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MissVintage
MissVintage
1 June 2010

Show me your Garden!

Show me your Garden!
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Hey Guys Timber deck and slats is a really cheap product called bartu or batu - we were on quite a tight budget and this worked well. We use a tinted oil in a yellow tin,…

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MissVintage
Jun 01, 2010 12:21 pm
MissVintage
bails
bails
1 June 2010

Help with landscape design

Help with landscape design

I'd start with the SA landscapers assoc. I'm sure they will have a website and usually one can serch by locality - in VIC I'm yet to find a bad one that belongs to the…

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bails
Jun 01, 2010 9:30 pm
dave-
dave-
1 June 2010

Tall & Narrow "Canopy" Tree for backyard?

Tall & Narrow "Canopy" Tree for backyard?
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Good choices Dave - Capital pear is a fantastic ornamental pear, great branch attachment unlike a few earlier cultivars. Just make sure you have…

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dave-
Jun 01, 2010 10:32 pm
tropicalexotics
tropicalexotics
2 June 2010

Sealing a concrete pond

Sealing a concrete pond

Thanks for that. And its an interesting system...had no idea that trout grew so fast. Scott

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tropicalexotics
Jun 02, 2010 7:56 am
bails
bails
2 June 2010

Which nursery in Melbourne - Need a Jap Maple "Osakazuki"

Which nursery in Melbourne - Need a Jap Maple "Osakazuki"

Diacos are a great nursery and the owners have done a fantastic job in setting up the nursery - if you get one of the family members you will get exceptional service. Its…

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bails
Jun 02, 2010 8:08 pm
cherub
cherub
3 June 2010

Advice on rendered wall planter please.

Advice on rendered wall planter please.

You can use as a drain but you still want the water away from the footing/base of the wall. Search for Flo Pipe by atlantis this product only needs a fall of 1% and will…

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cherub
Jun 03, 2010 6:59 am
oohsam
oohsam
3 June 2010

Veggie patch over termite barrier

Veggie patch over termite barrier

Hi all, I have a termite barrier around my house, and I am bout to finish my veggie patch. The barrier is under my veggie patch, towards the back of it, will this affect…

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oohsam
Jun 03, 2010 2:54 pm
oohsam
oohsam
3 June 2010

garden ideas

garden ideas

I'll jump right in. If you want a garden to entertain and to look like a garden i would start by ripping the whole lot up. Always good to start with a blank canvas. You…

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oohsam
Jun 03, 2010 3:35 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
4 June 2010

I need a privacy fence that lets the breeze through

I need a privacy fence that lets the breeze through

A 1.8m high solid fence ie. colorbond isn't going to completely stop the wind from entering the space behind ... it will simply sweep up and over it.

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jimmalenko
Jun 04, 2010 12:18 pm
Trish
Trish
6 June 2010

Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

Power supply advice for water feature pump+lights

A good idea is to get an electrician to install a weatherproof GPO point to a place in your garden near where your transformers and power…

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Trish
Jun 06, 2010 2:02 pm
Trish
Bek
Bek
6 June 2010

Show me your small backyard!

Show me your small backyard!

WOW kek what an awesome backyard! i love it.... and have similar ideas for ours (except timber decking instead of pavers). Love the screens and will definitely be…

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Bek
Jun 06, 2010 7:56 pm
Possumchops
Possumchops
7 June 2010

Plants for Biloytix disperal area

Plants for Biloytix disperal area

I'm hoping you guys can give me some ideas of what I can put in my dispersal area for my biolytix. It will be partially under turf and partially garden. I have visions of…

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Possumchops
Jun 07, 2010 9:30 am

There are some small (1m2) steel/enamel freestanding pits advertised in the Stratco catalogue that found its way into the letterbox on the weekend. Might be worth…

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Richo
Jun 07, 2010 11:43 am
Richo

Great Outdoors Landscaping -Mandurah W.A

Great Outdoors Landscaping -Mandurah W.A

Great Outdoors Landscaping are members of the LIA of WA. I haven't heard of them professionally, but our webmaster has. Great Outdoors Landscaping have spent a few bucks…

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Aesthetic Landscapes
Jun 11, 2010 10:30 am

Landscaping costs in nsw

Landscaping costs in nsw

10-15% of property value is the sweet spot. However you can reduce the risk of overcapitalising by landscaping outdoor rooms. Outdoor rooms that are semi-sheltered or…

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Aesthetic Landscapes
Jun 11, 2010 10:35 am

Show us you’re landscaping and help inspire people

Show us you’re landscaping and help inspire people

Plenty of inspirational photos in my signature. You'll have to forgive our listing at homeone; yet to update it with some project photos. But they're on the way.

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Aesthetic Landscapes
Jun 11, 2010 10:37 am
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Lex
Jun 11, 2010 3:54 pm
Lex

Lunchtime, have you seen the project sheet(s) on the Hebel website? We were considering doing a built-in BBQ, and my husband thought Hebel would be cheap (and easier than…

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kek
Jun 13, 2010 8:42 am
kek
kek
kek
13 June 2010

Whittlesea area: Got a green thumb and some time?

Whittlesea area: Got a green thumb and some time?

Aww, c'mon ....It'd be good exercise for you, themax. ::lol:: I'd love to help set up the rain garden. I have zero experience with those, but they fascinate me. :D

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kek
Jun 13, 2010 2:18 pm
kek
kek
kek
13 June 2010

Front Garden ideas/help

Front Garden ideas/help

I meant to add: It would be really worthwhile getting a landscape designer to draw something up for you - you can always DIY the actual work, but a professional design…

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kek
Jun 13, 2010 2:19 pm
kek
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d@n
Jun 14, 2010 11:42 am
russell
russell
14 June 2010

Retaining wall - fence clearance

Retaining wall - fence clearance

I forgot to say by the way, I'm planning on building at least the front one myself from sleepers. It's about 700 mm high at its highest. The back one needs to be higher so…

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russell
Jun 14, 2010 2:25 pm
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 14, 2010 8:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Redman
Redman
15 June 2010

vertical gardens availability

vertical gardens availability

OMG a joomla website with that skin. lol I worked on a website for 6 months using that theme. Just having a flash back... Nice gallery though the image container needs…

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Redman
Jun 15, 2010 10:55 pm
Redman
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
16 June 2010

Fence height queries

Fence height queries

So, we are on a corner block, and in our development, that means we have to have masonry pillars in the fence, with timber lapped and capped between (LHS boundary). To…

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joannapaulp
Jun 16, 2010 11:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

What colour pebbles for my garden?

What colour pebbles for my garden?
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A healthy sustainable garden works like this at your house and in forests ;) ( in a heavily simplified…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 12:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

Help !! My newly laid lawn has moss and fungus

Help !! My newly laid lawn has moss and fungus

Why wouldn't I respond? :oops: :th: Your lawn will look like poo but bare with it and keep going with the methods you have used. I would be inclined right now to stick to the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 10:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

Lanscaping help/ideas/opinions?

Lanscaping help/ideas/opinions?

For water wise plants there really is only one place to look. The reason is the guy who put this together is one of Australia's best water consultants. His knowledge has…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 11:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

Wall Creepers

Wall Creepers

I once spent 2 years removing a climbing ficus or creeping fig from a property. It covered a little wall about 3x2. it's roots went the thickness of a football down to a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 11:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

Magnolia - Kay Parris / Teddy Bear / Little Gem

Magnolia - Kay Parris / Teddy Bear / Little Gem

All the flowers have varrying sizes throughout the year. They are all so much the same it would come down to what you can get your hands on. Kay Paris is my choice of the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 11:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 June 2010

Garden Bed for Renters

Garden Bed for Renters

Vibernum Tinus. Easy to get, will cover the height required. Don't fluff about with climbers.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 16, 2010 11:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

When's the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs?

When's the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs?

autumn winter and early spring at a pinch. It's always amazed me how we don't recognise in Australia we have more than 4 seasons in most places and that we still follow…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Yellow Sir Walter

Yellow Sir Walter

The answers you seek are already posted in the turf thread. Failing that the search function will be the answer ;) There is heeeeeeeeeaps of threads on this very topic ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Lawn seed to fix patchy areas - help please....

Lawn seed to fix patchy areas - help please....

Not their best though that's for sure ;) It has a lower germination rate than some of their others like arid and sun and shade.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Some information on flowering Plum

Some information on flowering Plum

I'd be selecting Prunus nigra. Flowers better. It will do great there. Try mail order if you are over east :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

organic blood and bone - how much is too much

organic blood and bone - how much is too much

If you planted a mop top then be prepared to have problems with suckers. These are renowned to be aggressive suckerers and are now days only grown and sold by nurseries…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:33 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

What is that type of pot for?

What is that type of pot for?

Those sorts of pots are for people to buy and think how pretty they are :lol: They are not made because you can grow something in them ;) We see it every day with plant problems…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

A question...

A question...

Chorizema for something small. Thomasia for something small and bigger :) Acacia limelight and fetuchini

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Is it too cold to top dress?

Is it too cold to top dress?

You guys rock :) Make sure you don't use gymickie and tackie lawn topdresses sold by bulk soil joints. Get an organic and preferably certified wonderfully composted soil…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Who do we go to.

Who do we go to.

WALDA http://www.walda.com.au/ I will be doing a presentation for them in the near future :) Great organisation to deal with :) They mostly do just designs. They formed…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer


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