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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 July 2010

Cocas Palm trunks -- useful as firewood?

Cocas Palm trunks -- useful as firewood?

I used to kill them first before cutting them down. Its much easier on the chainsaw when they have dried out considerably, otherwise the chainsaw continually gets…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 26, 2010 8:31 pm
Dukekamaya
tropicalexotics
tropicalexotics
27 July 2010

Draining Clay

Draining Clay

Thank you all for your help. ::smile:: we'll do the raised vege beds, but I guess we will need to do more for the fruit trees. The links to the drain…

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tropicalexotics
Jul 27, 2010 4:34 pm

Our dead side is a little larger than your area, but we did stones. There's nothing under them so our dogs wee just goes right through. We needed somewhere they could go…

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joles
Jul 27, 2010 5:58 pm
joles
keen
keen
30 July 2010

Step up or excavate??

Step up or excavate??

Paving should be ~150mm below DPC - see http://www.pavingexpert.com/blocks2.htm this site has everything you need to know on all types of paving

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keen
Jul 30, 2010 11:27 am
Dollar
Dollar
30 July 2010

Dingo/Kanga hire

Dingo/Kanga hire

We hired one 24hrs =$180. The ground was probably a bit to wet for it. We may consider hiring it again but not sure.

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Dollar
Jul 30, 2010 2:27 pm
Bam
Bam
30 July 2010

advice pls on yard prep ...

advice pls on yard prep ...

More traffic? Possibly. Generally speaking, those with landscaping knowledge will go to that area and will offer you assistance if they can. More traffic here = more…

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Bam
Jul 30, 2010 10:31 pm
Bam
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
31 July 2010

Retaining Walls - Secret Harbour WA

Retaining Walls - Secret Harbour WA

Hi Abbeybox - Re retaining walls in Secret Harbour, they guys who are constructing the walls in Spyglass Hill do most of the work in Secret Harbour, if you require their…

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lilfeggle
Jul 31, 2010 1:10 pm
lilfeggle
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
31 July 2010

Where to start? What to do?

Where to start? What to do?

Okay, let's see how this goes. Survey plan of the land -…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jul 31, 2010 11:31 pm
kek
kek
1 August 2010

PEBBLES & WEEDMATS

PEBBLES & WEEDMATS
1, 2

^ What he said. Stop stressing Southies - we get bugger-all weeds (and the pebbles haven't disappeared either. That might be a problem if we had quicksand.... :th: :wink: ). Lay…

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kek
Aug 01, 2010 2:39 pm
kek
kexkez
kexkez
2 August 2010

Interlocking Reconstituted Limestone blocks

Interlocking Reconstituted Limestone blocks

i've seen something like that at a show a while back. They can be cut with a saw/handsaw. The guy was saying they can be used to construct buildings and I think retianing walls.

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kexkez
Aug 02, 2010 12:25 pm
kexkez
jbarry
jbarry
2 August 2010

Reticulation and Lawn - Perth

Reticulation and Lawn - Perth

Hi Guys We are just getting our current house ready to sell and we are hoping to put it on the market mid to late September. Wondering if anyone can recommend a…

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jbarry
Aug 02, 2010 4:11 pm
oohsam
oohsam
3 August 2010

Double gates for our back fence

Double gates for our back fence

You can buy pre-made frames (RHS) from bunnings that are adjustable. They are a little annoying to put together but fairly easy if you are a bit handy.

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oohsam
Aug 03, 2010 2:10 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
3 August 2010

Why trench edging is a good idea in clay soils........

Why trench edging is a good idea in clay soils........

Can you provide more info, I have no idea what you'e done? Did you just dig a trench around and then fill the inside with soil? how does that…

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Deemaree
Aug 03, 2010 3:35 pm
Deemaree
ryan509
ryan509
3 August 2010

New to the forum

New to the forum

yeah Im thinking if you can compact over lawn when its fresh out of the turf farm then shouldnt you be able to do it at a later stage too?, Unless anyone says otherwise…

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ryan509
Aug 03, 2010 5:22 pm
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
4 August 2010

Planter box on edge of driveway

Planter box on edge of driveway

I have seen this done many time is front yards where concrete dominates dirt and grass. It can look effective but beware of cracking as so much hard-scaping needs…

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Spa Matz
Aug 04, 2010 1:32 pm
just Erin
just Erin
4 August 2010

the sideway sucks !!

the sideway sucks !!

The side of our house looks exactly the same :roll: Aaron's currently in the process of digging trenches to lay some ag pipe which is hooked up to a pit he put in, which also…

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just Erin
Aug 04, 2010 3:10 pm
just Erin
ernie9
ernie9
5 August 2010

Drainage issues

Drainage issues

Thanks for your replys...ill see what i can do :) and ill let you guys know along the way..

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ernie9
Aug 05, 2010 12:32 pm
wazafi
wazafi
6 August 2010

Covered Alfresco

Covered Alfresco

Do you mean just covering the exisiting alfresco? If that is the case, why not get a timber folding doors that can virtually secure the alfresco or open it up fully to…

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wazafi
Aug 06, 2010 1:04 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
7 August 2010

Clay and Composting

Clay and Composting

Compaction is your big enemy too with clay. Mulch heavily after improving the soil.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 07, 2010 9:04 am
wemyss_castle
wemyss_castle
7 August 2010

Site Cut and Retiaing Wall (Do i have a Neighbour Issue)

Site Cut and Retiaing Wall (Do i have a Neighbour Issue)

We had much the same issue, and since we both altered the original level of the site, we both paid for the retaining wall... ours was around half/half so we just split the…

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wemyss_castle
Aug 07, 2010 4:23 pm
wemyss_castle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 August 2010

Extreme mulching in Fremantle

Extreme mulching in Fremantle

The Freo Council is right up there with making sure both it and it's rate payers maintain trees. They have an excellent programme of encouraging different verges like non…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 09, 2010 9:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
anchar
anchar
9 August 2010

Cheap Velvetene turf

Cheap Velvetene turf

Gidday...for those after a great turf at less than half price, I saw about 100 metres at Soils Aint Soils in Canningvale going for only $3.00 a roll! Won't last long. Hope…

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anchar
Aug 09, 2010 10:37 pm
kitten
kitten
9 August 2010

Matching retaining wall bricks to house

Matching retaining wall bricks to house

You can always take a photo of your bricks to the second hand brick dealers. Might be a bit easier than going back and forth with bricks :)

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kitten
Aug 09, 2010 11:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 August 2010

Village Green

Village Green

Village green is a new sterile kikuyu (doesn't self seed everywhere), it grows anywhere in any soil apart from the tropics. Good for full…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 12:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Hard Clay Soil Under Lawn...what to do?

Hard Clay Soil Under Lawn...what to do?

Generally seeded turfs use very large volumes of water in summer to stay green. Look at Kikuyu like emerald, that an be bought as a seed :) much better but aggressive. good…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Drought Tolerant Perenials

Drought Tolerant Perenials

Just got a hold of this good link and figured I'd share it with you guys :) http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-dro ... arden.html The Blackeyed Susan might be a bit…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Roses in WA

Roses in WA

Think about the bees before you spray with ease to apease the aphids (I couldn't think of a way of getting aphids to rhyme in very well :( )

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

fast growing hedge required

fast growing hedge required

Acmena smithii minor is a better choice for that height/pest resistance if going with a lilly pilly. Other types that are not acmena smithii…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 2:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Roses - Olivia Newton-John

Roses - Olivia Newton-John

To control black spot (that is never going to be controlled in Perth) use full cream milk and water (It's official,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Plant ID and banana Q's

Plant ID and banana Q's

Why not email them and ask? They might not be aware their garden is being talked about as well. That is a top design alright :)

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

Copper lights in the garden - good or bad idea?

Copper lights in the garden - good or bad idea?

Copper will look fantastic and although you buy them all shiny, copper really looks the goods when the colour of the oxidisation gets going. Brilliant for texture and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

Bowen Mango - Kensington Pride

Bowen Mango - Kensington Pride

Protect them from the winters :) You might need to construct a make shift frame from retic pipe and cover with clear plastic. Try have them in some warm spot you might have :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 August 2010

New turf water restrictions eased for Melbourne!!!

New turf water restrictions eased for Melbourne!!!

This is good news. Water in the morning and evening if you have to. Avoid high evaporation times. Also make the most of the water and you East coast tyoes all the way…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 10, 2010 3:40 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:45 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 3:52 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 4:11 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 9:39 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 5:50 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 9:45 pm


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