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Strumer
Strumer
16 November 2005

Killing the weeds

Killing the weeds

I'm not saying don't use a weed killer, but as Steve says, that stuff will kill you! Ze*o, *oundup, *oger et cetera have all been strongly connected to the name AGENT…

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Strumer
Nov 16, 2005 11:29 am
Strumer
Jo
Jo
29 March 2006

Levelling a garden

Levelling a garden

Thanks for the response Jo. We have pretty much come to expect that we need a retaining wall. This is not something we intend to do immediately…

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Jo
Mar 29, 2006 12:39 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 June 2006

Instant lawns

Instant lawns

Hi everyone, I think I might have some answers to some of your lawn queries!! If you are after a lawn that is very hardy and dog friendly (which will repair) there…

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Adrian B
Jun 08, 2006 3:55 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
Adrian B
20 September 2006

Water restrictions

Water restrictions

Found this dodc, might be of help for new home…

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Adrian B
Sep 20, 2006 11:43 pm
Adrian B
Michelle
Michelle
29 September 2006

where to go for Modern Wooden Gate in Perth?

where to go for Modern Wooden Gate in Perth?

Sine nobody has answered your question; I’ll give it a go. I would find a photo or picture of the style you like then get a builder or an apprentice to make it for…

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Michelle
Sep 29, 2006 6:34 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
5 October 2006

Use a level, or use the sidewalk

Use a level, or use the sidewalk

Just off the top of my head, is your land level or does it run slight down? I think dig the hole the length of the bed, do a string line, then see if it all levels…

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Michelle
Oct 05, 2006 6:07 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
22 November 2006

back yard

back yard

How funny…..I didn’t even look at the post time. And I spent ages replying to it!!! :shock:

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Michelle
Nov 22, 2006 8:51 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
14 December 2006

Potting Raphis Palm

Potting Raphis Palm

Yes Dukekamaya, Raphis Palms are one of the most expensive palms to buy. They are an excellent indoor plant, but like all indoors Palms will need the best position with…

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Michelle
Dec 14, 2006 5:50 pm
Michelle
snappy
snappy
10 January 2007

Sand Flies

Sand Flies

Our block is on quite hard sandy soil a great home to the million sand flies that love to bite me or rather wee on me :shock: Can anyone recommend a good insecticide to…

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snappy
Jan 10, 2007 2:32 pm
snappy
Clovies
Clovies
11 January 2007

A whole lotta of crap!!

A whole lotta of crap!!

Thanks Clov

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Clovies
Jan 11, 2007 2:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2007

Hedging

Hedging

All hedging will require ongoing maintainance. Ring around some of the larger wholesale nurseries - there is a lot up around Dural/Kenthurst way.

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2007 11:28 am
Dukekamaya
Bradek
Bradek
19 January 2007

quick story about cats, poo, nutgrass and gravel.

quick story about cats, poo, nutgrass and gravel.

Hi, not an expert at these things but saw at Bunnings a plastic garden edge (quite thin but tall) that you can sink into the ground behind your sleepers to form an…

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Bradek
Jan 19, 2007 12:52 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 February 2007

white decorative rocks/pebbles

white decorative rocks/pebbles

They cost about the same in NSW. Good luck...

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Michelle
Feb 06, 2007 5:58 pm
Michelle
Adrian B
Adrian B
19 February 2007

Rainwater tanks down hill

Rainwater tanks down hill

As you are in melbourne, I would strongly suggest you go talk to Reece P.lumbing in their Irrigation division. Take all your measurements, plans etc, and they can talk you…

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Adrian B
Feb 19, 2007 11:02 am
Adrian B
Bud977
Bud977
28 February 2007

What to do with the pool when rebuilding

What to do with the pool when rebuilding

Nellie, I'm glad you're putting in the 150UBs. The last thing you want is for someone to fall in the pool/tank due to rotten supports. I wouldn't like to just rely on…

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Bud977
Feb 28, 2007 8:34 pm
Guest
8 March 2007

Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo

Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo

Hey all...was just curious as to what was the main reason in deciding to build? ie - couldnt find an established house you liked/ always…

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Guest
Mar 08, 2007 4:20 pm
epiphany
epiphany
17 March 2007

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

Established fruit trees don't require a lot of work...just keeping up the watering (amount will depend on the type of tree), pruning if required & thinning out fruit if…

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epiphany
Mar 17, 2007 12:47 pm
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
17 March 2007

What do do on side of my house?

What do do on side of my house?

My personal opinion is that a nice garden adds value to the house but if you're going to sell soon, there's no point in investing a lot of time & money into this one. The…

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epiphany
Mar 17, 2007 1:07 pm
epiphany
Sallyho
Sallyho
23 March 2007

Coloured Concrete costs?

Coloured Concrete costs?

I to am looking at doing this in Victoria area - does anyone cost in VIC (western suburbs) thanks

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Sallyho
Mar 23, 2007 9:34 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3 April 2007

Wine Barrel Planters

Wine Barrel Planters

I suspect they are rotting from the water inside more than outside. 2 ideas you could consider for the inside. 1. Burn out the inside and the charcoal should protect the…

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3timesbuilda
Apr 03, 2007 8:25 am
3timesbuilda
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
10 April 2007

WA Natives

WA Natives

thanks so much for that they were i big help

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off2theburbs
Apr 10, 2007 2:00 am
kasiakm
kasiakm
20 April 2007

Timber Decking

Timber Decking

Anyone know anyone who will do it cheaper than this, or does anyone know of a good alternative that is not as expensive? We were looking into hiring someone to…

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kasiakm
Apr 20, 2007 8:09 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
1 May 2007

Cutting into hard dirt - rock

Cutting into hard dirt - rock

Why do you want to terrace it if it is so hard? Normally terracing is used to stop it collapsing. If you just want it to look better, try digging out some small holes and…

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3timesbuilda
May 01, 2007 12:44 pm
3timesbuilda
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 May 2007

Lapped and capped hardwood fence - price?

Lapped and capped hardwood fence - price?

Hi Amber - many thanks! Sounds relatively cheap (always a good thing when building a new house!)

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stonecutter1309
May 02, 2007 9:19 am
stonecutter1309
royalblue
royalblue
7 May 2007

Limestone wall alternative

Limestone wall alternative

There are literally dozens of reconstituted limestone products on the market. They are similar in appearance and tend to be more uniform in size/shape/composition,…

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royalblue
May 07, 2007 9:54 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 May 2007

Fake grass

Fake grass

They now have a new product (40mm high instead of 50mm) and it is only $75 per sqm + excavation!! Matt

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mattwalker
May 24, 2007 12:43 pm
mattwalker
Sallyho
Sallyho
24 May 2007

Fruit in Melbourne

Fruit in Melbourne

I know this is probably a little late but i have just come across this site as well which graft fruit trees and deliver them to you...... http://www.fruitsaladtrees.com

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Sallyho
May 24, 2007 1:22 pm
Sallyho
Sallyho
25 May 2007

Water Features , Garden Lighting and Irigation Store

Water Features , Garden Lighting and Irigation Store

Thanks for sharing Adrian. Out of curiousity where the pricey??

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Sallyho
May 25, 2007 8:15 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
25 May 2007

Sub-surface irrigation of lawns

Sub-surface irrigation of lawns

Hi PeeJay - great pics - thanks :) Faster water transfer too hopefully means less water used :)

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stonecutter1309
May 25, 2007 8:19 pm
stonecutter1309
devank
devank
29 May 2007

SAVING WATER OUTDOOORS

SAVING WATER OUTDOOORS

1. I'm currently using the drip system. 2. Mulch is already in place. 3. Planning to divert my washing machine pipeline... need to do a bit of research on that. Eg:…

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devank
May 29, 2007 12:40 pm
devank
Casa2
Casa2
31 May 2007

Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting
1, 2

Yak Chat, Thanks for the reply. 1.5 m diameter is nice and compact. I've got many low energy heating and cooling aspects pretty well worked out as they will be on…

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Casa2
May 31, 2007 6:06 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 June 2007

Cocos Palms

Cocos Palms
1, 2

The Cocos palm ( or Queen palm) is native to Brazil. It is actually listed as a noxious weed in Australia! Responsible nurseries no longer sell them. The native Bangalow…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 10, 2007 10:20 pm
Dukekamaya
Solid Thinking
Solid Thinking
15 June 2007

Do i need to lay ag pipe??

Do i need to lay ag pipe??

Driving over AG pipe depands if you are driving along (down the side of a driveway) or over it (across a driveway). If you drive over it and it's at least 200mm below…

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Solid Thinking
Jun 15, 2007 6:32 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 June 2007

Hidden Retaining Wall.

Hidden Retaining Wall.

Shagsy, As your in SA check out the Auspine range of products made at Kalangadoo. They do a range of Creasote treated fence posts and their process includes pressure…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 15, 2007 7:16 am
Yak_Chat
Sallyho
Sallyho
15 June 2007

Outdoor quality Prints / Artwork ??

Outdoor quality Prints / Artwork ??

Also check out ebay - you just never know what you'll find on there.

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Sallyho
Jun 15, 2007 1:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
27 June 2007

Filling in our pool, who to do it?

Filling in our pool, who to do it?

Good website Solid Thinking. Excellent information! :D

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Michelle
Jun 27, 2007 6:33 pm
Michelle
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
5 July 2007

Hebel Blocks

Hebel Blocks

Hi Ewan, Have you considered other options. There are various specially designed blocks that slot together (a bit like lego) and don't require cement. Ask at a pavers…

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3timesbuilda
Jul 05, 2007 8:33 am
3timesbuilda
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
6 July 2007

Paving people

Paving people

Is there anyone here that can point me in the direction of where to find someone to lay the paving in our back yard of our new house for us. And about how much/how do they…

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off2theburbs
Jul 06, 2007 10:07 pm
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
18 July 2007

Austral Retaining Walls

Austral Retaining Walls

About $3300 for materials - didn't think that was too bad

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mudtrilogy
Jul 18, 2007 7:41 am
aaurora
aaurora
19 July 2007

Turf

Turf

Yeah, we had every intention of laying it ourselves, but with the comment in this thread about how it is cheaper to get someone to lay it per sqm…

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aaurora
Jul 19, 2007 8:33 am
aaurora
mattwalker
mattwalker
30 July 2007

My Garden design - maybe

My Garden design - maybe

Well spotted! I didnt have it in the drawing however there is a sensor located centrally to pickup / cover both the doorway and the driveway!

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mattwalker
Jul 30, 2007 8:04 am
mattwalker
ahuang
ahuang
2 August 2007

For anyone watching 'Backyard Blitz' last sunday (22 July)

For anyone watching 'Backyard Blitz' last sunday (22 July)

I guess not everyone (who has license/qualification) has the kind of…

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ahuang
Aug 02, 2007 11:51 am
ahuang
Adrian B
Adrian B
12 August 2007

Argh...no one wants to build me a letterbox!

Argh...no one wants to build me a letterbox!

If in Melbourne, and wnting a timber one, check out these guys

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Adrian B
Aug 12, 2007 9:41 pm
Adrian B
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 1:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 August 2007

Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence

Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence
1, 2

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 9:44 pm
Dukekamaya
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
20 August 2007

Landscape designer vs DIY

Landscape designer vs DIY
1, 2

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 9:58 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 10:01 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 7:11 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 3:32 pm

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