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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 7:17 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 9:13 pm
waterhaven
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2008 7:19 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2008 7:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:54 pm
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 11:07 am
Cabinfever
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 22, 2008 6:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:55 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 11:20 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 8:33 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 10:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 30, 2008 12:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:26 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 8:32 pm
karol
karol
3 January 2009

What would you do with this area?

What would you do with this area?
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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 4:06 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 4:08 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 3:42 pm

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 9:40 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 11:16 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 06, 2009 12:04 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 1:06 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 10:27 pm
Albert_Thurgood
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 09, 2009 4:39 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 6:09 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 7:56 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 10, 2009 12:11 am
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 1:07 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 10:37 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 12, 2009 12:06 am
DeeElle
maggie
maggie
12 January 2009

Taming a eager mulberry tree.

Taming a eager mulberry tree.

All dark fruit juices can be removed by soaking clothes in vinegar and rinsing it thoroughly before you do anything to…

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maggie
Jan 12, 2009 10:15 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 January 2009

Water pumps

Water pumps

Yep :wink: http://www.davey.com.au Great pumps too. Australian made pumps - buy them from an Australian owned local…

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mattwalker
Jan 13, 2009 4:50 pm
mattwalker
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 January 2009

Landscape design...over 2000sqm backyard..!

Landscape design...over 2000sqm backyard..!

For good veggie garden tips - look for the videos of Peter Cundall on the Gardening Australia website - his 6 garden bed rotation doesn't take up too much room but…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 14, 2009 6:26 pm
stonecutter1309
mel
mel
15 January 2009

growing herbs in containers

growing herbs in containers

thanks Fu, like normal you have been a great help!! The workshops start up again in Feb huh? i will keep an eye out for them Thanks :)

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mel
Jan 15, 2009 7:49 am
mel
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
15 January 2009

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Well Maggie they do just fine. We have had some very high averages around todays temps for weeks on and off so they are used to it :) Thanks Mel :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 15, 2009 9:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
jensta
jensta
15 January 2009

Can you please suggest a tree?

Can you please suggest a tree?

Yes, I would love to, but I don't think there would be room for them all with the kids swings, chook pen, veggie patch and the fruit trees that I also plan to plant!!

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jensta
Jan 15, 2009 9:09 pm
jembsb
jembsb
16 January 2009

Can you use bessa blocks for a retaining wall (fence on top)

Can you use bessa blocks for a retaining wall (fence on top)

We have a very tight little block and will be needing to build a retaining with a fence directly on top (can't afford to have 15cm of wasted space…

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jembsb
Jan 16, 2009 5:02 pm
Southies
Southies
16 January 2009

PAINTING A TIMBER FENCE

PAINTING A TIMBER FENCE

Wow, you've done so much work on that side fence ! I like the colour you used ! We've since decided not to paint the pine fencing. :roll: DH wants to let it weather. :roll: He…

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Southies
Jan 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Southies
billdsl
billdsl
17 January 2009

painting concrete

painting concrete

thanks for the tip jembsb, ill be doing the garage floor in the new house once its built so this might be the key the name of the paint i used is berger jet dry,…

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billdsl
Jan 17, 2009 9:29 am
billdsl
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 January 2009

Any landscape designers in Bendigo?

Any landscape designers in Bendigo?

Try contacting your states Landscape Association. Always the first port of call to locate a registered landscaper of Landscape designer ;) http://www.liav.com.au/

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 17, 2009 12:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Snake
Snake
17 January 2009

Retaining wall costs

Retaining wall costs

By far the cheapest will be treated pine sleepers.

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Snake
Jan 17, 2009 1:51 pm
Snake

The rocks have gone! That's another pre-build task completed (and boy are there a lot of…

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James Bond
Jan 17, 2009 5:48 pm
James Bond
mark_23
mark_23
18 January 2009

Turf and Plants at very good prices

Turf and Plants at very good prices

Sure if you want to PM me the amount you require ill get a quote for you asap

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mark_23
Jan 18, 2009 12:44 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
18 January 2009

Do you know what plant this is?

Do you know what plant this is?

oh that place brings back some memories.......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice flower :wink:

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House-To-Be
Jan 18, 2009 12:46 am
davinci
davinci
18 January 2009

How are these garden beds made??

How are these garden beds made??

yes we do, if you have a look on my site you will get a better gauge of the services we offer. My contact details are on web site if you require further info etc. Troy

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davinci
Jan 18, 2009 9:45 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 January 2009

Relocation of Camelias and Cordylines

Relocation of Camelias and Cordylines

I moved four camelias a week ago. All are doing very well. The biggest was about 1.5 metres. But now is not the recommended time to move…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 20, 2009 12:19 am
TheGardenWhisperer
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
20 January 2009

Landscape Architect Cost & Recommendations

Landscape Architect Cost & Recommendations

Albert - nope - we'll be planting one - we back on to a bush area and I saw it deep in the bush and fell in love with the tree - I showed our native plant expert and…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 20, 2009 7:29 am
stonecutter1309
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
21 January 2009

Can anyone name these trees?

Can anyone name these trees?

I thought no. 2 looked like a std weeping fig I used to know called "Evan"......

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Hammerhead
Jan 21, 2009 7:08 am
Hammerhead

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