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dave-
dave-
31 January 2010

How to (really) stop a Removed Tree from re-sprouting

How to (really) stop a Removed Tree from re-sprouting
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Kill the tree and be in for some trouble. Trees cause more disputes between neighbours than anything else. Spot spray suckers and you'll be…

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dave-
Jan 31, 2010 9:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 February 2010

Electric Lawn Mower

Electric Lawn Mower

Still doesn't change the fact that there are two types of mowers out there. One creates a beautiful finish to a turf and one just keeps the grass short. The brands are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2010 11:26 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
3 February 2010

Weeds - and lots of them

Weeds - and lots of them

First things first. Get good mulch in and check the thread below for what to choose :) Then section the areas of your garden and work on one at a time. Even if you allocate…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2010 11:03 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
3 February 2010

Depth of soil for grass

Depth of soil for grass

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21938 and grasshopper knows a thing or two about turf, ... but just not enough about Empire Zoysia, heh heh :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2010 11:06 pm
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Feb 03, 2010 11:00 am
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Feb 03, 2010 11:13 am
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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 February 2010

dirt against brick wall...

dirt against brick wall...

If you intend to back fill then you DO need to parge the wall. Or you will be asking me or another in the industry of waterproofing to come fix the problem.

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onc_artisan
Feb 03, 2010 10:22 pm
onc_artisan
grasshopper
grasshopper
4 February 2010

turf costs

turf costs
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So Sapphire seed is easy to germinate too? Is it available, or like SW only in turf?

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grasshopper
Feb 03, 2010 11:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 February 2010

what is this weed and how to get rid of it

what is this weed and how to get rid of it

Don't worry about it. When you use a rotary hoe to prepare the soil it will mash it all up anyway. Then it doesn't get light and rots in the soil adding good organic matter :)

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Feb 04, 2010 12:18 am
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keen
keen
4 February 2010

Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Sorry to hijack your post but this is probably relevant here..... Does anyone know if bamboo in the ground will be susceptible to termites ? cheers

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keen
Feb 04, 2010 4:21 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 February 2010

What I did today

What I did today

Thanks Jodie :D …..would be more peaceful if the old owners had the insight to put up 6 ft fences and not 4 :? :?

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Michelle
Feb 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Michelle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 February 2010

"landscape package" help

"landscape package" help
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Nope, Steve's doors are closed up tight ;) They only do native stock, mostly tubes and some 175mm pots. Ellenby would be the better go.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 05, 2010 12:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 February 2010

Climber for front fence

Climber for front fence

Well the mix of productive and non productive may not actually be so different. The set up you suggest means the areas considered non productive are habitat creating…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 05, 2010 2:29 pm
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DL-23
DL-23
7 February 2010

Landscape plan draft - let me know what you think

Landscape plan draft - let me know what you think

Lovely idea! I have a "thing" for avenues of pleached trees at the moment, but sadly, not much room to indulge it. These pears are…

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DL-23
Feb 07, 2010 12:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 February 2010

Green Mulch

Green Mulch

For your retic work use 13mm Netafim TechlineAS in the beds. Lay on the soil and cover with mulch. For lawn areas stick with gear drive sprinklers and the "Rainbird gear…

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Feb 07, 2010 8:58 pm
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DeeElle
DeeElle
7 February 2010

Native shading plant

Native shading plant

we pulled them out!! once I have the dirt out of the driveway I'll post a pic of the newly formed front yard :D

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DeeElle
Feb 07, 2010 9:42 pm
DeeElle
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 February 2010

Any garden designing suggestions..

Any garden designing suggestions..
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Good on you :: Well worth the effort I bet, ... you will be thankful you went and will find life will never be the same :wink: :th: That is a good thing :: :lol:

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onc_artisan
Feb 09, 2010 12:20 pm
onc_artisan
lisanne
lisanne
9 February 2010

McGarden Plant Species

McGarden Plant Species

How about some natives like grevillia's and kangaroo paws - some very pretty colourful ones that are low maintenance!

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lisanne
Feb 09, 2010 6:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 February 2010

Weeds in Buffolo Sapphire? Help

Weeds in Buffolo Sapphire? Help

also back off on any fertilisers. Cut the lawn longer too.

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Feb 10, 2010 2:02 am
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Grevillea Vale
Grevillea Vale
11 February 2010

Tree lopping licence?

Tree lopping licence?

Don't know about a licence, but, I would check with your local council. In the Kalamunda Shire, WA we are only allowed to remove a maximum of 5 trees per year on 2.5…

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Grevillea Vale
Feb 10, 2010 11:36 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 February 2010

Magnolia Little Gem

Magnolia Little Gem
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Just remember it isn't the be all end all but it does make a big difference and when used with the other principals I post, you will love the landscape you create. ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 11, 2010 12:12 am
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I'm pretty sure its a water issue, so will try the things you have suggested. We had a retic man come today and fixed up all the problem areas. But why do some of my…

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zozzles23
Feb 11, 2010 7:04 pm
zozzles23
Hels
Hels
11 February 2010

We have finished our front yard!!

We have finished our front yard!!
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Yeah my 2 year old looks for any excuse to bust out the watering can. :lol: And pull off any tomato in reaching distance. We nick named him…

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Hels
Feb 11, 2010 8:02 pm
Hels
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The Garden Whisperer
11 February 2010

SOIL PREP help!!!! I need this ready for turf or seed in 4wk

SOIL PREP help!!!! I need this ready for turf or seed in 4wk
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That's cool. Yes there are many other things that act as distractions to doing things sustainably. The thought of, "well just my one little bit of syn turf won't hurt" or…

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Feb 11, 2010 9:36 pm
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JellyLegs
JellyLegs
14 February 2010

Help me choose plants for my garden!

Help me choose plants for my garden!

Timber people will say it's fine. Read any good organic garden magazine and they will say differently. This is why the popularity of raised…

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JellyLegs
Feb 14, 2010 8:27 am
JellyLegs
shreksm
shreksm
14 February 2010

Help needed for my screening plants - PLEASE!

Help needed for my screening plants - PLEASE!
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I thought I posted on this thread but looks like I didn't. Maybe I clicked on one of the links and forgot to come back. Anyway, just wanted to say I…

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shreksm
Feb 14, 2010 2:32 pm
shreksm
Grevillea Vale
Grevillea Vale
15 February 2010

Am I dreaming?

Am I dreaming?

Lullfitz Nursery - I've noticed an advert in the weekend paper that there is also a nursery in Oakford - 1071 Thomas Road. Just down the road from Gosnells. I purchased…

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Grevillea Vale
Feb 15, 2010 12:03 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 February 2010

Bulleen art & garden vegetable swap market

Bulleen art & garden vegetable swap market

This is great news :) I know of talk of an online system in WA that will allow people to register excess fruit and veggies for exchange of fruit and veggies you need :) Hey…

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Feb 15, 2010 9:45 pm
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ihjan
ihjan
16 February 2010

Vincas

Vincas

Thanks. I will limit the water and see what happens.

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ihjan
Feb 16, 2010 2:28 pm
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Southies
Feb 17, 2010 1:59 pm
Southies
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2010

Help with Willow Grubs on Chilean Willows.

Help with Willow Grubs on Chilean Willows.

Systemic injection of insecticide using a tree syringe. I would suggest the use of a certified qualified arborist. They should have the equipment to do that for you.

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Feb 17, 2010 7:21 pm
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lisanne
lisanne
17 February 2010

Tomatoes

Tomatoes
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lisa, u did a wonderful job! the tomatoes look really really fresh and yummy. You could enjoy them by sitting on the new lounge or take a chair and…

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lisanne
Feb 17, 2010 7:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2010

Help Needed - I think it might be black spot

Help Needed - I think it might be black spot

If you get a magnifying glass and have a look under the leaf, you will see very small little things walking around. They can only be treated with a miticide (dicofol) Now…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2010 8:18 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2010

H&L Package - Landscaping - What do you get?

H&L Package - Landscaping - What do you get?

little to no grass and lots of low shrubs is the most sustainable version. That surrounded around the boundaries with taller shrubs and open areas in between with small…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2010 8:25 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2010

Wintergreen

Wintergreen
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I know but at around $150 plus for the smallest amount of 1 ltr that covers a hectare that is pretty over gunned stuff for the home gardener. It isn't generally sold in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2010 9:41 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 February 2010

Manchurian Pear Varieties???

Manchurian Pear Varieties???
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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…

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Feb 18, 2010 10:53 pm
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NcgQ
NcgQ
19 February 2010

Decking

Decking

Hi I am still looking for a guy to get a quote. Job is not started yet.

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NcgQ
Feb 19, 2010 11:44 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2010

Is Early Autumn the best time to plant or lay turf?

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2010 9:20 am
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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2010 10:55 am
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sg
sg
19 February 2010

Preparing yard for landscaping after handover

Preparing yard for landscaping after handover

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…

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sg
Feb 19, 2010 1:02 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 February 2010

Spoil removal your thoughts

Spoil removal your thoughts

you'd be better to spend $1800 on even better soils to be brought in.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 19, 2010 7:25 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
20 February 2010

Turf irrigation - pop ups vs subsurface vs no irrigation

Turf irrigation - pop ups vs subsurface vs no irrigation

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 20, 2010 11:25 am
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 February 2010

What mulch is safe to use next to the house on a garden bed?

What mulch is safe to use next to the house on a garden bed?

Ultimately it isn't the mulch that is the risk. It is having a garden bed along the home that is the risk.

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Feb 20, 2010 9:02 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
22 February 2010

Am I working on the right track?

Am I working on the right track?

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 22, 2010 8:29 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 February 2010

Scale

Scale

If they are coastal brown ants they'll be back in no time with that stuff. You can also call the Ag Dept and send them a sample of the ants. Just get some on some sticky…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 22, 2010 11:38 pm
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kek
kek
23 February 2010

Do you need permision for a screen wall?

Do you need permision for a screen wall?

There are a few fences around here that are ridiculously low too. Luckily, our block was flat and the house is pretty much at ground level, so we got the whole 1.8m height…

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kek
Feb 23, 2010 4:18 pm
kek


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