Landscape & Garden Design
The Garden WhispererManchurian Pear Varieties???
18 February 2010
If you ever get the chance have a chat with the head Arborist at Kings Park. He does workshops every now and then. He was mentored by one of Australia's leading Aborists…
Is Early Autumn the best time to plant or lay turf?
For turf, winter and a new turf can be a challenge for some. Here in WA early spring offers similar challenges. However what better time to use some of the methods I…
sgPreparing yard for landscaping after handover
19 February 2010
Hi all, I have searched and searched, but have come up with nothing. We are about to take possession of our house and although i have great ideas for the landscaping, i am…
The Garden WhispererTurf irrigation - pop ups vs subsurface vs no irrigation
20 February 2010
Too expensive and not required to do it that way. The Perth coastal plain is acknowledged as the worst agricultural soil in the world. The subsurface sounds like it is…
The Garden WhispererWhat mulch is safe to use next to the house on a garden bed?
20 February 2010
Ultimately it isn't the mulch that is the risk. It is having a garden bed along the home that is the risk.
The Garden WhispererAm I working on the right track?
22 February 2010
It's not preaching. I see many people who feel they are breaking some sort of religious rule when they say that they don't use fertiliser or have found another…
The Garden WhispererRain Dial - Reticulation (FUS)
24 February 2010
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…
The Garden Whisperer15 beautiful mature Palm Trees - save them from the chipper!
25 February 2010
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
grasstreeRemoving grass from underneath Olive trees
27 February 2010
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…
alfabetaUnderground compulsory water tank on a small block???
27 February 2010
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…
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.…
*frosty*Hybrid Agapanthus declared safe by Government
28 February 2010
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…
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…
The Garden WhispererWhat are these flowers and can I grow them in my area.
4 March 2010
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.
The Garden WhispererTree or plant ideas to disguise brick wall?
4 March 2010
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 ) You…
The Garden WhispererWhere can I buy quality Irrigation Tube?
5 March 2010
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…
kexkezWeepy (micro porous) rubber hoses in organic gardening?
6 March 2010
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…
The Garden WhispererConcrete planter near retaining wall
7 March 2010
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
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,…