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Michelle
Michelle
7 October

How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

::cheerleader::::cheerleader::never mind,there's always this fun little dancer!! Have fun!! :) ::kiss::

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Michelle

So found this little guy at my cloths line last Friday, not too happy to find him/her. Not with a 7 month old kitten I need to watch! Mum must be close as this is the…

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Michelle
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 October

How do I care for this plant

How do I care for this plant

They look to my extremely uneducated eye to be something like a New Zealand Flax (Phormium), with the purple plant being something like Phormium Tenax Purpureum. If they…

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PVBuild
Oct 06, 2017 10:02 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
4 October

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Take a look at pittosporum silver sheen. It is an evergreen used mainly for hedges and screening if planted close together. We planted them along dead side of house and…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 04, 2017 3:27 pm
sydneysider
sydneysider
3 October

Show us your landscaping ideas!

Show us your landscaping ideas!

Hi Homeone, I am getting closer and closer to the end of my build but am still stumped when it comes to landscaping ideas. I have seen some very well thought out…

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sydneysider
Oct 03, 2017 10:40 pm
6banga
6banga
2 October

Pop Up sprinkler system

Pop Up sprinkler system

I ended up installing an iriigation sytem got hunter mp3000 rotators but the guy at the irrigation shop just sold me the standard pro spray bodies so no check valve or…

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6banga
Oct 02, 2017 6:34 pm
eviou
eviou
29 September

Kikuyu companion grass

Kikuyu companion grass

Hi there, Forst post here. I have a predominatly kikuyu lawn, however there are a number of shady areas where it will not grow. As such, I was seeking to find a turf…

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eviou
Sep 29, 2017 9:43 pm
navman
navman
26 September

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Hello, My house is finishing construction and I need to organize fencing and landscaping. Does anyone have any recommendations in the Berwick / Clyde North area?

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navman
Sep 26, 2017 3:31 pm
GillyM
GillyM
26 September

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Cliveas do well in shady spots..... they say that they need a bit of water during warmer months, but during the cooler months they like it drier. I've had them under trees…

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GillyM
Sep 26, 2017 7:59 am
GillyM

Hi, I have two indoor plants and was told that they were virtually indestructible. Unfortunately though, the tops keep drying out. I water regularly (but small amounts)…

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yendor28
Sep 21, 2017 10:35 am
yendor28
yendor28
21 September

Help with my geraniums (and blueberry tree) from bugs please

Help with my geraniums (and blueberry tree) from bugs please

thank you. They seem to be growing much better now the weeds are removed. Weird, they did not look like they were interfering, but perhaps they were at root level?

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yendor28
Sep 21, 2017 10:32 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
20 September

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Yates buffalo pro concentrate. It's best to mix and use as a spray rather than the hose applicator bottles so you get good coverage and consistency. Add a drop of…

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SteveMc
Sep 20, 2017 5:23 pm
SteveMc
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 September

Rose Bush Question

Rose Bush Question

Best thing is to cut off the affected sections, and then use a black spot spray regularly to prevent reoccurrence.

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joannapaulp
Sep 17, 2017 11:31 pm
allan_donald
allan_donald
17 September

Advice - Front & backyard landscaping (New Home)

Advice - Front & backyard landscaping (New Home)

Hi, I am trying to get an idea of what I need to do first before laying turf grass in my front & backyard. Step by step instructions on what needs to be done before I…

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allan_donald
Sep 17, 2017 12:07 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
12 September

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Hi I did see some threads here from a while back but can anyone recommend Fertigation products? I want to be able to put Seasol through my 200-300m of Boreline drippers…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 12, 2017 6:54 pm
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TheBigHouse
Sep 11, 2017 9:00 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
11 September

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Hi there, We're currently talking to our landscaper regarding some retaining (quite a lot really!) and we really like the clean finish of a rendered finish. Our…

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JM1911A1
Sep 11, 2017 3:10 pm
JM1911A1
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
7 September

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Found this informative link Iron deposit problems (ochre) in drip irrigation systems have been reported mainly in the United…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi see below image Site is all sand. However as per another thread I will import clay, probably Soil Solver Clay Plus at 10kg p m2. So the top section behind the wall @…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
6 September

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Lakeside, I meant to add on the Hunter MP Rotators vs Rainbird RVANS I was told that RVANS are better suited to bores, as they throw a larger amount of water out and…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 5:43 pm
jaredlia
jaredlia
6 September

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Awesome! thanks very much. See how I go. Cheers for the advice. Appreciated!

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jaredlia
Sep 06, 2017 11:31 am
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PolkaDots
Sep 06, 2017 10:57 am
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
5 September

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Hi ok, I didn't realise couch was that intensive, the turf companies that sell both made out that in summer both require a fortnightly mow. The 6 hours you mention, assume…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 12:11 am
Lakeside Paving
Lakeside Paving
5 September

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Mate the existing sand will be fine. Add it then quickly run the rotary hoe back over it or even just give it a rake to the rough level. This will just allow some of the…

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Lakeside Paving
Sep 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Lakeside Paving
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

Patto we had a similar setup, just had a concreter out to look at it - we'll leave a 200mm gap between the concreting and the retaining wall. Be much easier if we ever…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Joshin
Joshin
2 September

Where the Hell to Buy Nara Native Turf Plugs

Where the Hell to Buy Nara Native Turf Plugs

Hi, I've been trying to buy Nara lawn for the past 3 months in prep for spring, does anyone know where I can get plugs and have them shipped to me ? I have pretty much…

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Joshin
Sep 02, 2017 10:25 am

Hi all, First time poster here, thanks for having me ;) I'm after an opinion on whether i could re-use pavers (which we're replacing with turf) to build a 60cm high…

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Jens
Aug 31, 2017 1:57 am
brodav83
brodav83
30 August

Retaining wall needed on Central Coast NSW

Retaining wall needed on Central Coast NSW

Hi all, I am looking for recommendations for landscapers who can build a simple retaining wall on the Central Coast NSW. Probably treated timber construction to keep costs…

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brodav83
Aug 30, 2017 12:19 pm
aspire029
aspire029
22 August

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

These core drilled holes are core drilled to where ever the agi pipes will Tee off into which is pretty much close to the footing. Behind that area will be water…

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aspire029
Aug 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Talkey
Talkey
22 August

Landscape Gardener in Surf Coast (Torquay)

Landscape Gardener in Surf Coast (Torquay)

Hi all, I'm just looking for recommendations for someone to do my garden on a new build in Torquay, Vic. Thanks in advance.

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Talkey
Aug 22, 2017 11:41 am
Talkey

Finally got approval this week for the works. Updated main plan with detail sheet for side elevations Each reference with side view elevation Materials now…

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SteveMc
Aug 21, 2017 3:43 pm
SteveMc
Sriya
Sriya
20 August

Raised garden bed Cost

Raised garden bed Cost

Thanks for the detailed reply. I have learnt a lot from your post. Thanks again.

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Sriya
Aug 20, 2017 4:04 pm
inflames62
inflames62
20 August

Kellyville Landscape Design + Construction Recommendations

Kellyville Landscape Design + Construction Recommendations

Hi Is anyone able to recommend a good design & construct landscape company servicing the hills district ? Ive been searching online for weeks, had a few leads that went…

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inflames62
Aug 20, 2017 3:58 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
19 August

Blueberry bush flowering but no fruit?

Blueberry bush flowering but no fruit?

Oh mine are the same! Full of flowers but no fruit yet

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cat_dunc
Aug 19, 2017 12:43 pm
cat_dunc

Thanks all. We ended up getting sleepers from a place called EDH on the south coast NSW. They look fantastic. Gal H posts look good. Now the fun part digging the holes.…

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Tom2016
Aug 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Tom2016

What is happening to my basil!!!???

What is happening to my basil!!!???

Clear as day its scale. Scale scale scale. If you deal with it properly with eco oil enough times the ants will figure out the game is up. They start of tiny (the ants…

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Russell_inthe_bushes
Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
6banga
6banga
18 August

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

+ 1 Sapphire I have it in NSW not to sure how it would fair in Perth though. Its an excellent Grass it just tolerates the frost here goes a bit yellow but bounces back…

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6banga
Aug 18, 2017 6:13 pm

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Ill second the advice on white oil, It burned my plants despite following directions. I balcony gardened for a long time, And that leaf curl always occurred after heavy…

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Russell_inthe_bushes
Aug 18, 2017 11:17 am

I accidentally bought a full size Morello cherry tree, Had planned to get a dwarf. But considering we have no back yard trees, Its a reasonably good choice. The neighbours…

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Russell_inthe_bushes
Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 August

BUILDING AT IT BEST

BUILDING AT IT BEST

Do you know when it will get here?

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SaveH2O
Aug 17, 2017 5:51 pm
SaveH2O
bg100
bg100
15 August

Buying / Landscaping a Sloping Block

Buying / Landscaping a Sloping Block

I second the gumtree option - just search for "sandstone boulders" or something similar and you should get a few options. Keep searching over a week or two because new…

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bg100
Aug 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Joshee
Joshee
15 August

Help needed, returfing

Help needed, returfing

Hi, I am in the process of returfing my lawn, i have just stripped 100mm off the top of the yard as it was a very hard clay (Brisbane) ive just finished spreading 100mm…

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Joshee
Aug 15, 2017 3:06 pm
NewbGrdner
NewbGrdner
13 August

Landscaping a 100m2 Backyard

Landscaping a 100m2 Backyard

Your best bet is to go to a local nursery, they can definitely help you with your plant needs. Also, try these if you're on a budget. Good luck!

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NewbGrdner
Aug 14, 2017 12:01 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
12 August

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
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Big thanks to H1 Admin for changing the Post Thread edit limit for me. All of the Pics are now back in place. Enjoy.

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KnockItDown
Aug 12, 2017 7:26 pm
KnockItDown

If you are after gardening advice, it helps everyone if you say what region you live in and what type of soil you have.

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Tinacamp
Aug 10, 2017 3:27 pm
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Ezza78
Aug 09, 2017 8:19 pm
insider
insider
7 August

Is this the case of groundwater?

Is this the case of groundwater?
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If thats the case then concrete paving correctly drained will solve the problem

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insider
Aug 07, 2017 10:36 pm
insider

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