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12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

I didn't bother to ask, but perhaps it was because he couldn't find the species elsewhere close by and was working on a Saturday. He was saying it was almost…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

You're not wrong, Fu. The local wholesale nursery is infested with those two weeds. I overheard one of their landscaper customers cursing as he's pulling the weeds out of each…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

Yes they do 7 days a week. It might be a bit pricey for you because you're on the other side of Sydney.
Closer to you Southies is Menai Sand and…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

That Dichondra repens is one of the weeds I've been trying to eradicate amongst the pratia. It's a bugger to get rid of, only bettered by flickweed and oxalis. The…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

Thanks folks..will look into your suggestions when I go to the nursery on Saturday. As Southies says, I'm in Sydney's north west.
Incidentally, I just tried one of those green mulches.…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Tough low groundcover recommendation needed

Hi Folks,
I'm looking for a tough groundcover, preferably a native, to go between my pavers and stepping stones. I currently have Pratia Pendunculata but this stuff hates the sun and…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Front yard plant selection problem

Thanks Fu,
Where do you get dwarf native frangipanis from and what is the scientific name? I have the normal ones (Hymenosporum flavum) down the side of my house (although 2…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Front yard plant selection problem

Hi,
I have been grappling with a problem in my front garden for a while now. I have a reasonably flat garden bed. The first row is Callistemon 'Little John' (bottle…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Home automation and Home theatre advice

I'm running a Kordz HDMI extender for Foxtel. It's an interesting bit of kit. The extender works even without power, though not as reliably.
You need to turn your devices off…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
What do I need to ask for?

I use CAT5/6 for telephone as well so I can easily switch between a network and telephone outlet. Foxtel boxes generally need phone connections as well.
You'd be surprised how much…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Clipsal C-Bus

The C-Bus touchscreens support integration with a Logitech Squeezebox for audio duties. Add an Aaron Hifi ZA-100 amp or similar if you need it and you have a much cheaper…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Soil improvement enquiry

Thanks again Fu.
I went past PlantMark again today, actually scouring for some plants and had a look again at some of the products.
The GroundBreaker stuff (in my initial post) looks…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Soil improvement enquiry

Thanks everyone for their suggentions.
Fu, the other products I mentioned - (Liquid Humate and Seasol +) are both made by Seasol. I just asked because those two products come in…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Soil improvement enquiry

Yeah for sure. I'm thinking of using a few empty Seasol spray packs to hold the concentrated amounts overnight and then connecting and spraying on with a hose.

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Soil improvement enquiry

No...didn't dissolve it in hot water first. It's a bit difficult to do that for 20 or 30 watering cans worth so I only used the molasses on one small…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Soil improvement enquiry

Hi folks,
I've been following a few threads here silently and trying Fu Manchu's suggestions with the soil improvement. I've bought a stack of Seasol and Powerfeed along with some Molasses…

12 years12 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Can anyone recommand a good sand and polish company in Syd?

Apollo Floor Sanding
(02) 4572 5348
They do all the work for Sydney Flooring. One caveat - if it is a new home, make sure you have light fittings installed beforehand or…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Return Air Vent

I have two return air vents side by side, mounted in the ceiling of my bedrooms/laundry/bathroom hallway. The reason for the doubling of the vents is to reduce the noise…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Has anyone installed a solatube or similar skylight?

In Sydney, Solatubes (290mm) with a chrome surround and flush mounting cost about $1500 (each) installed for a 2.2m tube. These models are their current models with the brighter (more…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
sander and polisher for floorboards... any recommendations?

Apollo Floor Sanding 4572 5348 - Jamie Bezzina.
They do the sanding and polishing for Sydney Flooring as well as private jobs. You'll need your lights installed and working before…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Single story versus double story..

Given that the builders are in a race to the bottom in terms of price (and hence quality), I'd want a very high quality builder for a two-storey, especially with…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Pre-settlement Inspections-Sydney

Anyone thinking of building a new home might also want to check out Charm Homes (www.charmhomes.com.au), which is Howard's (or his son's) building company. The inclusion…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Building with Eden Brae

OH&S, BASIX, site costs and insulation will have to be done anyway, regardless of whether they are in the package or not. Insulation is part of the BASIX package so…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Sealing tile grout

Wait for your 3 month inspection though because we had a chipped tile that we got fixed before sealing.

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Sealing tile grout

Folks,
I just had my tile grout sealed professionally from Brian at Pavecare. He does a very good job, is honest and reasonably priced. Brian does all the sealing for Di…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

I actually think there's a cost factor with the ordering of the trades.
For example, I think plumbers charge more or refuse to do the rough-in of the water and…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Gutters - article in the news

Another reason to get eaves (it only occurs if you clip the guttering directly to the brickwork).

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

Doug is pretty high up, from what I understand, high enough to be concerned about the company's reputation. When I had a problem with my SS, I just said to…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

Southies,
If the site supervisor continues with the 'this is standard' rubbish, call your CSR and ask to speak to Doug Westerway (assuming Doug is still there). Explain the issue calmly…

13 years13 yearsjamietjamiet posted:
Stonecutters Ridge

Join Ashlar before they bring in a joining fee. Ashlar is likely to take over the course and clubhouse next year (pending final negotiations and a member's vote). Ashlar's membership…

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