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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 9:52 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 11:09 pm
pinkfairymagic
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donuts
Apr 10, 2009 10:51 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 11:22 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 6:13 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 7:20 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 6:33 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 8:40 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 2:03 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 7:41 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 12:36 pm
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 12:42 pm
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 10:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 15, 2009 10:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 5:48 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 10:17 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 8:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2009 5:46 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:14 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 3:13 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 7:47 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 11:14 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2009 12:07 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:22 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 6:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 20, 2009 7:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
21 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 21, 2009 1:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:37 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 12:22 pm
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 1:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 22, 2009 11:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 22, 2009 11:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:22 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 10:58 am
suh
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 24, 2009 6:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:48 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 10:32 pm
nesspop
neri
neri
28 April 2009

No grass backyards

No grass backyards
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Obscene (grassless backyard)! I was once anti-lawn, I sheepishly admit, and then one day (at a former house) I wondered why my backyard had lost its magical, ethereal…

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neri
Apr 28, 2009 2:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 April 2009

Help with Agave...!

Help with Agave...!

I beg to differ on that one Neri. Most of the cacti you buy has been grown in well controlled hothouses. However that is more so the grower can make the crops…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 29, 2009 12:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

yeah that works well but the pot must be totally submerged and it needs to be that way for a fair while, I'd be inclined to do it for a whole day and then overnight, bung…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 30, 2009 7:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 4:37 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2009 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 03, 2009 11:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:32 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 06, 2009 12:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 9:42 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 2:41 pm
stu


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