Landscape & Garden Design
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…
Feb 25, 2009 8:10 pm
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.
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…
Mar 02, 2009 12:14 am
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....
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…
Leucophyta brownii compacta
the picture above seems to be the best example i…
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…
Mar 08, 2009 11:44 am
Mar 08, 2009 11:46 am
Steep back yard drainage
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…
Transplanting Emerald Lustre
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…
Mar 08, 2009 9:29 pm
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…
"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 , and we haven't bridged the Yarra…
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…
Sandstone wall & Paving
What a wonderful, stunning home you are creating SuH
You must be so proud and over the moon at everything you have designed and dreamt about. All your pictures are…
Mar 12, 2009 6:33 pm
Delicate Zoysia prob.
Miss Marples great tree death mystery heh? Bit of a stuff up on that one!
..... (not me!)
There is a thread on this somewhere
Great on commercial sites when erosion needs to be controlled on a large scale and that is what it started off for.…
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.
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…
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…
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?
Sir! Yes! Sir!
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…
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?
Mar 24, 2009 6:05 pm
my landscaping pics
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
What's this plant?
Some sprays do harm plants, some don't. Use some stuff called "coopex" around them a few…
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…
Got a few
this one will do to start
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…