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Redman
Redman
12 November 2009

Advice regarding lilydale topping driveway?

Advice regarding lilydale topping driveway?

I did a driveway in Sasafras vic - Mt Dandenong. Fairly soft loam in winter - will easily eat a car. I put a base of 10mm down on an old old blue metal base that had…

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Redman
Nov 12, 2009 1:23 am
Redman
eXume
eXume
13 November 2009

cost of soakwells

cost of soakwells
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Digging up an old thread, but... What do you do if you have limestone 600mm or less below your surface and you have a cottage block? Were trying to get soakwells in,…

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eXume
Nov 13, 2009 12:05 am
ring09
ring09
13 November 2009

Large Landscape Rock Supplier...North/East Melbourne?

Large Landscape Rock Supplier...North/East Melbourne?

I have a block in Mill Park Lakes and they are doing the subdivision now, there is a huge pile of rocks of all sizes sitting there. If you turn right into Lakes Boulevard…

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ring09
Nov 13, 2009 8:38 am
ring09
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 November 2009

New lawn needs help

New lawn needs help

As for the molasses in the container, well try sniping the straw a bit shorter, on an angle. Then use about 1/2 a cup to a cup of molasses in there. Fill with hot or warm…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 13, 2009 11:44 am
The Garden Whisperer
Redman
Redman
13 November 2009

Gypsum?

Gypsum?

Gardening is addictive...once you begin the path to…

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Redman
Nov 13, 2009 12:21 pm
Redman
Rowena
Rowena
15 November 2009

Does anyone need rock for their landscaping?

Does anyone need rock for their landscaping?

Oh no. If only you were in Melbourne. We need loads of rock for our garden to use as a retaining wall...ah well. Hope you can get rid of them.

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Rowena
Nov 15, 2009 7:52 pm
Rowena
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
16 November 2009

Bobcat tipper quote

Bobcat tipper quote

Recession? What recession Fu! Landscaping hasn't dropped off for us or anyone we have spoken to lately. We have been flat out for the last 1.5yrs solidly and xmas this…

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Planned LScape
Nov 16, 2009 12:26 pm
Planned LScape
rustygirl
rustygirl
17 November 2009

Backyard for an active dog

Backyard for an active dog
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thankyou this is something to thinkabout Sand pit.. 3 acres Cooch your choice? The sand will attract the dog like a cushion so there will be an…

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rustygirl
Nov 17, 2009 7:29 am
lisanne
lisanne
18 November 2009

Portico suggestions

Portico suggestions

My portico was done as part of the slab for the house, but when I got my coloured driveway done I got them to go over it for me so it matched

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lisanne
Nov 18, 2009 11:25 am
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
18 November 2009

What is it?

What is it?

Could it be a little Triffid? I always wondered what Triffids looked like in "War of the Triffids". I think it was a radio show, so we had to guess!! :th:

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Mtuba2
Nov 18, 2009 12:06 pm
Mtuba2

One book that has recently got our attention is simply called "Plant" and would make for one of the most important books in any gardeners collection. Hands down. Put…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Just in case some of you are interested in something different for the day :) The Gigey Daylily festival is happening on December 5th 2009 :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 19, 2009 12:30 am
The Garden Whisperer
Macy
Macy
19 November 2009

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Pyrethrum is a contact insecticide and is rarly effective against chewing insects. They just don't ingest enough to harm them and are not often…

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Macy
Nov 19, 2009 9:22 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
20 November 2009

Buying Water in Melbourne

Buying Water in Melbourne

Dredging up an old thread.... Just had 7500 "large" litres delivered for $450 to half-prime the 13,000 litres of storage I now have.

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to_do_list
Nov 20, 2009 12:02 pm
to_do_list
yvette72
yvette72
20 November 2009

Garden edging

Garden edging

we have used brick in most of our gardens over the years hubby is a brickie

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yvette72
Nov 20, 2009 12:08 pm
lisanne
lisanne
20 November 2009

What type of soil?

What type of soil?

One of my local garden places has their premium soil for $55m3 and I can get certified organic for the same price but further away, for the extra $30 in delivery I'm going…

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lisanne
Nov 20, 2009 5:44 pm
wanted
wanted
21 November 2009

Raised Garden Beds - Parapet Wall

Raised Garden Beds - Parapet Wall

Hi All After some discussion with my local council i need to build a retaining wall so that there is no soil touching their parapet wall. I plan on building the wall…

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wanted
Nov 21, 2009 4:29 pm
kek
kek
21 November 2009

Here is another brain wave???

Here is another brain wave???

I have no idea about fake grass, on rooftops or otherwise.... but those brain waves can be really bad for you. :lol: Mine just get more and more expensive. Or create more work…

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kek
Nov 21, 2009 6:08 pm
kek
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

Gabion walls?

Gabion walls?

Thanks for all the feedback... definitely food for thought... the 'look' is still interesting - but more conventional retaining approaches might be the way to go!

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 10:02 pm
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

Underground Watertank - Experience with Atlantis / Ausdrain?

Underground Watertank - Experience with Atlantis / Ausdrain?

We're contemplating our rainwater tank options. Underground is appealing as it might help us "smooth" out some of the slope in our backyard... Anyways, running past…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 10:08 pm
Southies
Southies
22 November 2009

JACARANDA TREE SUPPLIER

JACARANDA TREE SUPPLIER

Be careful where you plant them, its illegal to plant them in many countries - massive…

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Southies
Nov 22, 2009 6:30 am
Southies
kek
kek
22 November 2009

Plants for my back yard

Plants for my back yard

Is the right hand side of the plan the front garden?? :? Are you paving your alfresco up to the same level as the doors?? This may be…

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kek
Nov 22, 2009 6:51 pm
kek
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
23 November 2009

anyone interested in blue stone? or clean fill victor harbor

anyone interested in blue stone? or clean fill victor harbor

Try one of the mining companies. May be worth something if he has that much of it.

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Spa Matz
Nov 23, 2009 12:18 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
23 November 2009

Should I euthanise a Eucalyptus…advice needed...

Should I euthanise a Eucalyptus…advice needed...

Fair 'nuff Fuey... I'll give 'er some TLC, trim a few branches to balance the plant out and see whether she comes around.

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to_do_list
Nov 23, 2009 9:14 am
to_do_list
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 November 2009

Reccomend me a reasonably priced nursery in Melbourne

Reccomend me a reasonably priced nursery in Melbourne

They do local delivery ::smile:: Good to know, wouldn't delivery closer to Melb when i was last out there 6 months ago. Price wise as an example, last time i…

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 23, 2009 11:31 am
avaganda
avaganda
25 November 2009

Landscape design costs or any recommendations.....

Landscape design costs or any recommendations.....

Hi Gweluphome, I'm guessing you are i WA from your name. We have a landscape gardening company. I'm cert 4 hort. & garden design qualified but am more interested in doing…

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avaganda
Nov 24, 2009 11:59 pm
Tich
Tich
25 November 2009

Plants for underneath roses

Plants for underneath roses

I'd also strongly recommend the alyssium, it will self seed, is easy to grow, and continues to flower for a prolonged period of time, especially if dead headed after…

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Tich
Nov 25, 2009 9:37 am
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
25 November 2009

Tasmanian Tree Fern

Tasmanian Tree Fern

I have a Treefern (Tasmanian I think) growing under my pergola. It was supposed to be a dwarf fern. It's stem is now 150cm high before the fronds start. It just keeps…

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Spa Matz
Nov 25, 2009 6:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 November 2009

Correa Dusky Bells

Correa Dusky Bells

Dusky Bells isn't the only one that has that sort of growth. There are a few of the Correas that can fill the shoes of Dusky Bells.Most of the Correa pulchella will do the job :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 25, 2009 11:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
26 November 2009

Two-layer hedge to tame

Two-layer hedge to tame

Thanks again for all the excellent information :) . I'll post some new pictures with the result.

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Cabinfever
Nov 26, 2009 12:13 am
Cabinfever
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kek
Nov 26, 2009 6:17 am
kek
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Macy
Nov 27, 2009 12:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 November 2009

Something's in my Silk Tree

Something's in my Silk Tree

Thing is with trees, the way you cut a branch or even where you cut a branch can cause very weak branches to grow or cause what is now seemingly unnoticeable damage to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 28, 2009 2:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
billdsl
billdsl
28 November 2009

mystery azalea

mystery azalea

after i bagged azalea's mine's come out with a new flower over the last few days... maybe it heard me

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billdsl
Nov 28, 2009 9:25 pm
billdsl
ariscott
ariscott
30 November 2009

A hint for putting up posts in the garden :-)

A hint for putting up posts in the garden :-)

That is called stabilised fill, not concrete. It will work when you don't have huge wind loading. Regards, Ari :)

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ariscott
Nov 30, 2009 11:43 am
ariscott
snistr
snistr
30 November 2009

PLaces in Melb to buy a brick in letterbox

PLaces in Melb to buy a brick in letterbox

Hi Guys, Im wanting to buy a brick in letter box and newspaper ring. Wondering if anyone knows places in melbourne apart from bunnings which sells them. Tried to have a…

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snistr
Nov 30, 2009 2:54 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
1 December 2009

Paint a concrete letterbox?

Paint a concrete letterbox?

^^^ any exterior paint but get the sheen you want. ie flat satin or gloss. I'd consider thinning the first coat so you get more penetraton :wink: ... like a primer, and then…

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onc_artisan
Dec 01, 2009 9:59 am
onc_artisan
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 December 2009

CAN SOMEONE IDENTIFY THIS TREE ?

CAN SOMEONE IDENTIFY THIS TREE ?
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The Mallee group of Eucalypts have this feature

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Dukekamaya
Dec 02, 2009 5:57 pm
Dukekamaya
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 December 2009

What is this??? please help.

What is this??? please help.

Is it the style of the plant you like? normally this is the case. The art of topiary. You can get just about any plant to grow like that, well any shrub :lol: Homeone member…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 02, 2009 7:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 December 2009

[SA] Fruit/Vegetable Gardening books

[SA] Fruit/Vegetable Gardening books

Bev did you check the links above in the stickies? There is some solid info there from people I know are leading the way in public education and government advisory. WA is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 03, 2009 11:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 December 2009

Plant recommendations for a narrow planter box

Plant recommendations for a narrow planter box

The correa hedge I have at mine is kept to almost 30cm. I haven't measured it, but it would be close to that, maybe 40 or 50? I could clip it back to 30 and keep it there…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 03, 2009 11:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 December 2009

Getting water into lawns

Getting water into lawns
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Just think carefully on the position of the tank. Get it somewhere that it can be plumbed into the dunny and washing machine in the future. Why I say this is because like…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 04, 2009 12:13 am
The Garden Whisperer
Southies
Southies
4 December 2009

RHOEOs for garden bed & something else ?????

RHOEOs for garden bed & something else ?????

OK guys......themax & Fu........it's a toss up between rhoeos :P , liriopes & the min a mins :th: I might get DH to put in his 2 bob's worth - for once :lol:

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Southies
Dec 04, 2009 2:37 pm
Southies
suh
suh
5 December 2009

OUR FRONT GARDEN!!

OUR FRONT GARDEN!!
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Do the charcoal, we had the yellow in our last place and it gets very dirty and mouldy. I think charcoal with you…

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suh
Dec 05, 2009 11:17 am
suh
Gildea
Gildea
5 December 2009

Retaining wall, boundary issue with neighbour

Retaining wall, boundary issue with neighbour

I know in our development, you can't build a retaining wall closer then 450mm to the fence, unless its part of the fence. Perhaps there is a rule like that in your local DCP?

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Gildea
Dec 05, 2009 10:20 pm
ani
ani
6 December 2009

large front yard

large front yard

You've pencilled me in for April / May though right? :lol: Well, January to December 2010 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I'll need a landscaping 'personal trainer' for the first year at least :wink:

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ani
Dec 05, 2009 11:34 pm
ani
wemyss_castle
wemyss_castle
6 December 2009

Plants for lawn aternative...and soil preparation :)

Plants for lawn aternative...and soil preparation :)

Yep, so Im settled on the creeping Boobialla... any idea how I would strike those... I understand they form roots on the stem, so is there a trick to striking that sort of…

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wemyss_castle
Dec 06, 2009 6:57 am
wemyss_castle
ozzybird
ozzybird
6 December 2009

Queensland tree in flower now ... what is it?

Queensland tree in flower now ... what is it?

Maniltoa lenticellata, just did a google search. Now that looks lovely too, I don't remember seeing it before but will look out for it now that's for sure ::smile:: We brought…

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ozzybird
Dec 06, 2009 9:27 am
haywgl
haywgl
7 December 2009

Do I need an excavator??

Do I need an excavator??

Thanks for your advice guys, it is really quite confusing. I'm not sure I'm even doing the right thing! :lol: I got an email back from one of the Dingo guys and he was very…

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haywgl
Dec 07, 2009 7:14 am
haywgl


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