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gpierce
gpierce
25 September 2008

Cost of landscaping

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…

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gpierce
Sep 25, 2008 2:56 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 September 2008

Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 26, 2008 9:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Tich
Tich
27 September 2008

Pricing for wrought iron fences..can anyone help?

Pricing for wrought iron fences..can anyone help?

Hi Smeags, Which state are you in? If in SA then please pm me. The Lion posts alone would be around the $1000 mark each. The wrought iron fencing will vary in pricing…

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Tich
Sep 27, 2008 9:55 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
27 September 2008

Millipedes

Millipedes

Thanks Fu Manchu Great information as always :wink: Cheers Dy :D

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DeeElle
Sep 27, 2008 1:21 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 September 2008

Standard Azalea

Standard Azalea

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 27, 2008 8:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Cazzy
Cazzy
28 September 2008

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Yeah they are definately a great idea. Hopefully they do come down in price though!

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Cazzy
Sep 28, 2008 6:35 pm
kexkez
kexkez
29 September 2008

had to buy... could be worse

had to buy... could be worse

hahaha MAtt yes. I actually said to the woman. "And did you notice one even had a laptop?"

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kexkez
Sep 29, 2008 8:27 am
kexkez
mel
mel
29 September 2008

Spring and lawns

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

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mel
Sep 29, 2008 11:07 am
mel
Cameron
Cameron
29 September 2008

Another retaining wall Question

Another retaining wall Question

Hi Snake 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 :D

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Cameron
Sep 29, 2008 4:42 pm
nqheliconias
nqheliconias
30 September 2008

Landscapers & Drainage

Landscapers & Drainage

Hi, 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…

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nqheliconias
Sep 30, 2008 8:01 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 September 2008

raised gardenbeds for ya veggies

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 30, 2008 8:13 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 September 2008

ground cover for slope

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…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 30, 2008 8:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DeeElle
DeeElle
30 September 2008

laying turf

laying turf

I was hoping for some instant garden. Now I have to go and buy some pots :roll: . http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=o16uVon2NRQ

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DeeElle
Sep 30, 2008 8:34 pm
DeeElle
kexkez
kexkez
7 October 2008

gates anyone?

gates anyone?

i guess so. the web site had a lot of different gates. I really thought they were lovely but as I said I know my Dh wouldn't like them. I am still holding out that we…

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kexkez
Oct 06, 2008 11:23 pm
kexkez
Michelle
Michelle
7 October 2008

Fu Manchu…Ivy

Fu Manchu…Ivy

Ok….got you on the not cutting back, or whipper snipping. :oops: Thanks so much Fu Manchu. :D I have printed out the info you gave me for Candice and the spraying so I…

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2008 5:31 pm
Michelle
Paula
Paula
12 October 2008

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter....First Cut Plan 07 Oct

Château TDL: The Backyard Chapter....First Cut Plan 07 Oct

hehe on my computer the path looked about 400mm :wink: OK I dont know what a swale is, but by the sounds of it is it a water thingy?

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Paula
Oct 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Paula
karol
karol
12 October 2008

Recommendations needed for Brisbane fencing company

Recommendations needed for Brisbane fencing company

Hi everyone. Hoping people would have been really happy with a fencing company who did some work for them but who was also affordable. We are currently trying to…

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karol
Oct 12, 2008 9:06 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
13 October 2008

How to water the newly placed turf ?

How to water the newly placed turf ?

Some places will sell you water to go with your new turf. I have 6500 litres ready for the Palmetto I am installing in 2 weeks. As for water tanks, here is the simple…

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Adrian B
Oct 13, 2008 7:27 am
Adrian B
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 October 2008

garden design

garden design

well that's nice and local :) i know you want it on a budget but it won't help in the long term. However I'll have a go :) Your first priority is to improve the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 14, 2008 10:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
bert02
bert02
16 October 2008

rain water tanks pros cons

rain water tanks pros cons

whats the pros and cons of the galv tank to the poly tank apart from price anyone have either and have noticed any problems

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bert02
Oct 16, 2008 7:20 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
16 October 2008

Cocos Palm- Keep or Chop

Cocos Palm- Keep or Chop

I was not a fan of palm trees when in Brisbane. They gave no virtually shade and dropped h-u-g-e fronds. I could almost make a kids canoe out of the droppings. Would hate…

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Cabinfever
Oct 16, 2008 9:21 pm
Cabinfever
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 October 2008

cutting a drainage channel in concrete...

cutting a drainage channel in concrete...

they aren't that big :D The same size pretty much as a 90mm PVC drain pipe.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 16, 2008 9:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
to_do_list
to_do_list
16 October 2008

Paving Advice...or getting edgy!

Paving Advice...or getting edgy!

If you are doing a huge area and will be doing a bit at a time I would buy a 9 inch grinder for about $100 and a diamond tip saw blade for…

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to_do_list
Oct 16, 2008 10:47 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 October 2008

memorial garden

memorial garden

I won't claim this as an original idea but it's something I saw at a cemetery...plaques with inscriptions from school friends or perhaps incorporate something (sculpture…

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to_do_list
Oct 17, 2008 7:42 am
to_do_list
Wingies
Wingies
17 October 2008

Soil for Vegie Garden

Soil for Vegie Garden

I would imagine there is, there are plenty of soil places around. I might pop into one when my garden bed is finished being built.

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Wingies
Oct 17, 2008 11:50 am
Wingies
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 October 2008

Free Gardening workshop in Perth

Free Gardening workshop in Perth

No that was a workshop I did for the city of Wanneroo. The great gardens scheme is something I am a very strong supporter of. I am not a part of them (yet :)) although I…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 19, 2008 11:07 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Paula
Paula
20 October 2008

Strawberries

Strawberries

That would suit me :wink: then you dont have to…

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Paula
Oct 20, 2008 10:43 am
Paula
Lyn
Lyn
20 October 2008

SA - Need Help Identifying Gravel and Plants Supplier

SA - Need Help Identifying Gravel and Plants Supplier

The small gravel looks to me like the same size as they use for some exposed aggregate driveways. Maybe call a local concreter and find out who their supplier is? We…

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Lyn
Oct 20, 2008 4:48 pm
davinci
davinci
20 October 2008

sealing stackstone

sealing stackstone

penetrative stone sealer is fine for stackstone weather flat , vertical or what ever, solvent sealer once dry doesnt go milky (white patchs) etc, it is non reactive when…

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davinci
Oct 20, 2008 8:39 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 October 2008

Pre turf question

Pre turf question

I better add to this that using "powerfeed" as a clay breaker isn't a one of application and neither is gypsum. Use it at least every month for best results. from the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 22, 2008 10:09 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
loretta
loretta
23 October 2008

Landscape Plan for DA

Landscape Plan for DA

Thanks Greg. That is wonderful!! I have hand drawn one so far but it is a pdf so not sure how to get it onto the site. :)

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loretta
Oct 23, 2008 10:42 am
loretta
Adrian B
Adrian B
23 October 2008

Type of Lawn

Type of Lawn

I just paid $8.95 pm for HG Palmetto from Soilworx

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Adrian B
Oct 23, 2008 12:48 pm
Adrian B
woodsey
woodsey
25 October 2008

Treated Pine Sleepers for Garden

Treated Pine Sleepers for Garden

Thanks for your help! l'll pass it on :)

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woodsey
Oct 25, 2008 6:07 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
27 October 2008

Melbourne Landscaper Recommendations

Melbourne Landscaper Recommendations

Hey gang, I've just been told that we have to have a landscaping plan to get final building approval, and we were hoping to start building in a week or so. I was hoping…

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Djelibeybi
Oct 27, 2008 6:00 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
27 October 2008

My synthetic turf quote...

My synthetic turf quote...

Thanks, stormy. I saw the pics and they look awesome! I will update once something happens. But don't hold your breath as that could take awhile. Hehe

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sneakersss
Oct 27, 2008 1:35 pm
sneakersss
to_do_list
to_do_list
30 October 2008

slab drama's

slab drama's

As FuMan said your foundation may have swelled causing heaving of the slab and cracking of your brickwork...photos may help. Your builder should have included a…

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to_do_list
Oct 30, 2008 7:57 pm
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 October 2008

GM crops and products.

GM crops and products.

Thank god for diggers. :D http://www.diggers.com.au

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Yak_Chat
Oct 30, 2008 8:59 pm
Yak_Chat

Hi, we put one of these in, website is www.outvogue.com.au

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shreksm
Oct 31, 2008 12:12 am
shreksm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
31 October 2008

Turf Prices

Turf Prices
1, 2

Greg - nope I was talking about simply dye to put on your existing lawn :) They do it on a lot of golf courses they show on TV as well!

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stonecutter1309
Oct 31, 2008 9:07 am
stonecutter1309
Eager
Eager
3 November 2008

Landscaping over easement

Landscaping over easement

Gardens are fine. We got a brochure from our local water authority that told us what trees we could and couldn't plant there. Basically grass, flowers, shrubs and even…

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Eager
Nov 03, 2008 9:05 pm
Eager
peterd
peterd
4 November 2008

Who to get for Excavation and Retaining wall in Sutherland

Who to get for Excavation and Retaining wall in Sutherland

Hi Guys, I'm getting worried about preparation of our block for building... There is a large retaining wall at the rear of our block that is going to either be VERY…

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peterd
Nov 04, 2008 4:08 pm
Drax
Drax
7 November 2008

sealing brick wall from garden edging - yay or nay?!

sealing brick wall from garden edging - yay or nay?!

Hi, I had my house underpinned and the builders recommended putting a garden against the house to help keeping the soil solid, thus reducing the problems I was…

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Drax
Nov 07, 2008 12:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 November 2008

Natural Couch?

Natural Couch?

sure is cheaper! :) the only hassle in WA with using seed is the bloody ants! coastal brown ants are such a menace since local councils stopped spraying for them. They…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2008 4:18 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
13 November 2008

Wisdom Home builders - anyone used their landscape guy?

Wisdom Home builders - anyone used their landscape guy?

danma - how did you draw the plan yourselves? By hand? Did council need specific botanical names?

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stonecutter1309
Nov 13, 2008 1:07 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 November 2008

Online Nursery - Sydney

Online Nursery - Sydney

I haven't used any of these personally - but they seemed helpful when I've emailed or phoned with questions: http://www.downesnursery.com.au/ http://www.diversityplants.com.au

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stonecutter1309
Nov 14, 2008 8:06 am
stonecutter1309
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
14 November 2008

Bagged paver sand

Bagged paver sand

Thanks Fu. Unfortunately, the builder hasn't leaven any sand behind. Will go around shopping this weekend!

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tomking.chen
Nov 14, 2008 11:28 am
tomking.chen
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
14 November 2008

Grass tree and natives dying

Grass tree and natives dying

thanks again. ill have a look at setting it up as you explained.

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Perth_Euro
Nov 14, 2008 12:59 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 November 2008

Our first plants!!!

Our first plants!!!

No :), it isn't misleading. Many botanical names include Jasminoides or jasminum in the name in reference to either flowering heavily or fragrant flowers. It is a Latin thing.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 16, 2008 6:00 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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