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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 August 2008

New Grass

New Grass

It is very typical of turf to go yellow in the cold as mentioned. In fact it won't respond well to fertiliser just yet either (well by that I mean more results v's what…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 27, 2008 8:27 pm
The Garden Whisperer
chris...
chris...
28 August 2008

Landscaping hillside

Landscaping hillside

Yes i am in a natural bush setting area, but the back yard is not natural. It started out clear just grass (actually coverd in weeds when I bought the place), My parents…

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chris...
Aug 28, 2008 11:07 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
28 August 2008

Keeping grass runners out of garden beds

Keeping grass runners out of garden beds

Used to have Kike and kept it out of the bottom of the fence with once a year path weeder :wink:

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 28, 2008 9:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
_kelly_
_kelly_
30 August 2008

Screening Evergreen Trees?

Screening Evergreen Trees?

^^ :lol: I just saw some people buying a tonne of these at my local nursery today and I was tempted to intervene to save them the heartache. I do think James Stirlings look…

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_kelly_
Aug 30, 2008 6:43 pm
_kelly_
photogirl
photogirl
30 August 2008

What a stunning front garden!!!!

What a stunning front garden!!!!
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Hi all Interesting topic. Mikaela, this from the Arts Law Website in case you were still interested. "As there are no privacy laws in Australia, there…

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photogirl
Aug 30, 2008 8:11 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
31 August 2008

Dirt Floor needs Cover

Dirt Floor needs Cover

We got some stuff called Rotomill that sounds like it may be similar. Good luck with your hunt.

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Hammerhead
Aug 31, 2008 5:57 pm
Hammerhead
royalblue
royalblue
31 August 2008

Would you start on the block?

Would you start on the block?
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Jo, just want to wish you 'plain sailing' with all your plans for this beautiful piece of Victoria. Hope it becomes all you hope it to be! Cheers! :D Ash.

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royalblue
Aug 31, 2008 6:53 pm
jcestmoi
jcestmoi
1 September 2008

Screens with flowers

Screens with flowers

Alot of the rosemary in the nursery are just named "rosemary" or "pink rosemary" as such. Still have not come across a tag that says Benedon Blue or Tuscan as such.…

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jcestmoi
Sep 01, 2008 7:45 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 September 2008

boundary trees n shrubs

boundary trees n shrubs

eating the fruit off the lilly pillys will do no harm at all. In fact jam can be made from them. we eat them if a lilly pilly has good enough fruit. "Bush apples" they…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 04, 2008 8:51 pm
The Garden Whisperer
buddy
buddy
6 September 2008

Nursery in SE Melbourne

Nursery in SE Melbourne

for EXTREMELY well priced plants (including native), try Wantirna Market (sunday mornings) -- there are many plant stalls there -- i'm amazed at what fantastic natives i…

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buddy
Sep 06, 2008 11:51 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 September 2008

Alternative options for naturestrips?

Alternative options for naturestrips?

not really much room at all there for exiting from a car :) I guess though if that was a concern you could design it so the plants are set back a little more and have some…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 07, 2008 8:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Helyn
Helyn
7 September 2008

What are these called?

What are these called?

If that is a variety of osteospermums, they are extremely hard to kill ( well, I haven't killed any yet :lol: )and very easy to propogate from cuttings, any sideshoot with a…

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Helyn
Sep 07, 2008 10:08 pm
Helyn
HappyHome
HappyHome
8 September 2008

Can you train an olive tree?

Can you train an olive tree?

I'll start with Wisteria 'cause that is my favourite. What about Star Jasmine (the fragrance is gorgeous). Or Rosemary (that can be both espaliered and topiarised.…

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HappyHome
Sep 08, 2008 7:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 September 2008

What plants for near a pool

What plants for near a pool

Philotheca and erimophila varieties to will be good as well.

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 09, 2008 10:11 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
10 September 2008

Any Green Tumbs here can tell me what is wrong with these

Any Green Tumbs here can tell me what is wrong with these

http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/fcp/ ... 04_013.pdf interestingly they state there are no fungal controls available. I have found this to the contrary but the WA…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 10, 2008 9:22 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 September 2008

Landscape design in Perth?

Landscape design in Perth?

PM sent ;) if I can't help you, I know who can :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 11, 2008 8:42 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Spoiltprincess
Spoiltprincess
15 September 2008

Landscape Gardner Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Landscape Gardner Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Hi, We are also in the SE suburbs. We have honestly had some idiots working on our garden. The problem is that they advertise themselves as landscape designers but…

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Spoiltprincess
Sep 15, 2008 3:24 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
17 September 2008

Paving Question

Paving Question

Thanks ppls, all done, photos to come

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Adrian B
Sep 17, 2008 12:04 pm
Adrian B
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 September 2008

Landscape Design/plan in Sydney

Landscape Design/plan in Sydney

how about getting in touch with the garden gurus. The show is no longer WA based anymore and runs from Sydney now. shoot them off an email. They have access to some…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 17, 2008 11:11 pm
The Garden Whisperer
nqheliconias
nqheliconias
18 September 2008

shadehouse drainage

shadehouse drainage

Yes..I've thought of that option..however I think the angular,pointed blue metal would penetrate the plastic and allow the infiltration of irrigation water plus our 4.2…

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nqheliconias
Sep 18, 2008 10:22 pm
Amber
Amber
22 September 2008

Tropical Plants - Closing Down sale

Tropical Plants - Closing Down sale

Mmmmm ... what a disappointment. The quality of the plants were horrible .. I wouldn't have even bought them if they were $2 a pot!!! The prices are still outrageous…

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Amber
Sep 22, 2008 7:50 am
Amber
davinci
davinci
23 September 2008

Water Feature

Water Feature

price wise etc all depends on the complexity of the water feature rietmans may have kit form water features but most quality water features are custom made on site in…

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davinci
Sep 23, 2008 9:42 am
davinci
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
23 September 2008

Hot water system - No Burner Flame

Hot water system - No Burner Flame

When you restarted the unit, did the flame come back on or was it just the pilot?

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Mel&Em
Sep 23, 2008 8:16 pm
Mel&Em
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PhoenixStar
Sep 25, 2008 10:49 am
PhoenixStar
gpierce
gpierce
25 September 2008

Cost of landscaping

Cost of landscaping

My comment was directed at total build, not build plus land. So you buy a block of land, then spend 300K building on it, I think 30K for landscaping is totally…

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gpierce
Sep 25, 2008 2:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 September 2008

Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park

Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park

It is going to vary from plant to plant as to what is an appropriate length for the cuttings. Take the cuttings from the growing tips. Make them around 100mm, a bit less…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 26, 2008 9:11 am
The Garden Whisperer
Tich
Tich
27 September 2008

Pricing for wrought iron fences..can anyone help?

Pricing for wrought iron fences..can anyone help?

Hi Smeags, Which state are you in? If in SA then please pm me. The Lion posts alone would be around the $1000 mark each. The wrought iron fencing will vary in pricing…

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Tich
Sep 27, 2008 9:55 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
27 September 2008

Millipedes

Millipedes

Thanks Fu Manchu Great information as always :wink: Cheers Dy :D

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DeeElle
Sep 27, 2008 1:21 pm
DeeElle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
27 September 2008

Standard Azalea

Standard Azalea

I'll have a go at finding some popular K varieties tomorrow :) Yeah also with the other tips, have a go on anything in the garden. Do some experiments on just a few…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 27, 2008 8:03 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Cazzy
Cazzy
28 September 2008

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Yeah they are definately a great idea. Hopefully they do come down in price though!

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Cazzy
Sep 28, 2008 6:35 pm
kexkez
kexkez
29 September 2008

had to buy... could be worse

had to buy... could be worse

hahaha MAtt yes. I actually said to the woman. "And did you notice one even had a laptop?"

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kexkez
Sep 29, 2008 8:27 am
kexkez
mel
mel
29 September 2008

Spring and lawns

Spring and lawns

Thanks Fu for your help (sorry in the delay of the reply) I will go get some Bin Die and give it a go this week

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mel
Sep 29, 2008 11:07 am
mel
Cameron
Cameron
29 September 2008

Another retaining wall Question

Another retaining wall Question

Hi Snake 40M, 2m High pillars and 1.4M walls was around 16k rendered.. guessing another 4-5k for the sliding gate+fence+small access. Very happy with the job :D

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Cameron
Sep 29, 2008 4:42 pm
nqheliconias
nqheliconias
30 September 2008

Landscapers & Drainage

Landscapers & Drainage

Hi, We live in a house that has been built into a rockface and is on a steep slope. The house is about 7-8 years and it seems they didnt pay much…

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nqheliconias
Sep 30, 2008 8:01 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 September 2008

raised gardenbeds for ya veggies

raised gardenbeds for ya veggies

These metal raised beds are very popular here in WA. I think Josh Burn uses them in his garden in Freo. (pretty sure I have seen them in the back ground on gardening…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 30, 2008 8:13 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
30 September 2008

ground cover for slope

ground cover for slope

No, that one is in the Dandenongs :) Where Puffing Billy chuffs past :) and yes the plants I have suggested will do very well in Melbourne in the hills or anywhere for that…

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The Garden Whisperer
Sep 30, 2008 8:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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


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