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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 August 2009

Magnolia Little Gem

Magnolia Little Gem

:lol: You won't kill that thing :lol: I'd wait till things warm a bit. I know you guys have had a warmish day but wait till the nights are warmer before you get into it. I'd take…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 15, 2009 11:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Macy
Macy
16 August 2009

Gravel

Gravel

Hi, I see you just joined. The way we've done it is let your fingers do the walking. Yellow pages, landscaping suppliers, make a few phone calls, don't forget delivery…

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Macy
Aug 16, 2009 5:43 pm
OMG
OMG
17 August 2009

Used train track as retaining wall uprights.

Used train track as retaining wall uprights.

I saw a wall like this for the first time the other day in our area. I reckon the H beams are a terrific idea to replace the usual timber sleepers. Added a shine to the…

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OMG
Aug 17, 2009 12:40 pm
mossbrooke1
mossbrooke1
17 August 2009

magnolia little gem

magnolia little gem

Thanks for all the info it's much appreciated!

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mossbrooke1
Aug 17, 2009 8:07 pm
sydprop
sydprop
17 August 2009

Sydney Paver - inner west

Sydney Paver - inner west

Looking for a good value and quality paver (and some retaining walls) in Sydney if anyone has some recommendations!

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sydprop
Aug 17, 2009 11:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 August 2009

trees and shrubs

trees and shrubs

Fu will better answer this but I imagine they would like at least some decent morning sun. The soil would to be improved for better drainage if the clay is heavy

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Dukekamaya
Aug 18, 2009 7:29 pm
Dukekamaya
Carmel
Carmel
19 August 2009

Crepe Myrtles to prune or not to prune??

Crepe Myrtles to prune or not to prune??

I vote no prune. The ones I've seen look weird and stumpy. I'd prefer a nice looking tree over extra flowers.

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Carmel
Aug 19, 2009 9:52 pm
Carmel
mrs. swa
mrs. swa
20 August 2009

Most attractive and usefull tree for Melbourne

Most attractive and usefull tree for Melbourne

I have become a fan of the Agonis trees - green foliage with purple ends or the after dark is a dark purple. They don't bare fruit but love the colour.

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mrs. swa
Aug 20, 2009 8:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 August 2009

Ornamental Grapevine - for use as a deck roof.

Ornamental Grapevine - for use as a deck roof.

Well in answer to the questions, yes it will grow that far easy as. Yes it will get grapes but I dare you to eat them :-& How fast will it grow? mmm? That will depend on…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 21, 2009 1:00 am
The Garden Whisperer
JilaMint
JilaMint
21 August 2009

How green is my Garden - HELP ME CHOOSE SOME PLANTS!!!!!!

How green is my Garden - HELP ME CHOOSE SOME PLANTS!!!!!!
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Here's a heap of ideas. Like I said, some I don't like but you might. Sansevieria- mother in laws tongue, very very tough. Good structured…

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JilaMint
Aug 21, 2009 12:40 pm
automation_nut
automation_nut
21 August 2009

Landscape designer in NSW

Landscape designer in NSW

Anna King Landscape Architects in Berrima do a lot of the impressive designs for display homes. Haven't used them before, but was told about them by one of the landscape…

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automation_nut
Aug 21, 2009 12:51 pm
Itrysohard
Itrysohard
21 August 2009

privet hedge

privet hedge

No doubt about it: the picture is worth a thousand words. The picture is absolutely worth a thousand words. The fence hanger at our house certainly looks like the…

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Itrysohard
Aug 21, 2009 9:42 pm
fredstar
fredstar
24 August 2009

Nurseries Pakenham area

Nurseries Pakenham area

http://www.aleafylife.com.au/ is a little nursery on princes highway just before packenham. I've heard they are good. Otherwise I would head…

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fredstar
Aug 24, 2009 8:03 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
24 August 2009

rain water tank

rain water tank
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In NSW, the government will give you a rebate for installing a tank. Rainwater tank rebate provides up to $1500 for rainwater tanks depending on…

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dreamhome
Aug 24, 2009 10:10 pm
dreamhome
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 August 2009

Is anyone going to the garden landscape expo this wed-fri?

Is anyone going to the garden landscape expo this wed-fri?

Sure is. It was recently held here in Perth. :) There's a thread in the Landscaping forum :wink:

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 25, 2009 12:40 am
The Garden Whisperer
xanthrope
xanthrope
25 August 2009

Weather board garden shed with terracota tiled roof

Weather board garden shed with terracota tiled roof

Hi All, I am planning on building a garden shed that is within certain criteria such that it does not require a building permit. According to the council (the link is…

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xanthrope
Aug 25, 2009 8:38 am
xanthrope
gpierce
gpierce
25 August 2009

paving a driveway

paving a driveway

How do you know that SA is the same as WA? Seems state to state, depends on who you ask kind of thing. Here in Sydney I would not build a paver driveway unless it was…

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gpierce
Aug 25, 2009 6:32 pm
Electmatt
Electmatt
25 August 2009

Does anyone have a roundabout driveway

Does anyone have a roundabout driveway

ifyareckon i have 42 meters for the front fence to the front of the house so i think i have room ::wink::

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Electmatt
Aug 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 August 2009

Treated pine lapped fence palings - can they be screwed ?

Treated pine lapped fence palings - can they be screwed ?

You can get galvanised twist nails at any hardware store - they have a dome head and are mostly used for decking but are well suited to fencing. I would recommend hiring…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 26, 2009 6:01 pm
Dukekamaya
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
27 August 2009

Real-Crete Sleepers

Real-Crete Sleepers

They look great! Were they much more expensive than wooden sleepers? Might be good for garden bed edging.

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stonecutter1309
Aug 27, 2009 10:07 am
stonecutter1309
Flissfloss
Flissfloss
27 August 2009

Recommend me a retaining wall person!

Recommend me a retaining wall person!

HomeImprovement, We are in western sydney and have just had a fair bit of retaining work done by a man named Bill Thompson. Great job and a lovely guy to boot. His number…

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Flissfloss
Aug 27, 2009 10:38 pm
Flissfloss
Southies
Southies
28 August 2009

SOIL TYPES

SOIL TYPES

Oh crap sorry mate ::: A certified organic soil is a general thing. It really is all you need to know. Soil conditioners etc, doesn't matter,…

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Southies
Aug 28, 2009 7:17 am
Southies
Judie
Judie
28 August 2009

Garden between sleeper wall & colorbond fence?

Garden between sleeper wall & colorbond fence?

You could also investigate seaside daisy, convolvulus and the good old bougainvillea. Any of them would look great and they're fairly tough. Judie

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Judie
Aug 28, 2009 4:32 pm
Judie

Found these links…

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Southies
Aug 28, 2009 5:21 pm
Southies
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 August 2009

Spring flowers (aka Helyn showing off)

Spring flowers (aka Helyn showing off)

WOWSER Helyn ::lol:: that looks special :: now tell me who would want silly old grass everywhere when you can have all that gorgeousness ::kiss::

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 28, 2009 7:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2009

Landscaping Quote

Landscaping Quote

you're too impatient :lol: I forgot... it is sent :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2009 4:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer
lisanne
lisanne
29 August 2009

Show me your front garden!!

Show me your front garden!!
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That is what I am looking forward…

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lisanne
Aug 29, 2009 6:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 August 2009

What would you put here?

What would you put here?

The agaves will need to be planted at the back, they are going to get pretty big. For the soil, get plenty of powerfeed on it, or some humic acid. This can be bought from

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 29, 2009 10:05 pm
The Garden Whisperer
take2
take2
30 August 2009

Kwik Kerb anyone

Kwik Kerb anyone

Shop around in the previous house we found a non kwik kerb guy a lot cheaper, no franchise fee to pay just make sure you get someone who does a continuous concrete with…

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take2
Aug 30, 2009 6:40 am
take2
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 August 2009

What is wrong with my palms please? Pic included.

What is wrong with my palms please? Pic included.
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As I said, premium grade mixes are not created equal. If your soil drys on the top, that's fine. As long as you can stick your finger in to the potting mix and it is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 31, 2009 12:17 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 August 2009

Landscape Budget ? rule of thumb $$'s

Landscape Budget ? rule of thumb $$'s
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Ah yes to a point Helyn but there is a difference between a professional job and an amateur one. I couldn't construct a roof frame as well as a roof carpenter, but I could…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 31, 2009 11:37 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 August 2009

Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?

Would bamboo be an effective sun blocker for windows?

we did the later, very effective for both daytime privacy and cooling. My mum had done this also using darker shade blinds and it looks really good and keeps the temps…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 31, 2009 11:52 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Sorry, I meant to write Thomasia not Thomasii :( :oops: Not sure if they are available in the East (they should be from native nurseries) but these grow in a wide range of soil…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 01, 2009 10:33 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 September 2009

Limestone retaining wall/fencing

Limestone retaining wall/fencing

Love to help ya here Saffie but :( The fencing will need a few quotes to be done. The wall will be done by someone separate normally. Check out fencing suppliers like…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 02, 2009 12:00 am
The Garden Whisperer
billdsl
billdsl
2 September 2009

Problem Area

Problem Area

do you need to get a mower down that side of the house? mowers and rocks dont play well together.

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billdsl
Sep 02, 2009 8:09 am
billdsl
loco
loco
2 September 2009

Veggie pest protection - dust or spray???

Veggie pest protection - dust or spray???

thanks for your advice Fu - I'll leave it a while and see how it goes - if it gets much worse I might be back for more advice!! ::study::

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loco
Sep 02, 2009 1:54 pm
netadelle
netadelle
2 September 2009

Fencing with Strangers....providing there is an owner.

Fencing with Strangers....providing there is an owner.

Our land contract stated that the developer does not have to pay for any fencing on unsold lots. We rang our land agent, and they gave us the mobile numbers all of the…

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netadelle
Sep 02, 2009 5:44 pm
netadelle
davinci
davinci
2 September 2009

Type of backfill?

Type of backfill?

back of wall needs an impervious membrane top to bottom, then a 200mm wide x 3/4 from base height scoria or 20mm screening beam with min. 65 mm aggy drain

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davinci
Sep 02, 2009 8:13 pm
davinci
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 September 2009

Subsurface Irrigation with Gator Pro Greywater System

Subsurface Irrigation with Gator Pro Greywater System

This is one of the areas I am doing some study in right now. It seems there are many who warn against the use of grey water. Grey water will alter the soils biology and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 02, 2009 9:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Helyn
Helyn
3 September 2009

Pig Faces!

Pig Faces!

Oh I grew one of those in my old house, the one with the purple flowers, grew it from a cutting I pinched from a park in Cowell :sh: , its a very good ground cover, spreads…

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Helyn
Sep 03, 2009 11:38 am
Helyn
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
4 September 2009

Liquid Limestone - Sydney

Liquid Limestone - Sydney

Hey Hilly We've only looked at 2 places for pavers - Urban Stone have a great reconstituted limestone paver in large format (500x500 I think) for about $75/m2. Unreal…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 04, 2009 9:01 am
stonecutter1309
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 September 2009

Evaluating landscaping budget

Evaluating landscaping budget

I didn't post that, davinci or Planed did originally ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 04, 2009 1:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 September 2009

Magnolia-Exmouth, MELBOURNE WEST

Magnolia-Exmouth, MELBOURNE WEST

Are you on an acreage? These are massive trees! I would feel much better for you to have a Magnolia Little Gem or better still is Magnolia Kay Paris ;) These will grow…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 04, 2009 4:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 September 2009

Pebbles for the side of the drive ways

Pebbles for the side of the drive ways

Weed mat is not going to keep weeds away. The general public have some misunderstandings of what it is and what it is for and happily buy it up ::hyst:: Have a quick search of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 04, 2009 4:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Southies
Southies
4 September 2009

Gravel Driveway?

Gravel Driveway?

Hey all i have got a house in mangerton a leafy suburb on the outskirts of wollongong and im thinkin of pulling up the driveway and laying…

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Southies
Sep 04, 2009 6:03 pm
Southies


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