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Hi, I was wondering if I could get some tips on where to find Mexican Beach Pebble in Sydney? I am looking for the blue/grey coloured pebble/river stone. I'm not wanting…

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Jayna
Jun 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Hello everyone, This is the third and last plant in our newly inherited garden that I'm having trouble identifying. I was worried at first that it could be knotweed…

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m1n3tt3
Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am
m1n3tt3
m1n3tt3
13 June

Mystery tree identity

Mystery tree identity

Oh yes! That makes sense. Thanks! I had been thinking viburnum odoratissimum but couldn't work out why the scattering of dark red leaves.

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m1n3tt3
Jun 13, 2017 4:11 pm
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greenwing
Jun 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi All, I have a narrow lot and looking some guidance for some designs to do concreting and landscaping at front and back. here is my design. I did make couple of front…

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jmasood
Jun 12, 2017 6:33 am
jmasood
brodav83
brodav83
7 June

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Thanks mate. I have looked into DIY with sleepers however it didn't look as simple as driving posts into the ground and securing with sleepers behind the posts as there…

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brodav83
Jun 07, 2017 9:40 am

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

I hope it's ok for me to bump this - surely somebody has dealt with these ferns before?

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StartingOut
Jun 06, 2017 11:11 am
fariha
fariha
6 June

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows
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It is impossible to do think about a garden without gardening tools. This tools play an important role for making a successful garden. There are lots of tools for…

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fariha
Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am

If broadleaf grass like buffalos are not well suited for Melbourne climate, what else do you think is suitable? This is my patch of Sapphire lawn. The photo was taken…

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EmeryBB
Jun 05, 2017 10:26 pm
6banga
6banga
2 June

how to green up buffalo for winter.

how to green up buffalo for winter.

HI Winter has hit in nsw and my lawn is looking a tad yellowish. Anything I can put down to help it get green and stay a bit stronger over winter time? Thanks

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6banga
Jun 02, 2017 6:17 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
1 June

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Thanks! Sure where abouts in VIC are you and I will PM you some I found when researching ...

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jasonwg
Jun 01, 2017 10:58 pm
jasonwg
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Nawsome
May 29, 2017 8:20 am
Nawsome
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

That's great! Hopefully new landscaper out next week has some great ideas as I need to get a revised landscaping plan to council. Current picture would be great.

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 8:14 pm
pops70
pops70
23 May

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Hi everyone. I have recently bought a property with a decent sized front and backyard. Talking about 3000 sqm after taking house, pool and shed into account. Currently…

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pops70
May 23, 2017 12:45 am
6banga
6banga
19 May

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

I dont think they are hammerheads thats the closest thing I culd find to them but they def. dont have the hammerhead they are just black and all flat pretty much…

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6banga
May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Nice /Shrub Tree

Nice /Shrub Tree

The pic is not a magnolia. There are various varieties of magnolias available. For example, we have the magnolia teddy bear, which is a lot smaller and compact. Sent…

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shamuscassar.sc
May 19, 2017 7:27 am

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to get under the grass. Then use…

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AnnPerkins
May 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Blake.l
Blake.l
14 May

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

I have these In my yard maybe try digging in some cow manure in the soil around the tree. It's done wonders for mine they have had a massive growth spurt and have turned a…

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Blake.l
May 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

You have an almost identical block to the one we will be building on, but we don't have any plans for a pool. The back of the house has an 860mm cut to the right corner,…

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CG Scardycat
May 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

I have just had my garage side filled in with hardiflex panels, stud wall with panels on both sides. The outside panels go to the ground which is a small garden bed. I…

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jveevers
May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
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marcoola
May 04, 2017 7:46 am

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Any recommendations for someone to build and render a retaining wall and letter box in Perth (Western suburbs area)? Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 03, 2017 9:30 am
ayaman
ayaman
2 May

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

That's a bit much if you ask me! I'd say if thats the price there is probably a very complicated water/drainage system that needs to be put in place though, you'll…

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ayaman
May 02, 2017 7:01 am

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low. Try choose something that is a…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:41 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Patio Design Help

Patio Design Help

A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area? What's behind the point of view? Where are there windows looking out to? When…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:31 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices. Remember, they need to be spaced much…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stand out more. I prefer to use a dark grey or blue…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 6:08 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Advice

Advice

Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it will die and rot into the soil.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:23 am
The Garden Whisperer

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and with good…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:11 am
The Garden Whisperer

capital pear trees along northern fence

capital pear trees along northern fence

They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you. I wouldn't do it on an urban…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:35 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Murraya hedging questions

Murraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:32 pm
The Garden Whisperer

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Tree dimensions

Tree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Mini update. The camelias that had a hair cut, look much better for it. I simply love these old japonica species. I'll definely plant a few more. This is the far left…

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SteveMc
Apr 26, 2017 10:27 pm
SteveMc

My sisters is the same. For her it was required by SE water due to being in a flood zone. How many steps will you have at the front/back of the house?

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm

We have concrete sleepers. My husband did all the work himself with some mates. It helps that he has an excavator with a post hole digger and he borrowed the sleeper…

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AJB
Apr 21, 2017 6:27 pm
AJB
cross74
cross74
21 April

Landscape Plan for existing house

Landscape Plan for existing house

Hello Cross74, This is Scott, an experienced Landscape Architecture. We are a Landscape firm/Landscape Contractor company in NY, we can provide you the most unique &…

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm

Advice appreciated.

Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 6:57 am

Inground trampolines

Inground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
5 April

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 1:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm
DeKa
Francid1010
Francid1010
31 March

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm

Choosing seeds

Choosing seeds

Not enough to worry about.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Re-laying loose pavers?

Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:29 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Skinah
Skinah
26 March

How to kill couch grass under trees?

How to kill couch grass under trees?

Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…

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Skinah
Mar 26, 2017 7:23 pm


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