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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
kiwi056
kiwi056
25 November 2008

Front yard - driveway/pathway options - advice?

Front yard - driveway/pathway options - advice?

That's right just install some empty conduits for now, they can be used in the future if you require them for either sprinklers or low voltage cables etc. You never know…

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kiwi056
Nov 25, 2008 2:19 pm
kiwi056
maggie
maggie
25 November 2008

Break up the Clay

Break up the Clay

Just a clarification, if you DO think of moving to Perth ie sandy soils or lack od them :lol: do not take Hills area, it has clay based soil, nice (we should have a dribbling…

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maggie
Nov 25, 2008 7:10 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
27 November 2008

Driveway & retaining wall - which first?

Driveway & retaining wall - which first?

great - thanks for the replies. I am on the right track then. Is good to get advice from professionals even if I'm not paying for them.

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Mozzie
Nov 26, 2008 11:28 pm
Mozzie
BL Steve
BL Steve
27 November 2008

Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lighting

Hello all, Without coming across to spam-ish, I wanted to let you all know that Beacon are doing a 'Friends of Beacon Sale' for 3 days only, from next Tuesday morning. …

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BL Steve
Nov 27, 2008 8:09 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 November 2008

plant choices

plant choices

I can't think of many places about here with prices that cheap. Maybe landsdale but not a range like that. You lucky bugger :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 27, 2008 7:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
ptmtaylor
ptmtaylor
28 November 2008

Granetic Sand?? Other ideas?

Granetic Sand?? Other ideas?

Hi Jess, We have granetic sand down at the moment in a section at the side of our house, we had hoped that it would compact down enough and also put pavers down,…

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ptmtaylor
Nov 28, 2008 10:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 November 2008

Raised garden bed against fence

Raised garden bed against fence

I wish I could have done Adrian's way :) We are coastal though and I didn't want any pressure on the fence. If it rusts in years to come, the soil may push it over. :( I think…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 29, 2008 8:32 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 November 2008

Waterfeater and Pond Yay or Nay

Waterfeater and Pond Yay or Nay

check these out. They look really great and are so easy to set up. Worth it when you way up costs, risk and labour of building your with real rocks. We went out to see…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 29, 2008 8:57 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 November 2008

looking for affordable landscape quote in melb

looking for affordable landscape quote in melb

You should try Davinci Outdoor Living. He sometimes posts on here which is where l got his details from - just search for username Davinci and…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 29, 2008 9:15 am
The Garden Whisperer
Shady
Shady
30 November 2008

What type of grass do I have?

What type of grass do I have?

Thanks for thta Fu Man, I bought the yates weed'n'feed in the bottle that you click you hose onto and spray around, I did it this evening so I'll see how it all goes. I…

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Shady
Nov 30, 2008 9:35 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
1 December 2008

Our landscape plan!

Our landscape plan!

I made each shape - then i went to it's Properties - under the Fill colour - you can select different textures or patterns.

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stonecutter1309
Dec 01, 2008 7:48 am
stonecutter1309
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


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