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Cabinfever

Tasmania
Joined 29 March 2007
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7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
How much tap water do you use?

Big Brother will be very pleased at everyone's efforts to lower their choco ration.

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Shocked

You can get good cheap houses in Tasmania. But you won't find a job !

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
What's eating our orange tree? and OMG WHAT'S THIS?!

Slightly OT:
I was talking about gardening with a Buddhist friend the other day. I mentioned something about squishing bugs and snails and they were horrified. I asked what they did.…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Location of Hanging lights above island bench - wrong!!

A pathetic excuse for a poor result.

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
How and how often do you clean your crystal chandelier?

There were a couple in a house I used to live in. I hated them. Just dust magnets. To look good I think they would have needed at least passing…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
A gutter too far

That's very interesting Housewash. Seems to me that gutter technology has been static for decades.

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
A gutter too far

Gutters seem very retro to me. Poor technology. I think I need an Opera House roof that naturally channels water into ground-based recepticals and tanks...

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
A gutter too far

Thanks bashworth - I did rig up a device like that myself, but not enough leverage or pressure to do much good :-(
Gutter design really is…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
A gutter too far

My gutters are horribly embarrassing. At some stage they must have collected some leaves; leaves built up, weed seeds floated in and now I have a few little "rooftop gardens"…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Do you think they can sue us

Sounds like the reason they didn't want a fence or screen was so they had something to peep at !

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Neighbours and complying development

Maybe you just need to word the approach a little differently. Instead of saying: "Here's our plans, what do you think?" You say: "Our plans are complete and I thought…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Help needed... Who pays the cost of a retaining wall??

+1
I reckon that "wall" will be lucky to last a couple of years. I wouldn't even use it for a vegetable box.
One other factor is whether the wall is entirely…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
build to boundary guttering overhang's neighbours property

I wouldn't get distracted by listening to the burblings and excuses of the builder. Your contract is with the builder, the product he's delivered is obviously and indisputably incorrect and…

7 years7 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Artificial Turf that doesnt shine and cool to touch?

How about spray painting a load of bark chips matt green ? Sorry, but it always seems funny to me that a discussion about plastics should be in a "landscape…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Covering up a concrete slab - advice & Photoshop Guru help..

Well, if it were me I'd put the new shed on the old slab. If the old slab needs a bit of fixing, or even just decking roughly over the…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Covering up a concrete slab - advice & Photoshop Guru help..

Why not just move your other shed over and put that on the slab ?

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
The death of the backyard

I always laugh when I hear the old "time poor professional" line, or the "increasingly busy lifestyle" stuff. Those lines are the sugar-coated ****** that cover up the fact that…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Magnetic Water

Seriously, there is some interesting stuff here even though we're walking the tightrope between laughable quackery and fascinating fringe research. We can talk about Tesla too if that helps

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Magnetic Water

For best results I suggest combining "magnetic water" with your garden's star sign, place your garden fork under a pyramid and sacrifice a chicken to Pan. The chicken's entrails…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Magnetic Water

I've found that using Hyper-Saturated Mega-Water is far more effective. Instead of passing the water through a strong magnetic field, this process actually resaturates the water to its molecular binding…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Any hope in transplanting a mature Melaleuca

I had to eliminte a mature magnolia and a large (4m) rhodo. The extraction work was so drastic I thought both would die, so was not gentle ! The stump…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
My projected renovation cost (chart)

Personally I dislike corner baths. Have you considered just going wall-to-wall left to right in that spot with a normal bath and putting the heating element on the right as…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
The joys of acid

Why so many camelias ? I've got two camelia hedges and then a few more spotted around. But there's even more fruit trees. I can't help myself - I see…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
The joys of acid

I'm a huge camelia fan, but not an expert gardener. So for two years I've struggled to get my camelias moving. Some are OK, other just haven't added more than…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Good privacy tree / shrub

WMD: Leyton Green
Boring but fast: Pittos (Limelights, green pillars etc)
If you have 10 years: Camelias
Native: Various Hop

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Should I bother to kill aphids ?

I hosed some and nuked others. Both seemed to do the job... Live & learn :-)

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
My veggie garden (with pics)

@oohsam
Ah ! Thanks for the clarification. Great construction shots. I wish I was more meticulous - I usually finish a project and then remember I never took any before shots.

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
My veggie garden (with pics)

Access into the back of the bed may be a problem. Also I wonder about having the bed directly against the brickwork - you'll basically be watering the bricks. Personally…

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Should I bother to kill aphids ?

You mean flakes from washing machine powder ?!

8 years8 yearsCabinfeverCabinfever posted:
Should I bother to kill aphids ?

All my nicely growing new roses are smothered in aphids. I once read that you shouldn't bother to kill them - let the plant fight them off and it will…

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