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I have a huge lilly pilly, probably 30ft high. It's a pain in the butt! I'm not sure of the species, but it drops it's blossoms, white fluffy stuff everywhere! Then the…

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StressedOut
Apr 03, 2009 5:15 pm
vgolfer
vgolfer
3 April 2009

English Box help

English Box help

I could be mistaken...but they don't look like English Box to me. Fu...what do you think?

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vgolfer
Apr 03, 2009 5:34 pm

All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?

All Australian Native garden - anyone attempted it?
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Not a fan of the Acmena smithii for a hedge because of the pest problems associated with them. There is only a few effective sprays available to treat the psyllids. They…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 04, 2009 10:58 am
The Garden Whisperer
StressedOut
StressedOut
4 April 2009

Standard lilly pillies

Standard lilly pillies
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Mine are definitely staying in pots then!!!! Yours is lovely, but knowing me I'd blithely plant them in areas totally inappropriate for such large trees…

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StressedOut
Apr 04, 2009 12:29 pm

What's better than a bargain?

What's better than a bargain?

You'd love my back garden, I got loads and loads of plants I need to get rid of :lol: potentially for free ::lol:: But I probably won't :lol: I will be donating a whole bunch to a mate…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 06, 2009 12:00 am
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lisanne
lisanne
6 April 2009

Temporary ground cover

Temporary ground cover

This is what weve done for our patio, until we get around to decking (its lasted 6 months so far and still looks good) Very simple, flatten ground…

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lisanne
Apr 06, 2009 11:34 am
teml
teml
6 April 2009

Anyone ever used Steel as a frame for a deck???

Anyone ever used Steel as a frame for a deck???

Thanks guys - gonna have to look into the pricing side of things. :D

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teml
Apr 06, 2009 1:15 pm
teml
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
6 April 2009

Sapphire Fine Soft Leaf Buffalo - Is this a good grass?

Sapphire Fine Soft Leaf Buffalo - Is this a good grass?

How much area are you turfing? $10/m2 seems excessive - does that include laying charge? I'd go for Empire Zoysia personally - less maintenance and finer leaf.

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stonecutter1309
Apr 06, 2009 2:34 pm
stonecutter1309

building a tree bench

building a tree bench

By the way that ugly old olive tree can easily become something special by pruning it back (hard in some areas) and shaping it up. It may well be a blessing in disguise.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 07, 2009 10:54 pm
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donna_p
donna_p
8 April 2009

Nows the time to go Colourful Deciduous tree shopping!

Nows the time to go Colourful Deciduous tree shopping!

I love my Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'. It looks great through the warmer months and gets wonderful reddish flowers in late Summer. As crepe…

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donna_p
Apr 08, 2009 2:35 pm

Conquest Couch - opinions?

Conquest Couch - opinions?

Couches and different varieties are the same poo in a different bucket. Couches make turf farms heaps of coin. It is cheap to get, fast and cheap to grow for them. They…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 08, 2009 10:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Landscaping ideas for acreage?

Landscaping ideas for acreage?

Please don't buy plants from the markets. Those places are responsible for the spread of weed problems, the sale and illegal propagation of copyrighted plant varieties,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 08, 2009 10:38 pm
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StressedOut
StressedOut
9 April 2009

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2009

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2009
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http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6886319.html The one I'm thinking off was different. The base/rake part folded and sandwiched…

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StressedOut
Apr 09, 2009 8:52 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
9 April 2009

What colour is your fence?

What colour is your fence?

Haven't decided yet, but have a few colours we like. No covenents to worry about, so we are thinking of woodland grey? Maybe? Might help if we get all our other colours…

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pinkfairymagic
Apr 09, 2009 10:09 pm
pinkfairymagic
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donuts
Apr 10, 2009 9:51 am
donuts
Helyn
Helyn
10 April 2009

Can someone please help me identify some of these?

Can someone please help me identify some of these?
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catcat, you should add your location to your profile :wink: Yes, I know clivieas can grow in cool shady spots in Adelaide, my dad has grown them and they are beautiful, but I…

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Helyn
Apr 10, 2009 10:22 am
Helyn
maggie
maggie
10 April 2009

Do I need to do anything to my soil?

Do I need to do anything to my soil?

Ah, but we do KEK, but it blows away and washes away so tonnes are needed but we still do ::hyst:: maggie

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maggie
Apr 10, 2009 5:13 pm
kyiee81
kyiee81
11 April 2009

Gardening Australia on ABC

Gardening Australia on ABC

We used to watch it every week - we got out of the habit while renting though, as we weren't actually doing any gardening, other than mowing and…

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kyiee81
Apr 11, 2009 6:20 pm
kyiee81

These are some more photos I've come across that are worth sharing. Some are small and simple (and cheap), some are larger, more complicated and probably very…

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kek
Apr 12, 2009 5:33 pm
kek
StressedOut
StressedOut
12 April 2009

OMG.... what do i do????

OMG.... what do i do????

Shame Diarmuid lives in Ireland!! :( If you did decide to go with something similar, the neighbours may like you a lot. Their bits of dirt could just be transfered to fill…

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StressedOut
Apr 12, 2009 7:40 pm
shmoogirl
shmoogirl
13 April 2009

DIY planter boxes - hypertufa or plaster of paris?

DIY planter boxes - hypertufa or plaster of paris?

Thanks a lot everyone - looks like it will be hypertufa :) Unless there are any other alternatives I ought to explore. I really like the idea of reconstituted sandstone but…

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shmoogirl
Apr 13, 2009 1:03 pm
aimes
aimes
13 April 2009

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
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Not a fan of it at all. If only you knew what was used to produce your new enviro friendly turf ;) A hell of a lot of water and chemicals. A…

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aimes
Apr 13, 2009 6:41 pm

Help on plants

Help on plants

yeah there are loads of aleos. That one is very very thorny and I don't like handling them in nurseries. They always seem to bite me :lol: echeverias would be your best…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 14, 2009 11:36 am
The Garden Whisperer

Best Climber

Best Climber
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Agreed on that. It won't give the tropical look they are after either. Wisteria just need the right place to be. Not ideal in a suburban garden in most circumstances.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 14, 2009 11:42 am
The Garden Whisperer
gurlistar
gurlistar
14 April 2009

Can someone help with plants / trees along fence line?

Can someone help with plants / trees along fence line?

that sand needs some work too! Give Gayle or Phil a ring at Gardeners Direct 1m3 of that stuff will send their garden nuts I can assure you…

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gurlistar
Apr 14, 2009 9:42 pm

Recommend a WEED KILLER - Stupid Rental Gardens

Recommend a WEED KILLER - Stupid Rental Gardens

The Glypho products are salty so that is why the cats and dogs love it. Ultimately it will make them thirsty and that is all. Maybe a tummy ache but hardly serious.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 15, 2009 9:19 pm
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kek
kek
16 April 2009

Plant suggestions

Plant suggestions
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:D Thanks, Fu....we think we do. Mind you, there isn't much competition.…

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kek
Apr 16, 2009 4:48 pm
kek
Tillie
Tillie
16 April 2009

What may this be???

What may this be???

Will do, thanks again Fu Manchu :D

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Tillie
Apr 16, 2009 9:17 pm
Tillie
Tillie
17 April 2009

What would you suggest to do?

What would you suggest to do?

Thanks Fu Manchu, yes the house is not as yet complete hope to be in by August, but was trying to get a rough idea as what to put there and budget for it whilst the house…

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Tillie
Apr 17, 2009 7:12 pm

I found your folding rake... I think :)

I found your folding rake... I think :)

I found your rake ::lol:: Sorry I don't recall who was after one from the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show. The folding rake. It seems a good idea :) "nearly" bought one myself :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2009 4:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 April 2009

Timber lined porch/alfresco

Timber lined porch/alfresco

It depends on the size of the cedar you use but you will pay between $9 to $20 per lineal metre for the WRC.

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Dukekamaya
Apr 18, 2009 7:14 pm
Dukekamaya
aajinoz
aajinoz
19 April 2009

munns lawn seed

munns lawn seed

I just picked up your thread on the Munns. Havent had to lay lawn seed for a few years now but I remember I didnt want Couch as it creeps, turns yellow easily, retains a…

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aajinoz
Apr 19, 2009 2:13 pm
themax
themax
19 April 2009

My first landscape quote

My first landscape quote

Hi Archieein, Did you get this done? Can we see this pics?

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themax
Apr 19, 2009 6:47 pm
themax
LOC
LOC
19 April 2009

Hibiscus help :)

Hibiscus help :)

Thanks guys, family members suggested confidor. So I used that before I checked back onthe forum. I do think they are those beatles but have not seen any yet. If it…

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LOC
Apr 19, 2009 10:14 pm

planting in front of new fence

planting in front of new fence

Mate, the plants I recomend I know are going to do well. There are thousands of others I could let you know about but that won't solve your…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 19, 2009 11:07 pm
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Wingies
Wingies
20 April 2009

Just something I built over the weekend

Just something I built over the weekend

That's not a bad Idea, we weren't going to but I might just consider it. the climbing thread was for an archway but I can put the same climber on both! :th:

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Wingies
Apr 20, 2009 9:22 am
Wingies
Hoffies
Hoffies
20 April 2009

Help, I've injured my Mango

Help, I've injured my Mango

Hi Cyclone, it's been in the ground a…

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Hoffies
Apr 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Calling greenthumbs - Saving a Frangipani

Calling greenthumbs - Saving a Frangipani

not now for cuttings. The winter is approaching and the roots won't form so well, if at all at worse. If you can get all the roots out then you might be good to do now at…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 20, 2009 6:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Turf Zoysia

Turf Zoysia

The leaves are a little longer and thinner. It is in the middle of turfs you know like the Buffalo and the couches. With regular mowing the leaves get much smaller.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 21, 2009 12:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
frugal
frugal
21 April 2009

Kwila Posts for portico

Kwila Posts for portico

Thanks very much for your prompt reply. The kwila posts will be in place around the same time as the roof. The posts will be on stirrups into a concrete slab, and the…

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frugal
Apr 21, 2009 7:37 pm
fliss1972
fliss1972
22 April 2009

Trouble edging due to concrete next to pavers

Trouble edging due to concrete next to pavers

Thanks everyone - that is awesome!!! Will give it a go today.

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fliss1972
Apr 22, 2009 11:22 am
monsoon
monsoon
22 April 2009

Should I bury my sand?

Should I bury my sand?

Mix it in with the dirt when we get some more delivered; Dig holes and bury it, displacing the native soil which is clay-ish anyway. …

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monsoon
Apr 22, 2009 12:52 pm

aloha! Vera!

aloha! Vera!

Back the truck up there Neri! What you have described is just how mine looks right now. Why is it like that? I'd like to say. And the moving it isn't why it came better.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 22, 2009 10:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer

What are these called?

What are these called?

Thanks Fu. Sooo do I buy little trees and then continually clip them in order for them to growm up like that? Is that what you mean? What is an…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 22, 2009 10:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
23 April 2009

Feature tree for weird spot

Feature tree for weird spot

I am approx 2 1/2kms from the inlet so hopefully that will be okay. I will build the soil up as you suggest, I used to live in the hills with gravel so sand will be a…

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Falconbrook
Apr 23, 2009 12:22 am
suh
suh
23 April 2009

Bamboo Fence Screen for cheap fence

Bamboo Fence Screen for cheap fence

We put in some really thick bamboo screening and stained it, it looked great but when the staining wears off it looks tacky and it is now starting to crack.

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suh
Apr 23, 2009 9:58 am
suh

What plants do u envisage in yr new home?

What plants do u envisage in yr new home?

They are planted around 2 1/2 to 3m apart. 2m is doable as well to good effect :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 24, 2009 5:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
JoBen
JoBen
25 April 2009

burnt plants??

burnt plants??

thanks so much guys- have given them all a chop adn will watch them bouce back!! thanks again!!

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JoBen
Apr 25, 2009 5:48 pm
nesspop
nesspop
27 April 2009

Our weekend projects

Our weekend projects
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Oh i will look important with that maybe ever tough.. At…

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nesspop
Apr 27, 2009 9:32 pm
nesspop


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