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voption
voption
6 August 2008

water feature.

water feature.

I need to finish off my backyard... Need to know someone who makes a nice modern water feature in Sydney.

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voption
Aug 06, 2008 3:29 pm

Garden beds right next to house footings

Garden beds right next to house footings

There is an emerging style of landscaping that involves creating waterways in the gardens. these will only come to life when it rains. Like dry creeks. They channel storm…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 06, 2008 11:10 pm
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Hammerhead
Hammerhead
11 August 2008

Courtyard Gardening Ideas

Courtyard Gardening Ideas

A water feature is always a great starting point for a small area (and the kids will love it, lol!!).

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Hammerhead
Aug 11, 2008 7:38 pm
Hammerhead
oztish
oztish
11 August 2008

Landscaping Northen sububs Melbourne

Landscaping Northen sububs Melbourne

My friend's husband is a landscape gardener. Company name is Urban Grooves, located in Mill Park. HIs name is Sam. They did one job for us about a year ago and we were…

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oztish
Aug 11, 2008 8:02 pm
davinci
davinci
18 August 2008

Garden/Poolside Bench Ideas

Garden/Poolside Bench Ideas

attach the bench's to the steel uprights

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davinci
Aug 18, 2008 8:32 am
davinci
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2008

Rendered garden beds

Rendered garden beds
1, 2

Sorry for the late reply but my time has been at a premium of late. I spoke with Gayle at gardeners direct and she was saying that at this point she is only aware of…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2008 10:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2008

Using 'Fresh' Cow Manure

Using 'Fresh' Cow Manure

OH Maggie, your words are again so great to hear :) Those comments are so right. Seeds are also stimulated into germination when the soil is disturbed. They may have…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2008 11:05 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
19 August 2008

Love to see your ... vegie patch!

Love to see your ... vegie patch!

Check out www.backyardaquaponics.com Its all about a mutually beneficial system between fish and plants. The basic set up is a fish tank stocked…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 19, 2008 11:22 pm
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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 August 2008

help!! landscaping quote and gst

help!! landscaping quote and gst

Clath, the ATO has ways of checking out if business's are paying enough GST - so to him the risk is not really worth it. Sure you save a couple of hundred, but he is…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 24, 2008 9:11 am
Yak_Chat
ILOVEMYNEWHOME
ILOVEMYNEWHOME
24 August 2008

Stepping stones

Stepping stones

Hi All Just wondering if any one knows where to get natural rock/stone stepping stones in Brisbane?? Thanks

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ILOVEMYNEWHOME
Aug 24, 2008 2:55 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
25 August 2008

Ponytail Palm - Beaucarnea Recurvata: Repot Recommendations

Ponytail Palm - Beaucarnea Recurvata: Repot Recommendations

Cool thanks for that....had a coupla bags of the Osmocote Premium ready for some other potting jobs looks like it will do the trick....best to be safe on the…

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to_do_list
Aug 25, 2008 12:22 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
25 August 2008

Plants and concrete

Plants and concrete

Nothing that a.....OK Matt I'll stop there..... :lol:

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to_do_list
Aug 25, 2008 12:33 am
to_do_list
Timbacare
Timbacare
25 August 2008

Spa Install hints & tips anyone??

Spa Install hints & tips anyone??

Wow ..... now that's got to help! Got a few night reading to do and lots of notes to take. That was great. Thank you VERY much! :D

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Timbacare
Aug 25, 2008 12:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
25 August 2008

New book on Frangipani

New book on Frangipani

Might be worth checking out for those of you who are Frangipani lovers. It is written by a lovely lady named Linda Ross. some of you may know that name. It is called…

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 25, 2008 11:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
26 August 2008

Cafe Blinds

Cafe Blinds

they sell them in Bunnings so might be a place to start?

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The Garden Whisperer
Aug 26, 2008 10:56 pm
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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
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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
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_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!!!!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

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?
1, 2

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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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