to stop the stem burning in the sun. Mine are all painted and it also helps reflect heat. A mate of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 1:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Transplanting native trees

Transplanting native trees

Cut them back first. Leave for a couple of weeks and then attempt the move. During the two weeks give them seasol and molasses. Mark on the stem which way is north and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Fu, question about light

Fu, question about light

Thanks for the response, as everyone from southern oz has probably noticed when they are higher is oz the sun is far more gentle than down…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2010 12:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Bam
Bam
29 September 2010

Grass Trees

Grass Trees

::surprise:: :lol: :lol:

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Bam
Sep 29, 2010 11:05 am
Bam
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 September 2010

Apple tree help!

Apple tree help!

Yeah that is very good :) Just get the straw in a round the green manure crops as they grow. For now let the soil dry and you can let the green crop grow a bit more :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2010 12:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
29 September 2010

Granitic sand/decomposed granite

Granitic sand/decomposed granite

Would this give me a solid and "loose-particle-free" finished surface?? Or would I still get sand / gravel (or whatever it is) particles breaking…

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katherineandadrian
Sep 29, 2010 10:38 pm
davinci
davinci
30 September 2010

decking lights for concrete

decking lights for concrete

dependant on budget, you can core drill, insert a sleeve and use 12v, if this is a possible path Moonbeam garden lighting in Narre Warren have 12v halogen to suit this application

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davinci
Sep 30, 2010 5:52 pm
davinci
k0k0nutz
k0k0nutz
30 September 2010

Landscaping in Somerfield Estate Keysborough!

Landscaping in Somerfield Estate Keysborough!

Hi guys, I've recently moved in my new Simonds house in the Somerfield Estate in keysborough and I actually want to know any decent priced landscaper that might off me a…

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k0k0nutz
Sep 30, 2010 6:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 September 2010

Make Water Use In The Garden A Priorty

Make Water Use In The Garden A Priorty

Oh and many SW weather stations have only recorded one month where the rainfall has exceeded evaporation, so the rain that has fallen is worthless. The situation for Perth…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 30, 2010 8:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 September 2010

Ground Cover plants that will keeps weeds away

Ground Cover plants that will keeps weeds away

Lotus berthollotii or a trailing lotus. I bet I spelt that wrong :) Not native but one hell of a flower show, strong performer :) I'll post a heap of other ideas later :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 30, 2010 10:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Machiars
Machiars
1 October 2010

Help with a plant type

Help with a plant type

Lucky, my guess would have been Birds of Paradise. ::hyst::

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Machiars
Oct 01, 2010 10:04 am
Machiars
mat
mat
1 October 2010

What plants complement Manchurian Pears

What plants complement Manchurian Pears

Thanks guys............I will check out suggested plants.

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mat
Oct 01, 2010 10:08 pm
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kb46
Oct 02, 2010 12:22 pm
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Cat
Oct 03, 2010 1:37 pm
larajane
larajane
3 October 2010

Please help me with ideas for my front garden.

Please help me with ideas for my front garden.
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All the land out the back and front of our house is very hard and cracked, and when I break it, the texture is sandy in one area (I think they poured that dirt near our…

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larajane
Oct 03, 2010 7:56 pm
larajane
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 October 2010

Feedback on backyard plans

Feedback on backyard plans

Oh and plants lots of chillis in there for eye catching easy grown colour. You can even dare friends to eat them :lol:

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 03, 2010 9:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 October 2010

Transplanting a Dracena/ Dec too hot for new lawn?

Transplanting a Dracena/ Dec too hot for new lawn?

When isn't it too cold, too hot or too windy and too dry to do a lawn :lol: Just get it down. With the right soil prep and irrigation installed your lawn will be fine even with…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 04, 2010 1:51 am
TheGardenWhisperer
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
4 October 2010

Bush Tucker :Manna from the garden

Bush Tucker :Manna from the garden

Yeah I forgot about that!! it is the east coast version and from wild stock

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mecha-wombat
Oct 04, 2010 2:00 am
mecha-wombat
cherub
cherub
7 October 2010

grass pavers

grass pavers

Used Grass cell with good results just follow prep work for best results.

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cherub
Oct 07, 2010 7:09 am
just Erin
just Erin
4 October 2010

What to lay sleepers on?

What to lay sleepers on?

No one has tripped so far. They…

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just Erin
Oct 04, 2010 5:03 pm
just Erin

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