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DeeElle
DeeElle
30 September 2008

laying turf

laying turf

I was hoping for some instant garden. Now I have to go and buy some pots :roll: . http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=o16uVon2NRQ

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DeeElle
Sep 30, 2008 8:34 pm
DeeElle
kexkez
kexkez
7 October 2008

gates anyone?

gates anyone?

i guess so. the web site had a lot of different gates. I really thought they were lovely but as I said I know my Dh wouldn't like them. I am still holding out that we…

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kexkez
Oct 06, 2008 11:23 pm
kexkez
Michelle
Michelle
7 October 2008

Fu Manchu…Ivy

Fu Manchu…Ivy

Ok….got you on the not cutting back, or whipper snipping. :oops: Thanks so much Fu Manchu. :D I have printed out the info you gave me for Candice and the spraying so I…

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2008 5:31 pm
Michelle
Paula
Paula
12 October 2008

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter....First Cut Plan 07 Oct

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter....First Cut Plan 07 Oct

hehe on my computer the path looked about 400mm :wink: OK I dont know what a swale is, but by the sounds of it is it a water thingy?

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Paula
Oct 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Paula
karol
karol
12 October 2008

Recommendations needed for Brisbane fencing company

Recommendations needed for Brisbane fencing company

Hi everyone. Hoping people would have been really happy with a fencing company who did some work for them but who was also affordable. We are currently trying to…

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karol
Oct 12, 2008 9:06 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
13 October 2008

How to water the newly placed turf ?

How to water the newly placed turf ?

Some places will sell you water to go with your new turf. I have 6500 litres ready for the Palmetto I am installing in 2 weeks. As for water tanks, here is the simple…

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Adrian B
Oct 13, 2008 7:27 am
Adrian B
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 October 2008

garden design

garden design

well that's nice and local :) i know you want it on a budget but it won't help in the long term. However I'll have a go :) Your first priority is to improve the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 14, 2008 10:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer
bert02
bert02
16 October 2008

rain water tanks pros cons

rain water tanks pros cons

whats the pros and cons of the galv tank to the poly tank apart from price anyone have either and have noticed any problems

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bert02
Oct 16, 2008 7:20 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
16 October 2008

Cocos Palm- Keep or Chop

Cocos Palm- Keep or Chop

I was not a fan of palm trees when in Brisbane. They gave no virtually shade and dropped h-u-g-e fronds. I could almost make a kids canoe out of the droppings. Would hate…

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Cabinfever
Oct 16, 2008 9:21 pm
Cabinfever
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 October 2008

cutting a drainage channel in concrete...

cutting a drainage channel in concrete...

they aren't that big :D The same size pretty much as a 90mm PVC drain pipe.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 16, 2008 9:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
16 October 2008

Paving Advice...or getting edgy!

Paving Advice...or getting edgy!

If you are doing a huge area and will be doing a bit at a time I would buy a 9 inch grinder for about $100 and a diamond tip saw blade for…

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to_do_list
Oct 16, 2008 10:47 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 October 2008

memorial garden

memorial garden

I won't claim this as an original idea but it's something I saw at a cemetery...plaques with inscriptions from school friends or perhaps incorporate something (sculpture…

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to_do_list
Oct 17, 2008 7:42 am
to_do_list
Wingies
Wingies
17 October 2008

Soil for Vegie Garden

Soil for Vegie Garden

I would imagine there is, there are plenty of soil places around. I might pop into one when my garden bed is finished being built.

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Wingies
Oct 17, 2008 11:50 am
Wingies
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
20 October 2008

Free Gardening workshop in Perth

Free Gardening workshop in Perth

No that was a workshop I did for the city of Wanneroo. The great gardens scheme is something I am a very strong supporter of. I am not a part of them (yet :)) although I…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 19, 2008 11:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Paula
Paula
20 October 2008

Strawberries

Strawberries

That would suit me :wink: then you dont have to…

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Paula
Oct 20, 2008 10:43 am
Paula
Lyn
Lyn
20 October 2008

SA - Need Help Identifying Gravel and Plants Supplier

SA - Need Help Identifying Gravel and Plants Supplier

The small gravel looks to me like the same size as they use for some exposed aggregate driveways. Maybe call a local concreter and find out who their supplier is? We…

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Lyn
Oct 20, 2008 4:48 pm
davinci
davinci
20 October 2008

sealing stackstone

sealing stackstone

penetrative stone sealer is fine for stackstone weather flat , vertical or what ever, solvent sealer once dry doesnt go milky (white patchs) etc, it is non reactive when…

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davinci
Oct 20, 2008 8:39 pm
davinci
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 October 2008

Pre turf question

Pre turf question

I better add to this that using "powerfeed" as a clay breaker isn't a one of application and neither is gypsum. Use it at least every month for best results. from the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 22, 2008 10:09 pm
The Garden Whisperer
loretta
loretta
23 October 2008

Landscape Plan for DA

Landscape Plan for DA

Thanks Greg. That is wonderful!! I have hand drawn one so far but it is a pdf so not sure how to get it onto the site. :)

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loretta
Oct 23, 2008 10:42 am
loretta
Adrian B
Adrian B
23 October 2008

Type of Lawn

Type of Lawn

I just paid $8.95 pm for HG Palmetto from Soilworx

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Adrian B
Oct 23, 2008 12:48 pm
Adrian B
woodsey
woodsey
25 October 2008

Treated Pine Sleepers for Garden

Treated Pine Sleepers for Garden

Thanks for your help! l'll pass it on :)

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woodsey
Oct 25, 2008 6:07 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
27 October 2008

Melbourne Landscaper Recommendations

Melbourne Landscaper Recommendations

Hey gang, I've just been told that we have to have a landscaping plan to get final building approval, and we were hoping to start building in a week or so. I was hoping…

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Djelibeybi
Oct 27, 2008 6:00 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
27 October 2008

My synthetic turf quote...

My synthetic turf quote...

Thanks, stormy. I saw the pics and they look awesome! I will update once something happens. But don't hold your breath as that could take awhile. Hehe

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sneakersss
Oct 27, 2008 1:35 pm
sneakersss
to_do_list
to_do_list
30 October 2008

slab drama's

slab drama's

As FuMan said your foundation may have swelled causing heaving of the slab and cracking of your brickwork...photos may help. Your builder should have included a…

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to_do_list
Oct 30, 2008 7:57 pm
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 October 2008

GM crops and products.

GM crops and products.

Thank god for diggers. :D http://www.diggers.com.au

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Yak_Chat
Oct 30, 2008 8:59 pm
Yak_Chat

Hi, we put one of these in, website is www.outvogue.com.au

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shreksm
Oct 31, 2008 12:12 am
shreksm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
31 October 2008

Turf Prices

Turf Prices
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Greg - nope I was talking about simply dye to put on your existing lawn :) They do it on a lot of golf courses they show on TV as well!

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stonecutter1309
Oct 31, 2008 9:07 am
stonecutter1309
Eager
Eager
3 November 2008

Landscaping over easement

Landscaping over easement

Gardens are fine. We got a brochure from our local water authority that told us what trees we could and couldn't plant there. Basically grass, flowers, shrubs and even…

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Eager
Nov 03, 2008 9:05 pm
Eager
peterd
peterd
4 November 2008

Who to get for Excavation and Retaining wall in Sutherland

Who to get for Excavation and Retaining wall in Sutherland

Hi Guys, I'm getting worried about preparation of our block for building... There is a large retaining wall at the rear of our block that is going to either be VERY…

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peterd
Nov 04, 2008 4:08 pm
Drax
Drax
7 November 2008

sealing brick wall from garden edging - yay or nay?!

sealing brick wall from garden edging - yay or nay?!

Hi, I had my house underpinned and the builders recommended putting a garden against the house to help keeping the soil solid, thus reducing the problems I was…

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Drax
Nov 07, 2008 12:25 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2008

Natural Couch?

Natural Couch?

sure is cheaper! :) the only hassle in WA with using seed is the bloody ants! coastal brown ants are such a menace since local councils stopped spraying for them. They…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 09, 2008 4:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
13 November 2008

Wisdom Home builders - anyone used their landscape guy?

Wisdom Home builders - anyone used their landscape guy?

danma - how did you draw the plan yourselves? By hand? Did council need specific botanical names?

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stonecutter1309
Nov 13, 2008 1:07 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 November 2008

Online Nursery - Sydney

Online Nursery - Sydney

I haven't used any of these personally - but they seemed helpful when I've emailed or phoned with questions: http://www.downesnursery.com.au/ http://www.diversityplants.com.au

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stonecutter1309
Nov 14, 2008 8:06 am
stonecutter1309
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
14 November 2008

Bagged paver sand

Bagged paver sand

Thanks Fu. Unfortunately, the builder hasn't leaven any sand behind. Will go around shopping this weekend!

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tomking.chen
Nov 14, 2008 11:28 am
tomking.chen
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
14 November 2008

Grass tree and natives dying

Grass tree and natives dying

thanks again. ill have a look at setting it up as you explained.

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Perth_Euro
Nov 14, 2008 12:59 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 November 2008

Our first plants!!!

Our first plants!!!

No :), it isn't misleading. Many botanical names include Jasminoides or jasminum in the name in reference to either flowering heavily or fragrant flowers. It is a Latin thing.

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2008 6:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
16 November 2008

mulch

mulch

Horticulture was very male dominated in WA and still is. Now days it is mostly female classes at TAFEs. The senior knowledge in WA is therefore mostly males. Many…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 16, 2008 6:14 pm
The Garden Whisperer
donuts
donuts
18 November 2008

Backyard - Pics

Backyard - Pics

Well done Tam :: your kids are so lucky!

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donuts
Nov 18, 2008 8:03 am
donuts
karol
karol
18 November 2008

Hedges

Hedges

As someone pointed out to me once, if it's fast growing when you plant it, it will continue to be fast growing even when established! Keep that in mind if you're averse…

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karol
Nov 18, 2008 8:40 pm
Wingies
Wingies
19 November 2008

Domestic Blitz

Domestic Blitz

Did anyone watch Domestic Blitz on Monday night. I was wondering if the retaining wall they built behind the pool was made of Blueboard. If not is this a possible thing to do?

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Wingies
Nov 19, 2008 11:07 am
Wingies
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 November 2008

how to stop landsliding ?

how to stop landsliding ?

No end of ground covers to grow on there. Shore Junipers as well? maybe a prostrate Grevillea like gilt dragon? The product, powerfeed is also good for stabilising…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 19, 2008 7:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer
jamiet
jamiet
19 November 2008

blueboard render look wall

blueboard render look wall

My landscaper is planning to do my fence in blueboard and Dulux texture paint in the next week or so. I'll let you know how he does it and try to take some photos.

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jamiet
Nov 19, 2008 8:57 pm
photogirl
photogirl
22 November 2008

Landscape plan driving me insane

Landscape plan driving me insane
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Hi Fu Manchu Thanks for that. We have an 7 1/2 metre setback at the front so can probably find a place for it, hopefully because I do love them. We also have 17 1/2…

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photogirl
Nov 22, 2008 11:12 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
22 November 2008

Stockland Landscaping

Stockland Landscaping

yeah I can't make out enough detail on the pics. The silver one is a WA native from the SW corner near Augusta and Yallingup :) cusion bush alright. wouldn't it be good if…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 22, 2008 5:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
James Bond
James Bond
22 November 2008

Do ants eat vegie plants

Do ants eat vegie plants

Also, to keep the ants away, you know the coffee grindings from an espresso machine? Throw them around the plant (used of course hehehe get…

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James Bond
Nov 22, 2008 5:33 pm
James Bond
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Southies
Nov 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Southies
stevep79
stevep79
23 November 2008

Sydney Landscaping?

Sydney Landscaping?

hi eho - welcome! I'd say that it would be cheaper to organise driveway people separately to everything else - concreters are…

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stevep79
Nov 23, 2008 1:17 pm
stevep79
DeeElle
DeeElle
24 November 2008

Trailing Lotus

Trailing Lotus

We had several trailing lotus' in our…

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DeeElle
Nov 24, 2008 3:41 pm
DeeElle


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