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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 1:13 am
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kek
Nov 26, 2009 7:17 am
kek
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Macy
Nov 27, 2009 1:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 28, 2009 3:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:25 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 12:43 pm
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 3:54 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 10:59 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 6:57 pm
Dukekamaya
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 02, 2009 8:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 04, 2009 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 04, 2009 12:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 04, 2009 1:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:37 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 12:17 pm
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 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:

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 :(

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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…

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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…

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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::

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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…

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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 !…

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[JADED]
Dec 09, 2009 3:10 pm
[JADED]
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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:

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

Bulk Soil and Soil Removal

Bulk Soil and Soil Removal
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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…

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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 …

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

Turf turning brown..Help~

Turf turning brown..Help~
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I hear and see that alot, but 'wait there's more' have a look next winter.

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

Mushrooms popping up everywhere

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

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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. :)

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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…

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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 :)

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

Front garden idea's!

Front garden idea's!
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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…

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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.

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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…

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

Edible Street plantings.

Edible Street plantings.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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

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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…

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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

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coopsmummy
Dec 15, 2009 10:38 pm
coopsmummy


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