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Krilnik
Krilnik
27 November 2014

Emerald kikuyu, opinions? Qld blue turf?

Emerald kikuyu, opinions? Qld blue turf?

We laid Emerald Kikuyu seed a few years ago. Does not need to be mown often. Doesn't seem to grow high. Doesn't need much water either! Great lawn!

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Krilnik
Nov 27, 2014 6:58 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
24 November 2014

What plant is this?

What plant is this?

Thanks for your help, im not going to look into it anymore because I want to build a pergola/outdoor room in the area where the plant is and if I do I`ll be getting rid of…

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Alex2424
Nov 24, 2014 3:11 pm
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
24 November 2014

Favorite plant in the garden, but don't know what it is

Favorite plant in the garden, but don't know what it is

Thanks treeseachanger, I can now proudly announce the name of the tree to my guests instead just referring it as a plant.

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tomking.chen
Nov 24, 2014 8:39 am
tomking.chen
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 November 2014

My new veggie patch

My new veggie patch

I don't think leafy green veges freeze well. They will just wilt as the water in their cells freeze and expand. Nice looking vege gardens you guys have there. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2014 10:23 am
SimonR
SimonR
23 November 2014

Wintergreen lawn seed in Perth?

Wintergreen lawn seed in Perth?

Wintergreen is a hybrid couch. Hybrid couches produce sterile seeds, thus these cultivators are only available as turf. You can simply plant the runners in place of…

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SimonR
Nov 23, 2014 9:47 am
SimonR

We went down the concrete "path", me figuring it would be easier operating the blower !! So far so…

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jj1
Nov 22, 2014 11:11 pm
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Garden Irrigation System Help Needed

Garden Irrigation System Help Needed

Hunter irrigation have a good design guide in pdf form if going rectic.

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:34 am
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance
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Was the clay rotory hoed atleast or was the underlay just placed on top? May be a problem with compaction later on down the track. My front lawn I did as per directions on…

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:28 am
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Hunter PRS40 vs Prospray with central pressure regulator

Hunter PRS40 vs Prospray with central pressure regulator

Got my mp s from ebay, pack of 10 for an excellent price with the regular popup body. You can regulate them via the adjustment at the solenoid or the tap. They also come…

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:17 am

So our house is nearly ready - and we are just unsure about what to do with the landscaping. I have some idea but just haven't been able to find a good landscape person…

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poohbear
Nov 18, 2014 11:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 November 2014

Buying tree ferns, palms etc in Sydney

Buying tree ferns, palms etc in Sydney

Keep checking ebay. Some people put ridiculous prices on their plants but most are reasonable and every now and again an absolute bargain will come along. A client of mine…

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Stewie D
Nov 18, 2014 1:58 pm
James+Ash
James+Ash
14 November 2014

Colourbond Gate Cost

Colourbond Gate Cost

Just pulled out the paper work $260 and $300 were the cost of mine. I really wanted a slated gate for one side but that was quoted at $800 :-O

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James+Ash
Nov 14, 2014 6:48 pm
James+Ash
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 November 2014

Advise for a front garden

Advise for a front garden

Q. Will you be putting retic in? Will you mulch after the plantings? This will help keep the ground moist after watering by reducing the water lost from evaporation.…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 13, 2014 10:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 November 2014

Retaining Wall "Near" Boundary

Retaining Wall "Near" Boundary

So what is on the other side of the boundary ? If your neighbour has a house or garage in close proximity to the boundary I'd be getting an engineer to design the wall…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2014 1:32 pm
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
10 November 2014

Fence extension ideas, please

Fence extension ideas, please

Our fence on one side went in before our house was built and it was done at the level of our neighbour who are lower than us. When our house was built our level at the…

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UpsizeTime
Nov 10, 2014 9:32 pm
Wallace44
Wallace44
9 November 2014

Front Yard - What have you done?

Front Yard - What have you done?

Hi All, We recently (12 months ago) built out in Bullsbrook. No landscaping or anything included, and still trying to decide what we want to do with all the sand. For…

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Wallace44
Nov 09, 2014 11:01 pm
Roar
Roar
9 November 2014

Spacing of Glauca conifer hedge

Spacing of Glauca conifer hedge

Hi I'm about to plant out a hedge of Glauca conifers but am getting mixed answers regarding the spacing. We want them to form a hedge eventually and they are being…

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Roar
Nov 09, 2014 3:59 pm
Agent 86
Agent 86
9 November 2014

Double Paling Timber Fence?

Double Paling Timber Fence?

Hi all, We're currently trying to agree on a new fence for a boundary with our neighbour. Everybody is on the same page as to the style of fencing - 1.8m timber fence…

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Agent 86
Nov 09, 2014 2:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Another what plant is this? thread

Another what plant is this? thread

And you can give it the Treeseachanger treatment as well to give it even more personality :D viewtopic.php?f=19&t=72990&p=1262570&hilit=cousin+it#p1262570 Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 1:31 pm
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
8 November 2014

Cheap plant/landscape ideas around pool needed...pls!

Cheap plant/landscape ideas around pool needed...pls!

Most places will recommend bamboo for screening, grows tall and fast. Look for plants Wollongong on Gumtree, there are some available at the moment at Dapto. Ask friends…

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grumblebum54
Nov 08, 2014 7:34 pm
grumblebum54
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 November 2014

What is wrong

What is wrong

Testing for pests is simple, use the Detergent Drench Test- pour a bucket of water with a tablespoon of dish washing detergent in it, over 1sqm of the lawn area and…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 08, 2014 5:09 pm
JimAGT
JimAGT
8 November 2014

Looking for help with gardening website

Looking for help with gardening website

Hi there, I am just about to finish a Diploma in Landscape Design. I would love to get involved in someway with what you are doing. Please…

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JimAGT
Nov 08, 2014 2:27 pm
bare_essentials
bare_essentials
8 November 2014

What's eating my kale??

What's eating my kale??

Thanks heaps Stewie - I have just one that i have not been able to get rid off. Will try the chilli garlic spray.

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bare_essentials
Nov 08, 2014 10:08 am
greenhipster
greenhipster
8 November 2014

how to get fencing "technical drawings" for council?

how to get fencing "technical drawings" for council?

Hi, Just wondering if you have found someone to do your fence elevation drawings? I am a recent graduate of landscape design and may be able to help you out with some…

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greenhipster
Nov 08, 2014 10:04 am
greenhipster
greenhipster
8 November 2014

Need landscape design ideas for new build in Melbourne

Need landscape design ideas for new build in Melbourne

Hi there, I am a recent graduate of landscape design working as a landscape designer. I can help you out with an affordable design. Message me and I'll be happy to…

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greenhipster
Nov 08, 2014 9:57 am
Kas
Kas
7 November 2014

Perth NOR Landscaping - Recommendations?

Perth NOR Landscaping - Recommendations?

Hi, We've just bought a house in Perth and it needs a reno. We're new to Perth and have no idea where to go! Can anyone give any recommendations for Garden landscaping…

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Kas
Nov 07, 2014 6:38 pm
bare_essentials
bare_essentials
7 November 2014

Newbie to lawn maintainance

Newbie to lawn maintainance

Do a search on the forum as Fu recommends Amgrow Bin Die or Wintergrass. You need to fertilise the grass for a couple of weeks before spraying. Make sure your spray bottle…

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bare_essentials
Nov 07, 2014 12:41 am
MrZebra
MrZebra
6 November 2014

Lilydale Toppings in Backyard

Lilydale Toppings in Backyard

Hi all, I'd like some advice on laying Lilydale Toppings in my backyard. My small garden (90-odd m2) is south facing and at the back of a sloping block; meaning that it…

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MrZebra
Nov 06, 2014 8:56 pm
mb21
mb21
6 November 2014

B grade Buffalo Turf

B grade Buffalo Turf

Hi robbie55 sent you a PM, sorry for the delay. If it helps the $4m2 B grade buffalo supplier is on the Central Coast NSW. PM me if you would like there details.

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mb21
Nov 06, 2014 8:56 pm
justlearning
justlearning
6 November 2014

Motivation and guidance needed

Motivation and guidance needed

Thanks dukecaddy. Good tip about doing the retic after the soil prep.

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justlearning
Nov 06, 2014 8:27 pm
justlearning
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 November 2014

stone cladding to an internal painted & rendered block wall

stone cladding to an internal painted & rendered block wall

I'd be tempted to go down the harder road as well and start swinging that hammer. Any number of adhesives will fail on the paint because it depends on how well the…

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Stewie D
Nov 06, 2014 9:03 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 November 2014

Landscaping options with poor access.

Landscaping options with poor access.

Those steps look like they need some TLC also. Anyway it does look steep but hard to actually tell from the photo. Go the fruit tree option, plant it out. You can also…

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Crazyk
Nov 04, 2014 8:17 pm
Crazyk
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 November 2014

What ground cover plants are these

What ground cover plants are these

Prostrate grevilleas, coastal heaths, scaevola... these all like lime (beach sand soils)

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Treeseachanger
Nov 04, 2014 1:29 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
2 November 2014

My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!
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Building tip no. 4: a lovely selection of shovels, a wheelbarrrow and a pick will help you dig a dry riverbed.... slowly :D

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Treeseachanger
Nov 02, 2014 4:45 pm
mlg85
mlg85
1 November 2014

Where to buy Ghost Maple trees (Acer Negundo Variegatum) in

Where to buy Ghost Maple trees (Acer Negundo Variegatum) in

Hi all, If anyone knows where to buy Ghost Maple trees (Acer Negundo Variegatum) in Perth...advanced tree (like 2-2.5 metres high)...that'd be much appreciated! I've…

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mlg85
Nov 01, 2014 10:10 am
billygoat
billygoat
30 October 2014

Gas fireplace - paint peeling inside - 3yr old

Gas fireplace - paint peeling inside - 3yr old

I have had a gas fireplace for 3 years which cost approx $7K from a reputable store. Since the first year, the matt black paint finish inside the fireplace has flaked/…

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billygoat
Oct 30, 2014 3:42 pm
sugar99
sugar99
28 October 2014

Colorbond fence on top of masonary retaining wall

Colorbond fence on top of masonary retaining wall

Thanks... yes makes sense. Can't believe there are such picky people in this modern age ! Even the fencing guy told them its gonna cost much more to drill holes in the…

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sugar99
Oct 28, 2014 4:05 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 October 2014

Identify plant

Identify plant

Also have a look at dracaena varieties. :D

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Treeseachanger
Oct 27, 2014 1:08 am

Sorry for pulling a necromancer on this topic/thread, but hopefully there is experience that can be shared by someone. Unfortunately I don't have experience with venturi…

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Jaans
Oct 26, 2014 11:47 pm
Lobby2
Lobby2
26 October 2014

Which way is cheaper?

Which way is cheaper?

Hi We are currently building a new house and are starting to get quotes for our landscaping. We need a fair bit done - driveway, fencing, pool surrounds with fencing and…

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Lobby2
Oct 26, 2014 7:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October 2014

fruit trees for the garden

fruit trees for the garden
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You are lucky EandM. The little buggers have trimmed ours every year since it was planted and we are yet to see an Avocado! They seem to especially like the flowers and…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2014 10:13 pm
claypot
claypot
25 October 2014

Help identifying 'pest' in new turf

Help identifying 'pest' in new turf

I got your link open, thinking may be african lawn beatles, but no never seen those bugs before. We use Yates Baythroid to control african lawn beatles in our lawn that…

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claypot
Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am
claypot
claypot
25 October 2014

Winter Grass and Black Beetles in Kikuyu

Winter Grass and Black Beetles in Kikuyu

Hey there not sure about your "winter grass" But the beatle is most likely african lawn beatle. It will smash your grass as they eat the root system. Makes the grass look…

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claypot
Oct 25, 2014 9:57 am
bradk
bradk
25 October 2014

Retaining wall - no fines backfill

Retaining wall - no fines backfill

Thanks Bashworth. That gives me something to work with :)

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bradk
Oct 25, 2014 9:50 am
deldot8
deldot8
24 October 2014

Is it possible to build a retaining wall after fencing

Is it possible to build a retaining wall after fencing

Thanks for the advice and tips. Will look into doing it myself.

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deldot8
Oct 24, 2014 8:50 pm
deldot8
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 October 2014

Creepers or Privacy plants in pots

Creepers or Privacy plants in pots

Have you considered a structure designed for hanging baskets with trailing plants? You can plant 2 or 3 trailing plants in the one basket and the effect will benefit both…

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SaveH2O
Oct 23, 2014 6:53 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
21 October 2014

Easements, pipes and tree planting

Easements, pipes and tree planting

Here is some information from Sydney water https://www.sydneywater.com.au/web/grou ... 043649.pdf. Generally I would be more hesitant about trees near a surface water…

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bashworth
Oct 21, 2014 5:50 am
bashworth
Hootie
Hootie
20 October 2014

Outdoor laser cut screens Perth

Outdoor laser cut screens Perth

We've been to several places which do these screens just to have a look at them: 1) Q Design at Homebase Subiaco 2) Watergarden Warehouse in Ossie Park (who are…

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Hootie
Oct 20, 2014 6:58 pm
Hootie
Rache
Rache
20 October 2014

what weed is this?

what weed is this?

Give it a go Liliana! Round up is not nasty and does a great job. We do hundreds of metres of fencelines with it!

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Rache
Oct 20, 2014 12:21 am
Rache


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