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maggie

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10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
English Garden in Australia?

I think it is possible to get similar style with drought tolerant plants, euphorbias, lavenders, grasses. Have a look at this company's work, http://www.e-ga.com.au/

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Names of Plants

Plants from left on the pic are: bronze flax, two agave in front of the bed, unfortunately the picture is not big enough for me to recognise the bushy…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Advice on rendered wall planter please.

Hi Juliet,
Welcome to the forum, I hope you will find answers to you Q here.
As for your wall/planter box I am afraid you will need foundations as it will have…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Show me your Garden!

Bored!!!!???? Helyn it is beautiful, you have done such a great job and in dry hot conditions like yours, well done and I can see you have a…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Wall Creepers

Creeping fig is thought to damage walls and needs to be kept in check, ie trimmed quite often. Another that comes to mind is Virginian creeper, it would be…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Black bug/pre-historic looking thing with yellow stripes

I do just nothing, well not exactly I pick them up and if I find them to be a pest I just use my shoe to kill them

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
What are those 'lollypop' trees called?

Some weeping shrubs are grafted on the same family trunk/base like some weeping grevilleas and are just fine, just make sure what you are getting as unfortunately I do not…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
What are those 'lollypop' trees called?

Just a word of caution, never plant ficus trees in the ground, they are huge trees with even bigger roots invading sewerage pipes, even the modern plastic ones... and…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Is it too cold to top dress?

It is never too late (ie winter) to add some organic matter to your lawn area. If you are in an area where it just started to rain, like…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Fu, question about light

Hi slooi1,
I would classify your area as a southern fence :). Some orchardists say it is a perfect location for deciduous fruit trees, in…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Costa's Garden Odyssey on SBS

I you are talking about ch31 in Perth, sorry to let you know that it is dead due to lack of funds.
Maggie

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Costa's Garden Odyssey on SBS

I you are talking about ch31 in Perth, sorry to let you know that it is dead due to lack of funds.
Maggie

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
How to choose the right lawnmower

I have had a 4 stroke Rover for 25 years, I guess it is an old fashioned one. Never had any problems with it, it works great on my…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
How to get rid of lawn effortlessly

Sorry me again :roll:
Using round up this time of year to kill a lawn, well it might not work too well in the…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
What landscaping on Council verge

Just recently I checked Stirling CC verge rules. They require 2m clear from the verge for people who choose to walk their dogs on your side. The rest…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
How to get rid of lawn effortlessly

Thanks for the responses and I have bookmarked Fu's very helpfull link.
Ah, Cabinfever you are so right but fortunately what I am thinking of is the verge. I would…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
How to get rid of lawn effortlessly

Another important question, how would one go about removing a patch of grass, couch, with the least effort, taking into account that there is a big old tree in the…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Looking after lawns

I have applied Seasol with something wetting in it, with a blue srew top. It laredy looks greener. I also changed the 3 standard pop up sprinklers that…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
lawn replacement for under box tree ?

Sorry Fu, another lawn replacemnt question.
I did a bit of work on my DD lawn, one patch will come good with seasol and molases and top dressing with…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Can someone help me identify this plant?

You can also grow it from seed. I regularly collect seeds from the plantings around Belridge shopping centre. They have light pink flowered ones. However, I got…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Lime Trees

that will be great Fu, DD will get one when the trees are available ::
Maggie

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Lime Trees

Oh Michelle,
It so nice to be missed ::kiss:: .
We were away in South America for two months and when we came back our…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Unknown Plant

not working :)
Maggie

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Take your pick- Electric / Petrol Lawn Mower

well, nonnie,
I hope yours will last as long as ours. We bought ours, though it was a rover, 25 years ago, I cut the grass every week and…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Plants selection for my front garden

Well... you have to consider whether frangipani will go with you native scheme. It has this very tropical look and might no go with the natives you listed. …

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Looking after lawns

update on the lawn reno. It has been weeded, looks like a whole mob of moles went through it. Some patches are very wet some are dry as!!!!…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Need ideas for plants to line inside of fenceline!!!!

Your tree looks like a flowering pear. Absooolutely beautiful decidious trees, often planted as avenue trees in the US. See these images http://images.google.com.au/images?sour…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Soil V Compost

Soil is what happens when organic matter ( leaves and other garden parts rot) is mixed with sand or whatever is the mineral base of your soil. Compost is…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Looking after lawns

thanks again Fu,
Yes, I think he will do a better job, I will just follow your advice re: rejuvenating and feeding. I might order a load of compost from…

10 years10 yearsmaggiemaggie posted:
Established garden & building in a few years time

We managed to get rid of that fern by watering the lot heavily, spreadin newspapers and cardboard and some thick layer of green mulch on top. You might need…

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