Landscape & Garden Design
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…
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…
Screening Evergreen Trees?
^^ 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…
What a stunning front garden!!!!
Mikaela, this from the Arts Law Website in case you were still interested.
"As there are no privacy laws in Australia, there…
Dirt Floor needs Cover
We got some stuff called Rotomill that sounds like it may be similar.
Good luck with your hunt.
Would you start on the block?
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!
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.…
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…
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…
Sep 06, 2008 11:51 pm
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…
What are these called?
If that is a variety of osteospermums, they are extremely hard to kill ( well, I haven't killed any yet )and very easy to propogate from cuttings, any sideshoot with a…
Sep 07, 2008 10:08 pm
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.…
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…
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…
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…
Sep 22, 2008 7:50 am
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…
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…
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…
Thanks Fu Manchu
Great information as always
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…
Sep 28, 2008 6:35 pm
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
Another retaining wall Question
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 …
Landscapers & Drainage
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…
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…
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…
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…
Ok….got you on the not cutting back, or whipper snipping.
Thanks so much Fu Manchu.
I have printed out the info you gave me for Candice and the spraying so I…
Oct 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Oct 12, 2008 9:06 pm
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…
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…
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
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…
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…