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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 10:27 pm
dilla
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 04, 2010 12:01 am
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mel
Mar 04, 2010 9:23 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 1:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 04, 2010 11:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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d@n
Mar 05, 2010 11:34 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 2:47 pm
McReidy
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 05, 2010 4:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 05, 2010 5:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:37 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 1:04 pm
kexkez
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 07, 2010 9:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:24 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 6:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2010 11:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 08, 2010 11:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:27 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 3:31 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 8:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 March 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 10, 2010 8:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:08 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 11, 2010 12:08 am
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 11, 2010 9:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:54 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 11:53 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 12, 2010 12:47 am
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 4:34 am
serenityhome
JJ305
JJ305
12 March 2010

great priced wholesale nursery for melbournians

great priced wholesale nursery for melbournians

Excellent!! I'm defiinitely going to have a look there. Its only 1/2 hour from my house :D

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JJ305
Mar 12, 2010 11:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 March 2010

Looking for Lanscaper Around Point Cook Area

Looking for Lanscaper Around Point Cook Area

Yep, select someone who is a member of the landscape association. You may not be aware of most of my posts relating to this but there are very important differences…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 12, 2010 3:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 March 2010

How much could we expect to pay for topiary plants?

How much could we expect to pay for topiary plants?

That is a bloody excellent price. These plants don't naturally grow like that and may have taken between 2 and 5 years to grow and constantly clip to get like that. That…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 12, 2010 3:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Dollar
Dollar
12 March 2010

How to use powerfeed?

How to use powerfeed?

Thanks Nott. We haven't got any yet but really looking forward to starting the landscaping. Front we may just do…

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Dollar
Mar 12, 2010 10:18 pm
Redman
Redman
13 March 2010

How much for rainwater pump install?

How much for rainwater pump install?

Who gave you the 1200 so we don't go there and who gave you the 500 quote so we know where to go? ::lol::

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Redman
Mar 13, 2010 5:17 pm
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 March 2010

Treated Pine Sleepers for Vegie garden dorders

Treated Pine Sleepers for Vegie garden dorders

I'll say no, and a few others will say yes. I am fairly sure it is allowed but would I do it for A veggie bed? No ;) I prefer the use of the metal cory raised beds. Here…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 13, 2010 6:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
OMG
OMG
14 March 2010

Vertical gardens for you

Vertical gardens for you

Hi Where are you located?

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OMG
Mar 14, 2010 6:13 pm
The Brain
The Brain
14 March 2010

How do I kill a eucalyptus tree discretely?

How do I kill a eucalyptus tree discretely?
1, 2

In Beenleigh QLD we lived on a 1/2 acre block "natural" surroundings. When lightning hit one of the big eucalytpus trees it split in half and toppled. Luckily the enormous…

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The Brain
Mar 14, 2010 9:10 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 March 2010

Helthy Soil advise required

Helthy Soil advise required
1, 2, 3, 4

water every evening. since the plants are young, yucca, fountain grass and the limelight are all around 1 ft in height, I should probably keep this up…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 15, 2010 10:14 am
kexkez
kexkez
15 March 2010

Post and rail fencing

Post and rail fencing

Acrebuild thanks for that. We have a corner block and are on 3.4 of an acre but only need a fence for one side ( street side) and across the front. The rest is already done.

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kexkez
Mar 15, 2010 9:22 pm
kexkez
moody
moody
16 March 2010

Zeolite and Songolite in Melbourne West

Zeolite and Songolite in Melbourne West

I went to BAAG on the weekend and they have sold out of Zeolite and spongolite. D'oh! They should get some in within 2 weeks though. I'm going to ring ahead next time.

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moody
Mar 16, 2010 8:39 am
kexkez
kexkez
16 March 2010

WA - Coastal brown ants

WA - Coastal brown ants
1, 2

thanks Fu I'll try them this arvo. it was "rich feeds rural supplies" in Bunbury street" yes I agree I didn't like his suggestion at all. After googling I liked it even…

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kexkez
Mar 16, 2010 9:55 am
kexkez
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 March 2010

Fake Lawn

Fake Lawn

There are many numerous threads covering off on this topic with the same information provided over and over. This means this thread is locked

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 16, 2010 10:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 March 2010

My little fruit shrub

My little fruit shrub

Na, just get a few bugs here and there and cop a few loses. It's only a baby.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 18, 2010 10:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
kek
kek
19 March 2010

we have a design ...not sure what to do now

we have a design ...not sure what to do now

do we need 1) to make sure they have their own insurance? 2) do we need to take out insurance ourselves in case someone gets hurt on site? If yes, what…

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kek
Mar 19, 2010 10:52 am
kek
Mimi79
Mimi79
19 March 2010

Deck complete - stage 1

Deck complete - stage 1

That looks amazing. We want to eventually deck our alfresco and extend it long that side of the house but I am frightened to imagine how much it will cost. Might have to…

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Mimi79
Mar 19, 2010 4:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 March 2010

Shady side of the house plants?

Shady side of the house plants?

Thomasias :) Bloody beautiful and they will grow over your way :) Also Chorizema cordatum :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 19, 2010 10:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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