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Ah, yes Buffalo Master, very good product.:) Very good price for the exact same thing that is in Bin-die. In fact you can pay, in some garden centres, $5-10 more for the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2009 9:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Tillie
Tillie
5 September 2009

Nectarine tree with new pics 30/08

Nectarine tree with new pics 30/08
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Thankyou very much for extremely thorough reply Fu Manchu it is greatly appreciated ::lol::

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Tillie
Sep 05, 2009 10:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 September 2009

Home shed workshop

Home shed workshop

There's a heap of PDFs available, which one are we looking at? http://www.stratco.com.au/products/gard ... esheds.asp

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 05, 2009 6:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 September 2009

Watering systems

Watering systems
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this also has some useful info for any irrigation system. This is the Australian standard for waterwise irrigation as set by Irrigation Australia.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 05, 2009 10:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mrees
mrees
7 September 2009

External wall - best for sound proofing against road noise

External wall - best for sound proofing against road noise

dmcgoo, Please let us know how you go with this Im very interested in the outcome as we currently have the same issue and havent decided yet as to which path to go down...

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mrees
Sep 07, 2009 1:34 pm
mrees
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 September 2009

Now for the front garden..

Now for the front garden..

An alternative to native violet might be to use some Dichondra repens. You can buy it as seed in a little tin. Native violet is a ripper and for the most part they do have…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 08, 2009 12:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 September 2009

astro turf or fake greass

astro turf or fake greass

::frown:: I hate it for what is does and what it has taken to make.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 08, 2009 11:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 September 2009

Fake Turf How much? is it good?

Fake Turf How much? is it good?

Hi sparkycarla We are strongly considering fake grass - we will have trouble growing grass in a particular area of our back yard due to rock.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 08, 2009 11:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DaisySparkle18
DaisySparkle18
9 September 2009

Planting suggestions for long, narrow garden beds.

Planting suggestions for long, narrow garden beds.

I would love some help choosing some plants to go down the side of our house please. I have two long garden beds (around 8 metres) around 900mm in width, being separated…

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DaisySparkle18
Sep 09, 2009 1:04 pm
DaisySparkle18
Southies
Southies
9 September 2009

Decking, Driveway, front Fence & other landscape - guide pls

Decking, Driveway, front Fence & other landscape - guide pls

Sorry devank, :( can't help but just wanted to say that I grew up in Strathfield & lived in homebush for 15 years!! My old stomping ground :lol:

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Southies
Sep 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Southies
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
9 September 2009

Sourcing plants

Sourcing plants

Hi guys - it's been a while! ::wornout:: We are in the process of trying to put up a side fence and build a deck (I'd prefer concrete but decking seems the cheaper option), and…

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First_Timer_Ray
Sep 09, 2009 3:17 pm
First_Timer_Ray
julesi
julesi
10 September 2009

Pool Advice Desperately Needed - Sydney

Pool Advice Desperately Needed - Sydney

Thanks everyone for your support and advice. Ari, we have been told that the reo needs to be removed and new reo needs to go in - I'm not sure exactly why, but it could…

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julesi
Sep 10, 2009 10:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 September 2009

Problem Tree?

Problem Tree?

An excellent link and I hope you can hang around for some advice at Homeone. :D

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 10, 2009 10:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
xanthrope
xanthrope
11 September 2009

Dry System for rainwater capture

Dry System for rainwater capture

Thanks for your interest ! You might also wan to have a look…

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xanthrope
Sep 11, 2009 10:25 am
xanthrope
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 September 2009

Help us choose a tree.

Help us choose a tree.
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So many can be under pruned to form the tree shape so many folks crave to see. Turn any shrub into a small tree ;) ::study:: Smart arse alert... Both the ones you mention are a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2009 12:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 12, 2009 1:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Inspired
Inspired
12 September 2009

What to do with 'dead space' along a sideway...

What to do with 'dead space' along a sideway...
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What about kiwi fruit with your grapes? have grapes growing up one side and the kiwi fruit on the other and…

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Inspired
Sep 12, 2009 2:50 am
kek
kek
13 September 2009

Bec n Craig's Front Garden (Point Cook)

Bec n Craig's Front Garden (Point Cook)
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I used to see Dampieras around a bit, but not for a long time. Lechenaultia, I don't think so.... I know what they are, but haven't seen them in use. I'm still betting on…

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kek
Sep 13, 2009 5:00 pm
kek
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
13 September 2009

gates!

gates!

Here is a security gate my friend built. Dont make the slates too large so it can be used as a ladder, and you need to decide whether you can see through it or not. Both…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 13, 2009 5:53 pm
lfc5cups
lfc5cups
13 September 2009

Japanese style landscaping

Japanese style landscaping

Hi Damon, Just signed up…

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lfc5cups
Sep 13, 2009 7:12 pm
JML
JML
14 September 2009

Have you hired any of these landscape companies (in Sydney)?

Have you hired any of these landscape companies (in Sydney)?

Nosey bugger aren't you :lol: And a ripper question :) is there any review or audit process to quantify/measure adhererence to…

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JML
Sep 14, 2009 12:16 pm
maggie
maggie
14 September 2009

Established garden & building in a few years time

Established garden & building in a few years time

We managed to get rid of that fern by watering the lot heavily, spreadin newspapers and cardboard and some thick layer of green mulch on top. You might need to repeat the…

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maggie
Sep 14, 2009 12:23 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
14 September 2009

4m long grate drain in middle of backyard!

4m long grate drain in middle of backyard!

Thanks kyton. I'm hoping they do... we only met them a few weeks ago! We are in an established area but they are building as well and are at lock up stage so hopefully…

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lizzy stardust
Sep 14, 2009 4:48 pm
lizzy stardust
mediamuse
mediamuse
14 September 2009

West-facing garden beds under entrance balcony - plant ideas

West-facing garden beds under entrance balcony - plant ideas

Hi I've got two garden beds running under/along the length of my entrance balcony. They are both empty at present, and measure around 1 metre deep and two metres wide.…

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mediamuse
Sep 14, 2009 7:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 September 2009

Do most succulents need full sun?

Do most succulents need full sun?

Yeah it can be grown but only because it is dry. Outside, cool shady areas tend to be wet.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 14, 2009 7:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
mediamuse
mediamuse
14 September 2009

Filling gaps in an old hedge - ideas?

Filling gaps in an old hedge - ideas?

Sorry but am a newbie - what articles and what's a sticky? Keen to find out shrubs that can be hedged in front of current hedge... did you mean right under it or slightly…

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mediamuse
Sep 14, 2009 7:34 pm
jamiet
jamiet
14 September 2009

Front yard plant selection problem

Front yard plant selection problem

Thanks Fu, Where do you get dwarf native frangipanis from and what is the scientific name? I have the normal ones (Hymenosporum flavum) down the side of my house…

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jamiet
Sep 14, 2009 8:09 pm
cmooring
cmooring
15 September 2009

What would you do?

What would you do?

Chris, you need to get along to one of these workshops :) http://www.greatgardens.info/events.php The best in the business present these…

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cmooring
Sep 15, 2009 1:39 am
cmooring
jcestmoi
jcestmoi
15 September 2009

New Lawn Care

New Lawn Care

Thank you! Hopefully Melbourne rain abit more. Otherwise, the lawn is going to suffer! ::hyst::

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jcestmoi
Sep 15, 2009 5:01 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
16 September 2009

Side Access for pool

Side Access for pool

It will probably involve some considerable engineering if it is close to the house. If the pool is built after the house and both have concrete construction there may need…

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Planned LScape
Sep 16, 2009 4:38 pm
Planned LScape
kek
kek
16 September 2009

My latest bargain

My latest bargain

Thanks to Lisanne and HTB for the tip-off about the super-cheap local nursery..... just up the road and I'd never been…

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kek
Sep 16, 2009 9:17 pm
kek
cmooring
cmooring
16 September 2009

Does boiling water really kill invasive weeds?

Does boiling water really kill invasive weeds?

I'll be following this thread as I have a few beds that we want to clear of all weeds. I was thinking of using a glyphosate based weed killer to sort out the broadleaf…

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cmooring
Sep 16, 2009 11:32 pm
cmooring
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ani
Sep 17, 2009 12:32 am
ani
moody
moody
17 September 2009

Water Feature Cleaner

Water Feature Cleaner

I ended up buying some pool algaecide. Put 4 cap fulls in and it worked a treat!

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moody
Sep 17, 2009 11:01 am
ani
ani
17 September 2009

Brick Letterbox

Brick Letterbox

Therein lies the problem... no letterbox = no…

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ani
Sep 17, 2009 9:14 pm
ani
Almond~Eyes
Almond~Eyes
18 September 2009

Best plants/design to go around garden paths?

Best plants/design to go around garden paths?

We have mini mondo grass along our path as well as something that looks similar but has light green and yellow varigated leaves.

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Almond~Eyes
Sep 18, 2009 12:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 September 2009

Kill Grass

Kill Grass

wait till it is warm, feed the arse off it all and get it really growing and hungry for more. Then smash it with some Glypho (Roundup or zero) and add a splash of seasol…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 18, 2009 9:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
19 September 2009

Plant ideas for beds on northfacing side of house

Plant ideas for beds on northfacing side of house

Cycads, giant bromeliads, tree ferns, birds nest ferns, fatsia japonica, rhapis palm, parlour palm

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Online Gardener AU
Sep 19, 2009 11:45 am
Online Gardener AU
kayaroo
kayaroo
19 September 2009

Planting in fire area

Planting in fire area

Just about to check out the websites suggested, before I do a quick thank you for responding. I'm going to love this website!!!!

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kayaroo
Sep 19, 2009 10:13 pm
brydz05
brydz05
20 September 2009

standing out, what sort of fencing?

standing out, what sort of fencing?

Some people are quite precious about their hedges, I'd consider discussing this with your neighbours, they might get…

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brydz05
Sep 20, 2009 1:26 am
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
21 September 2009

Soil V Compost

Soil V Compost

I find that gardens beds and lawns function best when the existing soils are improved rather than just buying a heap of organic imported soil to replace it. Turn over…

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Planned LScape
Sep 21, 2009 1:04 am
Planned LScape
Macy
Macy
21 September 2009

Finished my lawn!!!

Finished my lawn!!!
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Sorry, I can't answer, but I'm intrigued as to how that happens! We experienced it once at the Botanic Gardens. So weird. Walking along across a large grassed area and…

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Macy
Sep 21, 2009 3:58 pm
maggie
maggie
22 September 2009

Take your pick- Electric / Petrol Lawn Mower

Take your pick- Electric / Petrol Lawn Mower

well, nonnie, I hope yours will last as long as ours. We bought ours, though it was a rover, 25 years ago, I cut the grass every week and it has been serviced ever now…

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maggie
Sep 22, 2009 10:16 pm
moody
moody
23 September 2009

Bugs and insects with open frenchdoors to alfresco area

Bugs and insects with open frenchdoors to alfresco area

We have two sets of bifolds and don't really have a problem with insects. Unless we're entertaining, we use windows (which have flyscreens, of…

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moody
Sep 23, 2009 9:10 am
coljacqld
coljacqld
23 September 2009

Rendered fence - Brisbane

Rendered fence - Brisbane

may be worth statring with a brickie to do the fence then a renderer to cover it. Check out your local paper may be guys looking for weekend work for cash!!! Anne

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coljacqld
Sep 23, 2009 6:12 pm
gpierce
gpierce
23 September 2009

Ryde Council Landscape requirements

Ryde Council Landscape requirements

Hi. We did submitted a "new" landscape plan with out DA as we planned to re-do everything anyway and wanted to get approval in one go. As you are now aware, in order to…

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gpierce
Sep 23, 2009 11:23 pm
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 5:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2009 12:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer


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