Landscape & Garden Design
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,…
Retaining Wall Help
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
What would you do with this area?
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…
Jan 03, 2009 3:06 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…
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…
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.
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.
just make sure you pull the mulch away from the immediate area around the stem so it doesn't rot the stem
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Great pumps too.
Australian made pumps - buy them from an Australian owned local…
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
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
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!!
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. DH wants to let it weather. He…
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,…
Jan 17, 2009 12:51 pm
The rocks have gone! That's another pre-build task completed (and boy are there a lot of…
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.
Sorting fact from fiction
I have a dozen or so cycads, each of them thriving in full sun. I've also got plenty of bananas especially lady fingers, but wouldn't have…
Jan 21, 2009 11:34 am
UPDATE I got our first quote on this modular wall fencing. In total a fence at 1.8m high with timber extension to take it to 2.3m (15m) and…
Feature Tree - Circular Drive
Hammerhead we had Port Wine Magnolias at our last home and they are divine. Any magnolia is gorgeous.
We on the other hand are having a grove of frangipanis - we are…
Jan 21, 2009 8:46 pm
Advice on how to fix this gate.
I disagree with all that has been written so far except that from the start the bolts should have been staggered and you have a fairly large gate anyway. Suggest you…