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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 October 2007

Clay Soil

Clay Soil

could I also throw another alternative to Gypsum? well I am going to anyway. :D There's a product that I swear by called "powerfeed" It is made by the folks who give us…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2007 12:44 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
17 October 2007

Yukka's or Ornamental Trees?

Yukka's or Ornamental Trees?

What The! G'Day nut :D ! Long time no see!!!! Been hanging out with Jase and Sarah a bit more, sorry :) New houses all round by the look mate :) Now my money is spent else…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2007 10:42 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 October 2007

Water Feature

Water Feature

agreed. I have found a few depending on what you want. However the contacts adrian has posted are solid ones and I would suggest taking his advice.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 19, 2007 12:20 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 October 2007

STANDARD CHINESE MAPLES……

STANDARD CHINESE MAPLES……
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Yeah it is the second windiest after Wellington :D and here in Perth we don't need any soil breaker :D... Just soil :D Talk about selling sand to the Arabs or ice to Eskimos :D

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 19, 2007 12:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Michelle
Michelle
19 October 2007

ISENT HE LOVLEY!!!

ISENT HE LOVLEY!!!

That’s scary!!!! I’ve never seen a red back that big! :shock: Full can of Baygon on her …….he had it coming for sticking his noise into big…

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Michelle
Oct 19, 2007 10:12 am
Michelle
Adrian B
Adrian B
23 October 2007

The latest addition to the house

The latest addition to the house
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LED lights from Water Pros, about $100 for 10 lights. You can buy white, but it looked a little odd. You could change them but it would be a big hassle. Like th blue, we…

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Adrian B
Oct 23, 2007 3:34 pm
Adrian B
cynarion
cynarion
24 October 2007

Price on BrickLayers for Various Things or DIY??

Price on BrickLayers for Various Things or DIY??

And don't forget that for particular heights of retaining wall, you actually need council approval and engineering drawings.

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cynarion
Oct 24, 2007 11:42 pm
cynarion
cynarion
cynarion
25 October 2007

Clueless Needing Gardening Help!

Clueless Needing Gardening Help!
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Okay, enough of that, you'll embarrass me! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: --Mike

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cynarion
Oct 25, 2007 4:35 pm
cynarion
davinci
davinci
25 October 2007

Creating an Exotic Garden

Creating an Exotic Garden
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exotic or 'tropical' , 'balinese' landscapes are more than possible just get the right designs and advice i have built landscapes in vic that have 'exotic' flair just…

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davinci
Oct 25, 2007 10:16 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 October 2007

The (more or less) Foolproof Planting Guide

The (more or less) Foolproof Planting Guide

I think I am gonna invest in a soil test kit right away.Any idea if soil changes Ph after construction (due to soluble…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 27, 2007 11:37 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
27 October 2007

Looking for garden design quotes

Looking for garden design quotes

try this site to get you started perhapes? https://www.homehelp4u.net/please_insert_postcode.php not a forum but it specialises in free quotes.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 27, 2007 1:23 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Amber
Amber
31 October 2007

Clay soil - tip

Clay soil - tip

Thanks for the tip on the tip .... I've got a couple of those so i'll steer clear of doing it now. Just a quick question for you cynarion - you seem to know what you…

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Amber
Oct 31, 2007 8:38 am
Amber
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
31 October 2007

water wise

water wise

please feel free to add info from your states water site. I know those plants are for Perth, however they are readily available for the most part in other states.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 31, 2007 11:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Michelle
Michelle
3 November 2007

Brisbane BobCat and Landscaping - recommendation

Brisbane BobCat and Landscaping - recommendation

Aaurora….that was a job well done….good for him. And good for you recommending him! Good size block you have, have fun, now the hard work begins. Post more…

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Michelle
Nov 03, 2007 7:11 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
5 November 2007

Brick Courtyard

Brick Courtyard

Now I just want to clarify the colours you are recommending are for use on the render, the gutters, facsia, door, and the board sections?…

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Michelle
Nov 05, 2007 6:50 pm
Michelle
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
14 November 2007

Who Pays for Retaining Walls

Who Pays for Retaining Walls

In some cases you'll find the retaining wall (if existing) is entirely within the property of a particular lot and not a shared boundary. One place I almost bought had an…

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Cabinfever
Nov 14, 2007 12:59 am
Cabinfever
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 November 2007

A QUESTION FOR Dukekamaya

A QUESTION FOR Dukekamaya

4421 7922 I'm only in the office on Saturday. Speak to Ray and tell him Luke said he will make you 'a deal' :)

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Dukekamaya
Nov 14, 2007 1:12 pm
Dukekamaya

Though I would finally try and get those images uploaded so here…

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arkraider
Nov 16, 2007 11:08 am
arkraider
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
16 November 2007

New House: How much would it cost for landscaping

New House: How much would it cost for landscaping

slugger - it's amazing when it comes to turf prices. we want empire zoiysia - best price I could find to buy & lay myself was $6.50m2 - but then I would also need…

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stonecutter1309
Nov 16, 2007 4:39 pm
stonecutter1309
aaurora
aaurora
16 November 2007

Are palm tree's worth anything?

Are palm tree's worth anything?

you could always 'sell' it on ebay...list it as 0.01 cents...this is probably the biggest market. Also, the trading post usually have listings free for under $100, give…

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aaurora
Nov 16, 2007 8:49 pm
aaurora
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 November 2007

DYING NATIVE FRANGIPANI'S

DYING NATIVE FRANGIPANI'S

It doesn't sound too cool. These may be something like bacterial leaf spot or maybe a fungal disease such as anthracnose. This appears on Mangos in a similar…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2007 10:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 November 2007

smart approved water mark

smart approved water mark

Thought I would post a link to this. it is a new system in Australia designed to bring waterwise products under one approval system. this will make buying the right…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2007 11:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 November 2007

something is eating my rose leaves

something is eating my rose leaves

Fear not this is not always of a concern. I am getting lots of questions about perfect semi-circular holes being eaten from rose leaves. This appears along the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 19, 2007 11:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 November 2007

Good Bugs

Good Bugs

Its an old thread but here I post an article about organic pest control that I think will benefit users: http://www.pestguru.com.au/organic-pest ... diy-guide/

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 20, 2007 9:48 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
20 November 2007

Paving

Paving

I agree about painting the fence a dark colour. We do this mainly to make it less noticable. A beige, green, light grey (we have fibre cement for the most part here in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 20, 2007 9:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
_Al_
_Al_
22 November 2007

Paving ideas needed, get in here!

Paving ideas needed, get in here!

Al the Nubrick pavers that you already have, have they been down long? I ask that as they might have faded, so to try and match them up to a…

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_Al_
Nov 22, 2007 1:24 pm
Jet79
Jet79
22 November 2007

Steep and long driveway + retaining

Steep and long driveway + retaining

Al; I don't think it would be easy as we have a lot of rock. There is also a campaction certificate when we bought the block and I was told if I change where they put the…

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Jet79
Nov 22, 2007 1:37 pm
Jet79
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arkraider
Nov 22, 2007 2:10 pm
arkraider
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 November 2007

BONSAI

BONSAI

No i din't get there, but i have it marked in the diary to get up there maybe in Jan. Things are too hectic leading up to Christmas and now most of our weekends are…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 22, 2007 2:38 pm
PhoenixStar
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 November 2007

maple in queensland?

maple in queensland?

Jet, I'm all for having ago and being positive in our efforts at everything we do, but I reckon you're pushing the proverbial uphill with a rather pointy and hmmm…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 22, 2007 5:15 pm
Yak_Chat
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 November 2007

Designing a Garden

Designing a Garden

can I suggest forumw.org It's like a data base of where to find free downloads ;) try searching there.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 22, 2007 11:02 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
devank
devank
23 November 2007

Landscape designer in Sydney

Landscape designer in Sydney

Thanks for that Louise. I send her an email with your name in it :) - devank

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devank
Nov 23, 2007 5:37 pm
devank
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
24 November 2007

Garden Mulch.

Garden Mulch.

Its 100% free at the City of South Perth. (if ur a resident)

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Perth_Euro
Nov 24, 2007 10:02 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
28 November 2007

Dressing up a 3 metre fence

Dressing up a 3 metre fence

another great plant to try would be Vibernum "Emerald Lustre". Big green glossey leaves and very tough.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 28, 2007 12:52 am
TheGardenWhisperer
arkraider
arkraider
28 November 2007

Lawn and prickles - what to do??

Lawn and prickles - what to do??
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At the new place however, there will be sprinklers and irrigation galore, as we will be on recycled/grey water. I now have to just source particular plants and types of…

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arkraider
Nov 28, 2007 9:15 am
arkraider
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
29 November 2007

Great Gardens

Great Gardens

Thought I might post this. Great Gardens workshops and the concept is something I am a very big supporter of and the information given in these is about something I am…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 29, 2007 11:53 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
clath
clath
30 November 2007

planning your home and garden

planning your home and garden

yes v pande near the cafe on the lake. Phoenix its just a guide. No think the City of Casey just would give it out as a guide and wouldnt be enforcable. I heard the…

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clath
Nov 30, 2007 1:29 am
clath
davinci
davinci
2 December 2007

Concrete Driveways

Concrete Driveways

if he repours the section make sure he drills into each side of the concrete that is left and inserts y12 reinforcment bars this supports the new conc and stops…

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davinci
Dec 02, 2007 10:17 am
davinci
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
7 December 2007

Turfing - Top Soil

Turfing - Top Soil

Heeellllpp....I'm stuck in a perpetual loop. :?

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3timesbuilda
Dec 07, 2007 1:21 pm
3timesbuilda
aaurora
aaurora
12 December 2007

What caused my blisters - our new garden

What caused my blisters - our new garden
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ok, ok! I will take some piccies of our front yard today (complete with TURF!!) and hopefully you can check it out tomorrow. The turf guy was good, he charged us $3.50…

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aaurora
Dec 12, 2007 3:06 pm
aaurora
Mrs B
Mrs B
15 December 2007

Balinese Pot

Balinese Pot

www.stoneworksvic.com No 24 Richards Street (Corner of Hampstead Rd.) Maidstone, Victoria 3012. Phone/Fax : (03) 9317 3055 E-mail…

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Mrs B
Dec 15, 2007 11:38 am
Mrs B
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
17 December 2007

Redgum sleepers cheap?

Redgum sleepers cheap?

Al, check out this link - hope it helps? $10 each - cheap enough for…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 17, 2007 4:30 pm
PhoenixStar
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 5:33 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 11:04 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 8:27 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 11:04 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 9:43 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 26, 2007 12:06 am
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 12:18 pm
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 7:10 pm


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