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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 February 2010

Mondo grass + paving feature

Mondo grass + paving feature

But it won't happen in WA soils so well ;) Our evap rates are far too high. It is a very expensive risky option.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 23, 2010 11:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 February 2010

Rain Dial - Reticulation (FUS)

Rain Dial - Reticulation (FUS)

I recall mine was flashing error and it was due to one valve having a fault. If the fuse is fine you will need to have a retic fella out to check the wires. Check…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 24, 2010 8:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2010

Tree for small garden bed

Tree for small garden bed

Forgot to add, make sure you do some decent soil prep with the epping clay-crete, eg raising the bed and mixing through conditioners (test so the water doesn't pool in the…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2010 7:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 February 2010

15 beautiful mature Palm Trees - save them from the chipper!

15 beautiful mature Palm Trees - save them from the chipper!

Also contact your states Landscape association now and let them know. http://www.lasa.org.au/ They will have loads of members who'd love to see what is available :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 25, 2010 10:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
reag
reag
26 February 2010

Help with landscape design

Help with landscape design

Thanks, that's great, Im from Eyre Peninsula in South Australia

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reag
Feb 26, 2010 7:03 am
grasstree
grasstree
27 February 2010

Removing grass from underneath Olive trees

Removing grass from underneath Olive trees

I use Fusilade to edge my Empire around gardens. I have made sure no ornamental grasses are used in the gardens. I mainly use Lomandra, Liriope, and Dianella next to the…

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grasstree
Feb 27, 2010 10:17 am
alfabeta
alfabeta
27 February 2010

Underground compulsory water tank on a small block???

Underground compulsory water tank on a small block???

Hi Bam, It will be a single story home, so maybe under the alfresco... Not sure whether I prefer driveway, alfresco or in the back yard. I guess it would come down what…

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alfabeta
Feb 27, 2010 6:19 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 February 2010

Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Well I went with Top Cat Landscaping in Adelaide. They were excellent, nothing was too much trouble, and I also got free tap timers, a hose and a sprinkler.

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buildingwithhamra
Feb 27, 2010 7:03 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 February 2010

Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens

Garden Week this year supports Telethon :) Thursday April 15 to Tuesday April 20, 2010 Perry lakes, I'll get in touch with the organisers and post more :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 28, 2010 12:29 am
The Garden Whisperer
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Confused-- eastern Sydney--what do I do on sand??

Confused-- eastern Sydney--what do I do on sand??

Removing soil by 100mm and replacing it does create a layering effect, which most soil scientists will say is bad. I think fixing the soil that is there is much better.…

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 9:39 am
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Kikuyu versus the rest

Kikuyu versus the rest
1, 2, 3, 4

There are sterile types. Village Green and Kenda. I know Kenda has no or little seed set, but as for Village Green I can not vouch for. Either way both of these are better…

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 4:36 pm
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Agapanthus Black panther

Agapanthus Black panther

Yes. Tough year in WA. Move East to have a better year. I know that will never happen.

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 6:28 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
28 February 2010

Hybrid Agapanthus declared safe by Government

Hybrid Agapanthus declared safe by Government

It's like mega extreme hayfever. My eyes swell and I can't see anymore. And then my nose kinda blocks and I can't breathe properly. I just keep away from them now. Even…

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*frosty*
Feb 28, 2010 8:06 pm
*frosty*
Brigadier
Brigadier
1 March 2010

Raised garden beds

Raised garden beds

:D Raised beds are a great thing to do in the garden. But make them your self out of treated pine sleepers. But fill them with vegie mix to half then a good potting mix to…

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Brigadier
Mar 01, 2010 10:16 pm
jbsj1974
jbsj1974
2 March 2010

Where can I get reasonably priced shade sails

Where can I get reasonably priced shade sails

Graysonline also have quite a few on auction on a recurring basis. take a look here…

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jbsj1974
Mar 02, 2010 3:58 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 March 2010

Noobie question about paving

Noobie question about paving

I think what Fu is saying is there should be 'Fall' away from the house. The slab edge should be visible for white ant inspection. If the pavers are above the top of slab…

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onc_artisan
Mar 02, 2010 11:33 pm
onc_artisan

Water timer with thermometer

Water timer with thermometer

That is going to be tricky. You would use the things cherub suggested. The only thing I can think of is using a weather temp sensor or a suitable thermostat.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 02, 2010 7:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer

What the hell is happening to my bamboo?

What the hell is happening to my bamboo?

I know a bloke in the WA bamboo Society and he's always going on about Old hamii. Warm climate bamboo though. Have a look at the bamboo society web page, they have loads…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 03, 2010 12:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
dilla
dilla
3 March 2010

Vegetation Protection Overlay VPO1

Vegetation Protection Overlay VPO1

Hey seals, we also have a VPO on our block and also have a tree right in the middle of the front yard where I don't want it to be. If you're in Vic, check out the link…

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dilla
Mar 03, 2010 9:27 pm
dilla

What are these flowers and can I grow them in my area.

What are these flowers and can I grow them in my area.

Banksia, Leucodendron, Leucospermum, Warratah, Protea. Will be tough in the tropics but worth a try. This months Burkes Backyard mag has a feature on the Proteaceae family.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 03, 2010 11:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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mel
Mar 04, 2010 8:23 am
mel
keen
keen
4 March 2010

Which Hardenbergia is that ?

Which Hardenbergia is that ?

No worries, will do. Cheers.

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keen
Mar 04, 2010 12:17 pm

Tree or plant ideas to disguise brick wall?

Tree or plant ideas to disguise brick wall?

Shrubs are your answer and don't look for ones that grow 50cm wide and 3m tall, you won't find one. (although you can bet grasshopper's mates are working on it :lol: ) You…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 04, 2010 10:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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d@n
Mar 05, 2010 10:34 am

I am having some trouble trying to decide how best to deal with a drop we have between our back yard and entertaining verandah. I was thinking about having a row of red…

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McReidy
Mar 05, 2010 1:47 pm
McReidy

Where can I buy quality Irrigation Tube?

Where can I buy quality Irrigation Tube?

You are allowed to install it your self and because it isn't connected to the mains water supply the use of a licensed plumber won't be required. In those cases a special…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 05, 2010 3:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer

WA Backyard picture ideas

WA Backyard picture ideas

Ziggy check out the Garden Jot web site. You will have a toughtime finding WA gardens anywhere on line. Also have a look at the great gardens social network part.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 05, 2010 4:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer
vgolfer
vgolfer
6 March 2010

Cuttings from a Chinese Star Jasmine

Cuttings from a Chinese Star Jasmine

I have a brick wall that I would like to cover with Chinese Star Jasmine. We have another jasmine that is doing brilliantly...growing like wildfire. Instead of purchasing…

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vgolfer
Mar 06, 2010 9:37 am
kexkez
kexkez
6 March 2010

Weepy (micro porous) rubber hoses in organic gardening?

Weepy (micro porous) rubber hoses in organic gardening?

There's a great bargain to be had on ebay atm if you live anywhere near the seller. Bateau Bay, Central Coast, NSW, Australia Auction sitting at .99 c for 100m . NYLEX…

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kexkez
Mar 06, 2010 12:04 pm
kexkez

Concrete planter near retaining wall

Concrete planter near retaining wall

maybe just do a dummie wall instead. Something low with some tidy capping but behind can be at normal height. It will look just the same :) Have it say at 350mm

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 07, 2010 8:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer
andy
andy
8 March 2010

Options for narrow Sides of houses ?

Options for narrow Sides of houses ?

we have 1.2M on one side and 1.8M on the other . I have decided to concrete the sides ,this is also good for the slab of the house as per BCA recommendations that no…

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andy
Mar 08, 2010 7:24 am
OMG
OMG
8 March 2010

Retainer Walls Gold Coast

Retainer Walls Gold Coast

We have used Australian Retaining Walls - not cheap but competitive & do a good job. Cheers Kim

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OMG
Mar 08, 2010 5:23 pm

Landscape package is it good value?

Landscape package is it good value?

it will cost you and best to source the soil yourself. I would do the soil prep as well. Then they bring in their stuff and do it again further adding more. Hard work,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2010 10:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Underplanting mature pin oak

Underplanting mature pin oak

Not too sure but worth a try and they do grow in heavy soils here. Especially if you can find tube stock. maybe try correa as well or Grevillea rhyolitica.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 08, 2010 10:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Bobcat
Bobcat
9 March 2010

Curl Grub

Curl Grub

Thanks alot Fu.. I had seen your posts on lawn grub etc but when i searched the forum nothing came up about curl grubs?? must be just a different name? all in all my…

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Bobcat
Mar 09, 2010 8:27 am
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
The Garden Whisperer
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
The Garden Whisperer
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


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