Landscape & Garden Design
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…
Jan 21, 2009 12:34 pm
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…
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…
Jan 21, 2009 9:46 pm
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…
Jan 24, 2009 12:02 am
Garden Basics for new gardeners
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
Turf vs Seed
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…
I can't help myself!
...It's building up in me
... Bloody hell! here it comes...
there, I said it.
ahhh that's better
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
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…
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.
Jan 31, 2009 12:05 am
mmmmm something to think about might be just the thing, thanks again maggie…
Trees/plants for planter boxes
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…
Just keep the water up to it, and use seasol weekly on it. Nothing else is needed.
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…
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…
ring conrete pool mobs. many reo concrete pools are still lined with pebble crete as a finish instead of tiles.
Thanks for the tip, Sheryl.
BTW - Lurve your avatar - QH? I have a friend who breeds pally WB's
mmm .... now that's an idea
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.
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…
Feb 08, 2009 11:37 am
Feb 08, 2009 5:41 pm
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???
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…
Feb 09, 2009 11:25 pm
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 . …
Feb 09, 2009 11:38 pm
Help me choose a tree please
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…
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…
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…
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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