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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 10, 2010 3:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11, 2010 12:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2010 1:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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 8:04 pm
zozzles23
Hels
Hels
11 February 2010

We have finished our front yard!!

We have finished our front yard!!
1, 2

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 9:02 pm
Hels
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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
1, 2

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2010 10:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:27 am
JellyLegs
shreksm
shreksm
14 February 2010

Help needed for my screening plants - PLEASE!

Help needed for my screening plants - PLEASE!
1, 2

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 3:32 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 1:03 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 15, 2010 10:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:28 pm
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Southies
Feb 17, 2010 2:59 pm
Southies
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2010 8:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lisanne
lisanne
17 February 2010

Tomatoes

Tomatoes
1, 2, 3

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 8:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2010 9:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2010 9:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 February 2010

Wintergreen

Wintergreen
1, 2

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2010 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 February 2010

Manchurian Pear Varieties???

Manchurian Pear Varieties???
1, 2

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 18, 2010 11:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 19, 2010 10:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 19, 2010 11:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 19, 2010 8:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 20, 2010 12:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 20, 2010 10:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 22, 2010 9:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 23, 2010 12:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:18 pm
kek

What colour do you want? Here in Perth alone we have white sand, grey sand, red sand, yellow sand, light grey sand,…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 23, 2010 9:37 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
BecH
BecH
23 February 2010

Thin, Tall, Privacy Hedge?

Thin, Tall, Privacy Hedge?

Ah, but remember just because it clumps doesn't mean it's trouble free. Many have a very narrow soil space available. No matter what, you can't…

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BecH
Feb 23, 2010 11:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 February 2010

Mondo grass + paving feature

Mondo grass + paving feature

But it won't happen in WA soils so well ;) Our evap rates are far too high. It is a very expensive risky option.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 24, 2010 12:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 February 2010

Rain Dial - Reticulation (FUS)

Rain Dial - Reticulation (FUS)

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 24, 2010 9:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2010

Tree for small garden bed

Tree for small garden bed

Forgot to add, make sure you do some decent soil prep with the epping clay-crete, eg raising the bed and mixing through conditioners (test so the water doesn't pool in the…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2010 8:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 February 2010

15 beautiful mature Palm Trees - save them from the chipper!

15 beautiful mature Palm Trees - save them from the chipper!

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 :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 25, 2010 11:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
reag
reag
26 February 2010

Help with landscape design

Help with landscape design

Thanks, that's great, Im from Eyre Peninsula in South Australia

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reag
Feb 26, 2010 8:03 am
grasstree
grasstree
27 February 2010

Removing grass from underneath Olive trees

Removing grass from underneath Olive trees

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…

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grasstree
Feb 27, 2010 11:17 am
alfabeta
alfabeta
27 February 2010

Underground compulsory water tank on a small block???

Underground compulsory water tank on a small block???

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…

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alfabeta
Feb 27, 2010 7:19 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 February 2010

Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Landscaper needed in Adelaide

Well I went with Top Cat Landscaping in Adelaide. They were excellent, nothing was too much trouble, and I also got free tap timers, a hose and a sprinkler.

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buildingwithhamra
Feb 27, 2010 8:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 February 2010

Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens

Garden Week this year supports Telethon :) Thursday April 15 to Tuesday April 20, 2010 Perry lakes, I'll get in touch with the organisers and post more :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 28, 2010 1:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Confused-- eastern Sydney--what do I do on sand??

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.…

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 10:39 am
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Kikuyu versus the rest

Kikuyu versus the rest
1, 2, 3, 4

There are sterile types. Village Green and Kenda. I know Kenda has no or little seed set, but as for Village Green I can not vouch for. Either way both of these are better…

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 5:36 pm
grasstree
grasstree
28 February 2010

Agapanthus Black panther

Agapanthus Black panther

Yes. Tough year in WA. Move East to have a better year. I know that will never happen.

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grasstree
Feb 28, 2010 7:28 pm
*frosty*
*frosty*
28 February 2010

Hybrid Agapanthus declared safe by Government

Hybrid Agapanthus declared safe by Government

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…

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*frosty*
Feb 28, 2010 9:06 pm
*frosty*
Brigadier
Brigadier
1 March 2010

Raised garden beds

Raised garden beds

:D Raised beds are a great thing to do in the garden. But make them your self out of treated pine sleepers. But fill them with vegie mix to half then a good potting mix to…

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Brigadier
Mar 01, 2010 11:16 pm
jbsj1974
jbsj1974
2 March 2010

Where can I get reasonably priced shade sails

Where can I get reasonably priced shade sails

Graysonline also have quite a few on auction on a recurring basis. take a look here…

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jbsj1974
Mar 02, 2010 4:58 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 March 2010

Noobie question about paving

Noobie question about paving

I think what Fu is saying is there should be 'Fall' away from the house. The slab edge should be visible for white ant inspection. If the pavers are above the top of slab…

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onc_artisan
Mar 03, 2010 12:33 am
onc_artisan
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 March 2010

Water timer with thermometer

Water timer with thermometer

That is going to be tricky. You would use the things cherub suggested. The only thing I can think of is using a weather temp sensor or a suitable thermostat.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 02, 2010 8:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 March 2010

What the hell is happening to my bamboo?

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 03, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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