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Stewie D
Stewie D
30 March 2016

Lime Tree

Lime Tree

I used some gardeners gloves to keep the liquid off my skin but I also used a pair of long nosed pliers to grab them. I didn't get any in my eyes but the gloves and my…

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Stewie D
Mar 30, 2016 11:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 March 2016

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Just make sure that wherever you plant the Frangipani it is free draining. They hate wet feet. I'd also plant it away from the driveway or path as others above have said…

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Stewie D
Mar 29, 2016 8:35 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 March 2016

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

4 1/2 years and it's only started to grow now? The potting mix is the culprit if it is the same soil as when you first bought it then there's your problem. Most potting…

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Stewie D
Mar 27, 2016 4:06 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 March 2016

scented climbers

scented climbers

What Stewie said, there are others but star jasmine is very well behaved.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 23, 2016 9:07 pm
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buildingnanna
Mar 22, 2016 11:08 pm
buildingnanna
TashPaul
TashPaul
22 March 2016

what can I do with my backyard?

what can I do with my backyard?

If you are really after a decking look, you could consider getting those decking tile things and laying them over the top of your existing concrete/paving.

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TashPaul
Mar 22, 2016 12:15 pm
TashPaul
happystarz
happystarz
21 March 2016

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

apparently the most shade tolerant buffalo is Sapphire buffalo, can tolerate up to 60-70 percent shade? If the area is 100 percent shaded though, probably won't cope.

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happystarz
Mar 21, 2016 2:14 pm
berk
berk
18 March 2016

Laying turf over filled in pool

Laying turf over filled in pool

I recently filled in a pool with clay. It also has about 5cm of soil on top from existing garden beds that were removed. The soil is fairly decent quality with compost…

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berk
Mar 18, 2016 5:38 pm
JackT
JackT
18 March 2016

retaining wall help

retaining wall help

No doubt, Retaining wall is the best option to set up in this condition. I suggest gabion basket in Melbourne they could help you providing things in budget. Reference:…

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JackT
Mar 18, 2016 2:36 pm
JackT
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 March 2016

Yard landscaping Design

Yard landscaping Design

Minimalist ? Easy - concrete the whole back yard ! ;-) Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 18, 2016 11:23 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
15 March 2016

Identify these rocks/pebbles

Identify these rocks/pebbles

Think I've found it :D thanks BeatrixKiddo :D Now I just have to find it near me :lol: at least I know what to ask for!

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HomeAngels
Mar 15, 2016 7:08 pm
HomeAngels
leni
leni
15 March 2016

How long to water new turf for?

How long to water new turf for?

We laid lawn late December and watered three times a day for about 10 mins per station,for 6 weeks. We got a sprinkler exception from water corp.

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leni
Mar 15, 2016 1:19 am
leni
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2016

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

About one part cement to 4 parts 'soft sand would be best. I would tend to place 5 large dabs of mortar and gently tap the pavers into place using a large rubber…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2016 6:44 pm
bashworth
kh2016
kh2016
11 March 2016

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Better World Landscapes - they have Facebook page

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kh2016
Mar 11, 2016 9:56 pm
happystarz
happystarz
9 March 2016

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Hi, does anyone know where I can purchase Bioassis Bactivate or something equivalent from in Melbourne? thanks

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happystarz
Mar 09, 2016 3:04 pm
andrew501
andrew501
7 March 2016

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

Hi guys, I have a wooden retaining wall at the front of my house, I'm on a corner plot so it goes along the front then bends around the side, it's made of 4 sections of…

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andrew501
Mar 07, 2016 5:43 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Our block slopes down and we have built two retaining walls. Here is an old blog post of mine showing the walls. I'll be posting an update in a couple of days showing what…

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 11:05 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

If you change your mind perhaps consider black mondo grass. Grows to a maximum of 20cm and they would look great with the Little Gems.

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 10:58 pm
HomeAngels
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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 9:46 pm
HomeAngels
mirz
mirz
3 March 2016

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

it is all done. i had to pickup an extra 4 sqm to fill all the missing area. now it is 100% palmetto, no mixing :) now can't wait till mid April to plant all bulbs in…

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mirz
Mar 03, 2016 2:53 pm
mirz
PEARZ
PEARZ
3 March 2016

What is this black pipe for?

What is this black pipe for?

Thanks Merida93. They have now reburied the pipe so hoping it's a lot deeper this tine round!

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PEARZ
Mar 03, 2016 2:09 pm
PEARZ
buildingnewbie184
buildingnewbie184
2 March 2016

How to trim tree branches

How to trim tree branches

I have a bunch of trees in the garden that are around 2.5 metres high and rapidly growing in every direction. Some need to be cut back, and I don't currently have the…

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buildingnewbie184
Mar 02, 2016 10:14 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 March 2016

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Thanks for the offer but I'm not a fan of the plastic pot up the wall type systems. :-)

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Beazley77
Mar 02, 2016 6:27 pm
Beazley77
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2016

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Yes I would be too despite the small size of your wall. If you are using 12mm reo then drill 20mm ø holes at least and use chem-set to anchor the bars to the concrete. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Merida93
Merida93
1 March 2016

Has anyone been the registered landscaper on their own build

Has anyone been the registered landscaper on their own build

Hi all, I am building up in the Hunter Valley, NSW and also work in the landscaping and horticulture industry. I have all the relevant work site cards and qualifications.…

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Merida93
Mar 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Merida93
Merida93
29 February 2016

Hard Landscapers newcastle/central coast nsw

Hard Landscapers newcastle/central coast nsw

for engineered retaining walls you won't beat JJ Landscaping based in Teralba

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Merida93
Feb 29, 2016 10:31 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 February 2016

Too much compost-re Fu manchu's soil prep instruction

Too much compost-re Fu manchu's soil prep instruction

Fu in one corner, the bobcat guy in the other. Fu by knock out!

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SaveH2O
Feb 29, 2016 9:32 pm
SaveH2O
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 February 2016

Depth of soil over sand and cement fill round pool

Depth of soil over sand and cement fill round pool

500mm ideally, 300mm min. Check the drainage of the fill or the plants may drown.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 28, 2016 6:36 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2016

Lawn identification

Lawn identification

Top photo is looks like kikuyu, and the second a hybrid fine leaf couch.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2016 7:08 pm
piscean
piscean
24 February 2016

Damn weed won't die

Damn weed won't die
1, 2

yep, that'll do it :)

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piscean
Feb 24, 2016 12:07 am
whzzz28
whzzz28
22 February 2016

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

You've covered most of the pros/cons in your points. Decking needs upkeep, yearly (or so) staining/oiling. Tiles will present a problem between the two slabs. Its really a…

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whzzz28
Feb 22, 2016 4:22 pm

Yep, another weed, or should we just have a competition called "Name that Weed" or "Weed of the Week " Anyhow, this weed appeared in out Buffalo lawn about ten years ago…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2016 2:49 pm

Hi all My grandma recently pulled up the grass at the front of the house and replaced it with paver She paid the guy in full , he told her he would be coming back to…

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dellam
Feb 20, 2016 6:32 pm
6banga
6banga
19 February 2016

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Im just glad im not the only one lol. Best time to tackle it is after extreme rainfall I find you can pull them up sometimes with the bulb still attached as the soil is…

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6banga
Feb 19, 2016 7:22 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 February 2016

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

You can have whatever landscape you want, just depends on how much money/time you want to spend. I know plenty of people living in the west of Melb on hideous clay but…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 18, 2016 7:44 am
Joker
Joker
17 February 2016

Paving a garden bed edge

Paving a garden bed edge

You tube has lots of how to do videos ? Was watching one just a few days ago, simple once you are shown.

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Joker
Feb 17, 2016 11:54 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Please help identify this grass/weed

Please help identify this grass/weed

Hi There That is crab weed grass please copy and paste the below and see under crab weed grass http://faculty.valenciacollege.edu/tkle ... /weeds.htm Its a very common…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 9:07 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Why does my Sapphire seed so much.....

Why does my Sapphire seed so much.....

Sapphire is a good breed of buffalo lawn I have done much research on it and decided to buy myself against sir walter. Is your lawn thatchy at all? Bufallo will generally…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 8:47 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Backyard not quite level

Backyard not quite level

Can you please post a picture of what it looks like now. I think it would be ok what I would do is build the level up against your slab by adding soil and have a slight…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 8:29 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

horizontal slat gate mounting

horizontal slat gate mounting

HI Everyone. I picked up some sturdy steel horizontal slat gates. I was going to mount them on a piece of RHS 50mm x 50mm and dyna bolt them to the brick wall on the…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 7:42 pm
raina
raina
15 February 2016

Need some advice regarding Timber vs Colorbond sheds

Need some advice regarding Timber vs Colorbond sheds

Hi all, We are building in sydney and we want to install a small sized shed in our backyard for garden supplies and other bits and pieces. We like Timbersheds but they…

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raina
Feb 15, 2016 12:15 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2016

Lawn beetle problem

Lawn beetle problem

It sounds like you may have an infestation of these beetles that is slowly killing your lawn seeing as your prep as per Fu's guide must be sound. While I try and find an…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2016 11:11 pm
MrBee
MrBee
14 February 2016

H4 timber posts in ground what to do help....

H4 timber posts in ground what to do help....

If you're that worried about it you should probably instead use something like this http://www.bunnings.com.au/ridgi-150-x- ... r_p1080303

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MrBee
Feb 14, 2016 12:41 pm
MrBee
piscean
piscean
13 February 2016

Wonky Front Path; Yes or No?

Wonky Front Path; Yes or No?

I would forget the s shape, people will just cut corners if it isn't a fairly straight run. Offset, slightly curved, straight, but don't make it longer or more cumbersome…

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piscean
Feb 13, 2016 3:29 am
6banga
6banga
12 February 2016

Help Building Steel Gal Retaining Wall

Help Building Steel Gal Retaining Wall

Is throwing bricks and rocks in cutting corners? Im making sure as a bare minimum that my wall height is 600mm im planting my gal post at least 600mm in the ground also?…

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6banga
Feb 12, 2016 6:49 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 February 2016

Driveways on acreage

Driveways on acreage

My access road on my acreage was about 600m+. It cost about $30,000. Most of this was for materials and cartage. For your 40m driveway expect between $1,000 & $2,000

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Beetaloo
Feb 10, 2016 10:07 pm
Beetaloo
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2016

Excessive seed heads in Santa Ana Couch lawn

Excessive seed heads in Santa Ana Couch lawn

I'm certainly not complaining. Last summer was pretty dry for us too for a few long periods and I had to do a lot of watering. This year hardly any apart from pot…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Shambini
Shambini
7 February 2016

One year old Lily Pilly's - do I prune, huge size variance

One year old Lily Pilly's - do I prune, huge size variance

Tip pruning will encourage growth and also make them bushier. Try to do it on a cloudy day to prevent the leaves from burning. Spray the foliage and with a 50/50 blend of…

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Shambini
Feb 07, 2016 9:08 pm
Shambini
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
5 February 2016

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

The state of the land at registration date is considered to be the natural ground level. You are only required to retain as per natural ground level. Having said that, I…

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MadamImAdam
Feb 05, 2016 7:30 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 February 2016

Building a pond to control mosquitos

Building a pond to control mosquitos

D101 you also have to remember that mossies may need water to breed - mostly in ponds but even in the water of large crown leaves but they eat plant material and nectar.…

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Stewie D
Feb 03, 2016 8:28 am

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