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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 7:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 29, 2009 11:05 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:40 am
take2
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 31, 2009 1:17 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2009 12:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2009 12:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 01, 2009 11:33 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 02, 2009 1:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:09 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 2:54 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 6:44 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 9:13 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 02, 2009 10:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:38 pm
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 10:01 am
stonecutter1309
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 September 2009

Evaluating landscaping budget

Evaluating landscaping budget

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2009 2:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2009 5:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2009 5:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 7:03 pm
Southies

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

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