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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2009

Near ground level deck question, no spaces between boards.

Near ground level deck question, no spaces between boards.

Have seen treated pine decking pop up off the nail when it was laid in tight with no gaps. I've also seen hardwood decking snap screws when its been butted in tightly. A…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2009 7:20 pm
Dukekamaya

Ohh Yeah! How good would they be :D Beautiful. Also try some aquilegia. They should do really well :) You will need to copy and paste these names into google and search…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 17, 2009 11:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
seranay
seranay
21 July 2009

Unreliable Tradesman - Fencing Quote Needed

Unreliable Tradesman - Fencing Quote Needed

I am located in the north west, Jacana. The same thing happened to us with 2 fencing companies :roll: We finally got onto one that we are thrilled…

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seranay
Jul 21, 2009 11:17 am
ozzybird
ozzybird
22 July 2009

Concrete sleepers as a retaining wall

Concrete sleepers as a retaining wall

Thanks for that, I will check the info. Much appreciated.

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ozzybird
Jul 22, 2009 6:15 pm
LOC
LOC
22 July 2009

Is it a plant or a weed?

Is it a plant or a weed?

After looking at both I am pretty ure it is "Alternanthera" looks exactly like it and similar vibrant colours. I wonder whether it came from the sugar cane used or birds…

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LOC
Jul 22, 2009 10:23 pm

Fu, what did I buy?

Fu, what did I buy?

Fu Manchu wrote If the things on the left say Aussie palm then they would be a plain old Cordyline Australis with an amazing…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 22, 2009 10:40 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Avonview Lavender

Avonview Lavender

I might add as well that if you can't get victoria blue salvia, wait til summer and they will be readily available. we pay about $2.50 for a punnet of 8 plants here in WA.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 23, 2009 10:59 am
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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 July 2009

Any building permit experts out there? (Decking)

Any building permit experts out there? (Decking)

You can do the stumps and sub-frame at the same time to save time/money. Simply support the subframe with offcuts/scrap with the post anchors 'dangling' in the footing…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 24, 2009 4:13 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 July 2009

staining pergola timber

staining pergola timber

The pergola isn't necessarily CCA treated pine, it may be LOSP treated pine for example. Not that it would make any difference. The main concern is how weathered the…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 26, 2009 7:25 am
Dukekamaya
apeg
apeg
27 July 2009

Fill and Leveling Required

Fill and Leveling Required

I am just about to finish building a house in the the ponds (NW Sydney) and we need our land levelled which requires around 30-40cm of fill for approx 150sqm2 (approx 80…

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apeg
Jul 27, 2009 6:19 pm
yvette72
yvette72
27 July 2009

landscaping ideas for pool

landscaping ideas for pool
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thanks veryone need more ideas so keep them coming

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yvette72
Jul 27, 2009 8:15 pm
kan83
kan83
28 July 2009

Aluminium decking/battens/slats in wood finish

Aluminium decking/battens/slats in wood finish

Hi everyone Has anyone heard or used these products. I saw them at the home expo in Melbourne. I wanted to use wooden slats above my porch as well as use wooden…

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kan83
Jul 28, 2009 9:04 pm

Oz Breed grasses

Oz Breed grasses

Bloody hell, sounds like you work for ozbreed :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 28, 2009 11:43 pm
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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 July 2009

Basic landscaping questions

Basic landscaping questions

Can I add... Gardens, lawn etc adjacent to a house pad risks are 2 fold - whiteants and rising damp. The slab edge should be clear of anything other than parging, this is…

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onc_artisan
Jul 29, 2009 12:45 am
onc_artisan

DIY Turf

DIY Turf

I will say that is an excellent run down there Adrian. I don't suggest just layering good top soil on though for a few reasons. It holds a layer of moisture close to the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 29, 2009 1:07 am
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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 July 2009

Pruning fruit trees

Pruning fruit trees

NAH don't want any more... :shock: In season I would pick to use at least 4 ltrs/day ( that is the container I have used for years) But I eat like crazy, and freeloaders come…

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onc_artisan
Jul 29, 2009 1:29 am
onc_artisan

Birds munching on my grass.

Birds munching on my grass.

:lol: :lol: They are also known as Port Lincon Parrots.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 29, 2009 4:14 pm
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Michelle
Michelle
31 July 2009

Next project, lime trees…..

Next project, lime trees…..

Thanks Fu…..I’ve seen the strawberries done the way you have said, years ago when I first started working with plants, the pipe with the holes in it???? It was really…

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Michelle
Jul 31, 2009 6:33 am
Michelle

The landscaping .... 18 months on...

The landscaping .... 18 months on...

Good luck on that Matt :lol: There is very little usable soil space there for them. All that fence and paving will generate a heap of heat and no doubt it will dry as fast as…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 31, 2009 6:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Vegie gardens

Vegie gardens
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I love John's face at the end of that clip when he eats the chilli straight of the plant :lol: Gold :lol: For more on this topic visit viewtopic.php?f=19&t=17096

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 31, 2009 6:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Barerooting?

Barerooting?
1, 2, 3

There are two bulk soils they do. One is more concentrated than the other. So suits being mixed and the other is more ready to use. I asked Gayle and she said once before…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 03, 2009 10:55 pm
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maxyb
maxyb
4 August 2009

Decking V concrete V pavers

Decking V concrete V pavers
1, 2

There abouts. There has been a slowdown over your way, the prices I quoted you are current for us (in the west). but the process is the same…

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maxyb
Aug 04, 2009 2:43 pm
maxyb
greenthumb wanna b
greenthumb wanna b
4 August 2009

Recommendations for turf please?

Recommendations for turf please?

Thank you. I told Dh that you recommended Zoysia from the look of your posts.

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greenthumb wanna b
Aug 04, 2009 9:36 pm
Bello
Bello
5 August 2009

COVERING A PALING FENCE

COVERING A PALING FENCE

I am looking for a light weight material to camouflage an existing new paling fence, about 6m in length and 2.2m in height which runs along a covered outdoor patio. I…

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Bello
Aug 05, 2009 12:18 pm

Free mulch for Sandgropers, how to get it

Free mulch for Sandgropers, how to get it

Great stuff Maggie :) The very best mulch money can buy and often it can be free :lol: All those nutrients are going to break down and feed the soil at a rate the plants will…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 05, 2009 8:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Brand New Lawn

Brand New Lawn

This is a good place to start. http://www.lawndoctor.com.au/preperatio ... guide.html The chap who started this business is considereda leading expert in WA. I don't…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 06, 2009 1:03 am
The Garden Whisperer
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House-To-Be
Aug 07, 2009 4:56 pm

Suggestions on what to plant please?

Suggestions on what to plant please?

first think of this ( click the link on the right says, growing between fruit trees) http://www.greatgardens.info/video/grea ... videos.php Now you have that in mind,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 09, 2009 7:23 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 August 2009

Seriously sick Gum Tree

Seriously sick Gum Tree

I also recall discussing with someone about black cockies that they reckon they ring bark Eucs by tearing the bark off. Well They don't. By the time the cockies get into…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 11, 2009 12:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 August 2009

Grevillea

Grevillea

Oh and if you think you have buggered your Proteaceae (ie one of the above plants) and you see the leaves going yellow with brown ends, bung on some Iron chelate or…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 11, 2009 12:19 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
12 August 2009

Designing a courtyard

Designing a courtyard

Righto M!ssy :lol: Check out my stickys at the top of the landscape forum. In particular the links for various states landscape associations. You will find no shortage of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 12, 2009 12:15 am
The Garden Whisperer
Paul Neri
Paul Neri
12 August 2009

Treated pine for vegie garden?

Treated pine for vegie garden?
1, 2

Perhaps, Cabinfever, but look at the marvellous and relevant associations in the phrase viz veritable (vegetable) corn (corn) copia (coping with bugs? mmm not quite). ::wornout::

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Paul Neri
Aug 12, 2009 2:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 August 2009

Treated Pine Fence - Staining

Treated Pine Fence - Staining

I suggested spraying...... not brushing :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Aug 12, 2009 6:48 pm
Dukekamaya
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 August 2009

Mulch, Grass Seeds and Pathways..

Mulch, Grass Seeds and Pathways..

No wukkas Erinliegh would have been 25m2 coverage.

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 14, 2009 7:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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


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