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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
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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
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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 April 2010

Turf in Vic

Turf in Vic

I recall years back living in Victoria having a rough time removing kike from garden beds and also from stopping it entangle in the cyclone wire front fence.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 03, 2010 2:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:30 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 8:55 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 9:32 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 6:42 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 7:01 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 10:20 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 12:13 pm
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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 2:06 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 9:18 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 1:41 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 1:41 pm
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