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DeeElle
DeeElle
5 January 2009

Kentias - what to do with them

Kentias - what to do with them

The site is a bit tricky but ok once you get used to it. I'll check out the pic Colsy .. I selected one of the Kentia pics available on the site but I'll double check…

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DeeElle
Jan 05, 2009 11:16 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 January 2009

Wisteria

Wisteria

immediately is right. anylonger and it is useless. some studies claim you only have seconds for it to be effective. Other research says 1 or 2 minutes.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 06, 2009 12:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Justin
Justin
7 January 2009

Advice needed re decking

Advice needed re decking

I forgot to add, a trolley jack under the bearer is a nice easy way to get it's height and level right before you brace it. Justin.

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Justin
Jan 07, 2009 1:06 pm
Albert_Thurgood
Albert_Thurgood
8 January 2009

Artificial Turf: has anyone tried it?

Artificial Turf: has anyone tried it?

Thanks for the PM and the advice, honourable Fu!

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Albert_Thurgood
Jan 08, 2009 10:27 pm
Albert_Thurgood
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 January 2009

Grasshopper repellent?

Grasshopper repellent?

just make sure you pull the mulch away from the immediate area around the stem so it doesn't rot the stem ;)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 09, 2009 4:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Michelle
Michelle
9 January 2009

This for a pergola?

This for a pergola?

I can move it for you. :D

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Michelle
Jan 09, 2009 6:09 pm
Michelle
kexkez
kexkez
9 January 2009

coco peat

coco peat

thanks Fu. I figured you'd know since it was you I saw mention it. Hmm water crystals. hehe makes great artificial snow. I bought a jar for my kids for xmas. It was…

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kexkez
Jan 09, 2009 7:56 pm
kexkez
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
10 January 2009

Shade happy tree?

Shade happy tree?

I have a myrtle that is doing this too, sunburnt leaves on tips, but fresh new growth coming in, guess the overall health of the tree is good then. Glad you could pick…

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Dragonfly
Jan 10, 2009 12:11 am
JADED6
JADED6
11 January 2009

Another water feature question

Another water feature question

I've used a paint on membrane called PONDCRETE. Pretty sure it's from the makers of bondcrete. It can be used on wood (wine barrels etc) or…

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JADED6
Jan 11, 2009 1:07 am
eho
eho
11 January 2009

Hard Lancscaping

Hard Lancscaping

Did you have the paving area and layout specified on your landscape plan in your council DA? If you alter the hard area vs soft area ratio, depending on how much, you may…

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eho
Jan 11, 2009 10:37 pm
eho
DeeElle
DeeElle
12 January 2009

Waterfall feature

Waterfall feature

glad you posted this Taffy. DH is thinking of making his own. We have made two previous water features with greater/lesser success. This time he thought he'd like…

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DeeElle
Jan 12, 2009 12:06 am
DeeElle
maggie
maggie
12 January 2009

Taming a eager mulberry tree.

Taming a eager mulberry tree.

All dark fruit juices can be removed by soaking clothes in vinegar and rinsing it thoroughly before you do anything to…

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maggie
Jan 12, 2009 10:15 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 January 2009

Water pumps

Water pumps

Yep :wink: http://www.davey.com.au Great pumps too. Australian made pumps - buy them from an Australian owned local…

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mattwalker
Jan 13, 2009 4:50 pm
mattwalker
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 January 2009

Landscape design...over 2000sqm backyard..!

Landscape design...over 2000sqm backyard..!

For good veggie garden tips - look for the videos of Peter Cundall on the Gardening Australia website - his 6 garden bed rotation doesn't take up too much room but…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 14, 2009 6:26 pm
stonecutter1309
mel
mel
15 January 2009

growing herbs in containers

growing herbs in containers

thanks Fu, like normal you have been a great help!! The workshops start up again in Feb huh? i will keep an eye out for them Thanks :)

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mel
Jan 15, 2009 7:49 am
mel
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 January 2009

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Well Maggie they do just fine. We have had some very high averages around todays temps for weeks on and off so they are used to it :) Thanks Mel :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 15, 2009 9:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
jensta
jensta
15 January 2009

Can you please suggest a tree?

Can you please suggest a tree?

Yes, I would love to, but I don't think there would be room for them all with the kids swings, chook pen, veggie patch and the fruit trees that I also plan to plant!!

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jensta
Jan 15, 2009 9:09 pm
jembsb
jembsb
16 January 2009

Can you use bessa blocks for a retaining wall (fence on top)

Can you use bessa blocks for a retaining wall (fence on top)

We have a very tight little block and will be needing to build a retaining with a fence directly on top (can't afford to have 15cm of wasted space…

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jembsb
Jan 16, 2009 5:02 pm
Southies
Southies
16 January 2009

PAINTING A TIMBER FENCE

PAINTING A TIMBER FENCE

Wow, you've done so much work on that side fence ! I like the colour you used ! We've since decided not to paint the pine fencing. :roll: DH wants to let it weather. :roll: He…

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Southies
Jan 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Southies
billdsl
billdsl
17 January 2009

painting concrete

painting concrete

thanks for the tip jembsb, ill be doing the garage floor in the new house once its built so this might be the key the name of the paint i used is berger jet dry,…

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billdsl
Jan 17, 2009 9:29 am
billdsl
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 January 2009

Any landscape designers in Bendigo?

Any landscape designers in Bendigo?

Try contacting your states Landscape Association. Always the first port of call to locate a registered landscaper of Landscape designer ;) http://www.liav.com.au/

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 17, 2009 12:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Snake
Snake
17 January 2009

Retaining wall costs

Retaining wall costs

By far the cheapest will be treated pine sleepers.

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Snake
Jan 17, 2009 1:51 pm
Snake

The rocks have gone! That's another pre-build task completed (and boy are there a lot of…

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James Bond
Jan 17, 2009 5:48 pm
James Bond
mark_23
mark_23
18 January 2009

Turf and Plants at very good prices

Turf and Plants at very good prices

Sure if you want to PM me the amount you require ill get a quote for you asap

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mark_23
Jan 18, 2009 12:44 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
18 January 2009

Do you know what plant this is?

Do you know what plant this is?

oh that place brings back some memories.......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice flower :wink:

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House-To-Be
Jan 18, 2009 12:46 am
davinci
davinci
18 January 2009

How are these garden beds made??

How are these garden beds made??

yes we do, if you have a look on my site you will get a better gauge of the services we offer. My contact details are on web site if you require further info etc. Troy

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davinci
Jan 18, 2009 9:45 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 January 2009

Relocation of Camelias and Cordylines

Relocation of Camelias and Cordylines

I moved four camelias a week ago. All are doing very well. The biggest was about 1.5 metres. But now is not the recommended time to move…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 20, 2009 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
20 January 2009

Landscape Architect Cost & Recommendations

Landscape Architect Cost & Recommendations

Albert - nope - we'll be planting one - we back on to a bush area and I saw it deep in the bush and fell in love with the tree - I showed our native plant expert and…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 20, 2009 7:29 am
stonecutter1309
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
21 January 2009

Can anyone name these trees?

Can anyone name these trees?

I thought no. 2 looked like a std weeping fig I used to know called "Evan"......

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Hammerhead
Jan 21, 2009 7:08 am
Hammerhead
Eager
Eager
21 January 2009

Sorting fact from fiction

Sorting fact from fiction

I have a dozen or so cycads, each of them thriving in full sun. I've also got plenty of bananas especially lady fingers, but wouldn't have…

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Eager
Jan 21, 2009 12:34 pm
Eager
Albert_Thurgood
Albert_Thurgood
21 January 2009

Side fencing

Side fencing

UPDATE I got our first quote on this modular wall fencing. In total a fence at 1.8m high with timber extension to take it to 2.3m (15m) and…

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Albert_Thurgood
Jan 21, 2009 7:34 pm
Albert_Thurgood
kyton
kyton
21 January 2009

Feature Tree - Circular Drive

Feature Tree - Circular Drive

Hammerhead we had Port Wine Magnolias at our last home and they are divine. Any magnolia is gorgeous. We on the other hand are having a grove of frangipanis - we are…

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kyton
Jan 21, 2009 9:46 pm
kyton
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
21 January 2009

CALLING FU MANCHU - planting between stepping stones

CALLING FU MANCHU - planting between stepping stones
1, 2

I knew that, FM, but couldn't resist that one. My apologies to you & the OP for hyjacking :lol:

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Hammerhead
Jan 21, 2009 9:51 pm
Hammerhead
Harrisdale
Harrisdale
21 January 2009

Advice on how to fix this gate.

Advice on how to fix this gate.

I disagree with all that has been written so far except that from the start the bolts should have been staggered and you have a fairly large gate anyway. Suggest you…

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Harrisdale
Jan 21, 2009 11:33 pm
stu
stu
22 January 2009

what is the most cost effective retaining wall

what is the most cost effective retaining wall

I agree they may be cheaper in the short term, but unless you have sorted out the bits in the ground they will only last as long as they take to rot. wooden type walls can…

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stu
Jan 22, 2009 9:55 am
stu
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Hels
Jan 24, 2009 12:02 am
Hels
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 January 2009

Garden Basics for new gardeners

Garden Basics for new gardeners
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I would suggest that no it won't. get some blue metal down instead? That is the cheapest option i can think of. It would be dusty putting it down but wash it in and it…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 24, 2009 6:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
24 January 2009

great website- gardening in WA

great website- gardening in WA

Reading the weeks worth of West Australian newspapers at Mum's place on Thursday I notice a competition to win $500 worth of garden supplies( plants etc) from what I can…

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kexkez
Jan 24, 2009 9:47 pm
kexkez
yvette72
yvette72
25 January 2009

Linkwall - my DIY experience

Linkwall - my DIY experience

they look good good job.I am trying to talk my husband in to these but as a bricklayer they must be bricks to him even thought it will end up costs more than the system…

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yvette72
Jan 25, 2009 12:07 pm
musebaby
musebaby
26 January 2009

stolen frangipanis!

stolen frangipanis!

Sorry to hear that! That would upset me!! :( What a bugger of a thing to happen!!! Gosh you would think that they would be ok right at the back of your yard!

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musebaby
Jan 26, 2009 6:13 pm
musebaby
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 January 2009

Newbie Needs Help on Landscaping Advice

Newbie Needs Help on Landscaping Advice

I would be inclined to organise each contractor myself. you seem to know what you want. Paying one mob would be less hassle but come at a cost. You just need to…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 27, 2009 11:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
musebaby
musebaby
28 January 2009

Anyone know about Pergolas Gutters and Downpipes

Anyone know about Pergolas Gutters and Downpipes

ah that looks great!! :D To go into the roof like that.. Is it much more costly? :shock: We have a tiled roof, how difficult would it be? I think it would be worth it…

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musebaby
Jan 28, 2009 12:54 pm
musebaby
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themax
Jan 28, 2009 8:10 pm
themax
Bella09
Bella09
29 January 2009

Tree and plant suggestions for west facing garden please!

Tree and plant suggestions for west facing garden please!

Ooooh yes! I LOVE that website, it's been bookmarked for months! I totally recommend it to anyone considering a tree. :D

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Bella09
Jan 29, 2009 8:48 am
Bella09
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
29 January 2009

Turf vs Seed

Turf vs Seed

Hi there, I say if you can afford turf then there's no question what to go with. If you can't then it's seed. Turf is definatly the way to go. We will have a decent…

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pinkfairymagic
Jan 29, 2009 2:08 pm
pinkfairymagic


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