Landscape & Garden Design
Nasty stuff and something anyone who is a member of the NGIA (nursery and garden industry association) should not be either growing or selling to retail outlets.…
How much to expect for replacing old retaining wall
Hi , The retaining wall is quite torn, quite obvious for some of the sleepers. May I know how much I should expect for changing 20 sleepers? the retaining wall is 5…
Is this a reasonable price for landscaping?
PL. Thanks for the tip. Have a great feel about the guy. He was recommended by the neighbours and I can see the retaining wall he built for them from where I sit. They…
Questions about soil preparation for natives
yep and not only that, gypsum will do next to nothing for years! It takes ages to do it's crappy thing. Another reason to use certified organic soils Nothing can beat the…
Avaganda, I saw the ones you mean today at Benara. In the little 140mm pots. They are very similar but as many of the indicas have the leaves are a little too pointed on…
I saw this plant at Gallipoli... What is it???
Gladdies should be available right now in retail garden centres for planting. Buy them in a packet where all the bulbs are. You'll be just like Dame Edna in no time... her…
Suggestions for west facing garden bed
along the footpath, some blue Lechenaultia which would be gob smacking every spring and can also be clipped if you wanted. You might get some tubes from Xanthorea still,…
Need ideas for plants to line inside of fenceline!!!!
Hi Fu, Thank you so much for all that!!! I have gone and had a look at both, but it seems like the leucospermums require a little more humidity and sun than Canberra has …
Do Japanese Maples survive well in Perth?
I find frangipanis don't "share" their pollen readily so they are ok in teh gaden if I don't touch them! I really like Fus idea of the ginkos though. As I have a corner…
Help Gardening Gurus- quick question...
They grow fine. Can get a bit out of control I'd choose naive violets maybe if it is shadey. If it is really sunny then look at using sempervivums or echaverias or maybe…
Can I plant waterwise plants under fruit trees?
Yep, up the hill it goes. Plants with totally different nutrient requirements and totally different watering needs. Leave the fruit trees be, you don't really want to…
Vulnerable Vegetable Seedlings
How to look after a new QLD Blue Cooch *Lots of Pics Warning
few pics of the house anyway. i reckon its come up great, pics dont do it justice because of the lighting when i was at the house yesterday afternoon. going to spend the…
Indoor yuccas (plants)
S&P, I am also looking for those Jamie Durie pots and can't find anymore... I might give these a try: http://outdooremporium.com.au/shop/inde ... cPath=6_17
Kikuyu Vs Couch?? - no empire in Melb :(
We have called the guy in Wang about Empire Zoysia and we are calling him back tomorrow to see if he was able to get hold of any. We loved all he said about this grass and…
Munn's Weta-Lawn & Garden on existing lawn?
The major content of it is bentonite clay. Great over here in sandy Perth but not much benefit to adding some clay to your clay in Melbourne "Wetlock", "Eco-hydrate" are…
My boring backyard! What can i do to make it more inviting??
You can see right through the fence! I'd start by either planting a hedge or making the fence look better with a feature of some sort. A 600mm wide garden bed right round…
Mini project: Screening the bins [before & after photos!]
haha thanks... yup forgot to actually put the bins back for the "after" photo, looks much better without them =P
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