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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 15, 2009 6:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Becster
Becster
15 June 2009

Teatree or Harvest Colorbond Fence?

Teatree or Harvest Colorbond Fence?

Thanks for that! I have now discovered the colour visualiser! and have been having lots of fun. leaning towards riversand now ....

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Becster
Jun 15, 2009 7:37 pm
NatB
NatB
16 June 2009

A Dog Proof Backyard

A Dog Proof Backyard
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I live in the desert at the moment (out past Kalgoorlie in the middle of WA) and my house backs on to the bush, so I usually just open the back gate and take them for a…

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NatB
Jun 16, 2009 1:55 pm
NatB
moody
moody
17 June 2009

treated pine and h section steel

treated pine and h section steel

I just used the the sleepers as the "Joiner" for my retaining wall. Just concreted them in (600mm) and they have worked perfectly. A galv carriage bolt through each end.…

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moody
Jun 17, 2009 9:14 am
davinci
davinci
17 June 2009

engineered block retaining wall

engineered block retaining wall

yes you can build it yourself as long as it is to the engineering specs. the footings are inspected prior to pouring, the wall is inspected after construction most council…

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davinci
Jun 17, 2009 5:28 pm
davinci
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
18 June 2009

Fencing ideas for Corner block?? Just bought first home!

Fencing ideas for Corner block?? Just bought first home!

We are on a corner block and will be doing 1800 high colorbond down the side with the busy main road for privacy and then metal 'pool' fencing 1500 high around the front…

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Briz Ms
Jun 18, 2009 8:13 am
Briz Ms
sammy
sammy
18 June 2009

Dry wall or besser blocks?

Dry wall or besser blocks?

thanks. We are not sure but we want a low maintenance garden. We plan to have Empire Zoysia grass, Jedda's dream plants all (I mean ALL) around the property border and…

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sammy
Jun 18, 2009 9:43 am
sammy

Creeper for hot tin fence

Creeper for hot tin fence

This a handy guide for selecting any climbers. http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/impor ... imbers.pdf Helyn, You ask why do they sell it? Well there are a few reasons…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 20, 2009 1:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Trees for a wind break, help please.

Trees for a wind break, help please.

For those WA readers of this thread, conifers are not a recommended option. Why? Due to conifer canker which is wide spread in WA and in particular Perth. It is a fungal…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 20, 2009 1:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
lacebark
lacebark
20 June 2009

Recommendation for turf installer - Perth (NOR)?

Recommendation for turf installer - Perth (NOR)?

Watch out for the chunky bits in your tea... I just bought a frother for drinks, that should give a lovely creamy head on your poo tea... yum!

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lacebark
Jun 20, 2009 8:19 pm
lacebark
lacebark
lacebark
20 June 2009

Ideas wanted on Agave's

Ideas wanted on Agave's

Wherever you put them, make sure they're not in traffic routes, as they are quite fragile, and are easily damaged. They're great in pots, and fantastic in the ground as…

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lacebark
Jun 20, 2009 8:44 pm
lacebark
lacebark
lacebark
20 June 2009

Is landscaper a compulsion

Is landscaper a compulsion

You can do it! Look around your local area at what other peep's gardens are like, and steal some of their ideas if you like them. Look at loads of pics and live gardens…

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lacebark
Jun 20, 2009 8:50 pm
lacebark
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 June 2009

It just wont stay up like it is supposed to...Pressure issue

It just wont stay up like it is supposed to...Pressure issue

Check that your feed pump isn't sucking a little air when the system is 'charged'

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onc_artisan
Jun 21, 2009 12:30 pm
onc_artisan
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
23 June 2009

Pre-fabricated fence gates

Pre-fabricated fence gates

These guys may have something in that style.... http://www.ultrafence.com.au

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Briz Ms
Jun 23, 2009 8:15 am
Briz Ms
Hels
Hels
23 June 2009

Buy a concrete letterbox - Craigieburn area VIC

Buy a concrete letterbox - Craigieburn area VIC

You could try these guys in Dandenong: http://www.dpam.com.au/pages/prod_mail.htm I haven't bought anything from them but they look like they…

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Hels
Jun 23, 2009 10:10 pm
Hels
sammy
sammy
25 June 2009

Sandstone masonary in Sydney

Sandstone masonary in Sydney

thanks outdoor assets. I figured I was better off doing the real wall instead. Thanks again. PS any recommendations for stonemason?

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sammy
Jun 25, 2009 1:34 pm
sammy
Pauline
Pauline
26 June 2009

Why design your Landscaping now?

Why design your Landscaping now?

Thanks Fu Manchu for that site. From that, I checked out www.spacedesigns.com.au and found some inspirational photos of realistic landscaping that I think we can all…

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Pauline
Jun 26, 2009 4:59 pm
ariscott
ariscott
27 June 2009

Installing chain mesh fence

Installing chain mesh fence

Any hardware shops sell them... Regards, Ari :)

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ariscott
Jun 27, 2009 9:08 pm
ariscott
Rollee
Rollee
29 June 2009

Landscape Help?

Landscape Help?

:: Great You want to landscape. look at all your options first, What type of garden e.g native,exotic,Mediterranean etc. what soil type you have location north south east or…

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Rollee
Jun 29, 2009 8:57 pm
ariscott
ariscott
30 June 2009

Another retaining wall question - DIY concrete?.

Another retaining wall question - DIY concrete?.

If you use concrete block and corefill the blocks or cast concrete as suggested by onc_artisan, you can always use chemset or something similar to bolt the steel sections.…

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ariscott
Jun 30, 2009 10:01 am
ariscott
Bam
Bam
30 June 2009

For the Melbourne gardeners

For the Melbourne gardeners

Wish it wasnt so far away :(

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Bam
Jun 30, 2009 8:34 pm
Bam

watering system and termite protection. help please

watering system and termite protection. help please

well the further away from the mains, the worse your water pressure is. That is why they are always run from a point as close to the mains as possible. Eg the front tap…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 01, 2009 2:19 am
The Garden Whisperer

With the above plants these just are not an issue. It isn't like we are planting a Tuart tree nearby. When garden beds are against the house you do need to be mindfull of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 01, 2009 11:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
rustygirl
rustygirl
4 July 2009

NEED NEW COLOUR FOR BATHROOM

NEED NEW COLOUR FOR BATHROOM

yes i will have them ready monday morning can you tell me how to attach picture they…

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rustygirl
Jul 04, 2009 10:07 pm
FireFox
FireFox
4 July 2009

Unusual Boundary Fence Question

Unusual Boundary Fence Question

we used to live in sydney, and share our back fence with now good friends of ours (25yrs on!) we had a pool in our backyard and they had a excellent bbq area :D worked out…

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FireFox
Jul 04, 2009 11:58 am
FireFox
themax
themax
4 July 2009

Eucalypt Help!!

Eucalypt Help!!

I also agree with the sensitive root system. I think that the Seasol etc, is the best chance also. You may be lucky and get new Spring growth. I think it's worth putting…

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themax
Jul 04, 2009 8:07 pm
themax
themax
themax
4 July 2009

had dirt removed... now what??

had dirt removed... now what??

ICE????? ICE????? I just read that bit... ::hyst::

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themax
Jul 04, 2009 8:09 pm
themax
OMG
OMG
4 July 2009

Dog / Pet friendly gardens

Dog / Pet friendly gardens

A friend's dog got sick from the grapevine at their friend's house, though I did know that grapes are bad for dogs. Another friend has seen a…

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OMG
Jul 04, 2009 10:35 pm
billdsl
billdsl
6 July 2009

Do I need a retaining wall?

Do I need a retaining wall?

that would work and be quite easy to put into place, and no need for engineering either all round win :-)

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billdsl
Jul 06, 2009 3:26 pm
billdsl
Sharon
Sharon
7 July 2009

retaining wall ideas please ?

retaining wall ideas please ?

I went with the Archistone wall blocks (500 x 250 x 200 65kg ea)with the bevelled edge, they look great with bullnosing on top. I worked in…

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Sharon
Jul 07, 2009 11:48 am
themax
themax
7 July 2009

Capsicum From Kitchen Table Seed?

Capsicum From Kitchen Table Seed?

Sorry Paul. I have no idea what you are talking about. You are talking of people passed away, I am talking Horticulture. :D Did I miss something?

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themax
Jul 07, 2009 2:31 pm
themax
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 July 2009

Seed potatoes??

Seed potatoes??

I am using offspring of the last, last, years spuds Just leave some in the ground, they wont grow.

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onc_artisan
Jul 08, 2009 10:05 pm
onc_artisan
sarhil
sarhil
8 July 2009

Front garden issues

Front garden issues
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:-/ Does anyone know - for us down south (and in frost) - we would use choisya for hedging instead of murrayas - for similar effect (growth, perfume etc)??

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sarhil
Jul 08, 2009 10:57 pm
Paul Neri
Paul Neri
9 July 2009

Green Sin?

Green Sin?

Why thank you there, Buzz. I like variety. Hate mail/love mail that sort of thing (assuming you're being genuine). You see Buzz (you don't mind me calling you by your…

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Paul Neri
Jul 09, 2009 9:31 am
ani
ani
9 July 2009

Artificial grass

Artificial grass
1, 2

Thanks Haywgl. My friend is thinking of getting it, but her dog is normal (not insane). Your dog sounds like my old dog - she's 12 now but when she was little she was…

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ani
Jul 09, 2009 8:53 pm
ani

Question for Topiarius

Question for Topiarius

Yeah :) Just a bamboo stake, or any stake for that matter, that is the length/ height of the topiary you want to create :) Easy Topiary :) Just about to upload a new one as…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 09, 2009 10:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Hedges

Hedges

:lol: They aren't Aussie plants though :lol: Diosmas will grow in shade and they go greener they just need lots of clipping. But so will any hedge at first.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 09, 2009 10:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 July 2009

Raised garden beds/best citrus

Raised garden beds/best citrus

Some local SA info for you. Malcolm W. Campbell BA, MAIH, MIPPS He is also on ABC talkback radio on Sundays I…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 09, 2009 11:52 pm
Yak_Chat
Eager
Eager
11 July 2009

Stones and Lawn Seed Advice needed

Stones and Lawn Seed Advice needed

Hello Eager, Can I please ask the Brunning seeds you used, you said it died in summer, now regrow, does it regrow by itself or you re…

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Eager
Jul 11, 2009 10:19 pm
Eager
Vascariz
Vascariz
11 July 2009

Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

Roseville NSW (near Chatswood!) Thanks heaps!

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Vascariz
Jul 11, 2009 10:39 pm


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