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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 1:01 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 1:10 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 1:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 1:14 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 1:16 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 1:33 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 1:36 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 1:37 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 1:48 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 1:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

WA Garden week This year April 8th to 13th 2010

WA Garden week This year April 8th to 13th 2010
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Like they cost this much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 1:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Names of Plants

Names of Plants

Need a better shot. too dark. Maybe get on a rainy day or later in the day.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 1:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 June 2010

Horrid Garden Bed Soil

Horrid Garden Bed Soil
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Why do the work when nature can do it for you. Now that is a statement and a half. It is just the very idea we all should follow. Let the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 17, 2010 2:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 June 2010

advise please...

advise please...

Oh I figured the sand was going to be against the wall :th:

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onc_artisan
Jun 17, 2010 10:46 pm
onc_artisan
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 June 2010

What Mulch do I use?

What Mulch do I use?

There is only one answer in a simple way, and I won't be telling it :lol: put the kettle on folks :lol: Make sure it isn't composted. I'll do a search in a bit for the tonne of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 18, 2010 1:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 June 2010

How to choose the right lawnmower

How to choose the right lawnmower

What do they do when a dog wees on it? Great concept and all but. The finish will always be rubbish. reel (or cylinder) mowers will deliver a beautiful finish. The…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 18, 2010 2:46 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 June 2010

Lawn laying blues.

Lawn laying blues.

Then when it is down, do some laps again. If you find it still spongy hire it again and do some laps. Top dress with organic compost in the low spots :) It will take ages…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 18, 2010 2:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
DaisySparkle18
DaisySparkle18
18 June 2010

Can anyone recommend a good stainless steel shovel?

Can anyone recommend a good stainless steel shovel?

Darn good point Ash, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks. Will investigate. Though I do love the look of the digadoo spade.

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DaisySparkle18
Jun 18, 2010 12:10 pm
DaisySparkle18
Michelle
Michelle
19 June 2010

Mushrooms

Mushrooms
1, 2

:lol: :lol: Great…

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Michelle
Jun 19, 2010 9:10 pm
Michelle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 June 2010

Fixing 'loose' decorative gravel / stones

Fixing 'loose' decorative gravel / stones

The stuff isn't something that can be done in your situation. It is expensive too. Very good in the applications you have seen but not for domestic stuff and certainly not…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 19, 2010 9:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Brooket
Brooket
19 June 2010

Problems selecting Grass for Geraldton WA

Problems selecting Grass for Geraldton WA

Sounds like our yard, bloody double gees everywhere the poor kids are like pin cusions! It's going to take forever to get rid of them. Those seed trays sound like a good…

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Brooket
Jun 19, 2010 11:03 pm
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ebon
Jun 20, 2010 6:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 June 2010

Bandicoot Problem

Bandicoot Problem

I'd be delighted to have a Bandicoot digging in the garden :) Some people pay money to see them, you get it for free. Damn that cursed wildlife damn it! Remember we are the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 21, 2010 12:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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


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