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17 June 2014

Maintenance of Palmetto Grass after Install

Maintenance of Palmetto Grass after Install

bump.. seriously no one can comment? I have read the fu manchu guide.. but some clarification here would be nice..

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its
Jun 17, 2014 1:38 pm
CH2012
CH2012
15 June 2014

Bare rooted rose suppliers? Can't find Climbing Cinderella!

Bare rooted rose suppliers? Can't find Climbing Cinderella!

Hi all, who do you get your bare root rose plants from? I presume many use Treloars? I've been looking for Kordes Climbing Cinderella and haven't found any in stock in my…

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CH2012
Jun 15, 2014 4:57 pm
MalSannie
MalSannie
14 June 2014

Show me your garden!!

Show me your garden!!
1, 2, 3

Sir Snagger I love your garden, especially the bed with the pots and vertical herb garden and the contrasting paths/gravel in front with the beautiful grasses

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MalSannie
Jun 14, 2014 10:03 pm
MalSannie
CC101
CC101
14 June 2014

Palmetto vs Sir Walter Turf

Palmetto vs Sir Walter Turf
1, 2, 3

what one is recommended in perth - I have heaps of sun that side.

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CC101
Jun 14, 2014 9:40 pm
mb21
mb21
12 June 2014

Lilly Pilly care

Lilly Pilly care

thanks Stewie appreciate the reply

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mb21
Jun 12, 2014 9:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 June 2014

Camelia troubles

Camelia troubles

I have had Camelias but they were in a shady position and gave no trouble. They were also very hardy because they frequently went without water for long periods when I was…

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SaveH2O
Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm
SaveH2O
Matt1
Matt1
10 June 2014

Landscaping costs for a new build in Sydney?

Landscaping costs for a new build in Sydney?

I recently got a quote for $100k by my builder. Admittedly this was for a large block and included retaining walls, fencing and the driveway but seriously, $100K I've…

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Matt1
Jun 10, 2014 10:10 am
Matt1
Mineclearer
Mineclearer
7 June 2014

Plants for hedging in Tiered garden

Plants for hedging in Tiered garden

I have just constructed a two tiered sleeper wall. The first level is 875mm high, the second spaced 1200mm back is also 875mm at the highest point. In the middle are…

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Mineclearer
Jun 07, 2014 5:13 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
6 June 2014

It's winter and deciduous fruit trees are still green

It's winter and deciduous fruit trees are still green

It has certainly been unseasonably warm in marvellous Melbourne ;-) I'm not sure why your fruit trees not going "to sleep" yet is a problem - do you…

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EmeryBB
Jun 06, 2014 5:19 pm
TinaG
TinaG
5 June 2014

Diy garden or Pro?

Diy garden or Pro?

We will be DIYing, but enjoy it, and have lots of ideas of what we want to do. A landscaper would be good if you have no idea where to start and what you are after.

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TinaG
Jun 05, 2014 10:04 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 June 2014

Please help me choose some veg varieties

Please help me choose some veg varieties

Just buy a plant for the strawberries, that's what we did and they grew pretty quickly. Nothing like fresh berries off the plants. Just watch out for the slugs and snails…

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Stewie D
Jun 02, 2014 7:54 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
31 May 2014

Laying 400 x 400 pavers down the side of my house

Laying 400 x 400 pavers down the side of my house

if I buy 2x 4m rods... after I have Finished the first 4m how do I make Sure where I move the rods to is the exact same level? (I guess buying 4 rods would…

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Beetaloo
May 31, 2014 7:32 pm
Beetaloo
jenathome
jenathome
30 May 2014

Fence typical measurements

Fence typical measurements

Hi Trixee, Do you mean that you are proposing a brick fence with slat infill? That's what it sounds like. Often people do brick piers at centres of 2.5 - 3.5m. It may…

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jenathome
May 30, 2014 3:43 pm
jenathome
PHL
PHL
29 May 2014

Weeping Japanese Maple Sydney

Weeping Japanese Maple Sydney

Thanks for the tips. Andreasen didn't have any in stock from their stock list so will try Sydney Plant Market. When you say expensive, are we expecting $1000 or $2000 each?

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PHL
May 29, 2014 8:28 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
28 May 2014

Termites in the garden - Perth

Termites in the garden - Perth

As termites are moving through the ground all the time then don't do nothing, except for checking that there are no mud tunnels running up from the ground on the…

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Rod1949
May 28, 2014 2:36 pm
greenfish
greenfish
27 May 2014

Fake Turf and Dogs

Fake Turf and Dogs

From a dog training point of view - for your older dog just be aware that dogs are very tactile so may not want to do 'business' on something that feels different…

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greenfish
May 27, 2014 11:42 am
greenfish
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 May 2014

can I use the bricks leftover from building for garden edge?

can I use the bricks leftover from building for garden edge?

Agree - a great way. We actually used some as a sort of ag drain style thing. We're on sand though. Works well. For design/style you could have them on a sort of an…

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Saint Mike
May 27, 2014 11:15 am
Saint Mike
jonno
jonno
26 May 2014

Fencing in Perth

Fencing in Perth

A friend runs his own fencing and landscaping business down in Bouvard but travels up Perth way. Give him a buzz and tell him jonno sent you. 0408269445

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jonno
May 26, 2014 11:54 pm
jonno
V1SHRNZ
V1SHRNZ
26 May 2014

Synthetic Turf Installation...lots of pics!!

Synthetic Turf Installation...lots of pics!!
1, 2

Looks very nice. Has come down in price since then to about $100 per sqm. Looking to get it installed in our new…

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V1SHRNZ
May 26, 2014 4:22 pm
V1SHRNZ
Rod1949
Rod1949
26 May 2014

Need a Tree

Need a Tree

Weeping Mulberry.

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Rod1949
May 26, 2014 2:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2014

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Cool, once they are established and a few years old they should look really nice. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 26, 2014 12:28 pm
Chopdog
Chopdog
23 May 2014

Free fill, south west syd

Free fill, south west syd

G'day all, I have approx 10-15 tonnes of clean fill I need to get rid of. I'm located in oran park 2570, can deliver local

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Chopdog
May 23, 2014 9:11 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 May 2014

What other plants would work well in this situation?

What other plants would work well in this situation?

What about cannas, the variegated leaf varieties? Portulaca as ground cover would fit into the mix quite well too.

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Treeseachanger
May 22, 2014 8:53 pm
mickmok
mickmok
22 May 2014

Ag Drain - Where to locate?

Ag Drain - Where to locate?

We are in Croydon North, VIC I havent noticed it being any more wet than the other areas of grass since the downpipe was replaced and put into the old pipe correctly. So…

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mickmok
May 22, 2014 10:27 am
EmyN
EmyN
20 May 2014

Sloped Lawn Ideas???

Sloped Lawn Ideas???

We have a similar sloping-to-the-boundary rim around our backyard. Our landscaper has suggested planting that area with Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' as a groundcover.…

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EmyN
May 20, 2014 12:36 pm
EmyN
grom40
grom40
19 May 2014

Browning Hedge

Browning Hedge

Hmmmm, that second pic looks a bit like either a scale (tiny little insects eating the plant) or a fungal disease to me. Whereabouts are you located? And what kind of…

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grom40
May 19, 2014 11:19 am
grom40
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
15 May 2014

New lawn on acreage

New lawn on acreage

Spray weeds with a broad leaf herbicide. This should not harm grasses and allow the grasses to naturally spread over your site.

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Beetaloo
May 15, 2014 3:49 pm
Beetaloo
suspct
suspct
15 May 2014

Most Economical way of using Sir Walter on a 3000m2 block?

Most Economical way of using Sir Walter on a 3000m2 block?

Thanks for the replies, I'm going to buy 1 roll of Sir Walter this weekend and prepare and mark off 5m2 of dirt on the…

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suspct
May 15, 2014 11:36 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 May 2014

Want to know the name of the plant

Want to know the name of the plant

You already have the photo. Load it on your phone or iPad or print it out and take it down to your local nursery. They'll tell you in an instant. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 14, 2014 8:17 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 May 2014

Question about retaining wall...

Question about retaining wall...

I try not to just give links to my site :)

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bashworth
May 13, 2014 4:29 pm
bashworth
TinaG
TinaG
13 May 2014

So I need a landscaper?

So I need a landscaper?

We're not having one, we are keen gardeners and will be doing it ourselves. We will get someone in to do the fence and lay the turf. Fencing and turf costs will depend on…

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TinaG
May 13, 2014 9:21 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
9 May 2014

What tree is this?

What tree is this?

. . I just had the idea of donating these cuttings to my neighbour with the proviso to plant them near my boundary - that way I still get…

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JazzyJess
May 09, 2014 9:10 pm
mirz
mirz
9 May 2014

Landscape plan, where to start?

Landscape plan, where to start?

Hi mirz... have you finalised your landscaping layout yet. As you may have seen on my blog, I've done a bit of thinking about the…

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mirz
May 09, 2014 3:31 pm
mirz
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Ponzu
May 08, 2014 9:16 am
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newey
May 07, 2014 7:58 am

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Timber sleepers are definitely the cheapest. I wouldn't recommend building any wall that high if you have little experience, but if you do, make sure there is plenty of…

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Dapple Designs 4U
May 06, 2014 1:18 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
yvonneh
yvonneh
1 May 2014

Outdoor Slab Help

Outdoor Slab Help

Thanks Matt! I'm now checking with the builder if we can increase the drop to 2 courses of brick so we can put recycled brick in... May be a bit annoying until we pave…

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yvonneh
May 01, 2014 8:19 am
JB1
JB1
30 April 2014

Native plants in bulk - Melbourne supplier

Native plants in bulk - Melbourne supplier

Thanks, I'll update this thread and advise where I got the plants. It's going to be a lot of work. Slightly random, I can't use random plant as I have to follow the…

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JB1
Apr 30, 2014 9:44 pm
myers_manor
myers_manor
30 April 2014

Paving bwing laid and uneven

Paving bwing laid and uneven

Gday! We've just had a pool installed and today we had the paving begin to go down. Its all being laid on concrete around the coping beam of the pool with a bit more of…

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myers_manor
Apr 30, 2014 8:23 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
30 April 2014

Stone path with pebbles surround

Stone path with pebbles surround

Thanks for the replies! :) one more question, what type of concrete or mortar mix is most suitable for locking the paving stone in place? Is it…

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Dapple Designs 4U
Apr 30, 2014 4:36 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
30 April 2014

Native Screening Plant

Native Screening Plant

here is the plant I need ID'd…

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Dapple Designs 4U
Apr 30, 2014 2:11 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 April 2014

Plant selection for hilly\rock garden

Plant selection for hilly\rock garden

An alternative might be lattice along the top of the fence - if both agree - it can look nice. Maybe with long - light - tubs hanging off fence with a hanging type plant.…

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Saint Mike
Apr 26, 2014 8:44 am
Saint Mike
ssvetec
ssvetec
22 April 2014

Pre-Emergent Winter Grass Control

Pre-Emergent Winter Grass Control

Hi, My couch is pretty much, weed free. I cut the lawn and gave it a feed of SS/PF/Molasses on the weekend. However, the end of autumn is approaching and based on last…

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ssvetec
Apr 22, 2014 4:03 pm
Brentc
Brentc
21 April 2014

Are you allowed to change the slope of council land?

Are you allowed to change the slope of council land?

I've had a good look and I think I could probably get away with a 600mm retaining wall due to what I have read the retaining wall on the boundary needs to be 400mm in…

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Brentc
Apr 21, 2014 12:58 pm
jonno
jonno
20 April 2014

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

You could run a smaller retaining wall parallel to footpath and in line with the meters; that would hold the soil area and allow you to create a garden area and install a…

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jonno
Apr 20, 2014 1:44 am
jonno
BIGZ
BIGZ
18 April 2014

Seeking payment plan or interest free landscapers - Perth

Seeking payment plan or interest free landscapers - Perth

hi unfortunately not :( there was one company in Perth who did until they recently stopped the interest free payment option because some ruined it for others apparently :(

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BIGZ
Apr 18, 2014 11:23 pm
BIGZ
MR2
MR2
18 April 2014

Aus Standard for depth of drainage pipe ?

Aus Standard for depth of drainage pipe ?

I would tend to lay the ag pipe about 300mm min myself. The best thing to fill the trench with would be a 10mm single size aggregate. I…

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MR2
Apr 18, 2014 9:21 am
MR2
jenathome
jenathome
17 April 2014

Recommended Landscape Designer in Sydney (Hills District)

Recommended Landscape Designer in Sydney (Hills District)

Hi ebanster, I know that ecodesign is a good landscaping firm. (Just google them) They are located in Carlingford. When you say cheap it depends on how cheap you mean.…

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jenathome
Apr 17, 2014 8:21 pm
jenathome


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