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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
2 February 2009

Pebblecrete Driveways

Pebblecrete Driveways

ring conrete pool mobs. many reo concrete pools are still lined with pebble crete as a finish instead of tiles.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 02, 2009 6:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
da68za
da68za
4 February 2009

Sandstone pavers on ebay

Sandstone pavers on ebay

Good find. Must have only just moved there 8) 8) 8) 5 minute drive away ...

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da68za
Feb 04, 2009 7:51 am
da68za
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
5 February 2009

Poplar Trees

Poplar Trees

Thanks for the tip, Sheryl. BTW - Lurve your avatar - QH? I have a friend who breeds pally WB's

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Hammerhead
Feb 05, 2009 8:23 pm
Hammerhead

mmm .... now that's an idea

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Southies
Feb 06, 2009 7:06 am
Southies
netvista
netvista
8 February 2009

Labor rate for paving in Mel

Labor rate for paving in Mel

Hi, I'm just wondering what the labour rate per square metre should be, with or without materials. I received a quote, which is $100/m3. Thanks Elmer

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netvista
Feb 08, 2009 10:00 am
karol
karol
8 February 2009

Wooden retaining wall

Wooden retaining wall

beegers - thanks for posting that link. My husband had been asking about concrete sleepers and I was worried they would be ugly.. but those look really good. And I'm…

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karol
Feb 08, 2009 10:37 am
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clath
Feb 08, 2009 4:41 pm
clath
Annietom
Annietom
8 February 2009

how much does timber decking cost...

how much does timber decking cost...

thanks donuts, I searched and searched for info b4 posting - I really really did! So I just have one teeny weeny question left, can I lay timber onto concrete??? :roll:

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Annietom
Feb 08, 2009 9:42 pm
Annietom
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 February 2009

garden in the western sun

garden in the western sun

I don't think the cordylines would be the best choice

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Dukekamaya
Feb 09, 2009 12:09 pm
Dukekamaya
maggie
maggie
9 February 2009

Can anyone identify this plant? Pleeeeze...?

Can anyone identify this plant? Pleeeeze...?

Ah, don't we love a great bargain :D so happy for you. Hope these plants will bring you joy. Maggie

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maggie
Feb 09, 2009 12:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 February 2009

Which pipes to use under concrete driveway?

Which pipes to use under concrete driveway?

For electrical it must be 600mm deep which it why I suggest running irrigation at that depth too. irrigation can be much shallower but make sure you increase the class of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 09, 2009 2:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer
clath
clath
9 February 2009

plants and the heat

plants and the heat

Ick we have to establish our gardens within six months of moving in.. but personally if the six months where up in summer i would only do the main landscaping and leave…

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clath
Feb 09, 2009 10:25 pm
clath
clath
clath
9 February 2009

Maintenance Free Landscaping

Maintenance Free Landscaping

That tan bark your after .. you can get it at garden suppliers they all have it look up the yellow pages. I ve just had the black tan bark put in my garden today . …

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clath
Feb 09, 2009 10:38 pm
clath
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 February 2009

Help me choose a tree please

Help me choose a tree please
1, 2

With the standards, just let 'em go and as they get bigger you will need to clip some shape into them to help them get that tree shape. Then they are fine. Just gives you…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 11, 2009 11:59 am
The Garden Whisperer
penelopeaviary
penelopeaviary
11 February 2009

Screening for a narrow space

Screening for a narrow space

I'm not sure how the Murraya will perform in Melbourne. Great plant though. Viburnum "Emerald Green' would be good., nice gloosy leaves. Pittosporums work, but isn't…

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penelopeaviary
Feb 11, 2009 12:24 pm
penelopeaviary
penelopeaviary
11 February 2009

Ways To Smarten Up A Fence?

Ways To Smarten Up A Fence?

The bamboo etc. can look a bit tired pretty quickly or cheap. Painting a bold colour gives the garden and fence a fresher lool. Daring but effective. Would need some…

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penelopeaviary
Feb 11, 2009 12:48 pm
Stormy
Stormy
11 February 2009

Is this gum tree dying?

Is this gum tree dying?

then I'll have to hound the council to send around the street sweeper weekly to clean up the mess it makes! Maybe…

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Stormy
Feb 11, 2009 8:53 pm
Stormy
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 February 2009

Landscape Designers

Landscape Designers

this is your first place to visit for WA landscapers. http://www.landscapewa.com.au/ These guys are the pick of the bunch. i did some work once with a fromer president…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 11, 2009 10:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
m6sports
m6sports
12 February 2009

good lawn with sandy soil

good lawn with sandy soil

thanks for the advice its best to do it right the…

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m6sports
Feb 12, 2009 10:06 am
satskape
satskape
12 February 2009

decking or concrete paths first?

decking or concrete paths first?

Thanks Guys. I will get decking done first. :) I will go and measure up if I do need a step.

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satskape
Feb 12, 2009 11:22 am
Southies
Southies
12 February 2009

Online Nurseries

Online Nurseries

Yes, agreed......I used them years ago & was very happy with the pricing & quality of their plants. Will probably use them again.

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Southies
Feb 12, 2009 1:53 pm
Southies
Dirtyard Darren
Dirtyard Darren
13 February 2009

Retaining Wall - Bricks or Besser Block??

Retaining Wall - Bricks or Besser Block??

I got the concrete quite cheap - as my neighbour was pouring his driveway and I got to use what was left over. I bought the trench mesh from…

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Dirtyard Darren
Feb 13, 2009 7:43 pm
eho
eho
15 February 2009

Paving and Retaining wall - Is treated pine reliable?

Paving and Retaining wall - Is treated pine reliable?

GottaMow, thanks much for you advice! I feel I am now much equipped when talking to my landscaper now. I think I will also get a quote for a masonry wall, instead of…

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eho
Feb 15, 2009 9:18 pm
eho
donuts
donuts
16 February 2009

Thinking of trying lawn seed

Thinking of trying lawn seed

yeah you're right... just have to put up with the dust bowl till autumn I guess.

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donuts
Feb 16, 2009 5:41 am
donuts
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 February 2009

will these trees go well together

will these trees go well together

One excellent one to choose is Gingko Biloba. One of the oldest existing trees in the world! Amazing gold colour in Autumn. The leaves are shaped much like a maiden hair…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 16, 2009 5:48 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 February 2009

Garden Taps

Garden Taps

Not too sure either. Your irrigation must come off as close to the mains as possible, not from the tap. An "irrigation take off" is what it is generally referred too.…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 16, 2009 5:58 pm
The Garden Whisperer
bluehorse
bluehorse
17 February 2009

Suggestions on what to do with our horrible front yard

Suggestions on what to do with our horrible front yard

I'd be inclined to keep concrete and boundry permitting build a nice rendered block fence (like Michelle has pictured) where the old wood fence stands now. The trough…

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bluehorse
Feb 17, 2009 8:26 am
maggie
maggie
17 February 2009

Help save my retaining wall !

Help save my retaining wall !

I just thought I would mention, this is a curved wall and these are weaker than the straight ones and having it dry was not such a good idea :( . Another reason for it…

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maggie
Feb 17, 2009 9:03 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 February 2009

A simple water efficient sprinkler

A simple water efficient sprinkler

I know many of you over east have to rely on sprinklers for watering when needed. (they aren't used so much here in the west) I also know that right now buying wetting…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2009 7:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Craigburn2008
Craigburn2008
19 February 2009

Front garden design

Front garden design

Hi Fu Mancha, The house is located in the Adelaide Hills at Craigburn Farm, near Blackwood and Belair.

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Craigburn2008
Feb 19, 2009 8:14 am
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


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