Landscape & Garden Design
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…
Sorry Bluesuede wasn't aware of that procedure
My miss found those I am not sure if they are doing that damage or not
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…
Apr 02, 2015 1:33 am
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.…
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…
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.…
Colours for bore water?
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…
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…
DIY Subsurface irrigation for new lawn
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…
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
Mar 24, 2015 9:30 pm
exactly what I wanted to hear. thanks!
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…
Identifying a plant
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.
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…
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…
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 &…
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…
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…
Colour ideas - garden pots
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…
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…
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.…
Finally an update of what we did with this garden area under the porch.
A water feature plus some hardy low maintenance plants.
Thanks for everyone's…
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…
Landscape design help
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…
How to increase the level of lawn
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…
Feb 24, 2015 10:19 am
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
Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?
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,…
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…
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…
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?
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…
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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