Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Landscape & Garden Design
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
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?

4
1145
Gildea
Dec 05, 2009 11:20 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:

2
276
ani
Dec 06, 2009 12:34 am
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…

18
3052
wemyss_castle
Dec 06, 2009 7:57 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…

18
1211
ozzybird
Dec 06, 2009 10:27 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…

17
751
haywgl
Dec 07, 2009 8:14 am
haywgl
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
7 December 2009

Grevillea growth rate?

Grevillea growth rate?

I didn't actually buy them, the nursery gave them to me in a government water pack. I don't think I can get rid of them though... they are mixed through the soil as per…

5
1433
First_Timer_Ray
Dec 07, 2009 11:40 am
First_Timer_Ray
ariscott
ariscott
7 December 2009

plant choice dilemna

plant choice dilemna

How much maintainance are you willing to do for them??? If you don't mind a bit of cleaning up every now and then, you can grow hardy heliconias. They roots stay on top…

4
282
ariscott
Dec 07, 2009 1:19 pm
ariscott
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 December 2009

Powerfeed question

Powerfeed question

Hey! Where did my cool post go??????????????????????? :( Stuff it I'm not writing it again :(

15
543
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 07, 2009 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kyiee81
kyiee81
7 December 2009

High Temps & No Rain Make Lawn Care hard :-(

High Temps & No Rain Make Lawn Care hard :-(

Hi Bill, I feel your pain ::cry:: Ipswich is such a weird climate. a month back we got 100mm in 40minutes and it destroyed our front yard from the run off by neighbours who…

10
385
kyiee81
Dec 07, 2009 10:17 pm
kyiee81
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 December 2009

Drip irrigation on a slope

Drip irrigation on a slope

I have lots of photos to upload but photo bucket isn't too flash any more :( This is one I had posted here before somewhere. It shows all the bits making a manifold. I had…

17
2959
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 07, 2009 10:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 December 2009

How to lay pebbles

How to lay pebbles

Because of this I've very savagely "pruned" one tree and it may depart this world altogether. ::surprise:: ::cry:: ::cry::

6
6609
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 08, 2009 12:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 December 2009

Average COST to have your Garden Designed (PERTH)

Average COST to have your Garden Designed (PERTH)

It depends on who does the plan and the skill they have with plants. Anyone can bung in some plants but not every cowboy landscaper or poorly trained or skilled landscaper…

1
2526
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 08, 2009 11:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

And our (very nearly) finished product... thrilled with how it looks. Photos are average.. but they make the point !…

5
11235
[JADED]
Dec 09, 2009 3:10 pm
[JADED]
9
559
Hels
Dec 09, 2009 4:58 pm
Hels
Hels
Hels
9 December 2009

We have a fort! *Pic Warning*

We have a fort! *Pic Warning*

That's awesome :: we will eventually get something like that for the boys, but we need to get a completed backyard first :lol:

12
537
Hels
Dec 09, 2009 5:01 pm
Hels
haywgl
haywgl
10 December 2009

Bulk Soil and Soil Removal

Bulk Soil and Soil Removal
1, 2

Thanks Lisa -I have emailed them to ask ;) Fu - so how much in depth would you recommend? It seems all the soil places I speak too say it should be about 10cm which gives…

34
2170
haywgl
Dec 10, 2009 7:31 am
haywgl
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 December 2009

Not happy with Sikkens Deck Stain - what can we do?

Not happy with Sikkens Deck Stain - what can we do?

Sikkens Cetol HLS is a better product for hardwood. Sikkens Cetol Deck can go straight on pine or over a base coat of HLS on hardwood. 077 HLS and 078 Deck are both the …

5
7174
Dukekamaya
Dec 10, 2009 7:07 pm
Dukekamaya
grasshopper
grasshopper
10 December 2009

Turf turning brown..Help~

Turf turning brown..Help~
1, 2, 3

I hear and see that alot, but 'wait there's more' have a look next winter.

41
2220
grasshopper
Dec 10, 2009 11:10 pm
grasshopper
grasshopper
10 December 2009

Mushrooms popping up everywhere

Mushrooms popping up everywhere
1, 2

As said above, check your pH, that's the starting point, any advise about fertilising/lime/plant health without knowing your pH is useless.

27
907
grasshopper
Dec 10, 2009 11:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 December 2009

what plants for pool area

what plants for pool area

xeric look means zero water. A growing area of landscape specialisation. xerophytic landscapes. :)

7
682
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 11, 2009 10:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
ht1
ht1
11 December 2009

What are some brands of petrol powered branch pruners...?

What are some brands of petrol powered branch pruners...?

I have a powered Stihl extended hedge trimmer works fine. Unfortunately they don't have a detachable brushcutter. The Husqvana has. Hmm.... Surely there must be more…

6
255
ht1
Dec 11, 2009 3:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 December 2009

How do you connect a water meter to a garden hose?

How do you connect a water meter to a garden hose?

Glad it gave you some ideas for creating an answer to your problem :)

7
467
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 11, 2009 9:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lisanne
lisanne
12 December 2009

Front garden idea's!

Front garden idea's!
1, 2

Well done Lisa!! You are a far braver woman that I :: :: I can't wait to see pics!! :) What size area did you do? I'm interested because I'm trying…

26
5672
lisanne
Dec 12, 2009 5:21 pm
fruitty
fruitty
12 December 2009

permanent weed prevention on side of garage with fence

permanent weed prevention on side of garage with fence

kek, thanks for the info, I'm probably worrying too much. There is still a bit of the moisture membrain there I might just tape it to the fence and leave it at that.

6
407
fruitty
Dec 12, 2009 6:31 pm
fruitty
jodester
jodester
12 December 2009

Help! I need to repair a lawn in 4 weeks...

Help! I need to repair a lawn in 4 weeks...

Hi grasshopper, our landlord has been a right p***k so I'm not about to spend any extra money on him when he can't even be bothered to fix our light switches..... SO GLAD…

7
460
jodester
Dec 12, 2009 10:01 pm
Redman
Redman
13 December 2009

Edible Street plantings.

Edible Street plantings.
1, 2

Pink - red variegated leaves. RE: topic. Basil going well. putting in more. Mint on a small bit between driveways (has a risk of escape but surrounded by concrete). Thyme…

22
1324
Redman
Dec 13, 2009 12:16 am
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 December 2009

best mulch for close to pool ?

best mulch for close to pool ?

pebbles means you will never be able to feed the soil. This is the very key to happy healthy garden ;) Use green mulches (freshly chipped) from tree loppers etc. This stuff…

3
944
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 13, 2009 12:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer
haywgl
haywgl
13 December 2009

Who is good at maths??

Who is good at maths??

Thanks Havingfun !! :D That is exactly the same set up as our cubby and it looks fantastic onto the grass!! Yep that is what I want to do!!! :z: :z: I'll just order the…

6
412
haywgl
Dec 13, 2009 5:21 pm
haywgl
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 December 2009

deck and pergola questions

deck and pergola questions

Thanks for the replies, Oregon is definetly off the list, so I will be using H4 treated pine for everything besides the decking slats. I hadn't…

6
2589
Dukekamaya
Dec 13, 2009 7:55 pm
Dukekamaya
Jodie80
Jodie80
14 December 2009

Pooch Couch or Hound Dog Hardy??

Pooch Couch or Hound Dog Hardy??

Years and years and years ago i read it (it was a series of books wasn't it?) Thats about the only thing i remember really. Really should go and find them!

20
5079
Jodie80
Dec 14, 2009 12:55 am
Jodie80
davinci
davinci
14 December 2009

fake rocks

fake rocks

for brown granite rock i use granatic sand in texture stage of construction over a white and light brown oxide base kinda hard to describe if you havnt done fake rock before

6
514
davinci
Dec 14, 2009 4:30 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 December 2009

Fu would like some advice-re Dwarf Abelia-

Fu would like some advice-re Dwarf Abelia-

From time to time, you'll see them stress in the heat. They might drop all their leaves or a heap but they will always shoot new ones. the drop leaves in winter often as…

3
296
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 15, 2009 12:25 am
TheGardenWhisperer
coopsmummy
coopsmummy
15 December 2009

how to move/transplant established silver birches? possible?

how to move/transplant established silver birches? possible?

Thanks -I will def wait until end of winter to attempt it - which should be good timing because the house should be finished being built by then! Thanks for the help! :D

7
2100
coopsmummy
Dec 15, 2009 10:38 pm
coopsmummy
ariscott
ariscott
16 December 2009

Help please.......our cycads are dying!

Help please.......our cycads are dying!

any photo?? And what kind of cycads are they? Regards, Ari :)

2
255
ariscott
Dec 16, 2009 12:42 am
ariscott
haywgl
haywgl
16 December 2009

Building a garden bed..sort of

Building a garden bed..sort of

Ahh excellent - those were the type of answers I was hoping for :) Thanks everyone :D

10
502
haywgl
Dec 16, 2009 12:04 pm
haywgl
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 December 2009

Seed Raising Peat Pots

Seed Raising Peat Pots

Itry_ the moon phases chart might look challenging but in looking at the chart you can see the green, red and brown boxes. The green is mostly for leafy greens ie…

3
213
onc_artisan
Dec 16, 2009 12:47 pm
onc_artisan
Southies
Southies
16 December 2009

MURRAYA MIN-A-MIN Mail Order Supplier

MURRAYA MIN-A-MIN Mail Order Supplier

You're just wonderful Fu. Thank you for your help - over & over & over :: ::

7
963
Southies
Dec 16, 2009 3:52 pm
Southies
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 December 2009

Depth of Garden Bed & Qty of topsoil

Depth of Garden Bed & Qty of topsoil

That is something I have seen well known media personalities mention. One in particular. However, WA leads…

20
1284
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 17, 2009 1:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
kek
kek
17 December 2009

Front yard help - are my ideas too busy?

Front yard help - are my ideas too busy?

::sad:: I have heaps of liriopes in the front…

7
812
kek
Dec 17, 2009 7:46 pm
kek

Folks a great newish plant variety in nurseries is this Casuarina called "cousin it" Not a tree like most would know ;) 10cm high by 1m wide so excellent for on top of…

2
1403
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2009 2:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
7
1793
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 21, 2009 12:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 December 2009

Horticulture with Greg Gilbert

Horticulture with Greg Gilbert

This guy has sooo much to share. :lol: Many of you, including myself, can relate to his passion for plants. Yes it will steal 4.55mins of your life but heh, I bet you learn…

0
861
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 22, 2009 1:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
suh
suh
23 December 2009

What can i do with this area?

What can i do with this area?

I thought about a water feature but then thought the pool is one big water feature, especially with the sun pod and it's little fountains. …

12
702
suh
Dec 23, 2009 11:01 am
suh
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.…

2
231
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…

11
590
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…

7
455
Fernyhouse
Dec 23, 2009 7:29 pm
grasshopper
grasshopper
27 December 2009

Dead Patches - Empire Zoysia - Any Ideas?

Dead Patches - Empire Zoysia - Any Ideas?
1, 2

Don't think it's Mealybug Mealybug ; Pseudococcus Long Tailed Mealybug:Pseudococcus longispinus Mealybugs are small insects covered with a white mealy coating; some…

29
6289
grasshopper
Dec 27, 2009 8:01 pm


Building ForumOutdoorsLandscape & Garden Design
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017