Landscape & Garden Design
Courtyard Gardening Ideas
A water feature is always a great starting point for a small area (and the kids will love it, lol!!).
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…
Rendered garden beds
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…
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…
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…
Just wondering if any one knows where to get natural rock/stone stepping stones in Brisbane??
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…
they sell them in Bunnings so might be a place to start?
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 07, 2008 12:51 am
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 11:08 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 8:50 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…
Sep 27, 2008 10:55 am
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 7:35 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…