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I can't find it but I did find a nice one of yet another ripper WA plant :) A fav of mine also :) The softest foliage :) Like a lambs ear :) Amazing flower and grows to about…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2010 2:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Nott
Nott
20 April 2010

Common plants problems

Common plants problems

This is another one I asked a while ago. Q: I found the leaves are a bit yellow and with some black spots recently, did i make sth wrong? A: The Hebe is going to go to…

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Nott
Apr 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Nott
wemyss_castle
wemyss_castle
21 April 2010

Problem with levels - to retain or not to retain?

Problem with levels - to retain or not to retain?

Thanks for the reply A.Ryder :) I think you are right...I like your idea, and think I might get my husband to give that a go...he is pretty handy, so I think he should be…

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wemyss_castle
Apr 21, 2010 3:20 pm
wemyss_castle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 April 2010

The importance of good root systems

The importance of good root systems

Most trees have shallow roots. After all from gardens to Amazon rainforest to WA's Southern Forests and the Victorian forests, the whole layer of activity is generally in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2010 11:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2010 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
penny73
penny73
22 April 2010

Reccs for natural turf suppliers Melbourne

Reccs for natural turf suppliers Melbourne

Thanks for the tips we ended up with couch (we are selling our home so wanted something cheap and we live in Sanctuary Lakes and it is what is used on the golf course…

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penny73
Apr 22, 2010 11:24 am
keen
keen
22 April 2010

Colorbond fence on top of Besser Block retaining wall

Colorbond fence on top of Besser Block retaining wall

Oceanover, It is possible. You need to design your wall and your fence so that you know where everything fits. Poles will only need to go into the wall, not the ground as…

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keen
Apr 22, 2010 3:59 pm
cherub
cherub
24 April 2010

Spotted Gum Deck staining

Spotted Gum Deck staining

Use no name napisan to clean deck first, dilute 1/3 container to a bucket of water. Scrub deck leave for 10 mins and hose off

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cherub
Apr 24, 2010 6:48 am
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kek
Apr 23, 2010 7:22 am
kek
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 April 2010

Flowering Plum Trees

Flowering Plum Trees

Prunus cerasifera nigra fastigiata Pretty sure Crimson spire is a hybrid of this one :) So if you can't find Crimson spire, look out for the silly latin name I have mentioned above :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 23, 2010 3:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Southies
Southies
23 April 2010

MASSIVE FRANGIPANI - FOR SALE

MASSIVE FRANGIPANI - FOR SALE

Thanks Fu, I'll pass that on. Yes, if I had that kind of money :( , I'd snap it up myself :wink:

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Southies
Apr 23, 2010 3:48 pm
Southies
kexkez
kexkez
23 April 2010

How much did you budget for for landscape & garden...

How much did you budget for for landscape & garden...

budget. hmm forgot to include patience ... waiting for return quotes. has to be priceless.. surely?

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kexkez
Apr 24, 2010 12:23 am
kexkez

I'm trying to figure out where your damp course is. In this photo it appears…

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kek
Apr 24, 2010 9:54 am
kek
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 10:13 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 28, 2010 12:13 am
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 7:31 pm
kek
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 29, 2010 1:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:24 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 11:56 am
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Nott
Apr 29, 2010 1:27 pm
Nott

Which Lawn Mower?

Which Lawn Mower?
1, 2

Be careful with this info because if you…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2010 4:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2010 4:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2010 5:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2010 5:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2010 5:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:12 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 05, 2010 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 05, 2010 12:40 am

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 05, 2010 1:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:09 pm

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 06, 2010 1:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:04 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 12:58 pm
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 09, 2010 12:55 am
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 11:02 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 4:27 pm
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Gone Ducky
May 14, 2010 1:05 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 8:57 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 9:31 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 11:27 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 11:18 pm
suh
suh
22 May 2010

Remember "The General"

Remember "The General"
1, 2, 3, 4

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 5:01 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 8:59 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 5:37 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 9:17 pm

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