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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
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 27, 2010 11:14 pm
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 27, 2010 11:36 pm
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 27, 2010 11:38 pm
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 27, 2010 11:47 pm
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 12:01 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 12:06 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 28, 2010 11:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Bam
Bam
29 September 2010

Grass Trees

Grass Trees

::surprise:: :lol: :lol:

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Bam
Sep 29, 2010 10:05 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 11:22 am
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 9:38 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 4:52 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 5:59 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 7:40 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 9:07 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 9:04 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 9:08 pm
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kb46
Oct 02, 2010 11:22 am
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Cat
Oct 03, 2010 12:37 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 6:56 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 8:32 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 12:51 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 1:00 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 6:09 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 4:03 pm
just Erin
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 October 2010

Horseradish Plant

Horseradish Plant

There is often heaps around. However it is just a bit of bad timing from you :lol: There are 3 major growers of herbs in WA and the soonest you'll start seeing it around the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 04, 2010 6:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 October 2010

Leaf Curl

Leaf Curl

Two very different causes. Peach leaf curl on some stone fruit is caused by a fungus. It can only be treated just as the buds swell on the stems. After that is pointless.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 04, 2010 7:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
ref_kt
ref_kt
5 October 2010

question about retic

question about retic

Haha I'd love the money she has or the talent I just can't be bothered trying to shrink another photo Thanks for the info Fu

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ref_kt
Oct 05, 2010 2:12 am
ref_kt

Oh for the areas that show this is what we have around the place, it's a bit different now as we have a pond where the garden on the right…

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Trish
Oct 05, 2010 3:46 pm
Trish
cotbfamily
cotbfamily
8 October 2010

Blackbutt decking

Blackbutt decking

use a specific deck clean ie: cabbots deck clean, follow instructions to the 't' then rinse off. If you use a pressure cleaner make sure you…

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cotbfamily
Oct 08, 2010 1:40 pm
TheOK
TheOK
6 October 2010

How to remove concrete from the ground before landscaping

How to remove concrete from the ground before landscaping

Lever the slab and place a brick under it, providing an air space underneath will make it eaiser to break. EDIT: don't forget to wear safety specs.

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TheOK
Oct 06, 2010 1:35 pm
TheOK
CC101
CC101
21 June 2013

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).
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Can someone recommend anyone else. We need to pave about 70sqm plus bullnose. Got a list from Fremantle Stone but want to know more about…

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CC101
Jun 21, 2013 10:39 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
6 October 2010

Pear tree disease?

Pear tree disease?

Hi Fu, Thanks for all the info. :: Looks like that garden bed will keep us busy this weekend, I'll ley you know how they go. Sonya

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Brad & Sonya
Oct 06, 2010 7:15 pm
Brad & Sonya

Cheap and nasty but useful. Ye Ol Window…

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Redman
Oct 06, 2010 8:03 pm
Redman

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