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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 August 2010

hackberry weed trees

hackberry weed trees

I do use a fair bit of certified pig poo :) All rotted, no smell and no nasties :) The worm wee is just a liquid and will not add structure to the soil. They do different things :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 13, 2010 5:51 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 August 2010

It is good to have turf around the home

It is good to have turf around the home

I have in the past posted the links relating to studies done by both the French Government and Californian Government to do with that very topic. It was also a topic put…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 14, 2010 7:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 August 2010

We have grass... but have a question or two :)

We have grass... but have a question or two :)

Leave it alone :) The dead leaves protect the healthy ones. Think of the bigger picture :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 14, 2010 9:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 August 2010

Plants suitable beside a pool in Melbourne

Plants suitable beside a pool in Melbourne

The Magnolia would be a no in my opinion, they are often used in upmarket designs but only around reo concrete pools. They will be far messier than the Murrayas. What you…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 15, 2010 5:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 August 2010

Good website for plant selection

Good website for plant selection

Take a look at this one as well. Produced by Dr John Colwill he is one of this countries most respected in changing the way we garden and encouraging a better choice with…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 15, 2010 8:14 pm
The Garden Whisperer
uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
4 April 2011

Exposed aggregate driveway - Perth - Help

Exposed aggregate driveway - Perth - Help
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Thanks for that onc, will do the usual ring around again on days off. Will let you all know how it goes.

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uncle tonksy
Apr 04, 2011 10:53 pm
uncle tonksy
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 August 2010

Lime Tree- leaves dropping off

Lime Tree- leaves dropping off

Just wait till it warms up I guess. Is it in a pot? If it is it may not have adequate drainage. Either way it is stressed. Too cold, or too much water that isn't draining…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 16, 2010 6:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 August 2010

Sooty mould on my Banksia Integ.

Sooty mould on my Banksia Integ.

If the others don't have obvious scale it may be a mould like sooty mould. It is similar to what we get on Kangapaws with the black spots. I reckon use some potassium…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 16, 2010 6:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
SharonC
SharonC
16 August 2010

Help with Landscaping please!

Help with Landscaping please!

Thanks Fu, front of house is facing south.

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SharonC
Aug 16, 2010 11:51 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
17 August 2010

Prune now for Spring ?

Prune now for Spring ?

Big layer of frost this morning and minus-3 on the thermometer. Better hold off a while longer :-) thanks

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Cabinfever
Aug 17, 2010 7:35 am
Cabinfever
cmooring
cmooring
17 August 2010

Gardening Courses

Gardening Courses
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Are you here in Perth Chris? I can spend some time late this evening finding some things for you if you want. It will have to be more ongoing…

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cmooring
Aug 17, 2010 11:40 pm
cmooring
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 August 2010

Stormwater design considerations in WA

Stormwater design considerations in WA

There is a stack of threads on this. I don't suggest directly connecting the downpipe to the soakwell. Otherwise when there is a down pour the water will backup the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 17, 2010 11:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Redman
Redman
18 August 2010

How to boost organic content of lawn soil ?

How to boost organic content of lawn soil ?

Compost the clippings and use the tea. Digest the clippings in a 300lt plas tank sealed and water. Digester takes 12 days but produces methane gas in small doses for…

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Redman
Aug 18, 2010 4:43 am
Redman
jessie87
jessie87
18 August 2010

Suggestions for side garden

Suggestions for side garden

Oh thankyou so much for all of this :) Shall be looking at all your suggestions :)

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jessie87
Aug 18, 2010 10:05 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 18, 2010 10:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
xanthrope
xanthrope
19 August 2010

Stacker stone retaining walls

Stacker stone retaining walls
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I have agree with some of the forum members have said about the dating aspect of this stacker stone. However something getting "Dated" is very personal and more to the…

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xanthrope
Aug 19, 2010 10:54 am
xanthrope
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
19 August 2010

Reasonable quotes for driveway and landscaping?

Reasonable quotes for driveway and landscaping?

We're having our PCI next week and we've started sourcing quotes for our driveway and landscaping. So far we've only had one come back with a quote and are still…

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lizzy stardust
Aug 19, 2010 1:34 pm
lizzy stardust

Ok Ive come up with one final garden design & had fun with highlighters ::lol:: The…

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shonzilla
Aug 19, 2010 5:23 pm
shonzilla
ncc1701d
ncc1701d
19 August 2010

suggestion on landscaper in Sydney hills area?

suggestion on landscaper in Sydney hills area?

Hello all, Does anyone know of any good landscaper in the Sydney hills area? I have looked through the list and websites of contractors from The Landscape Contractors…

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ncc1701d
Aug 19, 2010 8:59 pm

I used Geo fabric on recomendation from a builder mate of mine when I built my wall. I also used a socked ag pipe as well. A bit of overkill? yes probably but I wanted to…

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KnockItDown
Aug 20, 2010 9:20 pm
KnockItDown
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
21 August 2010

20kg bags of pebbles

20kg bags of pebbles

Lol @ Redman - yep. Same experience here mate. It's a worry..

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ibfragalot99
Aug 21, 2010 5:05 am
ibfragalot99
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 August 2010

Same sand for lawn and pavers?

Same sand for lawn and pavers?

We use yellow brickies sand under pavers but a few of you in the East love using road base type foundations for paving. Yellow brickies sand has something like 20% clay…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 21, 2010 7:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 August 2010

What to put on council verge?

What to put on council verge?

That maybe and you should find that back in the day it was accepted but now modern occ health and safety generally doesn't allow for it. It isn't a policy of most councils…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 21, 2010 7:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
garden lover
garden lover
23 August 2010

Speciment Tree for Small space

Speciment Tree for Small space

Thanks very much Fu for your help and all the others who have tried. I really appreciate it.

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garden lover
Aug 23, 2010 7:18 am
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
23 August 2010

Please helps with outdoor colour shemes!! See pics

Please helps with outdoor colour shemes!! See pics

Hey there. i would go the same colour as you have above you doors.

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Rudolf1980
Aug 23, 2010 1:34 pm
Rudolf1980
vvgm
vvgm
23 August 2010

Tree Lopping and Clearing.

Tree Lopping and Clearing.

Gday all, :D Would anyone be able to recommend a Tree Lopper and excavator near East Kurrajong NSW . Thanks in advance.

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vvgm
Aug 23, 2010 5:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 August 2010

Help please - which turf for Gold Coast?

Help please - which turf for Gold Coast?

There has been much study into the use of water crystals and it isn't good from what I have read on them and also from my experience in using them. They have been found to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 24, 2010 12:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 August 2010

Cost Of grass vs doing it myself

Cost Of grass vs doing it myself

Mate, Soil prep like that won't provide you with a sustainable waterwise lawn. Gypsum will take 2-4 years to have any effect at all on clay. Have a read if the turf…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 24, 2010 12:33 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 August 2010

What plant is it?

What plant is it?

Lomandra Nyalla http://www.ozbreed.com.au/nyalla.html What you have pictured is what it looks like after being planted from a 140mm pot.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 24, 2010 1:53 am
The Garden Whisperer
serenityhome
serenityhome
25 August 2010

Re : How Do I Rid Of Dog Poo From Front Lawn & Nature Strip!

Re : How Do I Rid Of Dog Poo From Front Lawn & Nature Strip!
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Dear All, Thank you so much for your suggestions! Been trying Citronella spray and seem to do the job. Maybe need a fence later on ..... Have a great week…

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serenityhome
Aug 25, 2010 9:55 am
serenityhome
oohsam
oohsam
25 August 2010

Reduce your use of fungicides and pesticides

Reduce your use of fungicides and pesticides

I love the fact that you support anything that will not harm the biological makeup of our earth. Something that really resonated with me once when watching costa's garden…

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oohsam
Aug 25, 2010 11:49 pm
Nott
Nott
26 August 2010

Where to buy cheap stepping stones/ pavers

Where to buy cheap stepping stones/ pavers

yes, Lisa, I saw the pave world advertisement board in bridge inn road roundabout. There also is a pave world ( the same as above or cambellfield one?) next to a fuel…

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Nott
Aug 26, 2010 3:46 pm
Nott
Rowena
Rowena
26 August 2010

Retaining wall from excess bricks?

Retaining wall from excess bricks?

sounds like a great idea. look forward to seeing the finished pics :D

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Rowena
Aug 26, 2010 8:42 pm
Rowena
barker
barker
27 August 2010

Privet removal

Privet removal

I cut the stump to ground level and painted the stump with blackberry and tree killer. That was five years ago and it never came back.

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barker
Aug 27, 2010 9:22 am
barker
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 August 2010

What to plant now, to sell at years end

What to plant now, to sell at years end

Zanthorrea in MaidaVale. Take the drive it's worth it. :) One of the best garden centres in Australia.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 27, 2010 8:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 August 2010

Help me design my front garden

Help me design my front garden

They are harder and harder to find. All the nurseries grow pbr'd plants and breeders releasing new plants that are copy righted. All the marketing and all, who wants to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 27, 2010 8:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 August 2010

Roses and Weeping Cherries

Roses and Weeping Cherries

Sales are on right now everyone... Last week or two before they pot it all up and charge full price.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 27, 2010 10:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 August 2010

After some advice on lawn issues please........

After some advice on lawn issues please........

It may well come good this summer, but as each year goes by, the grass will weaken and be less vigorous in that spot and be harder and harder to anything with it in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 27, 2010 10:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
cmooring
cmooring
28 August 2010

shredders ? to Fu Man or anybody with experience

shredders ? to Fu Man or anybody with experience

I have quite a few native trees in my garden and also keep chooks. I have two compost bins and a few weeks back, I emptied the chook poo into the compost bins. I have just…

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cmooring
Aug 28, 2010 12:29 am
cmooring
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
30 August 2010

Worms

Worms

Yeah Fu has that way thanks Fu

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mecha-wombat
Aug 30, 2010 12:55 am
mecha-wombat
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Jeg
Aug 30, 2010 10:58 am
Jeg
Jeg
30 August 2010

Landscaping certificate

Landscaping certificate

We're in the same situation. Our Certifier gave us a letter at the end of the build specifying that we would have to have a certificate from a horticulturalist with…

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Jeg
Aug 30, 2010 11:06 am
Jeg
Jeg
30 August 2010

Garden pot

Garden pot

Not sure if they are the right shape but I think I saw some similar looking ones on the potsonline website.

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Jeg
Aug 30, 2010 11:21 am


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