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keen
keen
13 January 2010

Retaining wall question - dealing with council

Retaining wall question - dealing with council

This is my first post. Must say what a fantastic resource this forum is, spent the first week of finding it reading back posts (only in this section though, the whole…

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keen
Jan 13, 2010 8:41 pm
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14 January 2010

A web for water-wise gardens for melbourne

A web for water-wise gardens for melbourne

Of course, after all they get much of their knowledge from us apparently ;)

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Jan 14, 2010 10:34 pm
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15 January 2010

Can this prevent weed growing?

Can this prevent weed growing?

news paper should also be left out because even though it does break down, it still inhibits the free passage of water and oxygen to the root zone. Even if the paper is…

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Jan 14, 2010 11:19 pm
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16 January 2010

Seaweed as a mulch

Seaweed as a mulch

Seaweed can be good sometimes but don't expect it to be better than seasol ;) The seaweed we fine on our beaches is not even close to having what King Island Bull kelp…

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Jan 16, 2010 9:08 pm
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17 January 2010

Please show me your colourbond fence on retaining wall?

Please show me your colourbond fence on retaining wall?

We sure are, if only other states looked to WA's water management as well, you'd have more water ;)

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Jan 16, 2010 11:20 pm
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Jollie
Jollie
17 January 2010

Help!! i don't know where to start

Help!! i don't know where to start

Thanks for the suggestions Kek. I'd thought about putting the patio down the side of the house for the same reason as you suggested, however in the end i didn't want to…

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Jollie
Jan 17, 2010 12:49 am
Nott
Nott
17 January 2010

What thing to put for these areas?

What thing to put for these areas?

thanks, lisa. wE seem have driven passed that sometime b4. cheers :D

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Nott
Jan 17, 2010 7:28 am
Nott
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17 January 2010

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple
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try at all costs to avoid potting mix in the ground, it acts totally different to how it does in the ground ;) Use high grade certified organic soils. One you can buy in a…

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Jan 17, 2010 11:45 am
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lisanne
lisanne
17 January 2010

Change of plans - UPDATE: Another teensy step

Change of plans - UPDATE: Another teensy step
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Thanks for the photo's Kek!! I think the biggest tank I can install is a 3500 litre one due to the space I have to put it but I did do the plumbing for the toilets, I…

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lisanne
Jan 17, 2010 3:23 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
17 January 2010

Finishing off our pool.

Finishing off our pool.
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Hey PK Your not wrong. They are gorgeous. Hopefully, that will be us next summer. Caz

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shackonthehill
Jan 17, 2010 3:46 pm
shackonthehill
kek
kek
18 January 2010

Anyone grown this: Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash)?

Anyone grown this: Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash)?

Thanks, Fu... saw some 200mm pots. I'll look out for Jedda's dream. That's if I don't change my mind again next week. :roll:

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kek
Jan 18, 2010 5:57 am
kek
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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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Jan 18, 2010 12:37 pm
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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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Jan 18, 2010 12:40 pm
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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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Jan 18, 2010 12:42 pm
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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
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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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Jan 19, 2010 9:56 pm
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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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Jan 19, 2010 10:25 pm
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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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Jan 19, 2010 11:23 pm
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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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Jan 19, 2010 11:25 pm
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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
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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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Jan 21, 2010 1:46 pm
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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
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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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Jan 23, 2010 1:48 pm
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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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Jan 23, 2010 10:39 pm
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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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Jan 23, 2010 10:42 pm
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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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Jan 23, 2010 10:49 pm
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Jan 23, 2010 10:56 pm
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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
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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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Jan 24, 2010 10:39 am
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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
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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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Jan 26, 2010 9:52 am
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