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Amber

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Joined 26 June 2006
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10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Magnolia - is it in the right spot?

Thanks Fu. I breathed a sigh of relief when I heard that!!
It has a couple of flowers about to open and 3 or 4 buds on it as well.…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Magnolia - is it in the right spot?

To all garden gurus ... I have purchased a Magnolia 'Kay Parris' (Evergreen .. similar to the Little Gem) and was going to use it as a feature tree in…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Evaporative cooling - can it be installed later?

We didn't want the PD installation of Evap Cooling as it is generally sized too small for the house. We got ours put in after handover .. only took…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Buying established plants Ilily pilly or pittosporum

Not sure what area you are in, but on the weekend I came across a nursery that was closing down (in an area I've never been before). Decided to…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
blueboard render look wall

Dulux - Texture paint
You can get it in fine, medium or full texture (which I think is designed around brickwork and what sort of look you want - ie. do…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
When pavers somehow turns into a motorbike

So let me set the scene ... we have been in our lovely PD house for almost 18 months now. The backyard had absolutely nothing done to it for…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Dulux Full Cover Texture

Better Homes & Gardens used this product on Friday night ... Jason (the landscape guy) painted over a brick wall to get a bagged effect.
I was really surprised to see…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
sealing brick wall from garden edging - yay or nay?!

Yay - good to see things happening in the backyard. Welcome to hell :D
I'm interested to see responses on this ... some…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Cool. Chippys timber - Maroondah Highway, if you come off the EastLink at Maroondah Highway exit you will see it on the other side of the road.
Our panels were…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

We got them from Chippys Timber in Ringwood. They come in 2.4 metre lengths ... our beds are 2.7m so unfortunately we had to buy 3 and then cut…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Dulux Full Cover Texture

We have just gone through a process of using the full cover texture. We applied it to 2 small brick garden beds. We couldn't find anybody to render…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Well here are the results from the weekend.
Michelle - thanks so much for encouraging me to stick with the Kiwi Fruit. Husband doesn't even like green and he LOVES…

Outdoor Colour for patio area
10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Plants are so hard to choose ... I've been spending day after day at nurseries .. getting myself more and more confused about what type of plant should go in…

Outdoor Colour for patio area
10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Well our structure was completed on the weekend ... just have to paint the blueboard and render the brickwork.
Kiwi Fruit is a bit more 'lime green' than I thought it…

Outdoor Colour for patio area
10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Our Landscaping Story

Awesome - looks great. Your path out the back is similar to what we are doing.
We went down the same route as you .. doing it ourselves. It's…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Thanks guys - we were both leaning towards the darker bamboo as well so I'm glad there is a consensus there :D
Thanks again…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Outdoor Colour for patio area

Hi Michelle (or anybody else that has an opinion) :D
Dad (god bless him) is coming down this weekend to put up the framework…

Outdoor Colour for patio area
10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
What happens at handover?

Ours took 15 minutes.
Conversation went something like this:
PD: "Do you have the final cheque"
Us: Yes, here it is
PD CSS leaves for 10 minutes and comes back
Gives us:
- receipt for the…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Cost of landscaping

good point made above. we employed the skills of a few neighbours who are tradies to do the front deck and also to build the brick garden beds (something…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Cost of landscaping

I can sympathise!! We have been in our place for just over a year now and we are only about 15% through our landscaping efforts.
We both work full…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Tropical Plants - Closing Down sale

Mmmmm ... what a disappointment.
The quality of the plants were horrible .. I wouldn't have even bought them if they were $2 a pot!!!
The prices are still outrageous ... but…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
PD Driveway Question

I believe that if you choose a house/land package with PD, you get the allowance for the driveway and fences (as mikkyG mentioned).
we built on our own land so we…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Tropical Plants - Closing Down sale

For those living in the South East of Melbourne, there is a nursery that is having a closing down sale - 30-40% off all plants.
They are on Dandenong-Frankston…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Where to buy boulders

hey guys .. there are a few places out Cranny/Lyndhurst way. Diacos (not sure of spelling) on Sth Gippy Highway has lots of different types of rocks .. big,…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
marriot waters

Congrats!! Exciting times ahead for you.
Welcome to the neighbourhood as well ... I'm not in Marriott Waters but next door in Melington Estate.
looking forward to reading about your progress.

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Plants and concrete

My hedge is very trim thanks :shock: :D
No ... seriously, same type of plants and when I…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Plants and concrete

Thanks. I have started a Seasol weekly treatment and will add some manure and blood and bone and see how it goes. I'll be pretty disappointed if they…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Marriott Waters, good local take out food

Hi nesspop,
We moved into our place in Melington Estate (next door to you guys) in June last year.
It is a great area but a pain in the rear end to…

10 years10 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Plants and concrete

I have planted a row of hedge plants around a garden bed .. which sits next to the concrete driveway.
I remember hearing once (not sure where) that the concrete can…

11 years11 yearsAmberAmber posted:
Rendered garden beds

Well after 12 months things have finally taken a step forward and starting to happen in the backyard.
Why oh why didn't we take out an extra bit of money on…

Rendered garden beds

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