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vgolfer
vgolfer
23 March 2009

Mortar, Sand & Cement or Concrete?

Mortar, Sand & Cement or Concrete?

Thanks for the advice guys. I ended up using the 3 to 1 ratio of brickies sand and portland cement...with some bondcrete added to the mix. Has come up an absolute treat. I…

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vgolfer
Mar 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Helyn
Helyn
24 March 2009

Calling plant ID experts

Calling plant ID experts

Thank you both for your advice. Our front yard is already done so they will be going out the back. We have a small dog but she is short haired, will that be alright? They…

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Helyn
Mar 24, 2009 5:05 pm
Helyn
5inmytribe
5inmytribe
25 March 2009

my landscaping pics

my landscaping pics
1, 2

Hi Everybody, (always wanted to say that) last time i was up at the Red Hill waste facility here in Perth (Eastern Metro Councils), i noticed they were selling the tree…

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5inmytribe
Mar 25, 2009 12:21 am
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
25 March 2009

Any recommendations for a one-stop-shop landscape company?

Any recommendations for a one-stop-shop landscape company?

Cheers guys - I had a PM from Davinci, I've PM'd and e-mailed him back, just waiting to arrange a time to meet now. Thanks.

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Tony & Emma
Mar 25, 2009 7:12 am
stevep79
stevep79
25 March 2009

Landscaping Plan .. Any tips?

Landscaping Plan .. Any tips?

Does anyone actually have a copy of their landscape plan for me to view? We don't really want to pay someone to do it so will proberly be doing it…

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stevep79
Mar 25, 2009 11:42 am
stevep79
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 March 2009

Cementing Stirrups Depths.

Cementing Stirrups Depths.

If they are holding a roof down on top of the posts, they need to be in a 450mmx450mmx450mm hole. Normally you woould use a 300mm post anchor/stirrup when going into the…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 25, 2009 6:28 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 March 2009

Alfresco decking

Alfresco decking

There are quite a number of these composite products on the market, the most popular being Modwood. The initial outlay is a fair bit more than timber, but there is no…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 26, 2009 6:05 pm
Dukekamaya
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 March 2009

pandanus advice

pandanus advice

Well being a west aussie I not too experienced with pandanus. I have seen one grower here growing them and I think that is great. PM me if anyone in WA wants to know where…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 26, 2009 9:58 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 March 2009

What's this plant?

What's this plant?

Some sprays do harm plants, some don't. Use some stuff called "coopex" around them a few…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 27, 2009 8:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
wanted
wanted
27 March 2009

Backyard Design

Backyard Design

Thanks for your input guys - my water feature is now turned into a fish pond :). getting hooked on koi and goldfish Most of the left side will now be built with limestone…

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wanted
Mar 27, 2009 8:47 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 March 2009

Screening plant; Jedda's dream?

Screening plant; Jedda's dream?

Yeah you'd get away with a metre but I'd just do 'em one step apart :) That is a good measure :lol: PM sent for contacts ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 30, 2009 6:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 March 2009

What to plant under Roses

What to plant under Roses

I hate roses! :lol: Bloody thorns in me all time and pruning all the nannas roses ever year :( But how good do they look :lol: dam it :lol: Be selective with what you do grow under them.…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 30, 2009 6:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 March 2009

hedge plants

hedge plants

being a Queenslander your best option is going to be a Murraya. Very common and easy to find in retail nurseries there. fast grower for you guys and doesn't have nasty…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 30, 2009 6:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 March 2009

Let's play....what's that plant?

Let's play....what's that plant?

:z: :lol: no it isn't :lol: , so don't be a sook :lol: :z: They look like a date palm as Hammerhead…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 30, 2009 6:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 March 2009

Apologies, Fu, it Took Me a While

Apologies, Fu, it Took Me a While

Maybe TDL can photoshop a bunch cats stuck on like velcro. The cat velcro tree :lol: A chick at work, who took a look at your pic, was just asking about it the other day :) I…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 30, 2009 7:04 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
31 March 2009

An orchard of fruit trees v's The Fruit Salad tree

An orchard of fruit trees v's The Fruit Salad tree

What a good topic and I don't pop in here very much :) I know that here in WA every grower that used to do these has chucked it in. Why? Well importing them from the East…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 31, 2009 1:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
clath
clath
31 March 2009

nifty rainwater tank idea

nifty rainwater tank idea

Ha HA fU :wink: How does the song go :z: Its raining men :z: i mean beer ::lol:: ...... rather men :lol: but then i could have men and beer :z:

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clath
Mar 31, 2009 8:27 pm
clath
suh
suh
1 April 2009

The General has his own Great Wall

The General has his own Great Wall
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SuH, I think I did see your generals in another thread you posted. Were they the ones which you husband ordered from China, and they looked…

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suh
Apr 01, 2009 9:28 am
suh
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 April 2009

Anyone recognise this tree??

Anyone recognise this tree??

I don't think it's too close to the drive though.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 01, 2009 7:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
MBBN
MBBN
2 April 2009

Extending the height of timber retaining wall

Extending the height of timber retaining wall

Thanks for the suggestions....the existing part of the wall where we need to extend the heighest is only about 200-300mm high already. Engineering isn't a problem, i…

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MBBN
Apr 02, 2009 6:21 pm
Spot
Spot
2 April 2009

Help find this garden light/ornament

Help find this garden light/ornament

I would definitely try to make it. You can buy rust paint for inside walls (not sure if there is an alternative for outside, but sure there would be. Get some steel, trace…

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Spot
Apr 02, 2009 9:20 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
3 April 2009

For Cabinfever...A boulevard of trees to be proud of....

For Cabinfever...A boulevard of trees to be proud of....

Thanks to-do-list :D The grandfather sure left a beautiful legacy for his descendants. I think it's very touching to plant trees like that which will usually only be at…

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Cabinfever
Apr 03, 2009 12:24 am
Cabinfever

So I finished fixing up the old pond and have converted it into a big planter box. Have just planted the Crepe Myrtle and it looks pretty good. It's a small one so will…

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vgolfer
Apr 03, 2009 5:10 pm

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 04, 2009 10:58 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 06, 2009 12:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 07, 2009 10:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 08, 2009 10:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 08, 2009 10:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
StressedOut
StressedOut
9 April 2009

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2009

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2009
1, 2, 3

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?
1, 2

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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 14, 2009 11:36 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 14, 2009 11:42 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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


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