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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 24, 2010 10:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 26, 2010 9:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 26, 2010 9:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 30, 2010 12:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2010 8:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 February 2010

Electric Lawn Mower

Electric Lawn Mower

Still doesn't change the fact that there are two types of mowers out there. One creates a beautiful finish to a turf and one just keeps the grass short. The brands are…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2010 11:26 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 February 2010

Weeds - and lots of them

Weeds - and lots of them

First things first. Get good mulch in and check the thread below for what to choose :) Then section the areas of your garden and work on one at a time. Even if you allocate…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2010 11:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
3 February 2010

Depth of soil for grass

Depth of soil for grass

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21938 and grasshopper knows a thing or two about turf, ... but just not enough about Empire Zoysia, heh heh :lol:

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2010 11:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2010 11:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 03, 2010 11:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 February 2010

dirt against brick wall...

dirt against brick wall...

If you intend to back fill then you DO need to parge the wall. Or you will be asking me or another in the industry of waterproofing to come fix the problem.

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onc_artisan
Feb 03, 2010 10:22 pm
onc_artisan
grasshopper
grasshopper
4 February 2010

turf costs

turf costs
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So Sapphire seed is easy to germinate too? Is it available, or like SW only in turf?

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grasshopper
Feb 03, 2010 11:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 February 2010

what is this weed and how to get rid of it

what is this weed and how to get rid of it

Don't worry about it. When you use a rotary hoe to prepare the soil it will mash it all up anyway. Then it doesn't get light and rots in the soil adding good organic matter :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 04, 2010 12:18 am
TheGardenWhisperer
keen
keen
4 February 2010

Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Sorry to hijack your post but this is probably relevant here..... Does anyone know if bamboo in the ground will be susceptible to termites ? cheers

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keen
Feb 04, 2010 4:21 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 February 2010

What I did today

What I did today

Thanks Jodie :D …..would be more peaceful if the old owners had the insight to put up 6 ft fences and not 4 :? :?

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Michelle
Feb 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Michelle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 February 2010

"landscape package" help

"landscape package" help
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Nope, Steve's doors are closed up tight ;) They only do native stock, mostly tubes and some 175mm pots. Ellenby would be the better go.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 05, 2010 12:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 February 2010

Climber for front fence

Climber for front fence

Well the mix of productive and non productive may not actually be so different. The set up you suggest means the areas considered non productive are habitat creating…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 05, 2010 2:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DL-23
DL-23
7 February 2010

Landscape plan draft - let me know what you think

Landscape plan draft - let me know what you think

Lovely idea! I have a "thing" for avenues of pleached trees at the moment, but sadly, not much room to indulge it. These pears are…

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DL-23
Feb 07, 2010 12:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 February 2010

Green Mulch

Green Mulch

For your retic work use 13mm Netafim TechlineAS in the beds. Lay on the soil and cover with mulch. For lawn areas stick with gear drive sprinklers and the "Rainbird gear…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 07, 2010 8:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DeeElle
DeeElle
7 February 2010

Native shading plant

Native shading plant

we pulled them out!! once I have the dirt out of the driveway I'll post a pic of the newly formed front yard :D

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DeeElle
Feb 07, 2010 9:42 pm
DeeElle
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 February 2010

Any garden designing suggestions..

Any garden designing suggestions..
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Good on you :: Well worth the effort I bet, ... you will be thankful you went and will find life will never be the same :wink: :th: That is a good thing :: :lol:

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onc_artisan
Feb 09, 2010 12:20 pm
onc_artisan
lisanne
lisanne
9 February 2010

McGarden Plant Species

McGarden Plant Species

How about some natives like grevillia's and kangaroo paws - some very pretty colourful ones that are low maintenance!

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lisanne
Feb 09, 2010 6:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 February 2010

Weeds in Buffolo Sapphire? Help

Weeds in Buffolo Sapphire? Help

also back off on any fertilisers. Cut the lawn longer too.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 10, 2010 2:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Grevillea Vale
Grevillea Vale
11 February 2010

Tree lopping licence?

Tree lopping licence?

Don't know about a licence, but, I would check with your local council. In the Kalamunda Shire, WA we are only allowed to remove a maximum of 5 trees per year on 2.5…

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Grevillea Vale
Feb 10, 2010 11:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 February 2010

Magnolia Little Gem

Magnolia Little Gem
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Just remember it isn't the be all end all but it does make a big difference and when used with the other principals I post, you will love the landscape you create. ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2010 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer

I'm pretty sure its a water issue, so will try the things you have suggested. We had a retic man come today and fixed up all the problem areas. But why do some of my…

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zozzles23
Feb 11, 2010 7:04 pm
zozzles23
Hels
Hels
11 February 2010

We have finished our front yard!!

We have finished our front yard!!
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Yeah my 2 year old looks for any excuse to bust out the watering can. :lol: And pull off any tomato in reaching distance. We nick named him…

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Hels
Feb 11, 2010 8:02 pm
Hels
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 February 2010

SOIL PREP help!!!! I need this ready for turf or seed in 4wk

SOIL PREP help!!!! I need this ready for turf or seed in 4wk
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That's cool. Yes there are many other things that act as distractions to doing things sustainably. The thought of, "well just my one little bit of syn turf won't hurt" or…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2010 9:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
14 February 2010

Help me choose plants for my garden!

Help me choose plants for my garden!

Timber people will say it's fine. Read any good organic garden magazine and they will say differently. This is why the popularity of raised…

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JellyLegs
Feb 14, 2010 8:27 am
JellyLegs

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