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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2009 11:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2009 3:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2009 3:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
Piper+1
Piper+1
8 November 2009

Lemon Tree help needed...

Lemon Tree help needed...

Oh no, I forgot your lemon tree :( If that were mine your going to be horrified at what I would do it :lol: I'd chop it. To me that poor thing is…

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Piper+1
Nov 08, 2009 6:33 am
kek
kek
8 November 2009

Question

Question

You need to upload your photos to a photo hosting site (Photobucket, Flickr, etc) and then click on the Img button and post the url code of the photo in between the…

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kek
Nov 08, 2009 3:04 pm
kek
Jess09
Jess09
9 November 2009

help needed with measurements

help needed with measurements

lucky i went to bed - i was obviously VERY tired! :lol: sorry Adrian! ::smile::

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Jess09
Nov 09, 2009 7:51 am
Jess09
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
10 November 2009

Garden damage during renovation - advice ?

Garden damage during renovation - advice ?

Ah you got out of the right side of the bed today FU :lol: :lol: Been having your happy pills I see :lol: :lol: :lol: It's all too easy :z: 8)

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onc_artisan
Nov 10, 2009 5:35 pm
onc_artisan
suh
suh
10 November 2009

Surprise!

Surprise!

Very gorgeous kek ::kiss:: it's good you got a photo ::smile::

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suh
Nov 10, 2009 6:25 pm
suh
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 November 2009

Front gardens

Front gardens

We use nearly always triangles in every aspect of the landscape. Odd numbers and triangles. Mainly in a small way when planting. We tend to triangulate between the plants.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 10, 2009 6:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 November 2009

Synthetic Grass Advice Needed

Synthetic Grass Advice Needed

It might be best to continue this topic in this thread. :wink: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25786

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 11, 2009 10:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Redman
Redman
11 November 2009

help with garden wall built

help with garden wall built

All walls until vinyl agg pipe and what not came around had weep holes, even little walls. AV Jennings take shortcuts? no!

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Redman
Nov 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Redman
Redman
Redman
11 November 2009

Building a fence - councils.

Building a fence - councils.

Moreland, Coburg Victoria. It was and not really.. Maybe I just didn't get it.. :? http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/building ... rmits.html It says a fence...what kind of…

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Redman
Nov 11, 2009 10:51 pm
Redman
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
12 November 2009

Setting up a Pond?

Setting up a Pond?

Check these photos out of ponds and their construction http://www.sustainableoutdoors.com.au/l ... rog-ponds/ and this has some info too. Don't hesitate to call because…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 11, 2009 11:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Redman
Redman
12 November 2009

Advice regarding lilydale topping driveway?

Advice regarding lilydale topping driveway?

I did a driveway in Sasafras vic - Mt Dandenong. Fairly soft loam in winter - will easily eat a car. I put a base of 10mm down on an old old blue metal base that had…

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Redman
Nov 12, 2009 1:23 am
Redman
eXume
eXume
13 November 2009

cost of soakwells

cost of soakwells
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Digging up an old thread, but... What do you do if you have limestone 600mm or less below your surface and you have a cottage block? Were trying to get soakwells in,…

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eXume
Nov 13, 2009 12:05 am
ring09
ring09
13 November 2009

Large Landscape Rock Supplier...North/East Melbourne?

Large Landscape Rock Supplier...North/East Melbourne?

I have a block in Mill Park Lakes and they are doing the subdivision now, there is a huge pile of rocks of all sizes sitting there. If you turn right into Lakes Boulevard…

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ring09
Nov 13, 2009 8:38 am
ring09
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
13 November 2009

New lawn needs help

New lawn needs help

As for the molasses in the container, well try sniping the straw a bit shorter, on an angle. Then use about 1/2 a cup to a cup of molasses in there. Fill with hot or warm…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 13, 2009 11:44 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Redman
Redman
13 November 2009

Gypsum?

Gypsum?

Gardening is addictive...once you begin the path to…

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Redman
Nov 13, 2009 12:21 pm
Redman
Rowena
Rowena
15 November 2009

Does anyone need rock for their landscaping?

Does anyone need rock for their landscaping?

Oh no. If only you were in Melbourne. We need loads of rock for our garden to use as a retaining wall...ah well. Hope you can get rid of them.

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Rowena
Nov 15, 2009 7:52 pm
Rowena
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
16 November 2009

Bobcat tipper quote

Bobcat tipper quote

Recession? What recession Fu! Landscaping hasn't dropped off for us or anyone we have spoken to lately. We have been flat out for the last 1.5yrs solidly and xmas this…

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Planned LScape
Nov 16, 2009 12:26 pm
Planned LScape
rustygirl
rustygirl
17 November 2009

Backyard for an active dog

Backyard for an active dog
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thankyou this is something to thinkabout Sand pit.. 3 acres Cooch your choice? The sand will attract the dog like a cushion so there will be an…

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rustygirl
Nov 17, 2009 7:29 am
lisanne
lisanne
18 November 2009

Portico suggestions

Portico suggestions

My portico was done as part of the slab for the house, but when I got my coloured driveway done I got them to go over it for me so it matched

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lisanne
Nov 18, 2009 11:25 am
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
18 November 2009

What is it?

What is it?

Could it be a little Triffid? I always wondered what Triffids looked like in "War of the Triffids". I think it was a radio show, so we had to guess!! :th:

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Mtuba2
Nov 18, 2009 12:06 pm
Mtuba2

One book that has recently got our attention is simply called "Plant" and would make for one of the most important books in any gardeners collection. Hands down. Put…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 18, 2009 7:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Just in case some of you are interested in something different for the day :) The Gigey Daylily festival is happening on December 5th 2009 :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2009 12:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Macy
Macy
19 November 2009

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Pyrethrum is a contact insecticide and is rarly effective against chewing insects. They just don't ingest enough to harm them and are not often…

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Macy
Nov 19, 2009 9:22 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
20 November 2009

Buying Water in Melbourne

Buying Water in Melbourne

Dredging up an old thread.... Just had 7500 "large" litres delivered for $450 to half-prime the 13,000 litres of storage I now have.

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to_do_list
Nov 20, 2009 12:02 pm
to_do_list
yvette72
yvette72
20 November 2009

Garden edging

Garden edging

we have used brick in most of our gardens over the years hubby is a brickie

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yvette72
Nov 20, 2009 12:08 pm
lisanne
lisanne
20 November 2009

What type of soil?

What type of soil?

One of my local garden places has their premium soil for $55m3 and I can get certified organic for the same price but further away, for the extra $30 in delivery I'm going…

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lisanne
Nov 20, 2009 5:44 pm
wanted
wanted
21 November 2009

Raised Garden Beds - Parapet Wall

Raised Garden Beds - Parapet Wall

Hi All After some discussion with my local council i need to build a retaining wall so that there is no soil touching their parapet wall. I plan on building the wall…

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wanted
Nov 21, 2009 4:29 pm
kek
kek
21 November 2009

Here is another brain wave???

Here is another brain wave???

I have no idea about fake grass, on rooftops or otherwise.... but those brain waves can be really bad for you. :lol: Mine just get more and more expensive. Or create more work…

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kek
Nov 21, 2009 6:08 pm
kek
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

Gabion walls?

Gabion walls?

Thanks for all the feedback... definitely food for thought... the 'look' is still interesting - but more conventional retaining approaches might be the way to go!

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 10:02 pm
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

Underground Watertank - Experience with Atlantis / Ausdrain?

Underground Watertank - Experience with Atlantis / Ausdrain?

We're contemplating our rainwater tank options. Underground is appealing as it might help us "smooth" out some of the slope in our backyard... Anyways, running past…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 10:08 pm
Southies
Southies
22 November 2009

JACARANDA TREE SUPPLIER

JACARANDA TREE SUPPLIER

Be careful where you plant them, its illegal to plant them in many countries - massive…

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Southies
Nov 22, 2009 6:30 am
Southies
kek
kek
22 November 2009

Plants for my back yard

Plants for my back yard

Is the right hand side of the plan the front garden?? :? Are you paving your alfresco up to the same level as the doors?? This may be…

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kek
Nov 22, 2009 6:51 pm
kek
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
23 November 2009

anyone interested in blue stone? or clean fill victor harbor

anyone interested in blue stone? or clean fill victor harbor

Try one of the mining companies. May be worth something if he has that much of it.

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Spa Matz
Nov 23, 2009 12:18 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
23 November 2009

Should I euthanise a Eucalyptus…advice needed...

Should I euthanise a Eucalyptus…advice needed...

Fair 'nuff Fuey... I'll give 'er some TLC, trim a few branches to balance the plant out and see whether she comes around.

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to_do_list
Nov 23, 2009 9:14 am
to_do_list
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 November 2009

Reccomend me a reasonably priced nursery in Melbourne

Reccomend me a reasonably priced nursery in Melbourne

They do local delivery ::smile:: Good to know, wouldn't delivery closer to Melb when i was last out there 6 months ago. Price wise as an example, last time i…

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 23, 2009 11:31 am
avaganda
avaganda
25 November 2009

Landscape design costs or any recommendations.....

Landscape design costs or any recommendations.....

Hi Gweluphome, I'm guessing you are i WA from your name. We have a landscape gardening company. I'm cert 4 hort. & garden design qualified but am more interested in doing…

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avaganda
Nov 24, 2009 11:59 pm
Tich
Tich
25 November 2009

Plants for underneath roses

Plants for underneath roses

I'd also strongly recommend the alyssium, it will self seed, is easy to grow, and continues to flower for a prolonged period of time, especially if dead headed after…

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Tich
Nov 25, 2009 9:37 am
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
25 November 2009

Tasmanian Tree Fern

Tasmanian Tree Fern

I have a Treefern (Tasmanian I think) growing under my pergola. It was supposed to be a dwarf fern. It's stem is now 150cm high before the fronds start. It just keeps…

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Spa Matz
Nov 25, 2009 6:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 November 2009

Correa Dusky Bells

Correa Dusky Bells

Dusky Bells isn't the only one that has that sort of growth. There are a few of the Correas that can fill the shoes of Dusky Bells.Most of the Correa pulchella will do the job :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 25, 2009 11:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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