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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
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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
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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 January 2009

Best Turf

Best Turf

I can't help myself! ...It's building up in me ... Bloody hell! here it comes... EMPIRE ZOYSIA! there, I said it. ahhh that's better 8)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 29, 2009 11:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 January 2009

Burnt Grass and Lilly Pillies

Burnt Grass and Lilly Pillies

Hey Maggie, you wait till after this weekend and your lawn will get nice and green with the storms forecast. A bit of lightning infused Nitrate impregnated rain :) It is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 30, 2009 6:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Mariahnas
Mariahnas
30 January 2009

Help - prefabricated cement spa

Help - prefabricated cement spa

Thanks for the posts - it was prefab and delivered to his site. They are going to use a big crane and truck that can carry the load but I was just checking if there was…

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Mariahnas
Jan 30, 2009 8:33 pm
jamy
jamy
31 January 2009

Looking for a landscape contractor

Looking for a landscape contractor

Thanks for the link. Does anyone know who is good and has had good experience with their contractor? wouldn't mind seeing some photos of their works.

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jamy
Jan 31, 2009 12:05 am

mmmmm something to think about might be just the thing, thanks again maggie…

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Southies
Jan 31, 2009 4:44 pm
Southies
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
31 January 2009

Trees/plants for planter boxes

Trees/plants for planter boxes

hey natava1, you could do lots of things, something like a flax or agave or go something like a standard fig or even flowering seedlings, it really depends on what the…

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PhoenixStar
Jan 31, 2009 5:34 pm
PhoenixStar
rustygirl
rustygirl
1 February 2009

can someone help with with my side yard please

can someone help with with my side yard please

ha tam that looks good and the dog when they run on it the stone go everywhere may be If I can find something to hold them down it might work

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rustygirl
Feb 01, 2009 5:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 February 2009

Plugging lawn

Plugging lawn

Just keep the water up to it, and use seasol weekly on it. Nothing else is needed.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2009 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
esg
esg
2 February 2009

Synthetic grass??

Synthetic grass??

Thanks Stormy I actually found that thread after I posted this one. Interesting about the heat, not surprising though when you think about it... I certinaly hadn't…

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esg
Feb 02, 2009 12:44 am
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
2 February 2009

White pebbles or white gravel?

White pebbles or white gravel?

Thanks guys - the large pebbles are $29 per 20kg bag retail cost and it takes about 3 bags to cover 1m2. I found a wholesaler who can do a deal for $12.50 a bag. The…

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Briz Ms
Feb 02, 2009 9:54 am
Briz Ms
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 02, 2009 7:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:51 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 9:23 pm
Hammerhead

mmm .... now that's an idea

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Southies
Feb 06, 2009 8:06 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 11:00 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 11:37 am
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clath
Feb 08, 2009 5:41 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 10:42 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 1:09 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 1:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 09, 2009 3:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:25 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 11:38 pm
clath
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 February 2009

Help me choose a tree please

Help me choose a tree please
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2009 12:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:24 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 1:48 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 9:53 pm
Stormy
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 11, 2009 11:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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