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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
chadsticles
chadsticles
19 October 2014

Type of grass?

Type of grass?

Hi All, Been de-weeding and slowly getting grass back which was 80% weeds (was pretty bad). I had had some grass or weeds come through and wanting to know should I remove…

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chadsticles
Oct 19, 2014 5:21 pm
ChrisO2
ChrisO2
19 October 2014

Terrible back door area turned good!

Terrible back door area turned good!

I had a vision...a vision of walking out the back door and not breaking an ankle, or picking up a mountain of dirt and taking it back into the…

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ChrisO2
Oct 19, 2014 12:27 pm
ChrisO2
Hootie
Hootie
17 October 2014

Paving - labour costs

Paving - labour costs

Could anyone share what they know about the labour cost to lay paving for the external areas of a home? Thank you

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Hootie
Oct 17, 2014 8:22 pm
Hootie
grom40
grom40
17 October 2014

Magnolia - Melbourne

Magnolia - Melbourne

Most nurseries will sell magnolias of one kind or another; especially the "little gems" which are exceeding popular (including as council street trees) at the moment. I…

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grom40
Oct 17, 2014 4:15 pm
grom40

Hi All, I'm after some creative ideas to help me mask the horrible drainage pit that's installed in my front yard after townhouses have been built on the rear of the…

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imprsv
Oct 17, 2014 11:38 am
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ChrisO2
Oct 17, 2014 9:40 am
ChrisO2
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 October 2014

Turf as part of build or later?

Turf as part of build or later?

Sure did! We got shredded turf rather than roll on. It was cheaper that way, and eventually we had the best lawn in the street. We were 600m from the ocean as…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 16, 2014 11:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 October 2014

Landscaping comments/advice needed !!

Landscaping comments/advice needed !!

Yes, even when it's not flowering the leaves are lovely. They are shaped like butterflies (hence the butterfly tree is one of its common names). I also like how the tree…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 14, 2014 12:33 pm
chadsticles
chadsticles
14 October 2014

Lawn Care Assistance/guidance

Lawn Care Assistance/guidance

Hey All, Just thought I'd update you all. It looks like some of the grass is coming through ok in the back yard. Though the front yard where I had all the…

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chadsticles
Oct 14, 2014 10:59 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
13 October 2014

Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer

Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer

Has anyone used Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer? The W.A. based company claim this thin water-based sealer, available from Bunnings, @ $19.95 for 2 litres, is 'ideal for…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 13, 2014 6:20 pm
trixee
trixee
13 October 2014

Sunken garden - how deep?

Sunken garden - how deep?

I'm thinking of putting a sunken area into my backyard landscape design, with built-in bench seating around the perimeter. A bit like this:

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trixee
Oct 13, 2014 5:49 pm
trixee
jemsaf
jemsaf
13 October 2014

Give me your lists.....

Give me your lists.....

Thank you all soo much for your replies. (apologies for the delay inresponse, I'd forgotten to check this post again). Some very helpful advise given, especially…

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jemsaf
Oct 13, 2014 9:36 am
mitch26
mitch26
12 October 2014

Soil Prep Questions

Soil Prep Questions

i have got 500m2 to do. So i will need a bulk load. Thanks for the heads up Sandra.

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mitch26
Oct 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Canvas n Shades
Canvas n Shades
12 October 2014

White Shade Sails - anyone have one - do they get too dirty?

White Shade Sails - anyone have one - do they get too dirty?

Hi, A couple of other things to note with shade sails: You will need to keep the tension in shade sail, so that it doesn’t sag. Make sure that you have the right…

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Canvas n Shades
Oct 12, 2014 2:43 pm
Canvas n Shades
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

Not sure about concrete job

Not sure about concrete job
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Mixing colour all the way through is very expensive for the concrete supplier because the need to spend a lot of time cleaning equipment to avoid contamination of…

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 8:33 am
Crazyk
MrBee
MrBee
11 October 2014

Help me with my buffalo turf not growing

Help me with my buffalo turf not growing

It will be fine over nov-March just too cold

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MrBee
Oct 11, 2014 8:34 pm
MrBee
Alex2424
Alex2424
10 October 2014

Yucca Dilema

Yucca Dilema

I love yuccas for the same reasons you do, they`re tough and they look good. But im not sure if its possible to plant them in the pots in the ground and what effect that…

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Alex2424
Oct 10, 2014 12:03 pm
jackye
jackye
10 October 2014

experience with real irrigation

experience with real irrigation

Just wondering if any one used a irrigation company called real irrigation in the past?

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jackye
Oct 10, 2014 12:01 pm

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