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moody
moody
9 March 2010

1.2m raised garden bed!

1.2m raised garden bed!

Not sure I follow your post? I thought you were going to use the green non-arsenic stuff? But anyway "arsenate" in copper chrome arsenate refers…

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moody
Mar 09, 2010 2:31 pm
Macy
Macy
9 March 2010

Is Ribbon plant ok for garden?

Is Ribbon plant ok for garden?

Ah! Also known as spider plant.

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Macy
Mar 09, 2010 7:23 pm

Formal Gardens- Queensland

Formal Gardens- Queensland

Doesn't matter, just start checking out botanic gardens around the traps. Take a camera and a note pad. can't identify what the plant is, just contact the curators or the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 10, 2010 7:26 pm
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goodyear
goodyear
10 March 2010

Plants to block afternoon western sun

Plants to block afternoon western sun

We have a side of Golden canes for this purpose and they are fantastic - fast growing and tropical. Do need trimming but easy to do and maintain, create a western block…

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goodyear
Mar 10, 2010 8:08 pm
yvette
yvette
11 March 2010

Cost of landscaping &gardening on new in house Piara waters

Cost of landscaping &gardening on new in house Piara waters

Hi Afropiara, my husband and I are in the process of doing our landscaping and were around the corner from piara…

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yvette
Mar 10, 2010 11:08 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 11, 2010 8:28 pm
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penny73
penny73
11 March 2010

Looks like we need a permit for decking so how about paving?

Looks like we need a permit for decking so how about paving?

Oh Kek you have been so helpful thanks and you are also in Melbourne. Any reccs on places to look at pavers? Price is a consideration for us.

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penny73
Mar 11, 2010 8:54 pm
Roar
Roar
11 March 2010

Where to start? Soil recommendations for new house/garden

Where to start? Soil recommendations for new house/garden

I'm in Adelaide (Adelaide Hills to be specific) and we're nearing completion of our home. We're in the process of having stormwater and road base put down around the…

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Roar
Mar 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Redman
Redman
12 March 2010

Window farms

Window farms

Interesting thing for big city apartments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkCuPrsPn_I

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Redman
Mar 11, 2010 11:47 pm
Redman
serenityhome
serenityhome
12 March 2010

The journey begins..GRASS IS DOWN!

The journey begins..GRASS IS DOWN!
1, 2, 3

Thank you for such wonderful photos! Best wishes, S & T

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serenityhome
Mar 12, 2010 3:34 am
serenityhome
JJ305
JJ305
12 March 2010

great priced wholesale nursery for melbournians

great priced wholesale nursery for melbournians

Excellent!! I'm defiinitely going to have a look there. Its only 1/2 hour from my house :D

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JJ305
Mar 12, 2010 10:27 am

Looking for Lanscaper Around Point Cook Area

Looking for Lanscaper Around Point Cook Area

Yep, select someone who is a member of the landscape association. You may not be aware of most of my posts relating to this but there are very important differences…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 12, 2010 2:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer

How much could we expect to pay for topiary plants?

How much could we expect to pay for topiary plants?

That is a bloody excellent price. These plants don't naturally grow like that and may have taken between 2 and 5 years to grow and constantly clip to get like that. That…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 12, 2010 2:46 pm
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Dollar
Dollar
12 March 2010

How to use powerfeed?

How to use powerfeed?

Thanks Nott. We haven't got any yet but really looking forward to starting the landscaping. Front we may just do…

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Dollar
Mar 12, 2010 9:18 pm
Redman
Redman
13 March 2010

How much for rainwater pump install?

How much for rainwater pump install?

Who gave you the 1200 so we don't go there and who gave you the 500 quote so we know where to go? ::lol::

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Redman
Mar 13, 2010 4:17 pm
Redman

Treated Pine Sleepers for Vegie garden dorders

Treated Pine Sleepers for Vegie garden dorders

I'll say no, and a few others will say yes. I am fairly sure it is allowed but would I do it for A veggie bed? No ;) I prefer the use of the metal cory raised beds. Here…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 13, 2010 5:19 pm
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OMG
OMG
14 March 2010

Vertical gardens for you

Vertical gardens for you

Hi Where are you located?

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OMG
Mar 14, 2010 5:13 pm
The Brain
The Brain
14 March 2010

How do I kill a eucalyptus tree discretely?

How do I kill a eucalyptus tree discretely?
1, 2

In Beenleigh QLD we lived on a 1/2 acre block "natural" surroundings. When lightning hit one of the big eucalytpus trees it split in half and toppled. Luckily the enormous…

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The Brain
Mar 14, 2010 8:10 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 March 2010

Helthy Soil advise required

Helthy Soil advise required
1, 2, 3, 4

water every evening. since the plants are young, yucca, fountain grass and the limelight are all around 1 ft in height, I should probably keep this up…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 15, 2010 9:14 am
kexkez
kexkez
15 March 2010

Post and rail fencing

Post and rail fencing

Acrebuild thanks for that. We have a corner block and are on 3.4 of an acre but only need a fence for one side ( street side) and across the front. The rest is already done.

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kexkez
Mar 15, 2010 8:22 pm
kexkez
moody
moody
16 March 2010

Zeolite and Songolite in Melbourne West

Zeolite and Songolite in Melbourne West

I went to BAAG on the weekend and they have sold out of Zeolite and spongolite. D'oh! They should get some in within 2 weeks though. I'm going to ring ahead next time.

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moody
Mar 16, 2010 7:39 am
kexkez
kexkez
16 March 2010

WA - Coastal brown ants

WA - Coastal brown ants
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thanks Fu I'll try them this arvo. it was "rich feeds rural supplies" in Bunbury street" yes I agree I didn't like his suggestion at all. After googling I liked it even…

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kexkez
Mar 16, 2010 8:55 am
kexkez

Fake Lawn

Fake Lawn

There are many numerous threads covering off on this topic with the same information provided over and over. This means this thread is locked

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 16, 2010 9:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer

My little fruit shrub

My little fruit shrub

Na, just get a few bugs here and there and cop a few loses. It's only a baby.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 18, 2010 9:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
kek
kek
19 March 2010

we have a design ...not sure what to do now

we have a design ...not sure what to do now

do we need 1) to make sure they have their own insurance? 2) do we need to take out insurance ourselves in case someone gets hurt on site? If yes, what…

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kek
Mar 19, 2010 9:52 am
kek
Mimi79
Mimi79
19 March 2010

Deck complete - stage 1

Deck complete - stage 1

That looks amazing. We want to eventually deck our alfresco and extend it long that side of the house but I am frightened to imagine how much it will cost. Might have to…

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Mimi79
Mar 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Shady side of the house plants?

Shady side of the house plants?

Thomasias :) Bloody beautiful and they will grow over your way :) Also Chorizema cordatum :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 19, 2010 9:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Remove dead kik or just plow through it with cultivator?

Remove dead kik or just plow through it with cultivator?

Oh and as for where to get the turf, Grass tree will tell you to use Palmetto, a former member will tell you to use Sir Walter. Me?, well I suggest using Empire way over…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 19, 2010 9:29 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Watch out for these ones! They get past your fence Planned LS :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 19, 2010 9:55 pm
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Lex
Lex
20 March 2010

Identify that plant!

Identify that plant!

Thanks, Fu! I've decided that whatever they are, it's time for them to go!

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Lex
Mar 20, 2010 8:05 am
Lex

FU...Where are you???

FU...Where are you???

mow it, seed it with more. Re seeding is nearly always going to need be done. Organic compost/ soil improvers spread around. When choosing a seeded turf in a box, choose a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 20, 2010 11:29 am
The Garden Whisperer
kek
kek
20 March 2010

DIY landscaping - nice work!

DIY landscaping - nice work!

I just wanted to point out this post to anyone who's planning to do their own landscaping work....since it's in the Building a new house forum,…

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kek
Mar 20, 2010 2:15 pm
kek
Lex
Lex
20 March 2010

Help for the selection of the trees

Help for the selection of the trees

Hi As the council approved condition, we need to plant two advanced replacement trees of the following: Acmena smithii (Lilly…

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Lex
Mar 20, 2010 4:04 pm
Lex
[JADED]
[JADED]
21 March 2010

Garden drainage system

Garden drainage system

we have the same problem (on the Sunshine Coast).. all I can say is make sure you get a couple of different quotes. We have had such a variety of quotes/proposed…

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[JADED]
Mar 21, 2010 4:37 pm
[JADED]
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
22 March 2010

Brick Retaining Wall and Easement

Brick Retaining Wall and Easement

The plan doesnt seem to show an easement but your drainage and sewer through the nature strip (land must fall to the front?) If you do have an easement any wall needs…

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Planned LScape
Mar 22, 2010 9:29 pm
Planned LScape
keen
keen
23 March 2010

Garden edging

Garden edging

Lissy, I used 110x350x500 recon limestone blocks, cut into 1/3 rds so 110x110x500 here viewtopic.php?f=19&t=31145 Buried into ground on a compacted bed of bluemetaldust,…

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keen
Mar 23, 2010 9:54 am
forest24
forest24
23 March 2010

Azadirachta indica-Neem Tree

Azadirachta indica-Neem Tree

I was able to buy 15 seeds from ebay, the plans is to grow them indoor till the start of next summer season, than plant half in the yard and see if they can survive the…

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forest24
Mar 23, 2010 2:41 pm
greggles
greggles
26 March 2010

Landscaping kids play area under evergreens?

Landscaping kids play area under evergreens?

Hi All, I am very curious as to your thoughts as to how best landscape a kids play area under some evergreens. We are lucky enough to have a nice shady spot in the back…

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greggles
Mar 26, 2010 6:45 am
mikkyG
mikkyG
27 March 2010

Gd news for melbourians' gardeners

Gd news for melbourians' gardeners

We have a water pipe run down the side of the house from the laundry so we use all the water from the washing machine on the lawn/plants. From the water out of the laundry…

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mikkyG
Mar 27, 2010 7:15 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 March 2010

Sprigging Using Lawn Turf

Sprigging Using Lawn Turf

Kik sprigs will be fine till about july then it will stop growing till early sept. Spring time is best. I reckon not to bother with seed the runners are quicker unless u…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 28, 2010 1:35 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
28 March 2010

Show me your water features :)

Show me your water features :)

Not a great photo but you get the idea, the center is a 1.8m wide tiled water wall and the ends are a planter cavity with screening over the…

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mikkyG
Mar 28, 2010 7:58 pm
lisanne
lisanne
29 March 2010

I've been shopping!

I've been shopping!

That's why I've waited until now, so that they don't get…

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lisanne
Mar 29, 2010 1:33 pm
Ceebs
Ceebs
30 March 2010

Which lawn for large area - Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula

Which lawn for large area - Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula

Thanks for the info. Yes, maybe a fescue - it was def brown when we moved her (small patches of green) which was mid/end summer and only greening up a bit now with some…

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Ceebs
Mar 30, 2010 11:26 am


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