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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 17, 2008 11:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
mikkyG
mikkyG
18 July 2008

My Alfresco Dream

My Alfresco Dream
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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 9:34 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 12:05 pm
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 1:12 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 11:06 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 11:28 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 2:53 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 5:09 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 8:44 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 10:06 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 4:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 August 2008

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 07, 2008 12:10 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 8:38 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 9:02 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 9:32 am
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 August 2008

Rendered garden beds

Rendered garden beds
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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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 19, 2008 11:35 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 20, 2008 12:05 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 20, 2008 12:22 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:11 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 3:55 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 1:22 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 1:33 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 1:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 26, 2008 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 August 2008

Cafe Blinds

Cafe Blinds

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

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 26, 2008 11:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 27, 2008 9:27 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 28, 2008 10:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
_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 7:43 pm
_kelly_
photogirl
photogirl
30 August 2008

What a stunning front garden!!!!

What a stunning front garden!!!!
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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 9:11 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 6:57 pm
Hammerhead
royalblue
royalblue
31 August 2008

Would you start on the block?

Would you start on the block?
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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 7:53 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 8:45 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2008 9:51 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 07, 2008 12:51 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 07, 2008 9:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:08 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 8:38 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 09, 2008 11:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 10, 2008 10:22 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 11, 2008 9:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 4:24 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 1:04 pm
Adrian B
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 18, 2008 12:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:22 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 8:50 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 10:42 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 9:16 pm
Mel&Em
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PhoenixStar
Sep 25, 2008 11:49 am
PhoenixStar


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