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toby
toby
27 April 2010

Acreage Copper log fence with automatic gates

Acreage Copper log fence with automatic gates

We are also building on an acreage and also hope to eventually have electric gates. I personally would have some form of brick / solid posts either side of the gates. I…

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toby
Apr 27, 2010 9:13 pm
meatpie
meatpie
27 April 2010

Decking Sydney

Decking Sydney

We're thinking of having a merbau decking for our alfresco and front porch over concrete slab (approximately 40m2), can anyone recommend decking company in sydney…

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meatpie
Apr 27, 2010 11:13 pm
kek
kek
28 April 2010

Verge Area

Verge Area

Try this thread for some ideas: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11343 :D

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kek
Apr 28, 2010 6:31 pm
kek

Driplines for Vegie gardens

Driplines for Vegie gardens

You will need the 13mm elbows but they have a smaller 10mm head on the other end. That is pushed into the 19mm poly feeder pipe. You could also just use 13mm tees and run…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 29, 2010 12:29 am
The Garden Whisperer
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 April 2010

HELP! Blocked storm water pipe under liquid limestone

HELP! Blocked storm water pipe under liquid limestone

Is it perpetually blocked, or does it eventually clear? If it clears, try pouring measured amounts of water into the hole in the downpipe, then you can work out roughly…

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ECOECO
Apr 29, 2010 7:24 am
ECOECO
englyn
englyn
29 April 2010

Finca?

Finca?

I used to have some vincas that survived on complete neglect. They were a bit leggy though. I have a pack of paper daisy seeds all ready to go :D

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englyn
Apr 29, 2010 10:56 am
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Nott
Apr 29, 2010 12:27 pm
Nott

Which Lawn Mower?

Which Lawn Mower?
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Be careful with this info because if you…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2010 3:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Laying Turf in Winter????

Laying Turf in Winter????

I beg to differ ;) But from the perspective of what the average non gardener sets out to achieve you may have a point :)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2010 3:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Dodonaea viscosa purpurea

Dodonaea viscosa purpurea

The leaves will be doing that due to the cold nights we are having. My main concern is not so much what was growing on the roots (many plants naturally have growths) but…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2010 4:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer

My magnolia nearly pulled off

My magnolia nearly pulled off

Avoid the use of garden stakes at every possible opportunity. It is a very poor practice and in the case of trees especially is a common cause of property damage years and…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2010 4:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Worm farm

Worm farm

This is a short article about the benefits of worm castings in controlling pests http://www.soilfoodweb.com.au/index.php ... Itemid=143

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2010 4:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Lex
Lex
10 May 2010

Pergola cost and is it easy to DIY?

Pergola cost and is it easy to DIY?

Not sure if this can help. Someone we know had an old pergola, floor area approx 5 x 8 m at least. They ordered colourbond pergola posts etc. cut to size and it was…

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Lex
May 10, 2010 7:12 pm
Lex

Roo paws in Gero

Roo paws in Gero

Yep but with the Macropidias they last only a few years. but IMO are the nicest of all the roo paws :) So worth it :) The macros tend to not like wet feet either. Yellow Gem…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 04, 2010 11:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Grevillea Vale
Grevillea Vale
4 May 2010

Roses

Roses

Thanks guys! I think i'll try the cd's.

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Grevillea Vale
May 04, 2010 11:40 pm

Robyn Gordon

Robyn Gordon

yeah they will be fine. Just don't fertilise. They won't get better till it warms up more than likely so your going to need patience. :) Even if they haven't done this in…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 05, 2010 12:02 am
The Garden Whisperer
englyn
englyn
5 May 2010

How much dirt to remove?

How much dirt to remove?

Yeah 4in might be a bit too much.

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englyn
May 05, 2010 11:09 am

Grass for SA conditions

Grass for SA conditions
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EZ will do fantastic once established. That is where the growers and landscapers avoid it because it takes a bit of work at the start to get it there. Growers really don't…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 06, 2010 12:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
6 May 2010

Wood to separate landscaping strips/areas?

Wood to separate landscaping strips/areas?

You can buy jarrah edging from garden supplies, but they do rot over a few years being thin timber and they do bend and warp. You can also get treated pine edging, better…

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Planned LScape
May 06, 2010 5:04 pm
Planned LScape
vanvir
vanvir
7 May 2010

Cut big phoenix palm tree

Cut big phoenix palm tree

Hi All, I have 1 really big phoenix palm tree which is on the side of my house. The tree is about 13 metres and this tree sits in between of my house and my…

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vanvir
May 07, 2010 11:58 am
mel_mox
mel_mox
8 May 2010

Plants to buy for melb winter weather!!

Plants to buy for melb winter weather!!

Hello Nott, thks for your feedback. ::smile:: Our house is about 15 yrs old. So not modern from the front, but want to make it look attractive. Currently the whole front is…

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mel_mox
May 08, 2010 11:55 pm
penny73
penny73
10 May 2010

Just wanted to share our new garden pics from start 2 finish

Just wanted to share our new garden pics from start 2 finish

We have actually found the kids use the garden more. They ride their bikes along the path ways and love jumping across the stones and along the wall. IF we were staying we…

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penny73
May 10, 2010 10:02 am
RedIsotope
RedIsotope
11 May 2010

Fu's recommendations on hose selection

Fu's recommendations on hose selection
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Hi everyone! Went to the big green shed on the weekend and visited the special orders desk to order the king of nozzles. Received a call today and the lady has told me…

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RedIsotope
May 11, 2010 3:27 pm
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Gone Ducky
May 14, 2010 12:05 am
kek
kek
14 May 2010

Neighbours Gardens and Owners Corps - a vent

Neighbours Gardens and Owners Corps - a vent

:: I'm glad it worked out for you Mrs G.... I cannot believe the gall of your neighbours, sitting on their butts while you weeded their garden. :shock: I'd actually never heard…

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kek
May 14, 2010 7:57 am
kek
oohsam
oohsam
14 May 2010

Question regarding a planter box design?

Question regarding a planter box design?

I wouldn't use ply wood for that. I would use merbau all round.... For the frame, plywood is fine, pine is fine... If you dont want merbau, any other hardwood would do.…

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oohsam
May 14, 2010 8:31 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
17 May 2010

External Power Sockets

External Power Sockets

Walk through your current house and decide where it drives you crazy that you don't have powerpoints. For outdoors that made it simple for me as I just thought about…

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Fernyhouse
May 17, 2010 10:27 pm
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
19 May 2010

Bluescope tank problems

Bluescope tank problems

It sounds like you need some kind of first flush system (or whatever they are called) it doesn't put the first x mls into the tank as that often…

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A.Ryder
May 19, 2010 10:18 pm
suh
suh
22 May 2010

Remember "The General"

Remember "The General"
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Suh, are the fireplace tiles texured or smooth? They look quite rough and textured in the photos. I am looking for something like that for our…

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suh
May 22, 2010 4:01 pm
suh
kiwichick
kiwichick
26 May 2010

How to reuse pebbles

How to reuse pebbles

I take on board what you said about water restrictions. As Kek said the earth will wash off over a few weeks watering. The only other idea I had was to lay them on a tarp,…

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kiwichick
May 26, 2010 7:59 pm
camelia
camelia
27 May 2010

Screening Plant

Screening Plant

There are a number of dwarf varieties of lilli pilli. Syzigium carnivale is one species that comes to mind.

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camelia
May 27, 2010 4:37 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
28 May 2010

Yucca Pups

Yucca Pups

I have just pulled off the Pups and put them in potting mix with some food and they have had no problem getting established

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kiwichick
May 28, 2010 8:17 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
28 May 2010

Backyard Ideas Needed!!! HELP :) 18M LONG X 4.5M WIDE

Backyard Ideas Needed!!! HELP :) 18M LONG X 4.5M WIDE

Two small kids ? I suggest a small cubby, some sort of path leading all the way to the cubby at the back were they can ride their vehicles, and the rest as open area to…

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Cabinfever
May 28, 2010 11:51 pm
Cabinfever
VPF
VPF
31 May 2010

Help finding a flowering vine for brick fence.

Help finding a flowering vine for brick fence.

Ficus pumila is looking like the winner so far. I tried to attach a picture to give a better idea of what I'm after but the board attachment quota has been reached.

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VPF
May 31, 2010 9:34 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
31 May 2010

choosing water tanks

choosing water tanks

Just purchased a 5000L slimline above ground steel tank for $ 1690. I thought that was pretty good. I am very sorry I cannot find the room to store another.

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McKinnon
May 31, 2010 9:38 am
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


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