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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 6:54 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 8:54 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 12:36 pm
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 12, 2010 8:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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kek
Apr 13, 2010 8:00 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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 13, 2010 8:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:52 pm
Northbound
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 13, 2010 9:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:24 am
Redman

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

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Michelle
Apr 14, 2010 9:35 am
Michelle
Southies
Southies
14 April 2010

Hebe

Hebe

yep Nott, agreed - love them :: ::

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Southies
Apr 14, 2010 2:22 pm
Southies
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 April 2010

Sydney Landscape - Toughie for Fu

Sydney Landscape - Toughie for Fu

If you don't want to use a watering can & have a large area to cover - you can mix up a strong solution of molasses and put it in an empty Seasol/Powerfeed spray pack. I…

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stonecutter1309
Apr 14, 2010 5:56 pm
stonecutter1309
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 April 2010

surface for kids's backyard playground

surface for kids's backyard playground

Well make the sawdust deep. Sawdust will be better than wood mulch. 200mm would be good I'd say but I bet there is some Australian Standard for this. As for rubber,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 14, 2010 11:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

and pretty purple ones too…

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kexkez
Apr 15, 2010 12:15 am
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
15 April 2010

Zeolite and Spongolite In WA Perth

Zeolite and Spongolite In WA Perth

Shes been very busy and What a lovely garden she has. :)

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kexkez
Apr 15, 2010 1:59 am
kexkez
starbabe
starbabe
15 April 2010

Letterboxes

Letterboxes

There are a few threads on this topic already. See Fu's reply here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31994 :-)

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starbabe
Apr 15, 2010 8:07 pm
kexkez
kexkez
15 April 2010

frangipani cuttings question

frangipani cuttings question

I'll make a large plastic bag tent city for them near my dwarf abelia tent city.hmm at least I'm finding uses for plastic. I'm actually considering one of those little 3…

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kexkez
Apr 15, 2010 11:44 pm
kexkez
frodmann
frodmann
16 April 2010

Fencing contractor in Sydney NW

Fencing contractor in Sydney NW

Thanks guys. I've requested a quote from both these guys so see how it goes.

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frodmann
Apr 16, 2010 2:22 pm
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borg
Apr 16, 2010 9:15 pm
borg
flame_on
flame_on
16 April 2010

We really need some help with the landscaping of our block

We really need some help with the landscaping of our block

Landscaping is a really interesting DIY opportunity to extend the feel of the house, and as you've pointed out it's incredibly overwhelming - especially when you have the…

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flame_on
Apr 16, 2010 11:36 pm
flame_on
room4acubby
room4acubby
17 April 2010

Passionfruit

Passionfruit
1, 2

I have to side with Redman and Onc on this one. I am onto my second Nelly Kelly Passionfruit (got about 8 great fruiting years from my first one). The second was only…

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room4acubby
Apr 17, 2010 10:09 pm
room4acubby
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 April 2010

soakage pits for downpipes

soakage pits for downpipes

Not sure on that. I haven't used that particular type before. We mostly use concrete soakwells here. I like the idea of using those drainage cells even better and might…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2010 12:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
bennettprivate
bennettprivate
18 April 2010

help required about sewer

help required about sewer

Hi guys just wondering i am planning to set up a sink for my outdoor bbq station later after key handover , but i realized i dont have a sewer pipe under the sink . can i…

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bennettprivate
Apr 18, 2010 2:14 am
bennettprivate
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
18 April 2010

Turn-around in front garden

Turn-around in front garden

I saw on a TV show a car turning pad - a big metal disk weighted so that you just spin the car 180-degrees. Very nifty, you get to keep most of your front yard, and you…

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Cabinfever
Apr 18, 2010 9:30 pm
Cabinfever
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2010

Palmetto Turf TROUBLE

Palmetto Turf TROUBLE

What's best? :lol: Well what time do you get up? That is what time is best :lol: Around dawn is the best but as we get cooler days it isn't such an issue. Watering at night is not…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2010 12:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2010

Cross pollination and apple trees

Cross pollination and apple trees

Yeah I guess it does make sense but I guess only the bees will really know :) Get what ever colour crab apple you can :) If you can be fussy then lucky you :) Crab apples can…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2010 12:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
20 April 2010

I need to buy a whipper snipper/brush cutter, please help

I need to buy a whipper snipper/brush cutter, please help

4 stroke with the interchangable disc and cord ive wastred money on two 2 strokes over the years we have 9000sq block and it has never failed on all the edging and all…

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theoneandonly?
Apr 20, 2010 12:56 pm
miteq
miteq
20 April 2010

merbau stain on concrete pavers

merbau stain on concrete pavers

How did you go? Chlorine based as mentioned should do the trick. Do a sample as recommended but this product shouldn't remove ANY colour.

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miteq
Apr 20, 2010 1:42 pm

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


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