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Lex
Jun 11, 2010 4:54 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 9:42 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 3:18 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 3:19 pm
kek
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d@n
Jun 14, 2010 12:42 pm
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 3:25 pm
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 14, 2010 9:42 pm
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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 11:55 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 12:19 pm
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 1:02 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 11:50 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 17, 2010 12:20 am
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 17, 2010 12:29 am
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 17, 2010 12:49 am
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 17, 2010 12:51 am
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 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
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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
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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


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