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mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
13 August 2007

Letterbox pics

Letterbox pics

I found some great wooden ones - check out www.outvogue.com.au really nice

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mudtrilogy
Aug 13, 2007 2:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 August 2007

Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence

Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence
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If they're sagging they haven't been built properly. Hardwood screened fencing is dearer because generally you use kiln or air-dried decking timber. Normal pailing…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 16, 2007 10:44 pm
Dukekamaya
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
20 August 2007

Landscape designer vs DIY

Landscape designer vs DIY
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We contacted a local company who does commercial landscaping and a little design work. All we really wanted was to have a concept design done woth a rough planting…

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bunoluvas
Aug 20, 2007 10:58 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 August 2007

deck or concrete slab/ pond

deck or concrete slab/ pond

We are thinking as well of a greywater pond for the washing machine. I know you should have special permissions.... Not a good idea!!!…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 20, 2007 11:01 pm
Yak_Chat
eimaj
eimaj
21 August 2007

Big Fella Landscapes Rock!

Big Fella Landscapes Rock!

Thanks Shaun. Will definately get them to quote when we're ready cheers Eimaj :)

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eimaj
Aug 21, 2007 8:11 pm
eimaj
eimaj
23 August 2007

Water Tank for garden

Water Tank for garden

Does anyone have any tips or advice about getting a water tank for the garden only (not connected to grey water or toilets). Block is 800sqm, so looking for reccomended…

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eimaj
Aug 23, 2007 4:32 pm
shooey
shooey
26 August 2007

Stone effect water tank

Stone effect water tank

Oh clever cookie, I couldnt find it! Yeah thats it, thanks :) I'm wondering if they arent a good design as no where seems to sell them

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shooey
Aug 26, 2007 2:48 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 September 2007

Landscape designer courses

Landscape designer courses

devank - though TAFE in NSW http://www.tafensw.edu.au/howex/servlet ... g+Services Horticulture studies focused on landscaping

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stonecutter1309
Sep 03, 2007 6:17 pm
stonecutter1309
shooey
shooey
7 September 2007

TP v's Merb decking

TP v's Merb decking

Thanks! We have about 3 months before we need to make big decisions (once the house is finished) so I will keep all this in mind Thanks for that link too UA, it is…

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shooey
Sep 07, 2007 10:09 am
Amber
Amber
7 September 2007

I’ve got to say…….

I’ve got to say…….

Glad I gave you a giggle Michelle!! My original title would have definitely got me in trouble with the mods and as I enjoy the forum, figured I should tone it down…

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Amber
Sep 07, 2007 11:08 am
Amber
vpande
vpande
9 September 2007

Colourbond fence

Colourbond fence

Well they (LHS Neighbour) believe that having the new fence will jazz up the place more and may sell for extra $$. He nearly convinced hubby to change the LHS by showing…

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vpande
Sep 09, 2007 8:28 am
_Al_
_Al_
18 September 2007

Decking vs Paving vs Concrete

Decking vs Paving vs Concrete

I pay in beer Adrian. And don't start work till ten. :wink:

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_Al_
Sep 18, 2007 2:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 September 2007

Blue board

Blue board

Probably better with compressed fibro

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Dukekamaya
Sep 24, 2007 10:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Mikita
Mikita
28 September 2007

Tree removal

Tree removal

Also, talk to a local tree removal specialist, as they will be well-versed in the local council regs, and know the right people to talk to. Often times they will know how…

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Mikita
Sep 28, 2007 2:45 pm
Mikita
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 October 2007

Garden lighting

Garden lighting

i tried clicking the link that was on the site - page didn't appear - googled the company and it came up .au

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stonecutter1309
Oct 09, 2007 5:26 pm
stonecutter1309

This is the closest image i can find - he's a pot holder and we have one like this that is a dog's water bowl - but i've seen them where they have no actual use - just…

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bmp
Oct 12, 2007 2:29 pm
bmp
davinci
davinci
15 October 2007

laying crazy paving in grass

laying crazy paving in grass

your talking about pebble mesh inlays these are designed to be laid on a concret base or on a wall have a look at castlemain slate, bali limestone or random blustone lay…

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davinci
Oct 15, 2007 9:28 am
davinci
davinci
davinci
15 October 2007

Hebel wall

Hebel wall

by hebel blocks do you mean besser style cement blocks? if so concreet foundation size of foundation and type of concrete will be determined by height of wall place y12…

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davinci
Oct 15, 2007 5:23 pm
davinci
davinci
davinci
16 October 2007

Fluid Limestone

Fluid Limestone

lumeah is the only supplier of limestone concrete in vic thus there is a limit to contracters with the abilty to pour this type of concrete i am meeting with the owner…

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davinci
Oct 16, 2007 9:01 pm
davinci
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 October 2007

Landscape Quote

Landscape Quote

On the topic of good books could I suggest the ABC gardening Australia book called "Flora". It is as good as, or the same as, the old "Botanica" and is one of the more…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2007 12:27 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
16 October 2007

Trim my hedge?

Trim my hedge?
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a more serious answer... A good freind of mine is one of WAs leading experts in Topiary. He has done a short instructional DVD on the topic which he has been selling but…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2007 12:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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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