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farmmum
farmmum
21 June 2010

Covering a septic mound

Covering a septic mound

Thanks very much for the help everyone. I'll grab a few of all mentioned & see what does best.

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farmmum
Jun 21, 2010 3:01 pm
DoubleB
DoubleB
21 June 2010

Splitting cost for retaining wall

Splitting cost for retaining wall

As stated above - whoever created the need for retaining is responsible for the cost. The fence is 'usually' split.

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DoubleB
Jun 21, 2010 6:28 pm
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wemyss_castle
Jun 21, 2010 11:28 pm
wemyss_castle
berny
berny
22 June 2010

Who can repair a small burn mark on a laminate benchtop?

Who can repair a small burn mark on a laminate benchtop?

Hi, I have a couple of burn marks approx size of a 50c piece on a soft kitchen laminate benchtop, just wondering if anyone knows of anyone in Sydney who could repair this…

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berny
Jun 22, 2010 2:56 pm
themax
themax
22 June 2010

Garden Bed Depth

Garden Bed Depth

I have 2 Limelights, have had them for a few years now. They are very soft and pretty. Easy care.

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themax
Jun 22, 2010 8:54 pm
themax
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 June 2010

Can I use organic top dressing for turf as garden mix?

Can I use organic top dressing for turf as garden mix?

:lol: You must go to the back of the class! 100 lines Never feed the plant always feed the soil :lol: The number one thing is to feed the microbes in the soil. They will make more…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 22, 2010 11:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 23, 2010 12:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
keen
keen
23 June 2010

Photos of fencing on top of retaining wall

Photos of fencing on top of retaining wall

this is how i did mine. used ss angle cut to about 30mm for brackets and ss screws into wall plugs in the mortar to anchor. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31145 obviously this…

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keen
Jun 23, 2010 2:05 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
23 June 2010

New Home..

New Home..

I just checked your blog. Nice tie in between the Sleepers and your Windows and Garage. It will look fantastic when it's finished. I wanted to do the same thing with a 2…

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KnockItDown
Jun 23, 2010 4:42 pm
KnockItDown
Hels
Hels
23 June 2010

Exposed or Stencil Driveway

Exposed or Stencil Driveway

Hi Guys, Just wondering which one is a better option.. Exposed or Colour Stenciled driveway.. Is the price the same or is either of them more…

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Hels
Jun 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Hels
meatpie
meatpie
23 June 2010

Planting ideas over easement

Planting ideas over easement

Bring it forward and use the area as a utility area screened by trees/shrubs. Great spot for the dogs to hang out or a chook pen. Veggie garden…

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meatpie
Jun 24, 2010 12:17 am
Dollar
Dollar
23 June 2010

Black bug/pre-historic looking thing with yellow stripes

Black bug/pre-historic looking thing with yellow stripes

Thanks Fu but Redman identified it. The bugs have gone so that's good for now and I haven't killed any of them.

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Dollar
Jun 24, 2010 12:17 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 June 2010

Empire Zoysia Turf supplier (Melb)

Empire Zoysia Turf supplier (Melb)
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Wow, really? The best premium turf eh? Please cut and paste some more from your website to enlighten us.... :n:

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 24, 2010 11:37 am
sparkles
sparkles
26 June 2010

Someone help me!

Someone help me!

thanks for all the info. we have decided to go for pavers, making a border with them - like stepping stones, and having 4 seperate garden beds in the middle, if that makes…

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sparkles
Jun 26, 2010 4:29 pm
MBBN
MBBN
29 June 2010

Timber Fence on Retaining Wall

Timber Fence on Retaining Wall

we have our colorbond fence ontop of our retaining wall (was welded on). I wouldn't do it again. Much better to have it off the wall that way in case you need to…

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MBBN
Jun 29, 2010 10:31 am
jlb
jlb
29 June 2010

What to layunder under pebbles and stepping stones

What to layunder under pebbles and stepping stones

I would suggest you move the good soil to a garden area that could do with it. Pebbles are hard to walk on and expensive, they get kicked around and weeds grow through…

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jlb
Jun 29, 2010 4:53 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
29 June 2010

Garden for front of house - south facing

Garden for front of house - south facing

Just my opinion, but have you thought about a more formal garden? With the house being rendered, it looks more like a manor (if thats appropriate work) a stunning grand…

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The Little Misses
Jun 29, 2010 8:14 pm
The Little Misses
kek
kek
29 June 2010

Low maintenance gardening - what does that MEAN?

Low maintenance gardening - what does that MEAN?

:blink: Sand and dog poop wasn't quite what I was visualising.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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kek
Jun 29, 2010 11:50 pm
kek
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 July 2010

How can i remove a 2 day old linseed oil stain from my trex

How can i remove a 2 day old linseed oil stain from my trex

Kitty litter is the oil absorbing material (the white stuff) - used in industry everywhere to remove oil from floors. Just tip it on and leave it. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 01, 2010 9:12 am
ECOECO

Cost - Paling Fence

Cost - Paling Fence

The cheapest quote i've found is $66 per metre, for timber capped 1.9 metres exposed posts. We need 100 metres of fencing ::hyst::

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The Little Misses
Jul 02, 2010 10:29 pm
The Little Misses
Lissy Loo
Lissy Loo
3 July 2010

MulchNet.com-have you order any mulch from them?

MulchNet.com-have you order any mulch from them?

It took us over 6 months to get it but we finally did as a new contractor had started in the NW area of Melbourne. He was very quick once he finally got in touch. 10m3 is…

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Lissy Loo
Jul 03, 2010 4:58 pm
cam
cam
3 July 2010

brisbane landscaper/ landscaping

brisbane landscaper/ landscaping

looking around at landscapes in brisbane they seem to be lacking coulour given the beuatiful range of colourful plants available in this tropical climate. Im a bsa…

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cam
Jul 03, 2010 11:11 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
6 July 2010

Timber front fence ideas

Timber front fence ideas

Hi there, I went looking at different fence ideas a while back... check my thread for ideas :) viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25110&hilit=fence+options good luck !

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[JADED]
Jul 06, 2010 7:37 pm
[JADED]
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sparkles
Jul 08, 2010 4:03 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
10 July 2010

Corner garden what do you think?

Corner garden what do you think?

They are Bamboo palms. Japanese maples in the pots the red one has green leaves and the brown one has red leaves.

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kassan1973
Jul 10, 2010 11:58 am
kyiee81
kyiee81
11 July 2010

Thanks Fu! new pics of back retaining wall & plants

Thanks Fu! new pics of back retaining wall & plants
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just saw this :oops: :oops: :oops: thanks for that great tip fu! i am going to try it and will let you know how it goes! thanks again :: ::kiss::

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kyiee81
Jul 11, 2010 10:14 pm
kyiee81
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 July 2010

Exposedaggregate - crushed Cowra White - has anyone used it?

Exposedaggregate - crushed Cowra White - has anyone used it?

Well the polished concrete was a sample for a client and it was in Lithgow. :wink: So not as far away as you thought 8) The sample(s) had varing colour combos. First was…

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onc_artisan
Jul 12, 2010 8:09 pm
onc_artisan
sbudge
sbudge
14 July 2010

Ideas to drain water away from house

Ideas to drain water away from house

Hi You will probably find that the stormwater pipe that is installed around your house has no fall. This is a common problem when 90mm stormwater pipe is installed by some…

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sbudge
Jul 14, 2010 11:43 pm
mb2hall
mb2hall
15 July 2010

Lanscape Construction - Recommendation

Lanscape Construction - Recommendation

Thanks people.. his work looks great kek! I have noted down his website. Is there any other people who have had a great landscaper?

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mb2hall
Jul 15, 2010 9:04 am
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
19 July 2010

What's This Native Shrub Called ???

What's This Native Shrub Called ???

Looks to me like Goodenia ovata. Native Hop bush. Pretty hardy, grows fast. Can get a little scraggly at times. Lots of yellow flowers appear during spring. The…

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Planned LScape
Jul 19, 2010 6:35 pm
Planned LScape
pommybloke
pommybloke
21 July 2010

Lilydale/Tuscan /CastellaToppings

Lilydale/Tuscan /CastellaToppings

Dont worry it will come good, just let it dry out... then attack it with a hose (or just wait till you get some decent rain) and all the finer…

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pommybloke
Jul 21, 2010 11:23 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
23 July 2010

Magnolia Little Gem

Magnolia Little Gem

I bought a 2 metre Little Gem from Flemmings Nurseries (a distributor of theirs) for around $180, so the prices you're talking about sound great. Although, because it's a…

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anthony_carter
Jul 23, 2010 8:29 am
tempest
tempest
23 July 2010

Transplanting Young Citrus Trees?

Transplanting Young Citrus Trees?

Thank you very much Grevillea Vale, I'll move them the weekend we move in. ::smile::

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tempest
Jul 23, 2010 11:01 am
tempest
deathgod
deathgod
24 July 2010

Screening help

Screening help

Tx guys ! we are heaps happy with it. We are in Ocean Grove, coastal Vic. My installer/builder was my local Jims mowing guy. We have been mates for years, and he did a…

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deathgod
Jul 24, 2010 9:27 pm
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
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^ 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


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