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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 06, 2009 1:08 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:06 pm
Manda
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 07, 2009 6:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 07, 2009 7:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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lisanne
Oct 08, 2009 9:23 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 12:44 pm
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 6:27 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 8:34 am
Cabinfever
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Pipe
Oct 11, 2009 1:12 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 6:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 12, 2009 2:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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 10:12 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 12:35 pm
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 6:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 14, 2009 10:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 14, 2009 10:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 14, 2009 11:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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moody
Oct 15, 2009 1:12 pm
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acm2269
Oct 15, 2009 1:31 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 3:21 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 9:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2009 11:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 18, 2009 12:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 18, 2009 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:58 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 8:22 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 7:20 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 1:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 October 2009

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 20, 2009 12:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:25 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 2:28 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 9:23 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 10:06 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 10:26 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 9:19 pm
Adrian B
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davinci
Oct 21, 2009 9:20 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 22, 2009 11:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 23, 2009 10:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:10 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 4:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 25, 2009 7:24 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:52 pm
Candylea
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 26, 2009 6:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 3:35 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 6:01 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 9:25 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 12:51 pm
ariscott
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 30, 2009 3:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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