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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 September 2010

Turf

Turf

Folks this thread isn't open to adding new comments but it appears many of you have the odd book mark of mine here and there. Finding turf info is a mine field in here and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 17, 2010 12:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
17 September 2010

Terraced retaining walls

Terraced retaining walls

It seems to me that a lot of fencing contractors can do retaining too, but they seem to use that slab and post style like Bagheera posted. Otherwise there's a lot of…

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zoe's mama
Sep 17, 2010 5:21 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
17 September 2010

Leftover plants

Leftover plants

Ebay! I buy all my plant off there and trees esp get a great price.

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Rudolf1980
Sep 17, 2010 6:28 pm
Rudolf1980
Dollar
Dollar
17 September 2010

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Anyone used or know much about Cossett retaining wall system

Just found a product called Cosset which do retaining walls and is made out of recycled material. I'm interested to know if anyone knows much about it and the costs?

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Dollar
Sep 18, 2010 12:42 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 September 2010

Nurseries

Nurseries

Don't know exactly google says 174km, as eimaj…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 18, 2010 8:09 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 September 2010

Sustainable living--growing your own food in suburb homes

Sustainable living--growing your own food in suburb homes

Have you ever watch Vasilli's (sp??) garden on Channel 31? It showcases hepas of people, particularly europeans, who do this. I have seen some fantastic gardens when we…

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tjilpi
Sep 18, 2010 1:55 pm
keen
keen
28 August 2013

paving or concrete?

paving or concrete?

DIY concrete would be my recommendation, animal. I am slowly ridding my yard of paving in preference to poured limestone. The ants and weeds are just too high maintenance…

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keen
Aug 28, 2013 10:57 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
18 September 2010

Botanical gardens in Australia

Botanical gardens in Australia

I have a soft spot for Mt annan (I got married there)

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mecha-wombat
Sep 19, 2010 12:48 am
mecha-wombat
Redman
Redman
19 September 2010

Luecadendron

Luecadendron

Its a good thing that sand mound is so big...

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Redman
Sep 19, 2010 5:16 am
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 September 2010

Flowering Ash (Fraxinus Griffithii)

Flowering Ash (Fraxinus Griffithii)

Nearly all tragic plant deaths happen from plants being planted too deep in the soil. What is the magic death time scale? Well 2-4 weeks ;) They should be planted at the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2010 1:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 September 2010

Agapanthus Soil Prep

Agapanthus Soil Prep

That they will :) If you cut corners with the soil, they will go yellow :(

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 20, 2010 2:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
lacebark
lacebark
20 September 2010

Keeping Fu Green... :)

Keeping Fu Green... :)

When you buy a liquidamber, make sure you buy it while it's showing its autumn colour, as they can be very variable - some show no autumn change at all.

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lacebark
Sep 20, 2010 9:15 pm
lacebark

I think that cordyline is known as "sundance" (I bought some quite large ones just recently from Woolworths for $15 each-…

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kek
Sep 21, 2010 10:28 pm
kek
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 September 2010

Moving a Pittosporum

Moving a Pittosporum

Use lots of seasol each week after transplanting them, cut the foliage back before moving them or at least before replanting them. That way they have less leaves to get…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 22, 2010 12:40 am
TheGardenWhisperer
cmooring
cmooring
22 September 2010

A massive welcome back to lacebark!!!!

A massive welcome back to lacebark!!!!

He certainly is. However, I will never complain about being spoilt for choice ;) P.S. -> I love…

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cmooring
Sep 22, 2010 1:05 am
cmooring
kek
kek
22 September 2010

Hedge Help for the quarter acre block

Hedge Help for the quarter acre block

Instructions for posting photos are . If the image is large, you may need to resize…

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kek
Sep 22, 2010 8:04 am
kek
sparkles
sparkles
22 September 2010

will proteas grow in the shade?

will proteas grow in the shade?

wow love the pics, great info too!! thanks so much!

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sparkles
Sep 22, 2010 9:10 am
oohsam
oohsam
22 September 2010

Dwarf trees in pots

Dwarf trees in pots

Excellent information. Everything I wanted to know. Im actually picking up some pots tonight (half wine barrles, I think they look awesome) Thanks fu.

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oohsam
Sep 22, 2010 2:40 pm
Lex
Lex
22 September 2010

Decomposed Granite Path/Steps

Decomposed Granite Path/Steps

::smile:: ... :th: (im)patiently waiting for the landscaping guys to come over .... ::hyst::

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Lex
Sep 22, 2010 9:44 pm
Lex
xquisite
xquisite
23 September 2010

Garden bed over vents

Garden bed over vents

Luckily you posted here first. We have had severe issues in the past with houses which had dirt - and one with concrete! - laid higher than the weep holes. You will have…

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xquisite
Sep 23, 2010 9:03 am
cmooring
cmooring
6 December 2010

How to instal a pool.

How to instal a pool.

I don't recall exactly, but I think we paid somewhere between 3 and 4K for ours. It…

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cmooring
Dec 06, 2010 2:27 pm
cmooring
nick_tiler
nick_tiler
23 September 2010

Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Hey there, I will be building retaining Walls soon. Check out h beam on eBay. There is a bloke there that is in camberfield and sells h beam for $45 a lineal meter. 20…

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nick_tiler
Sep 23, 2010 8:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 September 2010

Replants for grass trees. Anyone ever heard of them?

Replants for grass trees. Anyone ever heard of them?

They aren't occas, they are just plain old dik heds who couldn't add up 2+2. :lol:

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 9:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 September 2010

Feature Tree in Lawn

Feature Tree in Lawn

Hmmm I think in all circumstances there is an answer to everything with plants. Can you PM me and I'll give you my email. :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 9:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 September 2010

My transplanted frangipani

My transplanted frangipani

Mate great work on getting these lovely tropical yet very waterwise plants going in the first place :) Leave them be. It will be a while yet before they shoot new leaves.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 23, 2010 11:37 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Joey123
Joey123
24 September 2010

What materials to use for a raised garden bed?

What materials to use for a raised garden bed?

Two of the obvious. Access to the other side of the…

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Joey123
Sep 24, 2010 8:31 pm
garden lover
garden lover
24 September 2010

Novice needs help - garden bed soil, screening plants,

Novice needs help - garden bed soil, screening plants,

Hi Perdita Sounds good. I've been busy in my gardens too. Finishing my backyard and just starting to landscape our pool area - yippee. Has been on the drawing board for…

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garden lover
Sep 24, 2010 9:28 pm
natava1
natava1
25 September 2010

What type of plant for planter box?

What type of plant for planter box?

I have a new deck which has a built in bench seat and a planter box on each side of the bench. I am after a flowering/ spreading shrub to put in the planter boxes -…

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natava1
Sep 25, 2010 10:42 pm
Lex
Lex
26 September 2010

Drainage, levels and the fence!

Drainage, levels and the fence!

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Lex
Sep 26, 2010 3:28 pm
Lex
sheznay
sheznay
27 September 2010

Gardening for dummies - garden beds/mulching

Gardening for dummies - garden beds/mulching

You could shovel the extra mulch and soil off and store it on tarp, then cover with another tarp and use some bricks to weigh it down. I have never done this, but my…

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sheznay
Sep 27, 2010 4:16 pm
sheznay
turns71
turns71
27 September 2010

Where to buy basket-weave fencing?

Where to buy basket-weave fencing?

Hi, Can anyone point me in the right direction - I'm wanting basket-weave fencing to attach to my existing fencing to provide additional privacy. I live in bayside…

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turns71
Sep 27, 2010 5:32 pm
larajane
larajane
27 September 2010

Is there anything wrong with this garden idea?

Is there anything wrong with this garden idea?

Thanks for all of your comments :) I have scrapped that idea, but all of your comments helped. Starting fresh. So hard planning this garden!!

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larajane
Sep 27, 2010 6:48 pm
larajane
Purple Patch
Purple Patch
27 September 2010

Nursery - Bayside Melbourne

Nursery - Bayside Melbourne

Try here www.diacos.com.au/ Cheers PP :D

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Purple Patch
Sep 27, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi Mrs Smith, A few years ago replaced some timber around the yard with…

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Binary
Sep 27, 2010 10:15 pm
slooi1
slooi1
27 September 2010

Ornamental pears in Melbourne - where to buy

Ornamental pears in Melbourne - where to buy

Just wondering - have your bare rooted ornamental pears started to bud? I keep looking at mine - no action - have I got a dead stick in the ground?! slooi1

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slooi1
Sep 27, 2010 10:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

New WA Water Restrictions

New WA Water Restrictions

Calistemons like Mat Flinders or Little John will be tough enough but not this year. Look at awesome acacias like the zig zag wattle :) Instead of Grevilleas maybe look at…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Lex
Lex
27 September 2010

Cost of Laying Turf

Cost of Laying Turf

So, a bobcat is fine for turf removal? Is that what contractors normally use? Is there any other "special" machine? Has anyone attempted turf removal as a DIY? ::lol::

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Lex
Sep 28, 2010 12:36 am
Lex
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

Planting along a 100m driveway

Planting along a 100m driveway

Hedges do need hard pruning as the mature dependonmg on what the foliage is doing. You may get areas that aren't so dense and we have ways to thicken them using hard…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:38 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2010

Pine Bark Mulch

Pine Bark Mulch

I think if you actually use the starw you will find it is one of the few mulches other than the stuff from your local tree lopper that doesn't blow around. Particularly…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 12:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Questions about staking

Questions about staking

Yeah. If there is lots of exposed stem give them a slap of white paint to stop the stem burning in the sun. Mine are all painted and it also helps reflect heat. A mate of…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 1:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Transplanting native trees

Transplanting native trees

Cut them back first. Leave for a couple of weeks and then attempt the move. During the two weeks give them seasol and molasses. Mark on the stem which way is north and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 September 2010

Fu, question about light

Fu, question about light

Thanks for the response, as everyone from southern oz has probably noticed when they are higher is oz the sun is far more gentle than down…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2010 12:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Bam
Bam
29 September 2010

Grass Trees

Grass Trees

::surprise:: :lol: :lol:

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Bam
Sep 29, 2010 11:05 am
Bam
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 September 2010

Apple tree help!

Apple tree help!

Yeah that is very good :) Just get the straw in a round the green manure crops as they grow. For now let the soil dry and you can let the green crop grow a bit more :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2010 12:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
katherineandadrian
katherineandadrian
29 September 2010

Granitic sand/decomposed granite

Granitic sand/decomposed granite

Would this give me a solid and "loose-particle-free" finished surface?? Or would I still get sand / gravel (or whatever it is) particles breaking…

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katherineandadrian
Sep 29, 2010 10:38 pm

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