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NewKid78
NewKid78
3 April 2015

Citrus leafminer - how to win

Citrus leafminer - how to win

Ok it looks like the remaining leaf miners have given up and gone home :) Probably aided by the fact there aren't many new leaves left to infest! I will know to be more…

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NewKid78
Apr 03, 2015 10:55 am

Sorry Bluesuede wasn't aware of that procedure My miss found those I am not sure if they are doing that damage or not

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zillah
Apr 03, 2015 9:43 am
Simbo
Simbo
2 April 2015

Building a wooden sleeper garden bed

Building a wooden sleeper garden bed

A combo of a spade and a cheap hammer drill (a drill with a jackhammer function) will get you through it. For example Ozito do a range of DIY hammer drills for $50-150…

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Simbo
Apr 02, 2015 1:33 am
fantasticgardenersm
fantasticgardenersm
31 March 2015

Need help to identify my lawn

Need help to identify my lawn

Looks like kikuyu to me too. It's a quite popular choice around Melbourne lately. I would personally recommend to be careful with the weed killers they sell on the market.…

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fantasticgardenersm
Mar 31, 2015 10:13 pm
fantasticgardenersm
hibiscusrose
hibiscusrose
29 March 2015

bees/wasps on the last of the grapes

bees/wasps on the last of the grapes

We have quite a few bunches of grapes where they are half edible and half shrivelled. I don't know what caused the shrivelling, even though I searched the net. Now…

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hibiscusrose
Mar 29, 2015 1:35 pm
hibiscusrose
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 March 2015

Redirecting gutter flow to rainwater tank

Redirecting gutter flow to rainwater tank

You have to either divert the downpipes along walls or divert the pipepipes to a wet system. Wet systems are trouble and there are threads in Eco Living that discuss this.…

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SaveH2O
Mar 29, 2015 10:48 am
SaveH2O
swarmski
swarmski
28 March 2015

Colours for bore water?

Colours for bore water?

Hi all, Im in the process of designing my house, but need to keep in mind that bore water stains. What would be the best colours to design with that hide bore water…

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swarmski
Mar 28, 2015 8:29 pm
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hohkyo
Mar 28, 2015 12:17 pm
koston44
koston44
28 March 2015

Permeable grass driveway reinforcement

Permeable grass driveway reinforcement

Used this product commercially and want to use in same scenario as you are describing. About 29/m2 for grids only.

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koston44
Mar 28, 2015 7:42 am
koston44
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
28 March 2015

Replacement for spongolite?

Replacement for spongolite?
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https://m.masters.com.au/product/101387 ... nules-20kg called up the number on back of bag and guy said 100% spongolite mined in wa used in my front garden so far so good

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Perth Dream
Mar 28, 2015 6:24 am
Perth Dream
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 March 2015

Too much rain for new lawn?

Too much rain for new lawn?

Brown turf roll edges is normal, same with the odd small brown patch here and there. Don't stress about that it will recover. As for the rain, its probably a tad too much…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 27, 2015 7:39 pm
force10x
force10x
25 March 2015

DIY Subsurface irrigation for new lawn

DIY Subsurface irrigation for new lawn

hello again. Is this correct? I have 19 mm poly pipes running along the length of the lawn. The 13 mm dripper line will be installed connecting the two poly pipes with a…

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force10x
Mar 25, 2015 4:59 pm
BradS
BradS
24 March 2015

Killing Kikuyu in Buffalo

Killing Kikuyu in Buffalo

will probably end up pulling runners up to a degree and letting them have it with round up. One sure way of getting rid of i guess. Wish me luck

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BradS
Mar 24, 2015 9:30 pm
TomCat
TomCat
24 March 2015

clay soil

clay soil

8) exactly what I wanted to hear. thanks! :D

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TomCat
Mar 24, 2015 12:57 pm
TomCat
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

Query on Cement Sheet DIY Install for Raised Garden Bed

Query on Cement Sheet DIY Install for Raised Garden Bed

The going rate is that you would aim to avoid put any unnecessary pressure/weight on the fence. How high in mm do you want this garden bed though?

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 11:35 am
davinci
davinci
23 March 2015

Irrigation - Connecting PVC pipe to tap

Irrigation - Connecting PVC pipe to tap

Dependant on the stand pipe and tap material.... Galv. Or brass/copper "t" fitting inbetween the mains stand pipe and tape itself... Use Teflon tape. Then a male to male…

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davinci
Mar 23, 2015 9:20 pm
davinci
hibiscusrose
hibiscusrose
20 March 2015

Identifying a plant

Identifying a plant

Hi MnT, Thank you for your reply. I googled seaside daisy and the flowers were quite a lot larger, really rather nice! I wouldn't mind a few of them. Thanks again Ann

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hibiscusrose
Mar 20, 2015 10:29 pm
hibiscusrose
mossbrooke
mossbrooke
20 March 2015

Cottonwood Hibiscus Hedge

Cottonwood Hibiscus Hedge

Hello, I am a newbie to this forum & was hoping that someone could advise me on the Cottonwood Hibiscus Plant as I am looking at creating an informal hedge with them…

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mossbrooke
Mar 20, 2015 1:27 am
light487
light487
19 March 2015

How to make a garden with poor soil

How to make a garden with poor soil

Gypsum is the best thing to use on clay soils. Spread on the Gypsum on top of the bed, then use a pick hoe or other hoe tool to break up the soil which will evenly mix the…

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light487
Mar 19, 2015 12:44 pm
light487
jimhome1
jimhome1
18 March 2015

Garden Design Help

Garden Design Help

Needing some inspiration and ideas to finish off plantings in front garden bed please. House sits below street level with a 15m x 4m garden bed between nature strip &…

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jimhome1
Mar 18, 2015 9:45 pm
dprice
dprice
18 March 2015

Granitic sand / decomposed granite - fixing softness

Granitic sand / decomposed granite - fixing softness

It was compacted in 2 layers but was not wetted. The soft areas were certainly no more or less compacted than other areas. I get what you mean about the water running…

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dprice
Mar 18, 2015 12:18 pm
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
17 March 2015

How much was your retaining wall?

How much was your retaining wall?

C channel is the same as the H Channel, but in the…

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Nic and Shell 1
Mar 17, 2015 6:12 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 March 2015

Concrete advice - small cracks and dusty

Concrete advice - small cracks and dusty

That is pretty much my point. The mass of concrete causes shrinkage cracks if the (de)hydration is too rapid. ..they never go straight. That was a very wet batch of…

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onc_artisan
Mar 16, 2015 6:50 pm
onc_artisan
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 March 2015

Goji Berry Plant

Goji Berry Plant

Hi Rod, we grew goji berry bushes in Perth. Easy to do if you build up the sand with compost etc. Had to protect them from birds when fruit ripening... At first the fruit…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 15, 2015 2:27 am
Liliana
Liliana
13 March 2015

Colour ideas - garden pots

Colour ideas - garden pots

Hi maximus, My preference would be a dark coloured pot. I think the white is too stark. But - on the question of mountain ash - aren't they Victoria's tallest tree? Or…

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Liliana
Mar 13, 2015 3:13 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2015

Concrete over easement without approval

Concrete over easement without approval

Hi all, I've got a 2m sewerage easement at the rear boundary. What will happen if I pour the concrete on the easement without the approval…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2015 1:23 pm
bashworth
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 March 2015

Does this soil look ready for turf?

Does this soil look ready for turf?

What was the soil classification when you built? Sticky and solid both sound like clay based soil...Fu's soil prep thread in landscaping and gardening section should be…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 07, 2015 8:09 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2015

Palm tree recommendations

Palm tree recommendations

The Alexandras are a nice looking palm - similar to the Bangalows. If you have parrots around, they may take a shine to the seeds they produce - thus solving your problem.…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2015 3:16 pm
MnT
MnT
6 March 2015

low maintenance groundcover for a corner block in WA

low maintenance groundcover for a corner block in WA

Pigs Face is perfect for sandy sites with lots of sun, also some amazing bright colours available.

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MnT
Mar 06, 2015 9:03 pm
MnT

Hi all Finally an update of what we did with this garden area under the porch. A water feature plus some hardy low maintenance plants. :D Thanks for everyone's…

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delatite13
Mar 05, 2015 5:59 pm
delatite13

I've also got 150mm to boundary on one side where I want to run agg between the concrete footpath and the fence. Would it be best to put the fence in before digging and…

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ssjmark
Mar 05, 2015 12:24 pm
ssjmark
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alan1237
Mar 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
2 March 2015

Landscape design help

Landscape design help

Thanks mb. Specifically I wanted to ask if the plan is good enough/acceptable. Thanks for the vege patch advice. Now I am thinking of moving it towards the left side. By…

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Ozlizz
Mar 02, 2015 4:58 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 February 2015

Small backyards - Can they add value to a home?

Small backyards - Can they add value to a home?

As a general rule of thumb landscaping spend should be about 10-20% of the property's value. Lower spend on cheaper properties higher on higher. This rough guide is if you…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 28, 2015 10:22 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
26 February 2015

large front wall quote

large front wall quote

Why don't you get other quotes to compare.

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Rod1949
Feb 26, 2015 3:39 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
26 February 2015

Which ornamental pear tree is best ?

Which ornamental pear tree is best ?

Yeah they are a nice tree, they should be a good addition to my yard :)

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Alex2424
Feb 26, 2015 11:03 am
josephr
josephr
24 February 2015

Raised garden bed advise.

Raised garden bed advise.

Thanks Stewie, ill have to start digging and see what they look like.

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josephr
Feb 24, 2015 4:20 pm
mtz08
mtz08
24 February 2015

How to increase the level of lawn

How to increase the level of lawn

Hi BeatrixKiddo Thanks for your reply. I will do this now and hopefully can raise it by a few cm before winter comes, and then will do the remaining leveling during…

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mtz08
Feb 24, 2015 10:19 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
23 February 2015

Ornamental pear tree`s

Ornamental pear tree`s

Thanks Quenda, I think it would be too close to plant any tree`s where I wanted to so close to the pipes so im not going to, thanks for your help :)

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Alex2424
Feb 23, 2015 12:01 pm
chadsticles
chadsticles
23 February 2015

Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?

Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?

Hello everyone, I'd like to say thank you to everyone so far for there expertise on this forum, it has given me many ideas wish I could give more back to the community,…

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chadsticles
Feb 23, 2015 10:45 am
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Quenda
Feb 23, 2015 1:02 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 February 2015

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Just a quick reply, you need to water at least once a day atm 2 or more if it's hot like it has been the last 2 weeks.... You need to water it like it was in a pot, even…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 20, 2015 9:37 pm
blackenator
blackenator
19 February 2015

how much topsoil

how much topsoil

You need to dig it down further than that otherwise your grass will find it hard to send roots down far enough so it can become drought…

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blackenator
Feb 19, 2015 5:18 pm
blackenator
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JohnTF
Feb 19, 2015 3:05 am
poohbear
poohbear
18 February 2015

Decking Footing Advice

Decking Footing Advice

I did see another hole (no photos), the footing was directly on top of the pipe. That hole was not as deep as the others. Would it be a problem if the concrete over it?

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poohbear
Feb 18, 2015 11:03 pm
ricko1010
ricko1010
17 February 2015

Rotary Hoe after heavy rain before laying new turf?

Rotary Hoe after heavy rain before laying new turf?

Thanks for that.. I'm putting down Sapphire Soft leaf buffalo, just hoping it's not itchy like the Kikuya we used to have..

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ricko1010
Feb 17, 2015 9:22 pm
applor
applor
17 February 2015

What is this Weed in my Empire Zoysia lawn?

What is this Weed in my Empire Zoysia lawn?

Trace the stems back to the central stork and pull them out. Yes it may be/seem impractical/time consuming if you have lots but it really is the…

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applor
Feb 17, 2015 8:44 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 February 2015

Help me identify this Hakea

Help me identify this Hakea

It looks very similar to one that our friend has in his leafy garden although in Sydney but he has commented on the black cockies liking it too although the ones in your…

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Stewie D
Feb 16, 2015 2:28 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Plants suitable for clay

Plants suitable for clay

Don't dig down into heavy clay if you can help it, instead build up a raised garden bed using organic compost, gypsum and mulch. Maybe even use some mushroom mulch and…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 4:35 pm

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