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DeeElle
DeeElle
25 May 2008

What do you put under a raised deck to prevent vegetation?

What do you put under a raised deck to prevent vegetation?

lol miniature sheep :wink: . but then you'd have to sheer them, dip them and generally look after them :shock: . I'd think weed mat would be less labour intensive in the long run :D.

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DeeElle
May 25, 2008 3:49 pm
DeeElle

Dolly22…..while I used to work in a nursery, and have a very green thumb, my DD was never interested in gardening. That is until she got her own home! I bought her a…

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Michelle
May 25, 2008 7:18 pm
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 May 2008

Cost of Bricklayer

Cost of Bricklayer

You will pay anywhere from 55cents to $1.20 per brick depending on the state of the building industry i.e. how busy it is

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Dukekamaya
May 25, 2008 9:19 pm
Dukekamaya
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 May 2008

My rear fence...

My rear fence...

Back fence all finished now... Base stained (wood) to match fence and almost ready for the cricket pitch! ;)

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mattwalker
May 26, 2008 10:18 pm
mattwalker
joles
joles
1 June 2008

Rubble Gardens.

Rubble Gardens.

Does anyone have any experience in rubble gardens? Apparently the idea is to use the soil on your block (even dug up clay stuff) and mix it with crushed rock. No need for…

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joles
Jun 01, 2008 4:08 pm
joles
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

Federation wire gates

Federation wire gates

Where can i find these at an economic price in Melbourne or Northern Victoria?

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 4:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 June 2008

What to do....

What to do....

Having wasted a fortune on roll out turf 8 years ago and then being hit with the drought there is no way I would ever, ever, ever go this option again. If…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 05, 2008 8:01 pm
Yak_Chat
bec
bec
7 June 2008

Tiger Turf

Tiger Turf

it looks fantastic

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bec
Jun 07, 2008 7:38 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 June 2008

Cultivating? What the hell is that?!?

Cultivating? What the hell is that?!?

Loosening up the soil so it is soft and friable. - not leaving it hard and packed down. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jun 11, 2008 12:54 am
Yak_Chat
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
11 June 2008

Drive & Fence - rough costs?

Drive & Fence - rough costs?

That's great, thanks for that. Do you know if the drive of fence guy do walls & gates as well? Would you mind PM'ing me the company details? We'll probably be…

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Tony & Emma
Jun 11, 2008 12:35 pm
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_Al_
Jun 12, 2008 8:29 am
gpierce
gpierce
13 June 2008

Landscape Concept plan for DA- quote letter

Landscape Concept plan for DA- quote letter

I agree, and I think Ryde is right behind you in strictnicity (is that a word?:) I'm glad you're happy with your sketch. There were some things in ours that was not as…

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gpierce
Jun 13, 2008 9:28 am
sammy
sammy
13 June 2008

Nurery in the shire

Nurery in the shire

it depends on what you are looking for. I am not a green thumb- in fact, i don't even have a garden right now- waiting for the house to be built. As mentioned before,…

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sammy
Jun 13, 2008 10:00 am
sammy
jules21
jules21
14 June 2008

Ponds

Ponds
1, 2

thanks for that - i'll take it no fence is needed. i'd also appreciate any advice on construction - at the moment i've dug out a rectangle below ground level. but it's…

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jules21
Jun 14, 2008 4:14 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
16 June 2008

Long high fence .. ideas needed

Long high fence .. ideas needed

thank you all for the responses you have been very helpful :D

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DeeElle
Jun 16, 2008 12:43 pm
DeeElle
Weez
Weez
16 June 2008

Calling all green thumbs...

Calling all green thumbs...

wow.. if only i could afford! thanks M.

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Weez
Jun 16, 2008 9:37 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 June 2008

Front Yard

Front Yard

Instant grass - just add water!! hang on...dont even need to…

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vanderlay
Jun 19, 2008 11:16 am
vanderlay
to_do_list
to_do_list
22 June 2008

Has anyone uesed Rope lighting before?

Has anyone uesed Rope lighting before?

It's an interesting idea.....I've got a couple of steps on the timber deck path that leads to my front door. I've got deck lights and coming in there fine, but going out…

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to_do_list
Jun 22, 2008 12:44 am
to_do_list
kexkez
kexkez
25 June 2008

Garden plan. Where to start?

Garden plan. Where to start?

I might consider getting some other roses at a later stage though only a couple and only if I find something I really like. Since this will be a feature, ( whether I want…

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kexkez
Jun 25, 2008 8:35 am
kexkez
maggie
maggie
25 June 2008

Landscaping in Craigieburn

Landscaping in Craigieburn

Adrian is absolutely correct, your budget should be your main consideration. Professional landscapers can be very expensive, however all the planning can be done by house…

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maggie
Jun 25, 2008 8:53 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
4 July 2008

Artificial Grass

Artificial Grass

I can't imagine it being particuarly good for the environment.

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3timesbuilda
Jul 04, 2008 1:17 pm
3timesbuilda
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Shady
Jul 13, 2008 11:41 am
ausfatcat
ausfatcat
16 July 2008

Landscaping Software

Landscaping Software

Is there a free landscaping software availalbe? Like My virtual Home

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ausfatcat
Jul 16, 2008 2:09 pm

Cheap trees and shrubs

Cheap trees and shrubs

I will very rarely advise to buy plants from car boot sales, backyards, or the dodgey nursery down the road. This is because the nursery industry works very hard to…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 16, 2008 10:15 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Easy Topiary

Easy Topiary

Hey all, Wanted to share this video with you. It shows some aspects of topiary. If you have standard topiary or hedges, then these will really help :) It was done…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 16, 2008 10:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 17, 2008 10:30 am
The Garden Whisperer
mikkyG
mikkyG
18 July 2008

My Alfresco Dream

My Alfresco Dream
1, 2

Sorry to go thread mining but have you gone any further along with this Phoenix? It was looking good!

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mikkyG
Jul 18, 2008 8:34 pm
maggie
maggie
21 July 2008

Structural landscaping on a shoestring budget

Structural landscaping on a shoestring budget

I like your approach SP, doing all the reasearch before jumping into the project. Personally I do not have any experience with removing asbestos but my daughter had that…

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maggie
Jul 21, 2008 11:05 am
royalblue
royalblue
23 July 2008

Courtyrd Gardens or Garden Rooms in larger gardens

Courtyrd Gardens or Garden Rooms in larger gardens
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No matter! :wink: BTW, water features are always a welcome feature in an outdoor entertaining area. They can be placed on walls above the accessible height of little…

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royalblue
Jul 23, 2008 12:12 am
kexkez
kexkez
28 July 2008

Garden notes for all situations

Garden notes for all situations

thanks for that link. The information will come in very handy. Cheers :)

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kexkez
Jul 28, 2008 10:06 pm
kexkez
to_do_list
to_do_list
29 July 2008

Sliding Screen

Sliding Screen

http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/gardens ... ner_09.pdf Similar to zaff's suggestions...you could clad with bamboo etc This one uses lattice which is a bit naff,…

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to_do_list
Jul 29, 2008 10:28 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
29 July 2008

Umbrella Tree v. Jack Frost

Umbrella Tree v. Jack Frost

Neri, just hang in there! Spring is just around the corner and if you can protect your tree until then it will grow bigger by the next round of…

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to_do_list
Jul 29, 2008 1:53 pm
to_do_list
johnaydan
johnaydan
30 July 2008

Basic Landscape required for newbie!!

Basic Landscape required for newbie!!

Awesome info, Thanks a tonne for the advice, i too had been looking out for some unique garden designs....

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johnaydan
Jul 30, 2008 4:09 pm
johnaydan
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
1 August 2008

Suitable Plant Suggestions Pls

Suitable Plant Suggestions Pls

Believe me, FM, there is nothing I have encountered that smells worse than cat poo......

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Hammerhead
Aug 01, 2008 7:44 am
Hammerhead
claego
claego
5 August 2008

Nursery in Melbourne - Point cook or surrounding suburbs

Nursery in Melbourne - Point cook or surrounding suburbs

Finally visited the All Green Nursery as suggested by To Do List, it is a great experience. Cannot imigine that they supply that many different types of gardening…

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claego
Aug 05, 2008 9:06 am
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
The Garden Whisperer
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
The Garden Whisperer
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


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