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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 19, 2010 10:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 19, 2010 10:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:05 am
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 20, 2010 12:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:15 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 5:04 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 5:37 pm
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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 10:29 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 10:54 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 3:41 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 7:45 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 8:15 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 2:35 pm

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 8:58 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 2:33 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 12:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca Elephantipes
1, 2

Yucca Spanish bayonet and Yucca Blue sentry are great small yuccas to use also :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 1:51 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Pruning Grevillea Moonlight

Pruning Grevillea Moonlight

Get in there and clip away. Clipping is our way of making a plant do what we want it to do. It does other things but that is my take on it right now :lol: A tall skinny…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 2:05 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Weed and Feed on Palmetto Lawn, any saving it?

Weed and Feed on Palmetto Lawn, any saving it?

All you needed to do was have a read on Homeone and reviewed many of my posts on the topic and you'd have got some of the very best advise available ;) Lots of seasol.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 2:26 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

A wee question for Fu....

A wee question for Fu....

Josh Byrne is an expert in "Pee ponics" ;) He is hosting a course at UWA soon and would be able to tell you more about it :) Seriously, he knows about that stuff in irrigation…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 2:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Help to save a Scribbly Gum

Help to save a Scribbly Gum

Don't feed it! No fertiliser! Feed the soil with molasses, seasol and powerfeed once a week right now. Employ a certified arborist. That is very different to a tree…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 3:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Hydrocell

Hydrocell

Zeolite and spongolite are available from stock feed places, hydroponics shops, pond shops and aquaponics shops. Far better than hydrocells and the water…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 3:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Dwarf Lemon Trees

Dwarf Lemon Trees

The citrus variety won't matter. They all grow much the same :) Unless on dwarf root stock of course. Even lemons and oranges are going to grow similar to the next. Just…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 3:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Agapanthus, Purple Fountain Grass or Something Else? Help!

Agapanthus, Purple Fountain Grass or Something Else? Help!

Feijoa sellowiana, sensational :) Productive, fast growing, love a clip, provide privacy, allow underplanting of other things later that will give a lush look. You'll for…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 3:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

Ring barked tree - anything I can do?

Ring barked tree - anything I can do?

Steriprune maybe but that's all. Feed the soil too with molasses, seasol powerfeed.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 3:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
1 April 2010

Turf or seed? What to do with our backyard....? FU MANCHU!

Turf or seed? What to do with our backyard....? FU MANCHU!

Hi i can point you in a little direction, For all things turf including prep tools…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 01, 2010 8:06 am
XT4V
XT4V
10 May 2010

Decking question - Wash deck before restaining?

Decking question - Wash deck before restaining?

I know this may be a little late...but maybe for someone else looking for an answer. To stain or oil your merbau will need to remove the tanin in…

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XT4V
May 10, 2010 2:37 pm
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 9:46 pm
Nott
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 10:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 11:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 11:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 11:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2010 11:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 1:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 2:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:53 pm
Rowena
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 12:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 3:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Lissy Loo
Lissy Loo
2 April 2010

Veggie Garden Beds

Veggie Garden Beds
1, 2

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 5:04 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 5:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 02, 2010 5:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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