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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Gardens & landscaping inspiration online please?

Gardens & landscaping inspiration online please?

gardenjot ;) landscape sticky threads at the top of the page. They contain links to all the major landscape groups and they have some really good galleries of their members designs.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

how to grow grass easily, any suggestions?

how to grow grass easily, any suggestions?

That thread has turned into a monster! :lol: Take the day off work and read the turf thread :lol: We need a turf sticky data base or maybe a subforum dedicated to it.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Bushy shrub

Bushy shrub

Goodbye neighbour, get it from that place down the road from yours.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
10 August 2010

please recommend A good landscaper in Point Cook ! Please

please recommend A good landscaper in Point Cook ! Please

Talk to Fred...good operator...flexible...hard worker...good rates...did all the stuff which made economic sense for him to do. http://www.frescohomescapes.com.au/ See…

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to_do_list
Aug 10, 2010 8:39 am
to_do_list
Dollar
Dollar
10 August 2010

Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas

Remember to go looking at their work. I'd be very worried if they couldn't remember where their jobs were or had a portfolio/references. I did check out one in particular…

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Dollar
Aug 10, 2010 4:50 pm
lizzyleeg
lizzyleeg
10 August 2010

RETAINING WALL & FENCING

RETAINING WALL & FENCING

Our block of land has a steep slope down to the back corner. There is a retaining wall on one side which will have eventually have the fence built on top of that. What we…

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lizzyleeg
Aug 10, 2010 8:45 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
10 August 2010

Good turf to grow in Secret Harbour - WA

Good turf to grow in Secret Harbour - WA

Yes I have seen buffalo around myself, if you are near the golf course you are not allowed to have it.. I've only read from the Satterley covernants

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lilfeggle
Aug 10, 2010 9:10 pm
lilfeggle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Lucky bamboo yellow end

Lucky bamboo yellow end

You can use any liquid fert on these ;) Of course the special one is there for you to choose ;) However even the growers have hassles with them doing…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 11:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
11 August 2010

Japanese Maple-Bare rooted

Japanese Maple-Bare rooted

Just hoping there's a bit more rain still to come and not too many frosts. been pretty cold over night/in the morning here. Not good for trees just starting to get new…

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kexkez
Aug 11, 2010 12:02 am
kexkez

It is that ratio that we are trying to avoid now days in WA from the info from my mentors and peers. The days of growing turf on high sand (yellow sand as an example) must…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 11, 2010 12:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 August 2010

Home Base Expo Brickpaving course..Has anyone done it?

Home Base Expo Brickpaving course..Has anyone done it?

A friend of mine does landscape design courses there. These are trade standard courses and the landscape design course is said to exceed what is taught in entry level Cert…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 11, 2010 12:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Plane trees are fast growing and look superb in summer. They grow amazingly tall in competition and grow really wide and low without. They have beautiful dappled trunks of…

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Redman
Aug 11, 2010 1:08 am
Redman
camelia
camelia
11 August 2010

are there any issues with privet hedges?

are there any issues with privet hedges?

That link was an interesting read about privet - a class 4 noxious weed. I'll see what council says.

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camelia
Aug 11, 2010 9:57 am
englyn
englyn
11 August 2010

Can you secure a tree to your property?

Can you secure a tree to your property?
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Is there anything nearby you can secure it to? You might be able to do something with a bike chain or two. As in, mine is a kind of spiral that'd work around the tree…

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englyn
Aug 11, 2010 3:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 August 2010

Courtyard ideas for an ugly area

Courtyard ideas for an ugly area

Jason Hodges did a nice little demo of a few court yard dress ups a few weeks ago :) Might be some info on the web page on it :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 11, 2010 11:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 August 2010

Attention West Aussies- Sublime lime

Attention West Aussies- Sublime lime
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P.S. -> I can't comment on Export too much. I grew up in Gero and up there we all thrived on the stuff. Didn't do us any harm.....I think :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 12, 2010 1:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
koborrow
koborrow
12 August 2010

Irrigation mainline pipe size backyard.

Irrigation mainline pipe size backyard.

yeah 25mm will be fine. 20mm you may get away with but could be iffy without knowing flow rates and water pressure. ;) I'd be using 25mm for…

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koborrow
Aug 12, 2010 2:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 August 2010

Shade trees for west facing backyard

Shade trees for west facing backyard

Grevilleas, Feijoa sel. Maybe a Macadamia. Frangipani.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 12, 2010 10:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 August 2010

How to prepare soil for turf/gardening

How to prepare soil for turf/gardening

I notice that you guys in the east get topsoils where as we buy soil improver's and conditioners and landscpae mixes more in the west :lol: It really is the same thing but…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 12, 2010 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 August 2010

what would be a good plant to use for a hedge..

what would be a good plant to use for a hedge..

Where is this hedge going to be growing? and I don't mean in the ground or at your place :lol: What city? :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 12, 2010 11:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
13 August 2010

Modern Bali style garden - Look what I found

Modern Bali style garden - Look what I found

I have been looking and looking, I just found my GOLD and want to share it with you all. Look at the photos just beautiful, I will be visiting…

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Rudolf1980
Aug 13, 2010 10:14 am
Rudolf1980
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 13, 2010 5:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 14, 2010 7:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 14, 2010 9:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 15, 2010 5:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 15, 2010 8:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 16, 2010 6:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 16, 2010 6:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 17, 2010 11:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2010 10:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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


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