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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 12:31 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 12:33 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 1:53 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 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
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 8:27 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 8:30 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 10:11 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 10:20 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 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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danana
Aug 30, 2010 12:11 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 6:12 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 6:19 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 7:21 pm
yellyak
yellyak
31 August 2010

Dog-friendly ground cover

Dog-friendly ground cover
1, 2

DH did appreciate the cat suggestion ::

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yellyak
Aug 31, 2010 12:22 am

How about this one!

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kentwang
Aug 31, 2010 9:15 am
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Bagheera
Aug 31, 2010 1:38 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 1:43 pm
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haywgl
Aug 31, 2010 6:27 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 8:42 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 1:30 pm
fairy blue
cmach
cmach
1 September 2010

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grass

Love it, thankyou

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cmach
Sep 01, 2010 9:06 pm
keen
keen
2 September 2010

Coastal front yard - need awesome small tree

Coastal front yard - need awesome small tree

I thought about Feijoa. Look ok amongst the natives you think ? (nevermind the elephant in the room I mean plastic grass) What do you do about fruit fly - net the whole…

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keen
Sep 02, 2010 2:00 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
2 September 2010

Fire Ash

Fire Ash

you can put in your watering can too

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mecha-wombat
Sep 02, 2010 5:58 pm
mecha-wombat
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 September 2010

All round landscaper in North West Melb suburbs

All round landscaper in North West Melb suburbs

Check the "choose a landscaper" thread for advice on who to choose ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 02, 2010 11:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 September 2010

How to Treat an Apricot Tree so bugs don't eat my fruit?!

How to Treat an Apricot Tree so bugs don't eat my fruit?!

Of course you can :) Just have a go :) Grow it in a big pot ;) I am going to be repotting an avocado later today, peach, nectarine, lemon, lime, and planting a Brown fig in a pot :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 September 2010

Rotary Hoes

Rotary Hoes

Yeah you should do easy.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 03, 2010 4:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 September 2010

3 panel sliding door bottom track

3 panel sliding door bottom track

Hi there, I have a 3 panel sliding glass door out on my undercover patio area, where the doors won't slide due to rust and extensive damage on…

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ECOECO
Sep 05, 2010 1:24 pm
ECOECO
Nott
Nott
5 September 2010

Funny Email Re: Grass

Funny Email Re: Grass

:lol: This in fact is a great email, probably not a spam ! ::wornout::

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Nott
Sep 05, 2010 4:47 pm
Nott
jodge
jodge
6 September 2010

Conifers. . . lots of them.

Conifers. . . lots of them.

hmmm. . . Fu. . . don't suppose you could post me some of this "Canker" stuff over to Sydney huh? I'd pay!

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jodge
Sep 06, 2010 5:19 pm
jodge
therunner
therunner
6 September 2010

turf prices

turf prices

all good. thanks mark. just picked up turf from kentucky turf. they are cheap. and the turf was great. bring on spring :)

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therunner
Sep 06, 2010 8:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 September 2010

Eradicating Guildford grass before new lawn - WA

Eradicating Guildford grass before new lawn - WA

This will be ongoing after the new turf has been laid. As I have often posted, the method of treatment is similar. First, feed the Guildford grass with some powerfeed or…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 07, 2010 12:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Itrysohard
Itrysohard
7 September 2010

Liquid Snail Killer

Liquid Snail Killer

Oh, please don't crush up the pellets. The pellets need to be whole for the snails to eat. They are a bait :) :D Make sure they are iron based…

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Itrysohard
Sep 07, 2010 6:10 pm
englyn
englyn
8 September 2010

WA Wreath Flowers

WA Wreath Flowers

I planted three blue leschenaultias a couple of months ago. Bought them on impulse because I love them, although I was nervous about growing them because they're supposed…

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englyn
Sep 08, 2010 11:07 am
Barwon374
Barwon374
9 September 2010

How to propagate aeonium?

How to propagate aeonium?

I just break the rosettes off and plant them straight into pots, with the 1 plant i started off with 1 yr ago, i now have at least 30 aeoniums that are growing really well!

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Barwon374
Sep 09, 2010 9:40 pm
Bek
Bek
9 September 2010

Fences when you have no neighbours...

Fences when you have no neighbours...

Thanks for your advice everyone. I will definitely write the (friendly) letter myself, along with 3 quotes, and fingers crossed they will agree to it. I know it sounds…

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Bek
Sep 09, 2010 9:41 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
10 September 2010

Help! whats a good canopy tree for melb tropical garden

Help! whats a good canopy tree for melb tropical garden

lol. I know , sad aint I.lol Were arent planting around a pool. Too cold down here.lol. But as for planting in gravel mix, shouldn't be a problem as my hubbies got a…

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Rudolf1980
Sep 10, 2010 12:06 pm
Rudolf1980
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 4:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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