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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
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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
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Maxie
Maxie
23 April 2008

Trees on your Nature Strip

Trees on your Nature Strip
1, 2, 3

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
zaff
zaff
27 April 2008

Render

Render

I'm by no means a pro but I've done a fair bit of rendering around my place on both brick and blue board. I haven't used the Dulux products as I thought it was a bit pricy…

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zaff
Apr 27, 2008 8:24 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 April 2008

is japanes box a good hedging plant??

is japanes box a good hedging plant??

chelle, It is commonly reffered to down here as BoxOz and was a big seller for Chris and Marie at Wombat Gully. It is fast growing buy not as hardy or drought…

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mattwalker
Apr 29, 2008 10:36 pm
mattwalker
Michelle
Michelle
2 May 2008

I killed a cactus

I killed a cactus

Too much water mek! :(

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Michelle
May 02, 2008 12:25 pm
Michelle
Rikster
Rikster
8 May 2008

Reputable Sydney Landscape contractor??

Reputable Sydney Landscape contractor??

Hi Guys, I'm after someone too... for the upper north shore area. Anyone have any recommendations ?

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Rikster
May 08, 2008 9:28 pm
Rikster
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Cabinfever
May 10, 2008 1:02 am
Cabinfever
dreamhome
dreamhome
12 May 2008

Landscaping cost???

Landscaping cost???

Dreamhoime, try Waterpros. I have found them very very…

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dreamhome
May 12, 2008 10:06 pm
dreamhome
Justin
Justin
14 May 2008

Landscaping Plans - Has anyone used this company

Landscaping Plans - Has anyone used this company

Hi We are currently in the process of trying to get a landscaping plan done. Have found an internet based Landscaping Architect Company on the internet called u plan (

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Justin
May 14, 2008 9:53 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
15 May 2008

Getting landscaping quotes

Getting landscaping quotes

Hey gang, We're at the point of requiring a landscaping quote for our block. Our Design Guidelines insist that at least the front is landscaped within six months (which…

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Djelibeybi
May 15, 2008 1:55 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 May 2008

Do treated pine logs eat ungalvanised screws?

Do treated pine logs eat ungalvanised screws?

Any outdoor fixing should be galvanised or stainless steel - I'm afraid the Bunnings guy is on the money. I'd replace what you can.

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Dukekamaya
May 16, 2008 8:29 pm
Dukekamaya

I've been a big fan of timber gates, and I reckon it kind gives houses abit of character.. colourbond fences are ok.. but just too many houses with the same look.. …

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NOC
May 18, 2008 6:42 pm
NOC
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neri
May 21, 2008 4:46 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
23 May 2008

back fence privacy

back fence privacy

+1 for Pittosporums I've planted a side hedge of limelights, but with a row of camelias in front. The camelias grow much more slowly, but…

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to_do_list
May 23, 2008 9:57 am
to_do_list
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
Paula
Paula
7 June 2008

Synthetic grass

Synthetic grass

My old place now. :D

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Paula
Jun 07, 2008 7:49 pm
Paula
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 July 2008

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 16, 2008 10:15 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 16, 2008 10:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 July 2008

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jul 16, 2008 10:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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