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5 years5 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Where to buy Pomegranate and which variety in Perth?

Cheap and good trees from tass1trees in swan valley. He has loads of varieties, too, so I can't help you choose, although he knows what he's talking about so should…

5 years5 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Plants for a dry river bed creek - Gardening Australia

agapanthus ::dizzy:: horrible beasties.
Don't know where you are but there are some lovely WA plants that would suit your grassy creek bed and blend …

5 years5 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Perth turf - out with the old in with the new

You need to till the compost and additives in at least 30cm. Why not dig the trenches afterwards? It will be a lot easier once it's tilled.

6 years6 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Need help... landscpaing from scratch- Update with pics

Small black grasses may be mondo grass.
There's an evergreen ash that would look a bit like the pears. Otherwise if you want something weeping how about the wa peppermint tree…

6 years6 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Help with plant ideas - Perth

Your dog likes having his/her photo taken, doesn't he!
You could go for plants that kind of have that oasis/wetland feel to them but are a bit more local. Melaleuca, agonis...…

6 years6 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
CheerupCharlies Landscaping UPDATED with PICS 31 MAY

grevilleas :D I am convinced there's one in every size for every spot and they flower and flower and flower :)

6 years6 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Merbau Decking

watered the decking to get it settled? really?? sounds a bit strange to me.
I wonder if the marks are mould helped by all that water.
We were told to scrub our…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Installing Pop-ups (MP Rotators)

Make sure you time your shiny new rotators to see how long it takes to deliver 10mm (fill a plastic lid from one of those brekky fruit containers, recommends Fu).…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
is there such a thing?? cheap dirt to raise level??

Whereabouts are you? I have a huge pile of sand you're welcome to :P
Clean fill is just sand that doesn't contain any rubbish, bricks, branches etc.…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Ideas on ground cover for fernery

There's a lovely native violet you could look into.

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Australian Plants for hedging

I have two correa dusky bells as well :lol: I want them as a formal style round bush rather than a hedge. I'm finding they're…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Australian Plants for hedging

My w. fruticosa hedge is developing nicely :) I give it a haircut once every couple of months to bush it out. It's not a hedge…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Native plants along the fence line

Here's some I picked from water corp as some of the more common and possibly suitable things:

- has a very strong sweet smell when in flower. You might want…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Canning Vale sand

Have you read the stickies at the top of this forum? There's lots there concerning soil prep, in the getting started and turf threads.

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Native plants along the fence line

There's always the turn-up-at-Zanthorrea (-and-bring-your-credit-card) approach :lol:
There's a grevillea for just about every requirement.
There must be some acacias that are about right too and…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Lawns...

::
niiiiice.
A great reminder of 'different strokes for different folks' - we don't have to have a thing exactly the same as everyone else just because…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Rendered Planter Box - Constuction Help

Ooh, something else important.
Step 1: hire bobcat to level entire block to right height. I regret not doing this every time I move out yet another wheelbarrow of sand,…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Rendered Planter Box - Constuction Help

You have a lot of info there :)
We made similar, did the foundations ourselves but got bricklayer and renderer to do it professionally.
1) You're way over…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Not enough water from MP rotators

Actually I think I have too much water pressure... going to have a play around with them and a look at the pressure reducing valve thingy on the weekend. On…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Grass- Will this Work-Opinions please

Even though I love me some EZ, in your case I would lay buffalo as well as sow buffalo and have it blend in. It will just look funny otherwise.…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Native plants along the fence line

The water corp has a great list of native plants. http://www.watercorporation.com.au/W/waterwise_plants.cfm?uid=1267-6597-2997-2837
I've used Grevillea pink surprise along a fence line, it's about the right size and flowers constantly. If in WA…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
So what have you done in your garden today?

Tuesday, finally finished the retic by adding dripline, burying poly, and adding flush valve to the last garden bed :D
Then left Mum to…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Fast growing screen plant/hedge - NOT pittosporum?

What about a woolybush or grevillea? I grew grevillea (pink surprise I think) down a fence once and it shot up and flowered all year on no maintenance at all.

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Not enough water from MP rotators

I am not quite a complete beginner any more when it comes to reticulation but not far off :lol:
We have 3 areas of lawn…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Christmas

Agreed! And to you too topiarius! Hip, hip, hooray!
Happy Christmas and new year, all.
From a homeone garden forum addict ::lol::

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Is my lawn salvagable???

Does the breaking up into cycles still apply if you have MP rotators with their much slower watering rate? And how much slower are they expected to be? Parts of…

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
** URGENT !! ** Empire Zoizia Turf Available - UNTIL TUESDAY

Great offer, wish you were in Perth :lol: I need about 5 rolls for a missing bit.

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
DIY Paving Circle

You could use the pavers as a border for a circle of compacted granite dust or similar.

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Shelving inside a colorbond shed

Mine contains some $15 galvo shelf units from Bunnings and an ancient bookshelf that I think came from an opshop. Doesn't have to look pretty :)

7 years7 yearsenglynenglyn posted:
Soil calculators

*crickets* :lol:
what did you want to calculate? Volume? area? how deep it should be? mostly it's simple but tedious plain 'ol maths...

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