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sammy
sammy
2 May 2009

Retaining walls - Sydney

Retaining walls - Sydney

for timber retaining wall, you can call Mathew 0410288129

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sammy
May 02, 2009 3:37 pm
sammy

quest for Fu.. do you know.....

quest for Fu.. do you know.....

There loads and loads of plants that look like each other and that is why botanical names are used.Plants are not classified by the appearance. They are classified by the…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2009 8:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Can these plants be transplanted?

Can these plants be transplanted?

If you are looking at getting right out of the ground then that can be really hard sometimes. Sharpen the spade up with an angle grinder or spend some time on the edge…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 03, 2009 10:20 pm
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lisanne
lisanne
4 May 2009

Outdoor water features

Outdoor water features

Not entirely related to this thread in terms of the *actual* subject matter...but on the question of money and priorities... We went to the…

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lisanne
May 04, 2009 8:32 am

Does anyone know what this is?

Does anyone know what this is?

Maybe contact the developer for plant id? Or local council should have planting plans for the suburb/development, I'd give them a…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 05, 2009 11:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
6 May 2009

Welcome to Lacebark

Welcome to Lacebark
WA

Welcome Lacebark...nice to have another guru on the forum.

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to_do_list
May 06, 2009 8:42 am
to_do_list
stu
stu
6 May 2009

Dry river bed garden

Dry river bed garden

I should have done that with my slope, it looks awesome.

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stu
May 06, 2009 1:41 pm
stu

help for a stunted Murraya hedge

help for a stunted Murraya hedge

:lol: :lol: Hahaha. Why thank you Fu man. I had a good laugh at the bond girl comment in the other thread. How very appropriate :wink: I have to admit the username admiration is…

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misskittyfantastico
May 06, 2009 3:57 pm
misskittyfantastico
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
7 May 2009

Box Help?? What do I do??

Box Help?? What do I do??

Who watched around the world in 80 gardens the other night on ABC1? He went to that village on the Amazon and they had floating houses with…

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mellybuilding
May 07, 2009 6:30 am
mellybuilding
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 May 2009

Treated Pine Timers Retaining Wall - Staining?

Treated Pine Timers Retaining Wall - Staining?

Check out the range of stains at your paint shop or hardware. You can get stain/ finish in one product. Intergrain Naturalstain is a good product and is water-based. As…

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Dukekamaya
May 07, 2009 6:35 pm
Dukekamaya
lisanne
lisanne
7 May 2009

Good and cheap plant retailers - Melbourne

Good and cheap plant retailers - Melbourne

Avoid buying plants from Bunnings! You will find that if you buy a few plants, a proportion of them will always end up dieing off :( The market at La Trobe Uni on a Sunday…

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lisanne
May 07, 2009 8:20 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 May 2009

Need to buy stairs to backyard

Need to buy stairs to backyard

or any staircase manufacturer. We do external staircases regulary in anything from treated pine to ironbark and merbau

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Dukekamaya
May 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Dukekamaya

Landscaper recommendation required in Sydney...

Landscaper recommendation required in Sydney...

This will be your very best starting point. http://www.lcansw.com.au/ Choosing a business from here means you will be getting the highest standard landscaping and also be…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 07, 2009 10:17 pm
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lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
8 May 2009

Landscaping Requirements in Sydney - Solution!!

Landscaping Requirements in Sydney - Solution!!

After all my worrying and gnashing of teeth, I spoke with the landscape designer about my concerns and the advice from Council. I asked him if he could remove the…

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lizzy stardust
May 08, 2009 12:29 am
lizzy stardust
Drsimmy
Drsimmy
8 May 2009

Hard Landscaping in Autumn.

Hard Landscaping in Autumn.

Seasol is a god send! use it on a couple of freshly transplanted plants you can almost see the difference over night.

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Drsimmy
May 08, 2009 11:17 am

new build garden help in Caroline Springs

new build garden help in Caroline Springs

Also check out the info in WA We have an incredible data base of info for anyone to read :) Choosing plants... http://www.watercorporation.com.au/W/wa ... -2374-1092 New…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 09, 2009 11:23 am
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Helyn
Helyn
9 May 2009

Slim transformed!!

Slim transformed!!

Will send DH - he does the hard yakka ::wink::

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Helyn
May 09, 2009 9:23 pm
Helyn
clath
clath
10 May 2009

Garden design - help me choose

Garden design - help me choose

Jay how did you do create that pic in photo shop , :D ? would like to try and have a go at doing that to an area of back yard at my place pic

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clath
May 10, 2009 9:45 pm
clath
moody
moody
12 May 2009

Vintage Red Eucalyptus

Vintage Red Eucalyptus

I got it in the mail last Thursday from www.Gardenexpress.com.au. It is beautiful. Leaves and trunk are unreal. 20cm pot and about 70cm tall. I was worried that it…

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moody
May 12, 2009 11:18 am

Hi All, New here today!!! My sister and I are getting everything ready with our builders to start DA on our duplexes. My issue is landscaping!! Aaaaghhh... Can anyone…

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the-barrows
May 12, 2009 3:14 pm
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NelsonRidge
May 13, 2009 12:30 pm
lisanne
lisanne
14 May 2009

More lawn-free gardens (lots of pics!)

More lawn-free gardens (lots of pics!)

Nice designs. But not much use if you want a playing area for…

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lisanne
May 14, 2009 10:32 am
donuts
donuts
14 May 2009

Laying pavers on crushed rock vs cement base

Laying pavers on crushed rock vs cement base

thank you very much for your reply Planned Lscape, much appreciated :D I have e-mailed your suggestions to my paver guy and hope he will take them on board and not think…

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donuts
May 14, 2009 10:22 pm
donuts

Soil or fill???

Soil or fill???

What a combo! Gypsum, mmm I guess it is arguable but then you get the big guns out and bung in lots of organic material. The plants just love all of it and you can't go wrong :)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 14, 2009 11:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Any 'Tree Fern' experts out there?

Any 'Tree Fern' experts out there?
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John again a great post. I should try get some pics of uses of fern stumps. I recall as a grommet shovelling up loads of the punga or stump mess from bulk stumps, like…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 15, 2009 12:14 am
The Garden Whisperer
kek
kek
15 May 2009

Finally starting to think about our garden

Finally starting to think about our garden

Jackie, come round and see me (you know where I live) ....I'm good with plant stuff. :D Veggies aren't totally out of the question - you can fence your little veggie plot…

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kek
May 15, 2009 8:03 am
kek
Michelle
Michelle
15 May 2009

What tree to put here?

What tree to put here?
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Horny beast in sexy…

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Michelle
May 15, 2009 5:15 pm
Michelle
clath
clath
15 May 2009

landscaping ideas needed

landscaping ideas needed

Hi Clath, is that a small truck near the downpipe in the first pic? Consider what you would use the area for - relaxation - deck, garden, space…

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clath
May 15, 2009 9:53 pm
clath
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
15 May 2009

free turf

free turf

So did the homeless turf find somewhere to live?

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Dragonfly
May 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Book- the complete burke's backyard

Book- the complete burke's backyard

It's great to see him back on telle on Friday nights :) He has a rep in the industry for being tough to work with. He is also by the same token done more for horticulture by…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 16, 2009 8:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer

When's the best time for thyme?

When's the best time for thyme?

I love the smell of Thyme in a garden. Especially if it is somewhere occasionally walked on. The smell is lovely. It has always reminded me of being little and the smell…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 17, 2009 10:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Recommendations for Indoor Plant

Recommendations for Indoor Plant

Fu, next time you or your mum passes by a St. Vinnies or Salvos shop check it out for a saucer or bread and butter plate in brown or even white…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 17, 2009 10:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Tree man has ruined by agave succulent, can I prune it back?

Tree man has ruined by agave succulent, can I prune it back?

Just spray some "Bifenthrin" around the house which might be an idea regardless if Termites have been active near the house. You can get it from Agricultural suppliers…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 17, 2009 10:46 pm
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picklemouse
picklemouse
18 May 2009

Would you consider an edible garden as part of the landscape

Would you consider an edible garden as part of the landscape

Does anyone have any pictures or plans of their edible gardens they would like to show?

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picklemouse
May 18, 2009 8:44 am
picklemouse
lisanne
lisanne
19 May 2009

Pergola

Pergola

Take a look in your local paper for some people who could do the job

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lisanne
May 19, 2009 5:30 pm

bricks as retaining wall

bricks as retaining wall

considering you don't have limestone within cooee of Melbourne, I'd say bricks. You will need to have brick pilars but I am unsure of the distance between them. Maybe 2m…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 19, 2009 10:51 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 May 2009

Cypress Pine for Decking stump

Cypress Pine for Decking stump

Whilst it is a durability 1 softwood, I'd be inclined to go for H4 treated pine - it will last much longer in the ground. As said, cypress pine is a very brittle timber…

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Dukekamaya
May 21, 2009 7:15 pm
Dukekamaya

Re : Empire Zoysia

Re : Empire Zoysia

:lol: Santa Anna is so 1980. It's amazing how turf that is not really sold much here anymore is unloaded onto the eastern states ;)

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The Garden Whisperer
May 21, 2009 7:50 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Getting rid of couch

Getting rid of couch

:D amen to that :D Remember try to spray in the morning with at least a few fine days up your sleeve. Add one or two drops of dishwashing liquid after you have filled the…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 22, 2009 12:34 am
The Garden Whisperer

How to overcome our disaster!

How to overcome our disaster!

I feel that your best bet is to look at giving the water a better passage way under some good soil. Have a thick layer of bluemetal perhaps and a thick layer of organic…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 22, 2009 11:17 am
The Garden Whisperer
Vascariz
Vascariz
22 May 2009

Edging for gardenbeds

Edging for gardenbeds
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The turf runners won't be exposed. What you see above the soil is only part of what your turf is doing. Couches in particular are a menace…

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Vascariz
May 22, 2009 1:07 pm
marty333
marty333
22 May 2009

Building a raised garden bed

Building a raised garden bed

Im located in Pasadena in South Australia. I belive that gernerally speaking the local soil stucture ids made up of a clay base. Not sure if that helps?

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marty333
May 22, 2009 1:44 pm

Multi purpose turf surface

Multi purpose turf surface

Kikuyu would be a good one for that sort use. It is an economical choice for many public parks and gardens maintained by local councils.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 22, 2009 2:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
lacebark
lacebark
23 May 2009

Fast Growing Trees?

Fast Growing Trees?
1, 2

Yer WHAT? Soz, just…

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lacebark
May 23, 2009 1:00 pm
lacebark
clath
clath
23 May 2009

Fu can you tell me what is wrong with this plant

Fu can you tell me what is wrong with this plant

HMM dosent mention on the plants guide card thats its a water plant, just says indoor plant keep moist , put in a well lite place , cut back any dry bits. :th: Anyway decided…

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clath
May 23, 2009 7:29 pm
clath
kbudgie
kbudgie
24 May 2009

Avocado Trees in Vic

Avocado Trees in Vic

Thanks for the info, my other half will be please as we love avo and he is scandalized by the cost LMAO :lol:

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kbudgie
May 24, 2009 5:51 pm
kbudgie

New to gardening..

New to gardening..

What you are asking is how long is a piece of string :lol: The best way to tell if your garden needs water is to stick…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 24, 2009 11:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Couch vs Buffalo

Couch vs Buffalo
1, 2, 3

Yes but isn't it easier…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 25, 2009 9:03 pm
The Garden Whisperer


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