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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 18, 2010 12:40 am
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 18, 2010 12:47 am
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 5:43 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 11:05 pm
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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 18, 2010 11:25 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 11:54 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 2:34 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 6:23 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 9:59 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 August 2010

Geofabric behind retaining wall- is it essential?

Geofabric behind retaining wall- is it essential?

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 10:20 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 6:05 am
ibfragalot99
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 21, 2010 8:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 21, 2010 8:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:18 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 2:34 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 6:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 24, 2010 1:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 24, 2010 1:33 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 24, 2010 2:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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!
1, 2, 3

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 10:55 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 26, 2010 12:49 am
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 4:46 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 9:42 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 10:22 am
barker
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 27, 2010 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 27, 2010 9:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 27, 2010 11:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:29 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 1:55 am
mecha-wombat
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Jeg
Aug 30, 2010 11:58 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 12:06 pm
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 12:21 pm
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danana
Aug 30, 2010 1:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2010

weedmat

weedmat

It really isn't about a particular product for paving or similar. If you use pavers, the weeds grow in the cracks. If you have concrete, the weeds grow in the cracks. Thye…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2010 7:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2010

Re-planting Lilly Pillys

Re-planting Lilly Pillys

Successful planting isn't about deep rich holes in the ground. It should always be about shallow and wide prepared areas of soil ;) Anything deeper than 300-400mm and the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2010 7:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lisanne
lisanne
30 August 2010

My Front Yard - Fu a Question!

My Front Yard - Fu a Question!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks Fu!! I will get pruning soon then :D

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lisanne
Aug 30, 2010 8:21 pm
yellyak
yellyak
31 August 2010

Dog-friendly ground cover

Dog-friendly ground cover
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DH did appreciate the cat suggestion ::

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yellyak
Aug 31, 2010 1:22 am

How about this one!

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kentwang
Aug 31, 2010 10:15 am
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Bagheera
Aug 31, 2010 2:38 pm
-Jess-
-Jess-
31 August 2010

Lilydale Topping Path in front of Alfresco deck - thoughts?!

Lilydale Topping Path in front of Alfresco deck - thoughts?!

Thanks Mozzie, I think we have gone off the idea of Lilydale topping, am now thinking about a paved path that we could extend to one side for the kids area where they can…

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-Jess-
Aug 31, 2010 2:43 pm
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haywgl
Aug 31, 2010 7:27 pm
haywgl
yellyak
yellyak
31 August 2010

Garden design ideas needed small courtyard new house

Garden design ideas needed small courtyard new house

Thanks, Fu. Had a look thru and saw some good stuff. Not sure how we will go w the puppy so will wait and see. Assuming the trees survive, any tips on caring for them? Am…

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yellyak
Aug 31, 2010 9:42 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
1 September 2010

Leucadendron (Established)

Leucadendron (Established)

I planted these too! Gorgeous plant. The nursery we bought them from gave the same advice as Fu, buy the small ones, as they needed to be pruned and would end up the same…

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fairy blue
Sep 01, 2010 2:30 pm
fairy blue


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