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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 January 2010

DIY home watering systems

DIY home watering systems

I would strongly advise having pipes on the council verge as watering from your side will be inadequate and inefficient.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 18, 2010 12:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 January 2010

Small Tree near Septic & Leach Drains

Small Tree near Septic & Leach Drains

Bloody fantastic idea :) You can grow any grape you like and I personally suggest wine varieties. The flavour craps on table grape varieties but they are smaller and have…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 18, 2010 12:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 January 2010

Charlie Carp

Charlie Carp

It is a great product but when you are looking at a shelf with powerfeed and charlie carp next to it, the powerfeed will be the better value for money product ;) Charlie…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 18, 2010 12:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
18 January 2010

Would this be possible?

Would this be possible?

:th: Even stock tanks have some reo...well the ones I've seen around here do... :th:

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to_do_list
Jan 18, 2010 7:38 pm
to_do_list
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 January 2010

Could EZ be "grown through" a buffalo / couch lawn

Could EZ be "grown through" a buffalo / couch lawn

:lol: :lol: :: yeah, yeah but it isn't couch and that's that. If it were an uncontrollable menace, I wouldn't use it. It doesn't go anywhere the depths of couch. And the difference…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 19, 2010 9:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer

The stuff posted isn't certified organic soil. It can't be used on natives due to higher nutrient content often associated with the addition of chook poo. Chook poo is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 19, 2010 10:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 January 2010

recycled mulch

recycled mulch

does it Pam? Have a good read of my posts relating to turf, you'll soon see that having a green lawn isn't that hard. My lawn gets 10mm twice a week and we are in one…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 19, 2010 11:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 January 2010

Painting terracotta

Painting terracotta

And this: http://www.ugp.com.au/UGP_Rust%20Paint.html Haymes and Porter's make a rust…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 19, 2010 11:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Laila
Laila
28 November 2012

Help with decking

Help with decking
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We put in a spotted gum deck with the screws counter set, it is more work and cost over the nails(pin things) but looks so much better. I kind of like the look of the…

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Laila
Nov 28, 2012 10:16 am
kexkez
kexkez
20 January 2010

Molasses

Molasses

stock feed places sell it. so a "city farmers" larger pet supplier perhaps, anywhere that sells stuff for horses or cattle or sheep(?), I bought ours in the local…

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kexkez
Jan 20, 2010 6:15 pm
kexkez
take2
take2
20 January 2010

Overhanging Trees/Plants.

Overhanging Trees/Plants.

You are allowed to cut back anything that overhanges your boundry to the boundry line you also have the right to return the off cuts to your neighbour. Also if they are…

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take2
Jan 20, 2010 10:46 pm
take2
kek
kek
21 January 2010

Using frax plants in garden?

Using frax plants in garden?

Thanks v much Kek for ur answers and posting of the pic and your link. Maybe ur neighbour waters their plants outside the allocated time slot, or…

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kek
Jan 21, 2010 6:05 am
kek
wake_me
wake_me
21 January 2010

Nut grass and turf

Nut grass and turf

ooooooooooooohh ::surprise:: Lets hope i dont find them in the back yard next week.................... :D

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wake_me
Jan 21, 2010 9:31 am
wake_me
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
21 January 2010

Landscaping Plans for Covenants

Landscaping Plans for Covenants

:lol: I am working on mine at the moment...but hey if they going give 3k for my garden not to worry.

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pinkdiamond
Jan 21, 2010 9:56 am
pinkdiamond
Candylea
Candylea
21 January 2010

May I know what plant is it?

May I know what plant is it?

Hehehe I saw this post last night and thought rosemary ... but didn't want to be wrong :roll: haha ::cool::

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Candylea
Jan 21, 2010 10:46 am
Candylea
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 January 2010

How often to water the plants

How often to water the plants

Yep, stick your finger in the ground to the first or second knuckle ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 21, 2010 1:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Does anyone know of a good builder to build these retaining walls, in the Newcastle area. Or a rough price if you have built something…

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chezza
Jan 21, 2010 2:15 pm
lisanne
lisanne
22 January 2010

water tank sight glass...

water tank sight glass...

Does your tank have a tap on it w/out a pump? If so, attach a small bit of hose that is as long as the tank is tall. Attach the hose to the tank and the other end hold…

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lisanne
Jan 22, 2010 4:35 pm
nguyentai8
nguyentai8
22 January 2010

adding fence and automatic gate

adding fence and automatic gate

Hi guys, I would like to add more secure fence and an automatic gate to my house. Anyone here know anyone in Perth that does this and what is an average cost? cheers Tai

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nguyentai8
Jan 22, 2010 4:38 pm
Lex
Lex
23 January 2010

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

My pricing has been $26.00 per post - for 45mm wall height $14.00 per panel - 1170mm Does this sound reasonable?…

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Lex
Jan 23, 2010 7:58 am
Lex
nessbrown
nessbrown
23 January 2010

Need help with Fence Colours and Plant Suggestions!!!

Need help with Fence Colours and Plant Suggestions!!!
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Hahaha, nice one Fu.... Yeah I will keep that in mind LOL. At least I trained my last dogs to use the pebbled area and they even preferred to use it (shy dogs liked the…

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nessbrown
Jan 23, 2010 8:21 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 January 2010

What to do? Planting trees in the backyard of a new house..

What to do? Planting trees in the backyard of a new house..

Being a malle Euc it can vary a bit but more often than not it will reach about 5m at the most. this means it is a small tree. :) I'll have to head out one of these days…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 23, 2010 1:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 January 2010

What plants for here?

What plants for here?
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Avoid the Hebes in Melbourne because they will go yuck in winter, but if you don't mind that, then go for it :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 23, 2010 10:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 January 2010

Front & Back-Yard Design Help..

Front & Back-Yard Design Help..

I missed this thread :( Have a gander at this and there is somewhere a tonne of info to get you started, the stickies at the top of the landscape forum and do a search on…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 23, 2010 10:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 January 2010

So....what should happen next?

So....what should happen next?

D.A Irrigation doesn't need to be expensive. My dad just installed a very basic dripper/spray system in our backyard - 19mm black pipe…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 23, 2010 10:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 23, 2010 10:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
keen
keen
24 January 2010

Engineering a retaining wall (Adelaide)

Engineering a retaining wall (Adelaide)

You will need to find out how deep the access chambers are for a start... they will be servicing some sewer or stormwater utilities which you will be reducing the 'cover'…

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keen
Jan 24, 2010 9:48 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
24 January 2010

advice, idea's, anything....

advice, idea's, anything....

On a budget :( That is an expensive block of land there :( As mentioned, lessen the slopes dramatic gradient where ever possible. The front, start there so the neighbours…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 24, 2010 10:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
Bam
Bam
24 January 2010

What do you think of my plan - Im a novice! :p

What do you think of my plan - Im a novice! :p

Who ever thought I'd be the one to have an amazing garden - only with great help is such a thing possible! :D

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Bam
Jan 24, 2010 12:32 pm
Bam
yvette72
yvette72
24 January 2010

what to do with this area

what to do with this area

a fenced of area not really a worry at the momment as we are on 5 acres,

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yvette72
Jan 24, 2010 1:32 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 January 2010

stackstone help

stackstone help

Well I don't know but I was thinking to do it yourself :lol: But on second thoughts maybe you should find a brick paver with a cutoff saw. :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jan 24, 2010 8:03 pm
onc_artisan
Snake
Snake
25 January 2010

Retaining wall help...

Retaining wall help...

I am also new to this. We have a retaining wall just under one meter, and was told to do drainage with blue metal chips and egg…

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Snake
Jan 25, 2010 12:02 pm
Snake
Manda
Manda
25 January 2010

Espalier "How-to" - handy fact sheet

Espalier "How-to" - handy fact sheet

Thanks kek! I was just about to start researching this!

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Manda
Jan 25, 2010 4:49 pm
Manda
larajane
larajane
25 January 2010

Where can I get pebbles like this in Melbourne?

Where can I get pebbles like this in Melbourne?

Thanks for the replies! I looked up 'river stones'. That is exactly what they are => so thank you for that suggestion. They must not have been polished. When I saw them…

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larajane
Jan 25, 2010 8:11 pm
larajane
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Macy
Jan 26, 2010 9:22 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 January 2010

Questions on cultivator preparation for laying turf

Questions on cultivator preparation for laying turf

Some excellent questions there :) I guess for us it's easy to get the little machines do go deeper because we have such soft sands here. For you guys, do what ever you can…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 26, 2010 9:52 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 January 2010

Sick Plants Fu :(

Sick Plants Fu :(

Yeah, if you can, pluck them off and chuck in the bin in this case :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 26, 2010 9:53 am
The Garden Whisperer
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 January 2010

Blueberries, Frost and Jandakot.

Blueberries, Frost and Jandakot.

Hey Fu, the Back yard aquaponic shop is in Jandakot... ...they grow heaps there and very well too I might add.

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onc_artisan
Jan 26, 2010 10:07 am
onc_artisan
James Bond
James Bond
29 January 2010

Plant pots making marks on decks/patios

Plant pots making marks on decks/patios

Thanks - looks like I will be investing in some pot feet! JB

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James Bond
Jan 29, 2010 5:52 am
James Bond
Rod1949
Rod1949
29 January 2010

Grape Vines Love the Perth Hot Spell

Grape Vines Love the Perth Hot Spell

If you do get it Rod, and that is likely with the humidity we've been getting, try using something like "Ecorose" instead of a traditional…

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Rod1949
Jan 29, 2010 9:43 am
free will
free will
31 March 2010

Pool & Spa Expo

Pool & Spa Expo

Ill be going to the Sydney one! We have got 5 quotes for our pool already ranging 36k-50k and considering Im early 20's and partner is late…

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free will
Mar 31, 2010 7:55 pm
themax
themax
30 January 2010

Gardening job…whoo hoo

Gardening job…whoo hoo
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I get te arthritis aches along the outside of my thumb up and into my wrists. My right shoulder is a shocker also.

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themax
Jan 30, 2010 8:54 am
themax
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 January 2010

Manual weeding versus nuking with Zero?

Manual weeding versus nuking with Zero?

With regard to the new landscape getting done, it is for the very reason you described of having all the surface soil gone you are best advised to focus even more on…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 January 2010

Advice on what to plant around a pool

Advice on what to plant around a pool
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wow, sounds like a wonderful garden :) There's heaps like you described in Kingsley here in Perth :) Kentais are wonderful :) The spikey one you described sounds very much like…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 January 2010

Questions when working on the garden bed

Questions when working on the garden bed

yep, you are dead right :) If you have a raised bed, (which by the way is a fantastic way to get a garden going and be more environmentally friendly ;) ) , you don't want a…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer

If that's the same kind of stuff known as granitic sand (or granitic gravel) around here, it packs down pretty solidly.…

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kek
Jan 31, 2010 10:00 am
kek
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2010

Reticulation problem

Reticulation problem

Not my controller of choice by a long shot but this will help ;) http://www.holmanindustries.com.au/prod ... ctions.PDF

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2010 8:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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


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