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Hels
Hels
5 January 2010

Pergola Base - Adelaide

Pergola Base - Adelaide

I would ring a few suitable trades people from your local paper or classifieds. We did that as we needed a brickie and we supplied all the bricks.

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Hels
Jan 05, 2010 8:45 pm
Hels
Macy
Macy
6 January 2010

New plants - cardboard pots inside plastic pots

New plants - cardboard pots inside plastic pots

Thanks Fu. So frustrating, some plants are doing great and some aren't and I can't work out why.

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Macy
Jan 06, 2010 4:56 pm
ariscott
ariscott
6 January 2010

Evergreen Frangipani (Plumeria Obtusa)

Evergreen Frangipani (Plumeria Obtusa)

Really??? Up here, they grow so fast (well, as fast as a frangipani can...)... I haven't had to buy any yet, except for a blue one... Regards, Ari :)

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ariscott
Jan 06, 2010 8:36 pm
ariscott
brobri
brobri
7 January 2010

To excavate or not?

To excavate or not?

..... davinci i did not intend to 'slag off' all landscapers. :sh: Myself, I am just a 'hack at home'. My intention was to merely give 'speck' some help as requested, and…

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brobri
Jan 07, 2010 11:52 am
brobri

HI guys, I just wanted to share our idea for our back yard. Our back yard is actually the side of the house and it wraps around to the front aswell. This required some…

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gweluphome
Jan 08, 2010 11:15 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2010

help save my hedge

help save my hedge

Do a low hedge of some perhaps Correa Dusky bells, African box, tiny trev, escallonia, Japanese box or Korean box, Captain cook bottle brushes, Banksia birthday candles maybe?

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2010 12:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2010

Does anyone know this plant please?

Does anyone know this plant please?
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Your not going to find them that size in a nursery :( It is Yucca ele :) I was walking the mutt the other night and saw one just the same as in the photo and the bark will…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2010 12:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2010

Cottage garden design advice

Cottage garden design advice

Creating a waterwise cottage garden http://www.watercorporation.com.au/_fil ... Garden.pdf Waterwise plants to chose from ;) (and yes they are a Perth list but nearly all…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2010 1:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2010

identifying some plants or weeds

identifying some plants or weeds

Good question :lol: It maybe both :lol: Hebe flowers from memory will fade with age. But it can also be possible you have a couple of different hebes in together. Flowers will…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2010 3:05 pm
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coopsmummy
coopsmummy
8 January 2010

Another tree question!! :D

Another tree question!! :D

LOL! Thanks Fu! I'll pull it out and stop hoping! ::wornout::

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coopsmummy
Jan 08, 2010 8:55 pm
coopsmummy
andy the pm
andy the pm
9 January 2010

Hydro Electric/Water Mill

Hydro Electric/Water Mill

This has some good articles on small scale hydro-electric systems; http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Hydro/hydro.htm Good luck and be sure to post some pics of the…

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andy the pm
Jan 09, 2010 4:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 January 2010

Plants for Pots

Plants for Pots

Hey sounds like some excellent choices. The Emerald arch is a little tougher than the Tas Red and in theory these guys shouldn't do so well for us here but the reality is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 09, 2010 8:54 pm
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kek
kek
10 January 2010

Some advice please on my tiny courtyard

Some advice please on my tiny courtyard

I don't know where you're located, but when we were investigating our options, we discovered that it's possible to get a landscaping plan done for only a few hundred…

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kek
Jan 10, 2010 12:18 pm
kek
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
10 January 2010

Magic ... I have a garden !!

Magic ... I have a garden !!
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Wow what a difference, it looks fantastic! You must be very pleased :D I so want to have a garden all done nicely as…

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lynnebin1968
Jan 10, 2010 12:55 pm
lynnebin1968
inamet09
inamet09
10 January 2010

Help - No idea about garden, plants, trees etc.

Help - No idea about garden, plants, trees etc.

thanks for the advice, one up side is that our garden is TINY :)

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inamet09
Jan 10, 2010 12:55 pm
inamet09
englyn
englyn
10 January 2010

:: native tree\feature to front yard

:: native tree\feature to front yard

::cheerleader:: Thanks Fu!! ::cheerleader:: I think the pears have won me over with the white blossom. Great to hear they come recommended.

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englyn
Jan 10, 2010 5:18 pm
jetson
jetson
10 January 2010

lawn bugs - i think

lawn bugs - i think

Thanks Mr Fu Spacely, I have seen plenty of Hover flies this year at my place around my pond area (swarm of around 50), there must have been something there that they liked.

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jetson
Jan 10, 2010 7:33 pm
ifyareckon
ifyareckon
11 January 2010

15sqm Sir Walter turf - Free to take (Melb)

15sqm Sir Walter turf - Free to take (Melb)

Thanks for peoples interest, the turf should have a new home later today.

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ifyareckon
Jan 11, 2010 7:40 am
gizben
gizben
11 January 2010

Does your fountain use a lot of water too?

Does your fountain use a lot of water too?

cool thanks for that, looks like there is heaps of info in here.

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gizben
Jan 11, 2010 1:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 January 2010

Shade Cloth

Shade Cloth

yep, the tips will burn. The poor old Magnolias will struggle in heat when young and you really are looking at nearly 3 or 4 years before the cope so much better. Any…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 11, 2010 6:02 pm
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kexkez
kexkez
11 January 2010

Shrub suggestions for along the base of a retaining wall

Shrub suggestions for along the base of a retaining wall

ok thanks for that. I'll have another look at the Philothecas after tea tonight. I will keep in mind your offer if i can't find some tube stock. I've got such a big area…

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kexkez
Jan 11, 2010 7:13 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
11 January 2010

What Plant is this?

What Plant is this?

heheh can tell how much you just Looove these fu. Never mind there are a couple of us here who will love them for you. :)

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kexkez
Jan 11, 2010 7:37 pm
kexkez
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 January 2010

Can you help with my hedge that is dying

Can you help with my hedge that is dying

I would suggest not spending too much money on them and see how they go. If you end up needing newies, then you know where to get them, you have an idea where things went…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 11, 2010 7:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 January 2010

Killing olaxis

Killing olaxis

Grasshopper, the Seasol works more effectively than the old sulphate of ammonia and Urea. Give it a go next time :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 11, 2010 10:00 pm
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hysterical1144
Jan 12, 2010 7:53 am
billdsl
billdsl
12 January 2010

bougainvillea(sp?) won't flower

bougainvillea(sp?) won't flower

Gee my mum has always had 'bogan'villea's to the point our entire family consider them a pest, im pretty positive we could plant them in concrete here and they would go…

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billdsl
Jan 12, 2010 8:32 am
billdsl
Southies
Southies
12 January 2010

Top Dressing Turf

Top Dressing Turf

Thankyou again Fu x:)

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Southies
Jan 12, 2010 6:48 pm
Southies
Kristi
Kristi
13 January 2010

Frontyard Blitz

Frontyard Blitz

Wow! That looks fantastic! Love the little garden beds. And what an awesome job on the paving ::

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Kristi
Jan 12, 2010 11:49 pm
Kristi
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lisaraf
Jan 13, 2010 8:38 am
lisanne
lisanne
13 January 2010

What is this plant?

What is this plant?
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I am affraid I would be being naughty in telling you the answer to that. :( http://www.weeds.gov.au/cgi-bin/weeddet ... on_id=8256

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lisanne
Jan 13, 2010 9:56 am
Michelle
Michelle
13 January 2010

Tube size plants

Tube size plants

You may already know this, but Grays Online auctions have those hardwood screens on there quite frequently and they are MUCH less than…

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Michelle
Jan 13, 2010 1:31 pm
Michelle
kexkez
kexkez
13 January 2010

Buying tubestock plants online

Buying tubestock plants online

http://www.eastwoodnurseries.com.au found this place online today. their standard tubsetock is 99c each and 75mm size are 10 for $25 but…

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kexkez
Jan 13, 2010 1:54 pm
kexkez
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
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 14, 2010 10:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 14, 2010 11:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 16, 2010 9:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
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
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
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
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
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