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Emzy
Emzy
25 September 2009

Hebel as feature fence posts

Hebel as feature fence posts

As part of our covents we are to have feature fence posts. I was intinally thinking of brick with timber infills, but I was wondering if hebel…

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Emzy
Sep 25, 2009 4:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 September 2009

Wind Break Trees

Wind Break Trees

The leytons green are a weed for us. Pretty sure the NGIA (nursery industry) discourages the growing and selling of them. The Ag dept sure does. good point on the dense…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 27, 2009 11:43 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
27 September 2009

African Violets - what fertilizer?

African Violets - what fertilizer?

yes there is af violet potting mix sold in most garden centres. They often have polystyrene in them. as for fertiliser, avoid high nitrogen ones like thrive and miricle…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 27, 2009 11:52 pm
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Sep 27, 2009 11:53 pm
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Hi All, My house is nearing completion and I'm starting to think about landscaping. Being an elevated Corner block, I need to build a retaining wall along the street…

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KnockItDown
Sep 28, 2009 12:07 pm
KnockItDown
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 September 2009

Raised garden beds for kids vegie patch?

Raised garden beds for kids vegie patch?

I know the ones, saw them at another of their competitors the other day ;) Treated pine, so this means you should line the sides with tradies black plastic. This will reduce…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 28, 2009 10:51 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
28 September 2009

can I plant spartan conifers on an easement to drain water?

can I plant spartan conifers on an easement to drain water?

Thanks,Fu. Great reply. How about citrus trees like lemon, lime,oranges? I have the dwarf varieties and want to plant them close to the fence. I…

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Sep 28, 2009 11:00 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
28 September 2009

using existing trees?

using existing trees?

Jocelyn, before you do anything, don't enlist a tree lopper. In fact I'll PM you a contact of someone who isn't in Melbourne now but used to work there while studying…

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Sep 28, 2009 11:44 pm
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Nasty stuff and something anyone who is a member of the NGIA (nursery and garden industry association) should not be either growing or selling to retail outlets.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 28, 2009 11:57 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
29 September 2009

Unknown Plant

Unknown Plant

na, but email it to me. Call Henry at Boogaards, he grows it from time to time.

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 29, 2009 12:15 am
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yvette72
Sep 29, 2009 11:39 am
maggie
maggie
29 September 2009

Lime Trees

Lime Trees
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that will be great Fu, DD will get one when the trees are available :: Maggie

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maggie
Sep 29, 2009 4:09 pm
Nott
Nott
30 September 2009

How much to expect for replacing old retaining wall

How much to expect for replacing old retaining wall

Hi , The retaining wall is quite torn, quite obvious for some of the sleepers. May I know how much I should expect for changing 20 sleepers? the retaining wall is 5…

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Nott
Sep 30, 2009 11:05 am
Nott
Framboise
Framboise
30 September 2009

Is this a reasonable price for landscaping?

Is this a reasonable price for landscaping?

PL. Thanks for the tip. Have a great feel about the guy. He was recommended by the neighbours and I can see the retaining wall he built for them from where I sit. They…

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Framboise
Sep 30, 2009 11:11 am
Sunny
Sunny
30 September 2009

Landscape Australia Expo

Landscape Australia Expo

The Australian landscape industry is putting on Expos around Australia. Great for landscapers but I can't see why someone looking to plan a new…

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Sunny
Sep 30, 2009 1:09 pm
Joseph
Joseph
30 September 2009

Treated pine screws

Treated pine screws

Thanks for that.

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Joseph
Sep 30, 2009 6:37 pm
avaganda
avaganda
30 September 2009

Bali Inspired Alfresco and landscaping?

Bali Inspired Alfresco and landscaping?

Hi Dreamz, We specialise in tropical and Balinese themed gardens, but we are based in Perth,

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avaganda
Sep 30, 2009 8:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 September 2009

Screening ideas HELP!!!

Screening ideas HELP!!!

vp, you must be in WA? Allyogyne westcoast gem, a cracking WA native :) More people have their photo taken at Kings park Botanic gardens in front of this plant than any…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 30, 2009 11:00 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
1 October 2009

Questions about soil preparation for natives

Questions about soil preparation for natives

yep and not only that, gypsum will do next to nothing for years! It takes ages to do it's crappy thing. Another reason to use certified organic soils ;) Nothing can beat the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 01, 2009 12:06 am
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The Garden Whisperer
1 October 2009

Agonis Jedda's Dream

Agonis Jedda's Dream

Busier than a one eyed cat watchin' two mice ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 01, 2009 12:49 am
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Avaganda, I saw the ones you mean today at Benara. In the little 140mm pots. They are very similar but as many of the indicas have the leaves are a little too pointed on…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 02, 2009 2:27 pm
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and that is a very good…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 02, 2009 2:49 pm
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Gladdies should be available right now in retail garden centres for planting. Buy them in a packet where all the bulbs are. You'll be just like Dame Edna in no time... her…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 02, 2009 2:53 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
3 October 2009

Suggestions for west facing garden bed

Suggestions for west facing garden bed

along the footpath, some blue Lechenaultia which would be gob smacking every spring and can also be clipped if you wanted. You might get some tubes from Xanthorea still,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 03, 2009 10:10 pm
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nessbrown
nessbrown
3 October 2009

Need ideas for plants to line inside of fenceline!!!!

Need ideas for plants to line inside of fenceline!!!!

Hi Fu, Thank you so much for all that!!! I have gone and had a look at both, but it seems like the leucospermums require a little more humidity and sun than Canberra has :(

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nessbrown
Oct 03, 2009 11:12 pm
Manda
Manda
4 October 2009

Anyone able to identify a Bug???

Anyone able to identify a Bug???

PM if you still need this little guy identified. I knnow an entomologist who loves this kind of thing.... obviously!

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Manda
Oct 04, 2009 12:22 am
Manda
cazoraz
cazoraz
4 October 2009

Thanks Fu Manchu!

Thanks Fu Manchu!

DH and I had a very successful weekend finishing off our garden ready to sell our house in a few weeks. It looks (and smells!) great! Thanks for the tip about the mulch…

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cazoraz
Oct 04, 2009 8:58 pm
cazoraz
Jodie80
Jodie80
5 October 2009

Plant/Tree Help!!

Plant/Tree Help!!

Thanks Fu!!! HUGELY appreciated :D When the time comes i'll now know what to look for. Excellent :D Manda - It didn't really say much in my contract about the landscaping…

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Jodie80
Oct 04, 2009 11:11 pm
Jodie80
vpande
vpande
5 October 2009

Plants selection for my front garden

Plants selection for my front garden

Protea- some grow upto 3 m (my all time fav) Eucalypts with rounded leaf (almost like bo leaves- gorgeous) Eucalypt with burgundy foliage (would look great if you have a…

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vpande
Oct 05, 2009 8:42 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 October 2009

Help Me Please!!!!

Help Me Please!!!!

Grevillea Olivacea, I have mentioned a few times of late but it really is so well suited to most of Australia, especially North Adelaide in this case. Fast growing dense…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 06, 2009 12:08 am
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Manda
Manda
6 October 2009

Do Japanese Maples survive well in Perth?

Do Japanese Maples survive well in Perth?
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I find frangipanis don't "share" their pollen readily so they are ok in teh gaden if I don't touch them! I really like Fus idea of the ginkos though. As I have a corner…

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Manda
Oct 06, 2009 7:06 pm
Manda
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 October 2009

Help Gardening Gurus- quick question...

Help Gardening Gurus- quick question...

They grow fine. Can get a bit out of control ;) I'd choose naive violets maybe if it is shadey. If it is really sunny then look at using sempervivums or echaverias or maybe…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 07, 2009 5:30 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 October 2009

Can I plant waterwise plants under fruit trees?

Can I plant waterwise plants under fruit trees?

Yep, up the hill it goes. Plants with totally different nutrient requirements and totally different watering needs. Leave the fruit trees be, you don't really want to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 07, 2009 6:38 pm
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lisanne
Oct 08, 2009 8:23 pm

few pics of the house anyway. i reckon its come up great, pics dont do it justice because of the lighting when i was at the house yesterday afternoon. going to spend the…

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billdsl
Oct 09, 2009 11:44 am
billdsl
mek
mek
9 October 2009

Indoor yuccas (plants)

Indoor yuccas (plants)

S&P, I am also looking for those Jamie Durie pots and can't find anymore... I might give these a try: http://outdooremporium.com.au/shop/inde ... cPath=6_17

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mek
Oct 09, 2009 5:27 pm
mek
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
11 October 2009

Transferred shrub wilting

Transferred shrub wilting

Thanks. I'll speak kindly to it and give it some gentle grooming :-)

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Cabinfever
Oct 11, 2009 7:34 am
Cabinfever
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Pipe
Oct 11, 2009 12:12 pm
grasshopper
grasshopper
11 October 2009

Empress Zoysia in Qld

Empress Zoysia in Qld

You may get some plants (runners) at the DPI at Redlands Qld to start your lawn. It's really only an ornamental or low maintance putting green, not suitable for shade and…

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grasshopper
Oct 11, 2009 5:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 October 2009

Tree suggestions please!

Tree suggestions please!

I know one of Australias leading Arboriculturists. He is the one who adamantly says that you can safely plant a tree close to a home provided it stays under 5m. The reason…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 12, 2009 1:17 am
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I have applied Seasol with something wetting in it, with a blue srew top. It laredy looks greener. I also changed the 3 standard pop up sprinklers that the lawn was on…

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maggie
Oct 12, 2009 9:12 am
Ally
Ally
13 October 2009

Jutemaster Matting...

Jutemaster Matting...

For Brisbane supply of Jutemaster, call 07 3279 1588 - this is Geofabrics out at Sumner Park in the west - www.geofabrics.com.au else try Maccaferri at Wynumm Rd at the…

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Ally
Oct 13, 2009 11:35 am
leebee1
leebee1
13 October 2009

Kikuyu Vs Couch?? - no empire in Melb :(

Kikuyu Vs Couch?? - no empire in Melb :(
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We have called the guy in Wang about Empire Zoysia and we are calling him back tomorrow to see if he was able to get hold of any. We loved all he said about this grass and…

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leebee1
Oct 13, 2009 5:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2009

Munn's Weta-Lawn & Garden on existing lawn?

Munn's Weta-Lawn & Garden on existing lawn?

The major content of it is bentonite clay. Great over here in sandy Perth but not much benefit to adding some clay to your clay in Melbourne ;) "Wetlock", "Eco-hydrate" are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2009 9:25 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2009

lawn replacement for under box tree ?

lawn replacement for under box tree ?

check out some of the Thomassia species. They will love a spot like that. Not as a lawn replacement but maybe a planting of a few of these with some Chorizemas. The…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2009 9:52 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2009

My boring backyard! What can i do to make it more inviting??

My boring backyard! What can i do to make it more inviting??

You can see right through the fence! I'd start by either planting a hedge or making the fence look better with a feature of some sort. A 600mm wide garden bed right round…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2009 10:32 pm
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moody
Oct 15, 2009 12:12 pm


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