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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 15, 2010 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 16, 2010 10:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 17, 2010 12:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:49 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 8:28 am
Nott
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 January 2010

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple
1, 2, 3

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 17, 2010 12:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lisanne
lisanne
17 January 2010

Change of plans - UPDATE: Another teensy step

Change of plans - UPDATE: Another teensy step
1, 2, 3, 4

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 4:23 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 4:46 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 6:57 am
kek
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 18, 2010 1:37 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 18, 2010 1:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 18, 2010 1:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:38 pm
to_do_list
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 19, 2010 10:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 19, 2010 11:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 20, 2010 12:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 20, 2010 12:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Laila
Laila
28 November 2012

Help with decking

Help with decking
1, 2

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 11:16 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 7:15 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 11:46 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 7:05 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 10:31 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 10:56 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 11:46 am
Candylea
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 21, 2010 2:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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 3:15 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 5:35 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 5:38 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 8:58 am
Lex

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