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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 10:45 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 12:18 pm

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 4:14 pm
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NelsonRidge
May 13, 2009 1:30 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 11:32 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 11:22 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 15, 2009 12:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 15, 2009 1:14 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:03 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 6:15 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 10:53 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 11:23 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 16, 2009 9:11 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 17, 2009 11:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 17, 2009 11:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 17, 2009 11:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:44 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 6:30 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 19, 2009 11:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:15 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 21, 2009 8:50 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 22, 2009 1:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 22, 2009 12:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 2:07 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 2:44 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 22, 2009 3:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lacebark
lacebark
23 May 2009

Fast Growing Trees?

Fast Growing Trees?
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Yer WHAT? Soz, just…

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lacebark
May 23, 2009 2:00 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 8:29 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 6:51 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 25, 2009 12:55 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Couch vs Buffalo

Couch vs Buffalo
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Yes but isn't it easier…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 25, 2009 10:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
lacebark
lacebark
25 May 2009

English Box Hedge

English Box Hedge

Also planted hedges of Murraya paniculata Duranta Geisha Girl - growing too rapidly for the position and somewhat unruly (too high maintenance), so that's coming out and…

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lacebark
May 25, 2009 10:33 pm
lacebark
tjilpi
tjilpi
26 May 2009

Anyone planting fruit trees? :)

Anyone planting fruit trees? :)

We have Pomegranate * 2 Black mulberry Bluberries Crabapples- 2 types Fastidout (sp?) apples of 3 types Ruby grapefruit Persimmon Calamondin Lemons - 2…

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tjilpi
May 26, 2009 11:19 am
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
27 May 2009

DIY Soil Analysis (for horticulture, not biulding)

DIY Soil Analysis (for horticulture, not biulding)

Thanks TDL & Fu. It is only one area of our block - the rest is growing nicely. Will speak to the Ag Dept.

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Hammerhead
May 27, 2009 8:12 am
Hammerhead
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
28 May 2009

screening ideas

screening ideas

That fence already looks as if there's some weight on it. I wouldn't choose anything that relied on it. Personally I'd buy a huge pot (as Fu suggested) or make something…

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Cabinfever
May 28, 2009 3:14 pm
Cabinfever
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 May 2009

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

Rainwater Tank on a sloping block

I think your plan is a good one.... You can get a slimline tank 2m high... like this…

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BeatrixKiddo
May 28, 2009 4:47 pm
Vascariz
Vascariz
29 May 2009

Wanted - Meterosideros Fiji Fire

Wanted - Meterosideros Fiji Fire

*shivers*... I am cold enough during winter I don't want to look at a…

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Vascariz
May 29, 2009 9:14 am

Staghorn on Jacaranda; Weeds; Grass now with PICS

Staghorn on Jacaranda; Weeds; Grass now with PICS
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Stags are generally the singular ones. Elks are in multiples like the ones you pictured. Staghorn…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 29, 2009 2:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

What kind of grass and how to prepare the sand.

What kind of grass and how to prepare the sand.

for your soil gardenersdirect.com.au Not as cheap as bulk soil places selling "lawn mix" or "landscape mix", which compared to the certified organic soils, are a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 30, 2009 12:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Which tree & plants to use for our front garden?

Which tree & plants to use for our front garden?
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point Cook :th: I guess from memory you'll need to shelter it a little from the hot Northerlies you can get. They can can be a little tender the first few years but like so…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 30, 2009 2:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Jochicho
Jochicho
30 May 2009

Tree removal - Sydney North Shore

Tree removal - Sydney North Shore
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Hi Sammy, I think we got a decent price compared to other quotes... it was a very big tree that required the big root grinding machine and he did it all for $750, the…

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Jochicho
May 30, 2009 7:24 pm
mattydals
mattydals
1 June 2009

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

I'm using The Stone Man to do my wall. I'll send in pics once it has been done. Cheers

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mattydals
Jun 01, 2009 10:47 am
sparkle
sparkle
1 June 2009

How big is your backyard

How big is your backyard

Ours will be 16.5m wide and 16m deep. Having a backyard large enough for a 6x6 shed was a must for my DH. So this backyard is going to suit our needs perfectly.

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sparkle
Jun 01, 2009 3:07 pm
artstitches
artstitches
1 June 2009

Chinese Dragon & Phoenix Statues

Chinese Dragon & Phoenix Statues

KYO in Ocean Grove might have something. They have Chinese and Japanese furniture and garden statures and heaps more! Definitely worth a look as they have sooo much…

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artstitches
Jun 01, 2009 4:27 pm
artstitches
Space Designs
Space Designs
1 June 2009

Decking or concrete

Decking or concrete

I always prefer timber decking in smaller areas. If you are trying to do it as cheap as possible you have chosen well with the treated pine. A good oil that contains a…

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Space Designs
Jun 01, 2009 4:50 pm
Space Designs
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
2 June 2009

Err, how is my grass doing, please?

Err, how is my grass doing, please?

Hi Planned Lscape, How are you? So as long as no traffic on the instant lawn, still ok to install instant turf now? Would the turf get…

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Planned LScape
Jun 02, 2009 9:50 pm
Planned LScape
Macy
Macy
3 June 2009

Advice on what to do with our side boundary please?

Advice on what to do with our side boundary please?

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the neighbours liable for retaining any fill they have added at the boundary? I thought the natural…

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Macy
Jun 03, 2009 11:17 pm
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

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