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acm2269
Oct 15, 2009 12:31 pm
acm2269
Banj
Banj
16 October 2009

Quotes for soil preparation and turf laying

Quotes for soil preparation and turf laying

That may very well be what they're doing Fu... not being very landscape orientated, I just took that was what the guy meant from what he told me. He's doing a 'full…

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Banj
Oct 16, 2009 2:21 pm
maggie
maggie
17 October 2009

What landscaping on Council verge

What landscaping on Council verge

Just recently I checked Stirling CC verge rules. They require 2m clear from the verge for people who choose to walk their dogs on your side. The rest needs to be…

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maggie
Oct 17, 2009 8:17 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2009

Removing lawn in a court yard

Removing lawn in a court yard

It's more than a case of just bunging on round up or similar glypho product. The lawn needs to be actively growing for any result to be had. Otherwise you think it's dead…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2009 10:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 October 2009

How to get rid of lawn effortlessly

How to get rid of lawn effortlessly

Grasshopper, I'm loving your knowledge :) I spoke with the manufacturer years ago about why it wasn't available in smaller quantities for retail sale. The answer I was…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2009 11:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 October 2009

Review my landscaping plan please

Review my landscaping plan please

If you want the garden planting to be a little more successful and produce a healthy, easy fast growing hedge or screen, in the long term, without irrigation, I'd strongly…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2009 11:34 pm
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kek
kek
18 October 2009

MELB: Discounted pots, fountains, garden stuff!!!

MELB: Discounted pots, fountains, garden stuff!!!

I love that place! I saw the closing down sale signs and was all :( ...so I'm very happy that they're not actually closing after all. :D I've had my…

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kek
Oct 18, 2009 2:58 pm
kek
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
18 October 2009

Mini project: Screening the bins [before & after photos!]

Mini project: Screening the bins [before & after photos!]

haha thanks... yup forgot to actually put the bins back for the "after" photo, looks much better without them =P

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Mikaela_D
Oct 18, 2009 7:22 pm
Mikaela_D
kek
kek
19 October 2009

Council Rules on Garden

Council Rules on Garden

But garden shouldn't affect your Certificate of Occupancy - the estates normally give you 6 months or so to get the front garden…

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kek
Oct 19, 2009 6:20 am
kek
listdreamer
listdreamer
19 October 2009

Pergola Ideas for Eden Brae Memphis

Pergola Ideas for Eden Brae Memphis

Hi all, We built the Eden Brae Memphis 2 years ago and are finally getting around to thinking about building a deck from the alfresco out (about 30m2) covered by a…

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listdreamer
Oct 19, 2009 12:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 October 2009

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Leucophyta brownii and an adulterated kangapaw, two good WA plants. :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 19, 2009 11:53 pm
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TheAlbany
TheAlbany
20 October 2009

Any great landscapers? (Melbourne's northern suburbs)

Any great landscapers? (Melbourne's northern suburbs)

Try SF Landscaping ... Ask for Shaun, knows his stuff, and not badly priced ... Call 0401 060 863

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TheAlbany
Oct 20, 2009 1:25 am
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
20 October 2009

Sculptured rockwork

Sculptured rockwork

Did you want to use the rocks as landscaping rocks or actully have them sculptured?

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TheAlbany
Oct 20, 2009 1:28 am
TheAlbany
maxyb
maxyb
20 October 2009

Help rabbits are eating my new plants!

Help rabbits are eating my new plants!

:lol: :lol: I went and got slug and snail pellets as I thought it was them but I got evidence its the pesky wabbits now. I laid down some black weed…

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maxyb
Oct 20, 2009 8:23 pm
maxyb
kek
kek
20 October 2009

bed height againts house

bed height againts house
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Erm.... just having a senior moment when I tried to…

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kek
Oct 20, 2009 9:06 pm
kek
billdsl
billdsl
20 October 2009

Anyone have info on mounting water tank on stand

Anyone have info on mounting water tank on stand

its too bloody hard i tell you! i just want to put a water tank down the back, retarded council easement guess ill have to rethink my slimline tank options and run less…

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billdsl
Oct 20, 2009 9:26 pm
billdsl
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 October 2009

Suggestions please for material for area under car

Suggestions please for material for area under car

Granetic sand will set hardish once compected and watered, but it can be dug up with a bit of a sweat.

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Adrian B
Oct 21, 2009 8:19 pm
Adrian B
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davinci
Oct 21, 2009 8:20 pm
davinci
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 October 2009

Where to buy mulch in bulk? How much $$?

Where to buy mulch in bulk? How much $$?
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Bark and chip mulches are good but in the bigger scheme of things do very little for returning carbon back to the soil and creating a healthy soil for the long term.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 22, 2009 10:07 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 October 2009

Photos of my Front Garden!

Photos of my Front Garden!

Stick with the shrub sprays for now because subsurface off a bore is a pain. :) The 1200 will mean you will need to start pruning into a flatter shape. Hollow or at least…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 23, 2009 9:21 am
The Garden Whisperer
nicola.tantra
nicola.tantra
24 October 2009

Retaining wall posts

Retaining wall posts

Hi, I'm wanting to build a retaining wall at my front yard and it will probably be about 50 - 60cm above ground level maximum and the material would be treated pine / red…

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nicola.tantra
Oct 24, 2009 8:10 pm
wally
wally
25 October 2009

Lanscaping a sloping block

Lanscaping a sloping block

There are plants that have root systems that are good for stabilising slopes. I've seen some pretty extreme slopes beside overpasses here planted…

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wally
Oct 25, 2009 3:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 October 2009

Soil Erosion Sloping Block

Soil Erosion Sloping Block

No esentially, No. To stabilize the soil you need a healthy combination of plant types which allows for a range of different root structures. I would focus on grasses…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 25, 2009 6:24 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Candylea
Candylea
25 October 2009

Great Gardens workshops

Great Gardens workshops

Damn it! I missed the one in Success .. :( was down there yesterday tooooooo ::cry::

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Candylea
Oct 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Candylea
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 October 2009

Can anyone I.D. this tree for me?

Can anyone I.D. this tree for me?
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OK with the higher res photos it is absolutely a Cupressus, that is 100%. I also have two very very experienced nursery folk who have been in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 26, 2009 5:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
27 October 2009

Water Feature Suppliers - Sydney

Water Feature Suppliers - Sydney

I am trying to get hold of suppliers and installers of water features in Sydney. I've found a couple of nice water features but the company is in Qld. is there a…

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homebuddy925
Oct 27, 2009 2:35 pm
lisanne
lisanne
29 October 2009

Grapefuit tree having a fit

Grapefuit tree having a fit

I love your rants! They are very educational! ::smile:: ::smile::

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lisanne
Oct 29, 2009 5:01 pm
kek
kek
30 October 2009

Help! My Red Weeping Maple turned Green!

Help! My Red Weeping Maple turned Green!

Now if you are in Melbourne or Vicco somewhere, chances are your spring kicked off then you got hoaxed and it went rubbish on you :(

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kek
Oct 30, 2009 8:25 am
kek
ariscott
ariscott
30 October 2009

Pics or Idea's for Hiding Water Tank

Pics or Idea's for Hiding Water Tank

It is easy enough to DIY... so you can put steel column on the ground instead of wood. Being in QLD, the termite will eat it in no time... Besides, when or if the wood…

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ariscott
Oct 30, 2009 11:51 am
ariscott
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 October 2009

Help with recognising a plant plz!

Help with recognising a plant plz!

What you ask is very easy :) I know because I have mine clipped to 400mm ;) I could get a photo, in fact I will in a sec, the camera is right next to me, but don't hold your…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 30, 2009 2:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
jspitz
jspitz
30 October 2009

Is this a reasonable quote for decking?

Is this a reasonable quote for decking?

Thanks for everyone's info-much appreciated.

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jspitz
Oct 30, 2009 5:19 pm
ariscott
ariscott
30 October 2009

They can see us naked - we need some trees

They can see us naked - we need some trees

Maybe just the parent tree/shrub then... Syzygium wilsonii??? The red new growth is nice too... Regards, Ari :)

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ariscott
Oct 30, 2009 8:00 pm
ariscott
[JADED]
[JADED]
30 October 2009

Landscaping advice Required...

Landscaping advice Required...

For bigger areas.. what about this stuff? http://www.hydrospraygrass.com.au discovered that today.. thought it was a bit interesting !…

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[JADED]
Oct 30, 2009 10:59 pm
[JADED]
Sierra
Sierra
1 November 2009

Best way to remove small trees

Best way to remove small trees

I removed some small gums not long ago that were about 3 metres tall, similar thickness. I thought it was important to kill the gum roots before removal as they can be…

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Sierra
Nov 01, 2009 9:57 pm
Sierra
Macy
Macy
2 November 2009

Vacuuming the lawn

Vacuuming the lawn

I use to have a nutty neighbour that use to vacum her driveway and mail box every few days with a house hold vacumn cleaner.…

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Macy
Nov 02, 2009 11:13 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
4 November 2009

Retaining wall options for my backyard

Retaining wall options for my backyard

If you have enough room for Bobcat access then they are relatively cheap. I had one at my place for about 3 hours and from memory it was around $350 (very rough estimate…

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Mozzie
Nov 04, 2009 7:47 pm
Mozzie
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
5 November 2009

Love tropical gardens, but you live in Melbourne...?

Love tropical gardens, but you live in Melbourne...?

I remember that one :lol: amazing garden though. If you choose Bamboos, then get into the cool season bamboos. That way you will get much better success.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 04, 2009 11:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Mozzie
Mozzie
5 November 2009

My Retaining Wall

My Retaining Wall

Thanks for the reply. I thought about using a layer of sand too - mortar would be even better. Cheers

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Mozzie
Nov 05, 2009 7:18 pm
Mozzie
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 November 2009

Suggest a screening pant.

Suggest a screening pant.

Folks, remember when you move into your new home, you need to realise that the soil you are about to put a fair bit of pressure on is not the local soil. With site prep,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2009 11:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
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milly_monster
Nov 06, 2009 12:14 pm
BecH
BecH
6 November 2009

Water-wise, nutrient-poor & Balinese?

Water-wise, nutrient-poor & Balinese?

Great link but hardly any of those would fall into the bracket of water wise. As Ari said, choose species from Madagascar or Africa rather…

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BecH
Nov 06, 2009 1:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 November 2009

What do I fertilizes a Strelitzia nicolai with? And prune?

What do I fertilizes a Strelitzia nicolai with? And prune?

Don't feed them anything. They grow fine as they are. They grow hideously big even in our no structure, no nutrient, crap sands. My grandparents had one in Scarborough,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2009 3:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 November 2009

Ideas for landscaping backyard until we can afford paving?

Ideas for landscaping backyard until we can afford paving?

The mulch I'm talking about is not available from garden centres. You need to ring a tree surgeon or tree lopper. The toppings may not be available in Adelaide. They are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2009 3:21 pm
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ani
ani
6 November 2009

Landscape plan

Landscape plan

Oh don't you worry, I'll be getting onto you about that very soon! And Zanthorrea is great. Very informative and well set out. :D

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ani
Nov 06, 2009 3:57 pm
ani
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
6 November 2009

what plants to use on a fence line

what plants to use on a fence line

Hi Fu Cant tell you the name, or even put a pic on, as these were put into our rental property we are moving into in four weeks. Once up there will post a very…

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shackonthehill
Nov 06, 2009 10:45 pm
shackonthehill
englyn
englyn
7 November 2009

Front Yard plant ideas

Front Yard plant ideas

I have the same problem. What I'm trying to do at the moment is leave aside the plant selection for now, and concentrate on what sort and where. ie. hedge over here, 60cm…

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englyn
Nov 07, 2009 2:21 pm
J&K
J&K
7 November 2009

Bizzare Boral Prices for Retaining wall blocks

Bizzare Boral Prices for Retaining wall blocks

The price variation can often be due to transport costs, they probably only manufacture it in QLD & VIC. You could look at the GB Masonry range from Austral.…

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J&K
Nov 07, 2009 9:09 pm
J&K


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