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Nott
Nott
1 April 2010

what pest is it ?

what pest is it ?

thanks Fu very much for ur answer. I'll remove the mulch away from the stem tmr.

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Nott
Apr 01, 2010 8:46 pm
Nott

What does wind damage look like? And how does it work?

What does wind damage look like? And how does it work?

Get it out of the sun ;) That indicates infrequent watering. So the soil would be wet and then dry then wet then dry. Fix by feeding soil, thicker leaf cells mean less…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 01, 2010 9:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer

UV coating for storm water pipes

UV coating for storm water pipes

Still not an issue worth worrying about. If it was a problem, every wholesale nursery in the country would stop functioning ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 01, 2010 10:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

What plants do u put at the side of the house?

What plants do u put at the side of the house?

nott this is a topic that there are a heap of threads already on loaded with ideas :) Have a flick using the search function in the top right :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 01, 2010 10:40 pm
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Propagating yuccas

Propagating yuccas

Cut the fork off and use the two bits. Stuff fluffing around with powders and gells. I don't know of any grower that uses them on Yuccas. In fact leaving for a week is a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 01, 2010 10:54 pm
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Plastic Grass Yes i know lol

Plastic Grass Yes i know lol

Oh and just use a push mower on a lawn of that space. Piece of cake :) Light and easy :) No ramp needed :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 01, 2010 10:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Landscaping Front Garden - Where to begin?

Landscaping Front Garden - Where to begin?

Oh and an excellent idae is to head to a library and flick through some books of landscapes around the world. Old and new. make notes of what you like in as many as…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:59 am
The Garden Whisperer

Need Advice on Class A Recycled Water

Need Advice on Class A Recycled Water

Just treat it as fine. Soil prep will need to be just as all my posts suggest. No matter if it is grey water or scheme. Same prep. Plant choices will not be affected…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 1:12 am
The Garden Whisperer

Adelaide Lanscapers

Adelaide Lanscapers

The best way to pick someone is to make use of the sticky above on this very topic ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 11:21 am
The Garden Whisperer

Recommend me a push mower please!

Recommend me a push mower please!

I'm trying to find someone in Australia who does a weighted push mower. That will give a top finish to the lawn and will be great exercise :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 11:32 am
The Garden Whisperer

What's wrong with my Empire Zoysia?

What's wrong with my Empire Zoysia?

Does anyone go into the forest with a bag of fertiliser to make it grow? It does it all on it's own and when you adopt a more intensive copy of that in your garden at…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 11:39 am
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Rowena
Rowena
2 April 2010

Please be patient

Please be patient

Your great value Fu. :D :D :D Your words of wisdom are really appreciated :D

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Rowena
Apr 02, 2010 11:53 am
Rowena

HELP cheap suggestions for what to do with this space

HELP cheap suggestions for what to do with this space

I'd drop in three small feature trees. One or two deciduous and maybe a fruit tree like a pear or cherry. Also a small mallee Eucalypt species like Torquata, ceasia,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 11:53 am
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Waterwise Dry River Bed Design, Material, and Costs?

Waterwise Dry River Bed Design, Material, and Costs?

For OP, rocks and also granite gravel will be essential to getting this looking right. Pond shops can perhaps help with the gravel.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 2:02 pm
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Lissy Loo
Lissy Loo
2 April 2010

Veggie Garden Beds

Veggie Garden Beds
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I just bought a colorbond bed on ebay that is 1.24 X 1.34 and is 425mm high. I am so happy with my purchase and can't wait to pick it up. I'm hoping to buy a second one.

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Lissy Loo
Apr 02, 2010 4:04 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 April 2010

Orange tree

Orange tree

Heard the same thing about the "spiltzers" over here. The flying dragon stock at bunnies is single variety only.

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 02, 2010 4:05 pm

Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds

This should suit what you are doing :) Was on "The Odyssey" last night :) http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/tab-l ... arden-Beds

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 02, 2010 4:29 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Turf in Vic

Turf in Vic

I recall years back living in Victoria having a rough time removing kike from garden beds and also from stopping it entangle in the cyclone wire front fence.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 03, 2010 1:10 pm
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englyn
englyn
3 April 2010

Citrus Hedge

Citrus Hedge

haha someone needs to do a version of the Fu call sign/spotlight for the great gardens bunch :D

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englyn
Apr 03, 2010 4:30 pm

Fu, what the hell is this... and how do I kill it?

Fu, what the hell is this... and how do I kill it?

yeah but please attack it in the morning. The photos I posted are of the red paw paw :) You need boys and girls for them to make baby paw paws :) Some paw paws are Bisexual :shock:

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 04, 2010 7:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer

We need a tree for the backyard

We need a tree for the backyard

Zep, search. There must be 30 threads on this very topic ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 04, 2010 8:32 pm
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Trying to identify neighbours plant

Trying to identify neighbours plant

:) Good one Kexkez :) Don't confuse this one with Prunus Blireiana when purchasing one ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2010 5:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Good grass for SE Melb that will be planted before winter...

Good grass for SE Melb that will be planted before winter...

A heap of straw (good heavy layer) as well will be good particularly underneath the mulch.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 05, 2010 6:01 pm
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Brisbane lawns being eaten alive

Brisbane lawns being eaten alive

Thank you Fu, Od and Take2 for you advice. You have confirmed my thoughts. I know they are always there but never caused me much bother before. This week they seem to…

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misskittyfantastico
Apr 05, 2010 9:20 pm
misskittyfantastico

What plant combination to get year-round colour - thanks FU!

What plant combination to get year-round colour - thanks FU!
1, 2

Yes it is, we have some of the worlds most diverse flowering plants that have excellent naturally occurring adaptions to the changing climate in many places. I was…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 07, 2010 11:13 am
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Lee75
Lee75
7 April 2010

1.5m high retaining wall and steps - ok for the DIY novice??

1.5m high retaining wall and steps - ok for the DIY novice??

Thanks for your responses. We will probably be doing 2 x 750mm tiered retaining walls, which I think eliminates the need for council permission and an engineer - but I…

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Lee75
Apr 07, 2010 1:06 pm
Matilda
Matilda
8 April 2010

Potted screening plants for a balcony.

Potted screening plants for a balcony.

Bamboo could look awesome (but check which varieties don't mind cool temperatures - I have Alphonse Karr), so could Tiger Grass. Both tend to be a…

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Matilda
Apr 08, 2010 8:18 pm
Matilda

i need some serious help, lonely gardener

i need some serious help, lonely gardener

Great point to bring up is that of privacy. In the front of any property there are two rules. One. If you have a front boundary wall, inside will be secure enough to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 09, 2010 12:41 am
The Garden Whisperer

My dead lawn

My dead lawn

:lol: Yeah enough to give a normal person a head ache :lol: It works though and it works better than any traditional method. It will be something that in ten years you will be glad…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 09, 2010 12:41 pm
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lisanne
lisanne
9 April 2010

Planting in Melbourne - best time of year and ideas

Planting in Melbourne - best time of year and ideas

If you want to plant now and are worried about frosts you can always cover/protect your young plants during winter by using some pickets and putting shade cloth around…

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lisanne
Apr 09, 2010 8:24 pm

Ok folks I have heaps more links to add to this after finding tonnes of info over the last few months :) and today talking with the Frog Doctor, Johnny Profumo and all round…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 10, 2010 9:38 pm
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Lee75
Lee75
11 April 2010

What qualifications? landscaper to build a retaining wall..

What qualifications? landscaper to build a retaining wall..

I think I want to nominate this forum for "forum of the year" if there is such a thing!! Thanks so much for your responses! Really, really appreciate it!

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Lee75
Apr 11, 2010 5:54 pm
kek
kek
11 April 2010

Pruning for scaredy-cats - UPDATE FOR FU!!

Pruning for scaredy-cats - UPDATE FOR FU!!

Cursing you, Fu? Never.... :wink: We actually had a real downpour last night, so it was unfortunate I didn't have time to spread the mulch yesterday. There are showers…

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kek
Apr 11, 2010 7:54 pm
kek
Lex
Lex
12 April 2010

The best whipper snipper/line trimmer/brush cutter??

The best whipper snipper/line trimmer/brush cutter??

We have a petrol line trimmer (whipper snipper) but I don't like it and am thinking that an (electric) edger might be better. It seems that Atom is the only brand of…

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Lex
Apr 12, 2010 11:36 am
Lex

CS Tree Services Erskine WA

CS Tree Services Erskine WA

And yet again why I always say, choose an association member. Always choose a certified arborist ;) And never pay till the jobs done with services like that.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 12, 2010 7:53 pm
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kek
Apr 13, 2010 7:00 am
kek

If you want advice on root barriers and the effects of tree health and potential risks poor root structure can create, contact these guys for the finest of professional…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 13, 2010 7:45 pm
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Northbound
Northbound
13 April 2010

Hedges as our fence line

Hedges as our fence line

At our old house we had hedges for fences and we used Viburnum Odortorisium (or something like that). They were really fast growing and looked fab.

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Northbound
Apr 13, 2010 7:52 pm
Northbound

Cordylines and dwarf palms need TLC

Cordylines and dwarf palms need TLC

Oh the cordies will come back fine :) They do that every summer and every time it cools they bounce back. However it is this poor old fella don't hold much hope for…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 13, 2010 8:18 pm
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Redman
Redman
14 April 2010

Garden services

Garden services

Well I hope so. If I can get this off the ground I hope to move into general household waste but that is a looong way down the road as it involves considerable technical…

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Redman
Apr 14, 2010 12:24 am
Redman

Garden done, just need the river rocks this Saturday. Front before…

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Michelle
Apr 14, 2010 8:35 am
Michelle
Southies
Southies
14 April 2010

Hebe

Hebe

yep Nott, agreed - love them :: ::

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Southies
Apr 14, 2010 1:22 pm
Southies


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