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vpande
vpande
19 February 2009

cheapest place to buy water tanks

cheapest place to buy water tanks

we are getting ours from kingst0n tanks in Burwood (vic) they have several plumbers who are happy to hook up for approx $500. the slimline 3000 L is for about 1200 w pump.…

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vpande
Feb 19, 2009 12:43 pm
maggie
maggie
21 February 2009

Frustrations with front yard design

Frustrations with front yard design

Ah, and I forgot, have your dislikes on paper so if they do not meet your needs it is their own b...... fault. Maggie

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maggie
Feb 21, 2009 12:26 pm
Southies
Southies
21 February 2009

Contemporary front fence ideas

Contemporary front fence ideas

I love them but they're sooo expensive - just a tad too much for our budget :roll:

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Southies
Feb 21, 2009 1:45 pm
Southies
billdsl
billdsl
21 February 2009

Green Ants

Green Ants

how the heck did you find the nests? we've got some horrible kind of turf in this rental that grows a few inches every few weeks, no access to nests in the ground here :-(

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billdsl
Feb 21, 2009 7:29 pm
billdsl
fringe dwellers
fringe dwellers
23 February 2009

Fencing when the cut extends property boundary

Fencing when the cut extends property boundary

Thanks for the advice Ed. That is an option that I had not thought about. We do have agi pipes and scoria at the base of the cut on our side, but this would not help…

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fringe dwellers
Feb 23, 2009 9:10 am
kek
kek
24 February 2009

How to replace grass with something else like pine bark

How to replace grass with something else like pine bark

Waste Of Flipping Time And Money. Hmm, maybe I have one of those words wrong.... :wink:

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kek
Feb 24, 2009 6:56 pm
kek
clath
clath
25 February 2009

my landscaping pics

my landscaping pics

thanks all for the positive comments :) JHC that edging in the back is similar to the decking edging ., the front edging is that flexible wood edging. all available at…

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clath
Feb 25, 2009 7:10 pm
clath
maggie
maggie
26 February 2009

Front Yard 4 meter setback ideas and photos

Front Yard 4 meter setback ideas and photos

see this sitehttp://www.landscraft.com.au/water.htm it looked very similar to what he did, just the thicknes of the block was half of that on the pics. Maggie

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maggie
Feb 26, 2009 4:15 pm
satskape
satskape
27 February 2009

How to compact granitic sand?

How to compact granitic sand?

Could some please explain the procedure of preparing the soil and compacting using granitic sand or lilydale topping and then plant small trees in it. Thanks.

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satskape
Feb 27, 2009 11:11 am
M!ssy
M!ssy
2 March 2009

Drain in garden path????

Drain in garden path????

Thanks for the replies. Yep not really happy. I haven't seen a detailed plan for the rest of the landscaping, so maybe it is all part of a bigger plan I don't know about…

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M!ssy
Mar 01, 2009 11:14 pm
M!ssy
Annietom
Annietom
2 March 2009

Channel Ten - Guerilla Gardeners

Channel Ten - Guerilla Gardeners

Yes they ARE party poopers but they are also passing the D.A's so think I will wait until then to give them a serve about it.... :lol: :lol:

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Annietom
Mar 02, 2009 9:23 pm
Annietom
LOC
LOC
3 March 2009

Front fence

Front fence

Dont know how much you will pay for steel fence, try ebay for secondhand stuff. But depends how much it costs you, we have just spent $250 for every 3 metres of…

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LOC
Mar 03, 2009 8:40 pm

Leucophyta brownii compacta the picture above seems to be the best example i…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 04, 2009 6:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Gardenia - hedge?

Gardenia - hedge?

that'll be easy, they will just about do it themselves :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 04, 2009 6:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
5 March 2009

Cheapest bricks in Sydney

Cheapest bricks in Sydney

Keep an eye out on Freecycle and garage sales - seen lots of bricks on offer recently

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stonecutter1309
Mar 05, 2009 7:55 am
stonecutter1309
woodsey
woodsey
5 March 2009

Need help finding a pot for garden!

Need help finding a pot for garden!

http://www.tankworks.com.au/gardenbedprice.pdf You can get a 500 or 1000 mm high one with a diameter from 800 through to 2400 from them in…

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woodsey
Mar 05, 2009 8:20 am
LOC
LOC
5 March 2009

Garden path area down side of house

Garden path area down side of house

Thanks Fu Manchu - you have such a wealth of knowledge!

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LOC
Mar 05, 2009 6:23 pm

Well, the new garden bed has now been dug, powerfed, manured and blood and boned - using a mattock and a rake. Phew. I now have arms that feel like…

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DaisySparkle18
Mar 06, 2009 3:57 pm
DaisySparkle18
perry
perry
8 March 2009

Need some ideas for landscaping frontyard approx 22m

Need some ideas for landscaping frontyard approx 22m

don;t go too extravagent or you will be spending all your life looknig after it. keep it simple and quality and you will never go wrong. water features are all maintenance…

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perry
Mar 08, 2009 10:44 am
perry
perry
8 March 2009

Do i need a concrete slab under pavers?

Do i need a concrete slab under pavers?

just think about weeds coming through them andf the pavers dropping unless you do a proper base.

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perry
Mar 08, 2009 10:46 am
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
8 March 2009

Steep back yard drainage

Steep back yard drainage

Hi Cookie I am very interested in this thread as I have a similar problem with our site that is also a cut & fill. We had a drain dug up the bank (about 10m back, full…

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Hammerhead
Mar 08, 2009 7:47 pm
Hammerhead
gb096
gb096
8 March 2009

Transplanting Emerald Lustre

Transplanting Emerald Lustre

Hi, i have some emerlad lustre and they are getting badly burnt as they get the western sun in Brisbane. They were planted about 2 years ago and are about 2 meters…

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gb096
Mar 08, 2009 8:29 pm
MBBN
MBBN
9 March 2009

Council regs for front fences

Council regs for front fences

Check with your council....ours allows a max of 1.2m

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MBBN
Mar 09, 2009 12:09 pm
piscean
piscean
10 March 2009

my side yard didnt work help

my side yard didnt work help

no you dont leave the grass there, you need to put down a path where the dogs are wearing the grass down you can't put anything loose there it just wont work. once there…

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piscean
Mar 10, 2009 9:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 March 2009

"G" Scale Railways - Help Wanted

"G" Scale Railways - Help Wanted

Great links Fu & Mike - thanks Mike, I reckon that we would be about 80kms apart and at around $44/m, that is around $3.5 million :shock: , and we haven't bridged the Yarra…

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ECOECO
Mar 11, 2009 8:56 am
ECOECO
N!c
N!c
12 March 2009

Retaining Wall Footing - Extension

Retaining Wall Footing - Extension

It will be 4 courses high with piers that are 5 courses. Its not actually retaining anything, as it will be built in front of an existing retaining wall which we don't…

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N!c
Mar 12, 2009 1:58 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
12 March 2009

Sandstone wall & Paving

Sandstone wall & Paving
1, 2, 3

What a wonderful, stunning home you are creating SuH ::smile:: You must be so proud and over the moon at everything you have designed and dreamt about. All your pictures are…

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Mrs B
Mar 12, 2009 5:33 pm
Mrs B

Delicate Zoysia prob.

Delicate Zoysia prob.

Miss Marples great tree death mystery heh? ;) Bit of a stuff up on that one! ..... (not me!)

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 12, 2009 11:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Hydro seeding?

Hydro seeding?

Not cool There is a thread on this somewhere :wink: Great on commercial sites when erosion needs to be controlled on a large scale and that is what it started off for.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 14, 2009 2:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 March 2009

Red Gum or Treated Pine Sleepers?

Red Gum or Treated Pine Sleepers?

I agree. The redgum will attract termites and will not last as long. Put a coat of paint on the treated pine to make them look a bit nicer.

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Dukekamaya
Mar 14, 2009 5:49 pm
Dukekamaya

Fast Growing Screening Trees (southern Tablelands)

Fast Growing Screening Trees (southern Tablelands)

There I just so many choices around there. I wish we could grow half the trees you guys can in those areas :(

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 15, 2009 8:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Loulabelle
Loulabelle
15 March 2009

Landscaping on a budget

Landscaping on a budget

Yes display homes, books, magazines, even maybe go for a drive to get some inspiration. I'm very lucky that one of my best friends is a landscape designer who runs his…

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Loulabelle
Mar 15, 2009 9:36 pm
Loulabelle
outdoor assets
outdoor assets
16 March 2009

Retaining wall - can i screw into rock rather than drill??

Retaining wall - can i screw into rock rather than drill??

Why don't you build a stone/block/brick wall instead of trying to get posts in?

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outdoor assets
Mar 16, 2009 7:27 pm

any idea's???

any idea's???

I guess so, and a bloody good wall too :) If you terrace it, I would say it would be an easier option. I recall a garden in Lillydale that we played in as kids and it…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 18, 2009 10:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer

It could be adenium or pachypodium, they are succulets, can grow to tree size and have flowers similar to oleanders as they are from the same family. Does it look like this?

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maggie
Mar 19, 2009 5:26 pm
Bam
Bam
20 March 2009

Drought Tolerant Plants - Melbourne

Drought Tolerant Plants - Melbourne
1, 2

Thanks for all the replies everyone! Flat chat at the moment so Ill look through everything properly on the weekend :D

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Bam
Mar 20, 2009 9:39 am
Bam
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

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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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2009 9:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer

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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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2009 8:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer


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