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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 September 2010

Building an arbor (arbour)

Building an arbor (arbour)

That is exactly what I would use. This sort of thing should really be built to Australian standards. Remember, you may not want any weight to really be put on it but it is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 10, 2010 5:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
11 September 2010

Suggestions for style of fence please (photo attached!)

Suggestions for style of fence please (photo attached!)

on the wire you could always go Stainless steel but I have only seen Barb wire go rusty

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mecha-wombat
Sep 11, 2010 2:17 am
mecha-wombat
Nott
Nott
11 September 2010

My garden has birds come, but...

My garden has birds come, but...

I just goggled, i think the bird looks like Magpie. so then i would let the bird do its job. thanks very much.

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Nott
Sep 11, 2010 10:03 pm
Nott
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 September 2010

Attention All Better Homes & Garden watchers

Attention All Better Homes & Garden watchers

:lol: Pretty easy, have you seen the state of some timber…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2010 1:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 September 2010

Temporary Back Garden Solution

Temporary Back Garden Solution

Don't do both, just one or the other ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2010 1:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 September 2010

Does anyone else grow Stag ferns?

Does anyone else grow Stag ferns?

It's really important to understand that your garden must have balance. remove a bad bug and take out 100 times the number of the good ones. ;) Oh and guess who shows up…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2010 1:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Lex
Lex
12 September 2010

sloping yard

sloping yard

Has anyone transformed there sloping back yard into a near flat yard by doing a retaining wall and leveling it out with soil? What would be a…

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Lex
Sep 12, 2010 9:00 am
Lex
Trinia
Trinia
12 September 2010

Can we lay turf in Melbourne at this time of year????

Can we lay turf in Melbourne at this time of year????

Melbourne Turf Supplies in Ringwood do small lots - I got 12ms from them a while back. They do palmetto and sapphire buffalo. Not sure what else. It's a long way from the…

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Trinia
Sep 12, 2010 10:33 am
Trinia
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 September 2010

Suggestions for orange red and yellow shrubs/small plants?

Suggestions for orange red and yellow shrubs/small plants?

No No! Fairy Blue you have to keep answering things! We need a good variety of answers and comments to spark discussion and get creativity happening. One persons ideas can…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2010 9:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2010 9:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 13, 2010 12:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:14 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 14, 2010 12:55 am
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 1:10 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 15, 2010 12:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 15, 2010 1:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:09 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 2:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 17, 2010 12:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 17, 2010 12:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 17, 2010 12:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:21 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 6:28 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 18, 2010 12:42 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 September 2010

Nurseries

Nurseries

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

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 18, 2010 8:09 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 1:55 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 10:57 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 19, 2010 12:48 am
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 5:16 am
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2010 1:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2010 2:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:15 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 10:28 pm
kek
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 22, 2010 12:40 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:05 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 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


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