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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 December 2008

What to grow on this slope?

What to grow on this slope?

yeah Zanthorea is a fantastic nursery. worth a trip to from anywhere :) The great thing is everyone who works there has a good level of knowledge and experinece which is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 01, 2008 4:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
1 December 2008

My landscape plan

My landscape plan

That lavender may not do well there. try more correa instead. In winter there will be to much shade. If you want purple look at using some alternathera purpura and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 01, 2008 5:54 pm
The Garden Whisperer
kexkez
kexkez
2 December 2008

What plant is this?

What plant is this?

well I'm not sure if I hate them or like them but they are different I'll give them that. Thanks Fu

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kexkez
Dec 02, 2008 10:24 pm
kexkez
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
4 December 2008

Help me with my landscaping pleeease..

Help me with my landscaping pleeease..

Hi Sharee, I got my landscaping pack today with a list of a million plants and trees. We were told that our front garden will have 30 plants and two trees and that we…

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House-To-Be
Dec 04, 2008 11:36 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
4 December 2008

Buying established plants Ilily pilly or pittosporum

Buying established plants Ilily pilly or pittosporum

There is a wholesale nursery in Lara open to the public Go down the freeway towards Geelong, and just pass Avalon airport, you will see a sign on the left (on an old…

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Adrian B
Dec 04, 2008 7:06 pm
Adrian B
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
4 December 2008

Stockland Front Landscaping

Stockland Front Landscaping
1, 2

Just thought I'd add to this as I got my info pack on our landscaping today. We got a few pages listing various trees and shrubs and were told to pick 30 plants and 2…

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House-To-Be
Dec 04, 2008 9:54 pm
chris...
chris...
5 December 2008

Tank question

Tank question

They reckon about 570 litres per square metre of garden area, for the growing season. For a 50 square metre vegie patch, that's 28500 litres. A…

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chris...
Dec 05, 2008 7:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 December 2008

Flowerless natives?

Flowerless natives?

Yep it is also sold as "After Dark" That one looks more like After dark or the Jervis bay as it is also known by in it's name :) The Burgundy looks a bit different. ...Oh…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 07, 2008 8:36 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 December 2008

PVC greenhouse

PVC greenhouse

There's a company in Adelaide that do a heap of retic parts. Wingfield Plastics. ...There's this company i found that is in Wingfield SA Quality Platics and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 07, 2008 9:49 pm
The Garden Whisperer
James Bond
James Bond
8 December 2008

Plants for a very shady courtyard

Plants for a very shady courtyard

Thanks for the ideas guys. Lots of foliage!

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James Bond
Dec 08, 2008 6:51 am
James Bond
Michelle
Michelle
8 December 2008

lock for garden tap?

lock for garden tap?

No….these idiots cut it from the nozzle end, so the nozzle wouldn’t fit right! Ohhhh…….then left the scissors there as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Dec 08, 2008 7:52 pm
Michelle
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 December 2008

Garden bed sizes

Garden bed sizes

Yeah - Sydney clay - gotta love it! Thanks for the tip.

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stonecutter1309
Dec 09, 2008 7:26 am
stonecutter1309
Wingies
Wingies
9 December 2008

Our proposed garden plan

Our proposed garden plan

Thanks Fu, I think I will look at our plans again. My wife did have hesitations about having the hedge split the yard but I talked her into it :oops: I think I need to…

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Wingies
Dec 09, 2008 8:23 am
Wingies
donuts
donuts
11 December 2008

Plants I found at the house...sad update

Plants I found at the house...sad update
1, 2, 3

mrs smith you are right! But I'll wait to see what happens when we move in before leaving any notes. It really isn't bothering us, other than I can't take a clear photo…

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donuts
Dec 11, 2008 9:47 am
donuts
shar_z08
shar_z08
11 December 2008

any recommendation for concrete/xposed aggregate maker

any recommendation for concrete/xposed aggregate maker

anyone knows around c.springs, vic or close to west who does concrete & doing xposed aggregate... reasonable price thanks!

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shar_z08
Dec 11, 2008 1:01 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
11 December 2008

Retaining wall quote

Retaining wall quote

Looks aren't important to me as we are filling our side of the wall and the other side is to be covered by fence so the timber ones are suited to our needs. That being…

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Mel&Em
Dec 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Mel&Em
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

Decking Materials

Decking Materials

Any timber will fade to grey quickly if left out in the sun. The problem is it will eventually start to splinter and crack. There are products which give a grey-washed…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 8:45 pm
Dukekamaya
zergling
zergling
11 December 2008

Backyard leveling

Backyard leveling

there should be plenty in local newspaper, our backyad was done 3 months ago 6m wide by 6m long and about 2m depth down total cost $1800. This include bobcat hire, labour…

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zergling
Dec 11, 2008 10:49 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
15 December 2008

Watering your garden for free

Watering your garden for free

The Great Sky Gods water my garden for free all the time.

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Cabinfever
Dec 15, 2008 8:07 pm
Cabinfever
rx2
rx2
16 December 2008

Replacing wooden w/ rendered wall

Replacing wooden w/ rendered wall

Hi, We currently have a 1.8m wooden fence in our back yard. We would like to replace the fence with a rendered wall. Can I just get a builder in to construct the wall…

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rx2
Dec 16, 2008 10:59 am
d@n
d@n
16 December 2008

cheap plants in Melb?

cheap plants in Melb?

Matt, I already have a few Pitts in the ground. Good plants....some varieties the possums will eat. Purple. thanks for the diaco link. I'm not fussed if the plant isn't…

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d@n
Dec 16, 2008 6:17 pm
waterhaven
waterhaven
17 December 2008

Best time to roll new turf???

Best time to roll new turf???

Thanks Fu Manchu, Now looks like hubby has a christmas activity added to the to do list. I really appreciate your advice. thanks! :D

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waterhaven
Dec 17, 2008 8:13 pm
waterhaven
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 December 2008

How big is your backyard?

How big is your backyard?
1, 2, 3

Yeah, we have a pecan tree in our back yard, advertised as "does not require cross pollination". It's not true. :x I wonder if you can espalier…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 18, 2008 6:19 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 December 2008

Mission impossible?? Frangapani in Melbourne

Mission impossible?? Frangapani in Melbourne

My husband is the king of frangis :lol: I think so far we have around 30-50 trees all in pots ready and waiting to go into the ground!! The best time…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 18, 2008 6:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
musebaby
musebaby
19 December 2008

Our wall/fence

Our wall/fence

yeah, but it will never crack when the earth moves... :D If a car hits it, bricks wont go flying everywhere... Or if it does get damaged, you just replace a panel…

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musebaby
Dec 19, 2008 11:54 am
musebaby
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
20 December 2008

fruit trees in pots

fruit trees in pots

I have an Australian Lime. It certainly isn't immune to pests and its small leaves make it look straggly next to the other more traditional citrus trees. But it's robust,…

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Cabinfever
Dec 20, 2008 10:07 am
Cabinfever
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 December 2008

Did termites do this?

Did termites do this?

yeah the introduced european house borer is a problem for homes and it is important to keep an eye out for the adults. There are areas of the SW WA that are affected,…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 22, 2008 5:43 pm
The Garden Whisperer
rjweddell
rjweddell
22 December 2008

Retaining Wall Help

Retaining Wall Help

Hi guys, Im in the middle of fixing up my back yard. I've got a retaining wall running the whole lenth around my garden. About 30 meters. the problem is untill…

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rjweddell
Dec 22, 2008 5:55 pm
musebaby
musebaby
26 December 2008

Does anyone know what this is??

Does anyone know what this is??

The spot where I want to plant the bamboo is down the side of the house where the clothes line is. (clumping of course..) There is a space between the concrete and the…

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musebaby
Dec 26, 2008 10:20 pm
musebaby
davinci
davinci
29 December 2008

Retaining wall cost question

Retaining wall cost question

sorry, to clarify a wall 1.2 mtrs in height or above needs to be permitted etc

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davinci
Dec 29, 2008 7:33 pm
davinci
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
29 December 2008

neighbours wall help?

neighbours wall help?

You do really need to find out wo's land it is on. In vic, usually retaining walls are built with the back of the wall about 150mm from the boundary, so that there is…

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Back Pocket
Dec 29, 2008 9:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 December 2008

Today's Lazy Gardener Question

Today's Lazy Gardener Question

use weed mat, it is cheaper than black plastic and a little more durable. for paths it is a good thing. as eco said ,when the weed seeds germinate in the gravel the roots…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 30, 2008 11:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
yvette72
yvette72
31 December 2008

Whats the best type of lawn

Whats the best type of lawn

have a bit to much land to go with that we are on 5 acres it would cost a lot we are proparly looking at about 2 acres

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yvette72
Dec 31, 2008 10:26 am
MBBN
MBBN
2 January 2009

Landscape designer in Bendigo VIC?

Landscape designer in Bendigo VIC?

We have our new home under construction and have a difficult and small backyard. I want some help in regards to designing our back and front yard, but I want to do the…

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MBBN
Jan 02, 2009 7:32 pm
karol
karol
3 January 2009

What would you do with this area?

What would you do with this area?
1, 2

I was actually thinking that the difference in the pile made it look more realistic as when I first looked at it I just thought it was the 'mower mark' you get when you…

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karol
Jan 03, 2009 3:06 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
3 January 2009

Advice on alfresco paving or timber deck?

Advice on alfresco paving or timber deck?

I am not big on maintenance and in the 3 months we've been in the house, we've already put 3 coats on the deck :roll:

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DeeElle
Jan 03, 2009 3:08 pm
DeeElle
mark_23
mark_23
4 January 2009

Landscape garden info

Landscape garden info

I can give you some ideas if you like drop me a PM and we'll come up with something

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mark_23
Jan 04, 2009 2:42 pm
GottaMow
GottaMow
5 January 2009

Retaining Wall Batter

Retaining Wall Batter

Thanks for the reply Davinci. scoria or 7mm beam should be min 200mm but as you said whats done is done but as long as your soil isnt highly…

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GottaMow
Jan 05, 2009 8:40 am
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 10:16 pm
DeeElle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 05, 2009 11:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 12:06 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 9:27 pm
Albert_Thurgood
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 09, 2009 3:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 5:09 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 6:56 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 09, 2009 11:11 pm
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 12:07 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 9:37 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 11, 2009 11:06 pm
DeeElle


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