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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!!!
1, 2

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2009 12:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2009 12:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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 1:07 pm
KnockItDown
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 28, 2009 11:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2009 12:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2009 12:44 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2009 12:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 29, 2009 1:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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yvette72
Sep 29, 2009 12:39 pm
maggie
maggie
29 September 2009

Lime Trees

Lime Trees
1, 2

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

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maggie
Sep 29, 2009 5:09 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 12:05 pm
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 12:11 pm
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 2:09 pm
Joseph
Joseph
30 September 2009

Treated pine screws

Treated pine screws

Thanks for that.

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Joseph
Sep 30, 2009 7:37 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 9:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 01, 2009 12:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 01, 2009 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 October 2009

Agonis Jedda's Dream

Agonis Jedda's Dream

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 01, 2009 1:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 02, 2009 3:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

and that is a very good…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 02, 2009 3:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 02, 2009 3:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 03, 2009 11:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 04, 2009 12:12 am
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 1:22 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 9:58 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 05, 2009 12:11 am
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 9:42 am

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