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Annietom
Annietom
4 June 2009

My first plant.. Pictures!!

My first plant.. Pictures!!

hey erin, love the pic, your puddy looks so much like ours (black)! Annie

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Annietom
Jun 04, 2009 7:19 pm
Annietom

Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping Ideas

Before you do anything with your garden in that case, get along to one of these workshops http://www.greatgardens.info/events.php Travel to one if you have too! You won't…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 05, 2009 7:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
bluesteel
bluesteel
7 June 2009

Big Swells in Gorund, a bit Worrying!

Big Swells in Gorund, a bit Worrying!

Very interested to know what these were??? Insects/roots...........

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bluesteel
Jun 07, 2009 12:36 pm
bluesteel
Amy247
Amy247
7 June 2009

Looking for a landscaper in WA?

Looking for a landscaper in WA?

Hi guys, One of my mates is a landscaper by trade and is leaving to go live in Europe in 4 weeks. He is looking for cash jobs to do front and rear landscaping until he…

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Amy247
Jun 07, 2009 5:50 pm

Irrigation Supplies Melb West

Irrigation Supplies Melb West

Yeah I have used Reece before Davinci :). Not many over here but they were good :) Sorry I can't offer more local knowledge for you Adrian. :( Maybe Davinci can sort something?

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 07, 2009 9:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
7 June 2009

Help with backyard paving

Help with backyard paving
1, 2

No idea that's why I was interested in this thread... I was thinking of raised beds so I imagine you could do these right up agaist the wire fence. But don't know what…

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fitnhealthy
Jun 07, 2009 10:30 pm

Things to get done at pre-start

Things to get done at pre-start

Learn some things! Mate you will learn some things alright :lol: Yeah keep an eye on the website. The Cottesloe workshop is booked out. The rest are in Albany, Denmark, Walpole…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 07, 2009 11:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
8 June 2009

alfresco

alfresco

Be more specific - what kind of 'alfresco' do you want, eg pergola etc... What kind of work do you want the tradies to do? Decking, door installation, roofing, etc?

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Salt&Pepper
Jun 08, 2009 2:47 pm
Salt&Pepper
Southies
Southies
8 June 2009

Raised vegetable garden

Raised vegetable garden
1, 2, 3, 4

That looks great! Have filed your pic as inspiration for my DH :wink:

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Southies
Jun 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Southies
cluelessEm
cluelessEm
9 June 2009

Dog friendly grasses (low-allergy)

Dog friendly grasses (low-allergy)

Thanks for the tip HH! ;) I could quite easily block off the grassed areas if need be, and malaseb wash could be useful for my parent's dog - he has mild irritations that…

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cluelessEm
Jun 10, 2009 12:52 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
10 June 2009

Rainwater + Stormwater

Rainwater + Stormwater

that 1.5 is a squat looking tank. Mostly they are about 2 mtrs (2.1) but there are things called pillow tanks.. http://rainpac.com.au not…

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Vascariz
Jun 10, 2009 4:50 pm
soda
soda
10 June 2009

New Japanese style garden Sydney photos

New Japanese style garden Sydney photos

Looks great and love the styling. Strictly speaking its a trained tree, not bonsai at all.

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soda
Jun 10, 2009 5:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
10 June 2009

Garden maintenance

Garden maintenance

If you read some of my posts on lawn you may not need someone :lol:

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 10, 2009 8:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
SCAR
SCAR
11 June 2009

DIY Laying Turf, suggested products / fertilisers / soils et

DIY Laying Turf, suggested products / fertilisers / soils et

yes FU, have told them i still want the empire zoysia. will blend in l/scape mix with what soil there is in the yard, spread in some zeolite and olsens and then give it a…

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SCAR
Jun 11, 2009 12:24 pm
serenityhome
serenityhome
12 June 2009

Re : Organic Compost At Front Garden Bed

Re : Organic Compost At Front Garden Bed

Dear All, Hello there, we finally done it today!!! The front garden bed is now officially mulched :z: :z: :z: (no more messy garden). We have succulents and some dwarf…

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serenityhome
Jun 12, 2009 7:27 pm
serenityhome
ani
ani
14 June 2009

Fencing in the front yard?

Fencing in the front yard?

... or a sheepdog that you can teach to round up the kids and herd them back towards the house when required? I like my sheepdog idea better than Fu's electric fence idea!…

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ani
Jun 14, 2009 2:59 am
ani
serenityhome
serenityhome
14 June 2009

Re : How To Trim Weed Mat So The Sides Do Not Break Off

Re : How To Trim Weed Mat So The Sides Do Not Break Off

Dear All, Good sunday am!!! Yes, the weed mat is used for separating the garden bed (back of house) covered with the beautiful pebbles. Thank you for your…

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serenityhome
Jun 14, 2009 10:40 am
serenityhome
ani
ani
14 June 2009

Low Maintenance Front Garden - ideas please!!

Low Maintenance Front Garden - ideas please!!

the great gardens workshops are finished for the season :(

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ani
Jun 14, 2009 11:51 pm
ani
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 15, 2009 7:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:37 pm
NatB
NatB
16 June 2009

A Dog Proof Backyard

A Dog Proof Backyard
1, 2

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 2:55 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 10:14 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 6:28 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 9:13 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 10:43 am
sammy
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 June 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 20, 2009 2:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 June 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:19 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 9:44 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 9:50 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 1:30 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 9:15 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 11:10 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 2:34 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 5:59 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 10:08 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 9:57 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 11:01 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 9:34 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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 01, 2009 3:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 02, 2009 12:48 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:07 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 12:58 pm
FireFox

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