Landscape & Garden Design
A Dog Proof Backyard
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…
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.…
Jun 17, 2009 9:14 am
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…
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…
Jun 18, 2009 9:43 am
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…
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…
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…
Jun 23, 2009 10:10 pm
Sandstone masonary in Sydney
thanks outdoor assets.
I figured I was better off doing the real wall instead.
PS any recommendations for stonemason?
Jun 25, 2009 1:34 pm
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…
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…
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 worked out…
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…
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…
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…
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. Did I miss something?
I am using offspring of the last, last, years spuds
Just leave some in the ground, they wont grow.
Front garden issues
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)??
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…
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…
They aren't Aussie plants though Diosmas will grow in shade and they go greener they just need lots of clipping. But so will any hedge at first.
Jul 11, 2009 10:19 pm