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donuts
donuts
18 November 2008

Backyard - Pics

Backyard - Pics

Well done Tam :: your kids are so lucky!

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donuts
Nov 18, 2008 8:03 am
donuts
karol
karol
18 November 2008

Hedges

Hedges

As someone pointed out to me once, if it's fast growing when you plant it, it will continue to be fast growing even when established! Keep that in mind if you're averse…

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karol
Nov 18, 2008 8:40 pm
Wingies
Wingies
19 November 2008

Domestic Blitz

Domestic Blitz

Did anyone watch Domestic Blitz on Monday night. I was wondering if the retaining wall they built behind the pool was made of Blueboard. If not is this a possible thing to do?

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Wingies
Nov 19, 2008 11:07 am
Wingies
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 November 2008

how to stop landsliding ?

how to stop landsliding ?

No end of ground covers to grow on there. Shore Junipers as well? maybe a prostrate Grevillea like gilt dragon? The product, powerfeed is also good for stabilising…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2008 7:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
jamiet
jamiet
19 November 2008

blueboard render look wall

blueboard render look wall

My landscaper is planning to do my fence in blueboard and Dulux texture paint in the next week or so. I'll let you know how he does it and try to take some photos.

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jamiet
Nov 19, 2008 8:57 pm
photogirl
photogirl
22 November 2008

Landscape plan driving me insane

Landscape plan driving me insane
1, 2

Hi Fu Manchu Thanks for that. We have an 7 1/2 metre setback at the front so can probably find a place for it, hopefully because I do love them. We also have 17 1/2…

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photogirl
Nov 22, 2008 11:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 November 2008

Stockland Landscaping

Stockland Landscaping

yeah I can't make out enough detail on the pics. The silver one is a WA native from the SW corner near Augusta and Yallingup :) cusion bush alright. wouldn't it be good if…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 22, 2008 5:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
James Bond
James Bond
22 November 2008

Do ants eat vegie plants

Do ants eat vegie plants

Also, to keep the ants away, you know the coffee grindings from an espresso machine? Throw them around the plant (used of course hehehe get…

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James Bond
Nov 22, 2008 5:33 pm
James Bond
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Southies
Nov 22, 2008 6:10 pm
Southies
stevep79
stevep79
23 November 2008

Sydney Landscaping?

Sydney Landscaping?

hi eho - welcome! I'd say that it would be cheaper to organise driveway people separately to everything else - concreters are…

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stevep79
Nov 23, 2008 1:17 pm
stevep79
DeeElle
DeeElle
24 November 2008

Trailing Lotus

Trailing Lotus

We had several trailing lotus' in our…

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DeeElle
Nov 24, 2008 3:41 pm
DeeElle
kiwi056
kiwi056
25 November 2008

Front yard - driveway/pathway options - advice?

Front yard - driveway/pathway options - advice?

That's right just install some empty conduits for now, they can be used in the future if you require them for either sprinklers or low voltage cables etc. You never know…

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kiwi056
Nov 25, 2008 2:19 pm
kiwi056
maggie
maggie
25 November 2008

Break up the Clay

Break up the Clay

Just a clarification, if you DO think of moving to Perth ie sandy soils or lack od them :lol: do not take Hills area, it has clay based soil, nice (we should have a dribbling…

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maggie
Nov 25, 2008 7:10 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
27 November 2008

Driveway & retaining wall - which first?

Driveway & retaining wall - which first?

great - thanks for the replies. I am on the right track then. Is good to get advice from professionals even if I'm not paying for them.

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Mozzie
Nov 26, 2008 11:28 pm
Mozzie
BL Steve
BL Steve
27 November 2008

Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lighting

Hello all, Without coming across to spam-ish, I wanted to let you all know that Beacon are doing a 'Friends of Beacon Sale' for 3 days only, from next Tuesday morning. …

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BL Steve
Nov 27, 2008 8:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 November 2008

plant choices

plant choices

I can't think of many places about here with prices that cheap. Maybe landsdale but not a range like that. You lucky bugger :)

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 27, 2008 7:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
ptmtaylor
ptmtaylor
28 November 2008

Granetic Sand?? Other ideas?

Granetic Sand?? Other ideas?

Hi Jess, We have granetic sand down at the moment in a section at the side of our house, we had hoped that it would compact down enough and also put pavers down,…

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ptmtaylor
Nov 28, 2008 10:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 November 2008

Raised garden bed against fence

Raised garden bed against fence

I wish I could have done Adrian's way :) We are coastal though and I didn't want any pressure on the fence. If it rusts in years to come, the soil may push it over. :( I think…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 29, 2008 8:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 November 2008

Waterfeater and Pond Yay or Nay

Waterfeater and Pond Yay or Nay

check these out. They look really great and are so easy to set up. Worth it when you way up costs, risk and labour of building your with real rocks. We went out to see…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 29, 2008 8:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 November 2008

looking for affordable landscape quote in melb

looking for affordable landscape quote in melb

You should try Davinci Outdoor Living. He sometimes posts on here which is where l got his details from - just search for username Davinci and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 29, 2008 9:15 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Shady
Shady
30 November 2008

What type of grass do I have?

What type of grass do I have?

Thanks for thta Fu Man, I bought the yates weed'n'feed in the bottle that you click you hose onto and spray around, I did it this evening so I'll see how it all goes. I…

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Shady
Nov 30, 2008 9:35 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
1 December 2008

Our landscape plan!

Our landscape plan!

I made each shape - then i went to it's Properties - under the Fill colour - you can select different textures or patterns.

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stonecutter1309
Dec 01, 2008 7:48 am
stonecutter1309
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 December 2008

What to grow on this slope?

What to grow on this slope?

yeah Zanthorea is a fantastic nursery. worth a trip to from anywhere :) The great thing is everyone who works there has a good level of knowledge and experinece which is…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 01, 2008 4:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
1 December 2008

My landscape plan

My landscape plan

That lavender may not do well there. try more correa instead. In winter there will be to much shade. If you want purple look at using some alternathera purpura and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 01, 2008 5:54 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
2 December 2008

What plant is this?

What plant is this?

well I'm not sure if I hate them or like them but they are different I'll give them that. Thanks Fu

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kexkez
Dec 02, 2008 10:24 pm
kexkez
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
4 December 2008

Help me with my landscaping pleeease..

Help me with my landscaping pleeease..

Hi Sharee, I got my landscaping pack today with a list of a million plants and trees. We were told that our front garden will have 30 plants and two trees and that we…

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House-To-Be
Dec 04, 2008 11:36 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
4 December 2008

Buying established plants Ilily pilly or pittosporum

Buying established plants Ilily pilly or pittosporum

There is a wholesale nursery in Lara open to the public Go down the freeway towards Geelong, and just pass Avalon airport, you will see a sign on the left (on an old…

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Adrian B
Dec 04, 2008 7:06 pm
Adrian B
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
4 December 2008

Stockland Front Landscaping

Stockland Front Landscaping
1, 2

Just thought I'd add to this as I got my info pack on our landscaping today. We got a few pages listing various trees and shrubs and were told to pick 30 plants and 2…

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House-To-Be
Dec 04, 2008 9:54 pm
chris...
chris...
5 December 2008

Tank question

Tank question

They reckon about 570 litres per square metre of garden area, for the growing season. For a 50 square metre vegie patch, that's 28500 litres. A…

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chris...
Dec 05, 2008 7:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 December 2008

Flowerless natives?

Flowerless natives?

Yep it is also sold as "After Dark" That one looks more like After dark or the Jervis bay as it is also known by in it's name :) The Burgundy looks a bit different. ...Oh…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 07, 2008 8:36 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
7 December 2008

PVC greenhouse

PVC greenhouse

There's a company in Adelaide that do a heap of retic parts. Wingfield Plastics. ...There's this company i found that is in Wingfield SA Quality Platics and…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 07, 2008 9:49 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
James Bond
James Bond
8 December 2008

Plants for a very shady courtyard

Plants for a very shady courtyard

Thanks for the ideas guys. Lots of foliage!

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James Bond
Dec 08, 2008 6:51 am
James Bond
Michelle
Michelle
8 December 2008

lock for garden tap?

lock for garden tap?

No….these idiots cut it from the nozzle end, so the nozzle wouldn’t fit right! Ohhhh…….then left the scissors there as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Michelle
Dec 08, 2008 7:52 pm
Michelle
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 December 2008

Garden bed sizes

Garden bed sizes

Yeah - Sydney clay - gotta love it! Thanks for the tip.

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stonecutter1309
Dec 09, 2008 7:26 am
stonecutter1309
Wingies
Wingies
9 December 2008

Our proposed garden plan

Our proposed garden plan

Thanks Fu, I think I will look at our plans again. My wife did have hesitations about having the hedge split the yard but I talked her into it :oops: I think I need to…

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Wingies
Dec 09, 2008 8:23 am
Wingies
donuts
donuts
11 December 2008

Plants I found at the house...sad update

Plants I found at the house...sad update
1, 2, 3

mrs smith you are right! But I'll wait to see what happens when we move in before leaving any notes. It really isn't bothering us, other than I can't take a clear photo…

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donuts
Dec 11, 2008 9:47 am
donuts
shar_z08
shar_z08
11 December 2008

any recommendation for concrete/xposed aggregate maker

any recommendation for concrete/xposed aggregate maker

anyone knows around c.springs, vic or close to west who does concrete & doing xposed aggregate... reasonable price thanks!

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shar_z08
Dec 11, 2008 1:01 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
11 December 2008

Retaining wall quote

Retaining wall quote

Looks aren't important to me as we are filling our side of the wall and the other side is to be covered by fence so the timber ones are suited to our needs. That being…

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Mel&Em
Dec 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Mel&Em
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

Decking Materials

Decking Materials

Any timber will fade to grey quickly if left out in the sun. The problem is it will eventually start to splinter and crack. There are products which give a grey-washed…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 8:45 pm
Dukekamaya
zergling
zergling
11 December 2008

Backyard leveling

Backyard leveling

there should be plenty in local newspaper, our backyad was done 3 months ago 6m wide by 6m long and about 2m depth down total cost $1800. This include bobcat hire, labour…

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zergling
Dec 11, 2008 10:49 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
15 December 2008

Watering your garden for free

Watering your garden for free

The Great Sky Gods water my garden for free all the time.

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Cabinfever
Dec 15, 2008 8:07 pm
Cabinfever
rx2
rx2
16 December 2008

Replacing wooden w/ rendered wall

Replacing wooden w/ rendered wall

Hi, We currently have a 1.8m wooden fence in our back yard. We would like to replace the fence with a rendered wall. Can I just get a builder in to construct the wall…

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rx2
Dec 16, 2008 10:59 am
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 6:17 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 8:13 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 6:19 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 6:27 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 11:54 am
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 10:07 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 5:43 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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