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davinci
davinci
18 December 2007

Contemporary pavers

Contemporary pavers

pavers can be laid on preexisting concrete so long as it is sound ie : no cracks etc you have to acid wash it with a 10/1 ration of hydro. i dont screed out mud for…

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davinci
Dec 18, 2007 4:33 pm
davinci
Michelle
Michelle
19 December 2007

The Retaining Wall Cookie Built

The Retaining Wall Cookie Built
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Don’t suppose anyone would like to see my vegie garden wall??? Maybe NOT! After all that! :?

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Michelle
Dec 19, 2007 10:04 pm
Michelle
davinci
davinci
21 December 2007

How to lay turf on shale with a drainage problem?

How to lay turf on shale with a drainage problem?

do a sit cut or prep as needed with pre-existing soil/ shail etc dig a perimiter trench around the lower section/s of your land if that is were the water problem is if…

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davinci
Dec 21, 2007 7:27 pm
davinci
vpande
vpande
23 December 2007

Help with plant choice

Help with plant choice
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Have you thought about japanese or chinese maples? they have very pretty foliage.

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vpande
Dec 23, 2007 10:04 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 December 2007

Is a Retaining Wall Required here?

Is a Retaining Wall Required here?
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I put a 5mt at least, stack stone wall into a house I did, it was their indoor training pool room!!! :shock: :shock: Can’t get in to take photos, the owners have clamped up as…

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Michelle
Dec 23, 2007 8:43 pm
Michelle
VJ
VJ
26 December 2007

Front yard landscape requirements

Front yard landscape requirements
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We're at Lemongrass Circuit, the street where the ABC Learning Centre is. We're the only who just started building. Most of our neighbours already moved in and two…

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VJ
Dec 25, 2007 11:06 pm
VJ
davinci
davinci
1 January 2008

Retaining Wall Design

Retaining Wall Design

the type of retaining wall you are talking about will be quite expensive even to do it your self conc at 45 mpa is $200 plus per q/m 1 q/m at 100mm will equate to…

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davinci
Jan 01, 2008 11:18 am
davinci
bec
bec
8 January 2008

stacked stones

stacked stones

eco concepts in melbourne have nice stone

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bec
Jan 08, 2008 6:10 pm
Maisie
Maisie
9 January 2008

Timber Fencing in Perth

Timber Fencing in Perth

Hi All Does anyone have any contacts for pine-lap fencing in Perth? Thanks

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Maisie
Jan 09, 2008 4:41 pm
davinci
davinci
16 January 2008

Brick PlanterBox Footings

Brick PlanterBox Footings

if you are to render the bricks or apply some sort of cladding the footings have to be stable if you are only have a raised garden bed of say 200 - 300 mm a concrete…

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davinci
Jan 16, 2008 5:28 pm
davinci
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 January 2008

Mortar color

Mortar color

The Latter, they have no interlock.

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Adrian B
Jan 21, 2008 9:36 am
Adrian B
Michelle
Michelle
23 January 2008

Bobcat work

Bobcat work

Sounds nice...... :D

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Michelle
Jan 23, 2008 11:38 am
Michelle

The back yard has been levelled out and the retaining walls are all finished. If you look at the level of the fence in the back corner you can see why we elected to…

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mattwalker
Jan 23, 2008 12:26 pm
mattwalker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 January 2008

Decking Wood

Decking Wood

Hardwood decking above 2.7m is only available in random lengths. The problem with taking long lengths out out of a random pack is it leaves half a pack of shorter lengths…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 25, 2008 6:44 pm
Dukekamaya
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2008

Ivy or similar

Ivy or similar

I prefer hanging plants for that sort of environment. Climbing plants need to cling and make a hold. Hanging plants flow and are not as tough on…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 30, 2008 11:53 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2008

out of season plants....

out of season plants....

I know that here in Perth or WA, our wholesale industry doesn't always have the plants in stock or on tap. This because the demand is very high here and most stocks get…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2008 12:10 am
The Garden Whisperer
white
white
31 January 2008

Pool Landscape ideas

Pool Landscape ideas

Brilliant! Thanks so much, I'll do some searching on these and see what they are like! :D

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white
Jan 31, 2008 7:38 am
Theborg
Theborg
31 January 2008

Excavation and Block Wall Construction

Excavation and Block Wall Construction

Unfortunately Davinci cannot help. So can any one out there recommend a builder they know. I would prefer to go with someone that has been tried and tested rather…

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Theborg
Jan 31, 2008 4:58 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 January 2008

Retaining walls, concrete and pavers...

Retaining walls, concrete and pavers...

Thanks Fu! We have the bobcat coming tomorrow so hopefully there will be more to show then...

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mattwalker
Jan 31, 2008 6:06 pm
mattwalker
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
31 January 2008

Retaining wall costs

Retaining wall costs

It really depends a lot on the actual site - $4500 on one wall may be $3500 for the exact same finish size at another site.

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Dukekamaya
Jan 31, 2008 7:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Tam
Tam
1 February 2008

Front yard - almost finished...

Front yard - almost finished...

Hope ya don't mind. i printed it out the other day and showed my brickie. It's almost exactly like i wanted even with the same slope. I will be rendering my bricks tho…

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Tam
Feb 01, 2008 8:54 pm
Tam
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
4 February 2008

Calling all landscapers......what can you do with this?

Calling all landscapers......what can you do with this?

Too right - We'll definitly go as close to the boundary as we possibly can, no sense wasting precious land. That would get us an extra few inches on the veggie patch on…

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Tony & Emma
Feb 04, 2008 8:46 pm

Al - As mentioned in an earlier post. Termite…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 07, 2008 9:34 pm
Yak_Chat
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 February 2008

Laying New Lawn - when is the right time

Laying New Lawn - when is the right time

yep good idea. In Adelaide most of your rain is from fronts so I will have a look through weather records to see when the best month is there. More importantly why is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 08, 2008 1:08 am
The Garden Whisperer
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
12 February 2008

Backyard / Alfresco Ideas

Backyard / Alfresco Ideas
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I also find all these sorts of things a bit weird. It's like the garden is attempting to say "I'm opulent, sumptuous, reminiscent of ancient…

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3timesbuilda
Feb 12, 2008 11:10 am
3timesbuilda
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 February 2008

Turf in Brisbane

Turf in Brisbane

Go no further than Empire Zoysia. This is an amazing turf and I have never seen anyone have any regrets in choosing it. A deep green all year. Very slow growing so…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 13, 2008 7:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2008

Front and backyards are D.O.N.E...

Front and backyards are D.O.N.E...

Gav! It does give that feeling. A sense of achievement as well. Thanks...

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2008 11:59 am
mattwalker
sneakersss
sneakersss
20 February 2008

Brick Planter Boxes

Brick Planter Boxes

if they are render then yes you do have to tank them if they are expossed brick just leave weep holes as per normal brick laying on your…

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sneakersss
Feb 20, 2008 8:02 am
sneakersss
Michelle
Michelle
21 February 2008

Wildlife on our block

Wildlife on our block
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Second one might be a Snake Smuggler caught in the act!???? Has a slightly different sound and look to it than…..Budgie Smuggler! :shock: :lol:

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Michelle
Feb 21, 2008 9:30 am
Michelle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
21 February 2008

Garden Gurus - Gardening Expo

Garden Gurus - Gardening Expo

Having known Nev and Trev for a long time I would thourghly recomend attending this expo. Nev has such a passion for rare plants it is great to see them doing this.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 21, 2008 10:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 February 2008

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise

check out growing a Feijoa. the one I would best recomend is the Pineapple Guava. It is so tough and grows as an excelelnt hedge with plenty of…

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DeeElle
Feb 23, 2008 12:28 pm
DeeElle
Shady
Shady
26 February 2008

Alternative to 'setting' blueboard joints

Alternative to 'setting' blueboard joints

Its going over a sleeper retaining wall that I will frame up between the posts to provide more support. I know its gunna move, I just need it to look good for 6-12 months.

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Shady
Feb 26, 2008 2:57 pm
vpande
vpande
11 March 2008

An idea for my water feature...

An idea for my water feature...

Great design Matt. I have seen some of the merbau fading in the sun within few months so looks like they require ongoing maintenance. I have similar idea but might use …

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vpande
Mar 11, 2008 7:55 am
haywgl
haywgl
16 March 2008

Would love some opinions

Would love some opinions

Zonk - sorry should have put that in my post - its actually for an old house we will have to demolish, we plan on building in Newport. :) It is very expensive but we are…

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haywgl
Mar 16, 2008 9:52 pm
haywgl
Mikita
Mikita
18 March 2008

Can anyone recommend a good landscaper/paver in Melbourne?

Can anyone recommend a good landscaper/paver in Melbourne?

Mikita, voila!!!!! We have one in our homeone forum member group...Send a PM to member davinci, I'm sure Troy would be more than happy to…

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Mikita
Mar 18, 2008 8:36 pm
Mikita
jamiet
jamiet
26 March 2008

stone tile cladding for water feature

stone tile cladding for water feature

Another site worth looking at for the stone is: http://www.leisurestone.com.au They are located in Melbourne.

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jamiet
Mar 26, 2008 9:58 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
26 March 2008

Boral factory outlet - Sydney

Boral factory outlet - Sydney

Hi Michelle, Most of the places in Melb have either limited stock, or charge you a fortune for delivery. I need about 20 retaining wall blocks (not quite a pallet). At…

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Adrian B
Mar 26, 2008 9:59 am
Adrian B
davinci
davinci
26 March 2008

Garden Pebbles

Garden Pebbles

i have only been to hampton park so i dont know, maybe call them and ask if they have the same pebble range

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davinci
Mar 26, 2008 4:35 pm
davinci
Adrian B
Adrian B
7 April 2008

Landscape Gardener for Geelong area

Landscape Gardener for Geelong area

Hi all, Can anyone recommend a good garden designer for the Geelong / Lara area (Vic). A relative is looking for some advise and ideas. Thanks in advance Adrian B

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Adrian B
Apr 07, 2008 10:29 am
Adrian B
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 April 2008

Exposed Aggregate Finishes

Exposed Aggregate Finishes

For all those looking at exposed aggregate finishes there is a very good reference at http://www.concrete.net.au/search.php?c ... ate&menu=6 Click "GO" on the third…

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to_do_list
Apr 09, 2008 9:30 pm
to_do_list
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to_do_list
Apr 10, 2008 8:23 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
12 April 2008

flower and garden show

flower and garden show

Apparently, these are very, very slow growing. …

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to_do_list
Apr 12, 2008 12:23 am
to_do_list
_Al_
_Al_
17 April 2008

What's the best way to kill a tree?

What's the best way to kill a tree?

What's the best way to kill a tree? A James Sterling.....or whatever they're called. A friend was…

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_Al_
Apr 17, 2008 9:51 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
18 April 2008

My backyard plans....

My backyard plans....

...if I give them paths then at least they run through the garden without running "through" the garden....maybe be…

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to_do_list
Apr 18, 2008 11:13 am
to_do_list
arkraider
arkraider
18 April 2008

Oil Barrel BBQ

Oil Barrel BBQ

Make one 3xb, it is not that hard.....surely with your talent...... :) :)

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arkraider
Apr 18, 2008 10:09 pm
arkraider
to_do_list
to_do_list
23 April 2008

Native Lawns

Native Lawns

May be a slight funding issue.....but may be some part of it may be in the mix.

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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 10:16 am
to_do_list
Maxie
Maxie
23 April 2008

Trees on your Nature Strip

Trees on your Nature Strip
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I'm also surprised that they aren't planting natives - I thought all councils/estates were doing that now. In our estate, anything non-native is an absolute NO-NO (well,…

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Maxie
Apr 23, 2008 8:47 pm
Maxie
DeeElle
DeeElle
27 April 2008

Merbau & Batu Timber Question

Merbau & Batu Timber Question

you can use any quality timber oil on batu the only draw back to batu is there is almost always small borer holes in it were do you live almost…

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DeeElle
Apr 27, 2008 3:07 pm
DeeElle


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