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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 December 2009

Fu - Some plants to go with Jasmine and Lavender 4 bck yrd??

Fu - Some plants to go with Jasmine and Lavender 4 bck yrd??

Well I say it all the time and being in Perth it is all the more important :) FEED the soil :) Get good soil in before you even think about putting something in the ground.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2009 12:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
grasstree
grasstree
23 December 2009

Temperature underfoot of concrete vs pavers?

Temperature underfoot of concrete vs pavers?

Try Timbercrete pavers, they are 22 degrees cooler than concrete and clay. Limestone is about 17 degrees cooler. Some concrete pavers are cooler than others on a 40 degree…

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grasstree
Dec 23, 2009 2:58 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
23 December 2009

Outdoor setting

Outdoor setting

The price is all in the chairs, choose a setting with cheaper chairs and you'll be getting a [rice you need. I would caution against glass tables, although it's tempered…

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Fernyhouse
Dec 23, 2009 7:29 pm
grasshopper
grasshopper
27 December 2009

Dead Patches - Empire Zoysia - Any Ideas?

Dead Patches - Empire Zoysia - Any Ideas?
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Don't think it's Mealybug Mealybug ; Pseudococcus Long Tailed Mealybug:Pseudococcus longispinus Mealybugs are small insects covered with a white mealy coating; some…

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grasshopper
Dec 27, 2009 8:01 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
28 December 2009

Horizontal slat fence questions

Horizontal slat fence questions
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Just thought I would update that our fence is now finished. You can check it out on our…

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First_Timer_Ray
Dec 28, 2009 2:53 pm
First_Timer_Ray
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 December 2009

What plant is this?

What plant is this?

It's a citrus of some description but due to all citrus having incredibly similar features and even some having the same, you'd need a crystal ball to work out what is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 29, 2009 2:16 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 December 2009

Calling Fu! Dietes - are any types worth using?

Calling Fu! Dietes - are any types worth using?

Like I said I could take a bunch of photos from my immediate area that says these are a menace. I won't as that may identify my immediate area ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 29, 2009 2:33 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 December 2009

How do you construct a Vine trellis?

How do you construct a Vine trellis?

Galv posts or coppers logs. wire every 400mm or there abouts. You will need a turn buckle to tension the wire. You may want to use galv cable as well because it will be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 29, 2009 2:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer
BIGDOG
BIGDOG
30 December 2009

Lawn Help

Lawn Help

OK no luck with sprays I eventually had to dig it up by hand/rake and lawn is now back in it's place I will keep an eye out for it returning and deel with it as/if it…

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BIGDOG
Dec 30, 2009 12:10 pm
BIGDOG
apom
apom
27 January 2010

Building PAAL Steel Frame Home

Building PAAL Steel Frame Home

We are thinking of building with PAAL homes now. I would be interested in your experiences in dealing with them and the quality of materials, instructions and overall…

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apom
Jan 27, 2010 7:00 pm
ariscott
ariscott
4 January 2010

Do I need drainage?

Do I need drainage?

You can do an invert... so the water runs freely to the front or the back of the property... or an agpipe under the gravel... Regards, Ari :)

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ariscott
Jan 04, 2010 11:18 am
ariscott
jodge
jodge
4 January 2010

Ride on mowers.

Ride on mowers.

I bought a 2 year old MTD Yardman 42" deck 18hp ... it has been used hard for the last 7 years and is still going (does cost a bit to maintain…

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jodge
Jan 04, 2010 11:12 pm
jodge
issy jo
issy jo
5 January 2010

Veggie Patch Corner - TIPS HERE

Veggie Patch Corner - TIPS HERE

Cheers Fu, Consider this thread now deFUnked (closed) Ive been a bit too side tracked at the mo to check this thread (post,post new year).Will check out the sticky when I can. Issy

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issy jo
Jan 05, 2010 9:29 pm
issy jo
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 9:45 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 5:56 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 9:36 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 12:52 pm
brobri
gweluphome
gweluphome
8 January 2010

Our garden design....any suggestions or ideas welcome.

Our garden design....any suggestions or ideas welcome.

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 12:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 08, 2010 1:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 08, 2010 1:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 08, 2010 2:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 08, 2010 4:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:55 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 5:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 09, 2010 9:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:18 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 1:55 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 1:55 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 6:18 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 8:33 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 8:40 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 2:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 11, 2010 7:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:13 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 8:37 pm
kexkez
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 11, 2010 8:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 11, 2010 11:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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hysterical1144
Jan 12, 2010 8:53 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 9:32 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 7:48 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 13, 2010 12:49 am
Kristi
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lisaraf
Jan 13, 2010 9:38 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 10:56 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 2:31 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 2:54 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 9:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 14, 2010 11:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer


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