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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 04, 2010 7:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 04, 2010 8:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2010 5:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 05, 2010 6:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 07, 2010 11:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 09, 2010 12:41 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 09, 2010 12:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 10, 2010 9:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
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 7:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 13, 2010 7:45 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 7:52 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 8:18 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 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
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 4:56 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 10:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

and pretty purple ones too…

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kexkez
Apr 14, 2010 11:15 pm
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 12:59 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 7:07 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 10:44 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 1:22 pm
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borg
Apr 16, 2010 8:15 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 10:36 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 9:09 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 17, 2010 11:06 pm
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 1:14 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 8:30 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 11:35 am
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 11:38 am
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 11:56 am
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 12:42 pm
miteq

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 1:23 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 4:00 pm
Nott

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