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2 months2 monthsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Orange tree dying or sick?

Hi all,
A big branch of our orange tree has suddenly started losing all its leaves. The rest of the tree looks healthy to me, and I'm wondering if we need…

12 months12 monthsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Severed tree roots - how to save tree?

Hi all,
Our neighbour has been building and the tradies have dug a large services ditch along our nature strip which has come very close to a tree, severing through a…

2 years2 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

I hope it's ok for me to bump this - surely somebody has dealt with these ferns before?

2 years2 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

Hi all,
We had an infestation of fishbone fern down one side of our house, including growing in a big boulder retaining wall. I used roundup to kill the ones in…

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern
5 years5 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Thanks for the help, that makes sense.
Assuming all the posts lined up nicely enough and they are all well set, would this likely be strong enough for, say, a child…

5 years5 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Fence uprights anchored into rock retaining wall?

Hi,
I'm after some advice on building a fence along the top of a rock retaining wall on our property. We've seen fences where the uprights are attached to an 'anchor'…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Could somebody please identify this tree?

I had a good look but still couldn't find any seeds, flowers or pods to help identify them. Never mind though - I had a good look at the Macaranga…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????

They look great! We planted our Murrayas about a year ago and they're going strong but not nearly as dense as that yet. Perhaps we need to trim them more…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Could somebody please identify this tree?

I'm not too sure - never noticed any seeds or pods on them. I'll have a closer look tonight and will report back.
They're definitely behaving like weeds - shooting up…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Could somebody please identify this tree?

Excellent, gotcha! Thanks for the help.

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Could somebody please identify this tree?

Thanks for the help Online Gardener :)
Looking at the photos and description of Omalanthus Populifolius, it seems a bit different to me though - for…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Could somebody please identify this tree?

Hello, I was hoping somebody in the know could kindly identify this type of tree? I'm wondering if they're 'good' or 'bad', as they're popping up everywhere and seem to…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Definitely, I for one have greatly appreciated the help :)
SaveH2O - Following the advice in your last post I'm going to have a look inside those…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Thanks again for the very helpful reply. It's great to find someone going out of their way to really help a complete stranger - and no doubt like you say…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Wow, thanks for such a comprehensive and helpful reply SaveH20. To be honest I'm still absorbing a lot of it as there seems to be a lot there for me…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Thanks so much to you both for the help.
The tank does have a first flush diverter and the "water collecting funnel" (excuse the technical language) that the downpipe goes into…

6 years6 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Tank / rainwater system missing filter

Hi everyone,
I hope that this is the right sub-forum for this topic. We have a rainwater tank in our two year old house and water from the tank is used…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Need to concrete side of house - ground is very wet

We had a very similar problem when our place was being built - not a good feeling to check out the build progress and finding deep puddles of mud all…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Opinions on my soil, organic compost and grass

Sounds like you have it very nicely sorted out, and I'm sure you'll thank yourself for doing the hard yards with the proper prep work. I remember when we did…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Spider I.D please

I completely understand why people will want to help them back outside. However, for some of us, there's just a completely irrational fear going on with spiders for some reason.
If…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Check out our pathway! (in progress)

Thanks :) It was hard work but we're happy with the progress. Now to see how it drains when it rains next...
We have our eye on…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Check out our pathway! (in progress)

Hi everyone,
We're laying a pathway down the side of our house and I thought I'd post a few photos for anyone interested. The idea was to turn a messy, dirty,…

Check out our pathway! (in progress)
7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Some questions for crushed gravel pathway

Hi there,
We're about to lay a crushed gravel path with 'stepping stone' pavers down the side of our house to replace the dirt and weeds that are there currently. This…

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

I set the alarm this morning to get up early and finish the mowing before work. We have to take advantage of any little glimpses of fine weather here at…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
MOLASSES Suppliers

For those in Brisbane - Samford Produce have it in 20L containers for around $20-ish.

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Fallen leaves in garden beds

re the Little Gem leaves - I'd imagine it'd be best to leave them where they fall, as when they break down wouldn't they then return all the same nutrients…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Please help identify what's eating our murraya

Can anybody recognise what this is? After returning from a two week holiday, we've found our new murrayas have been munched right back by something :::

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Soil prep for murrayas

Excellent, thanks for the advice. I meant to mention we have sugar cane and tree lopper mulch all around them too. I'm worried that the tree lopper mulch has kind…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Soil prep for murrayas

We're in Brisbane.
We've actually gone ahead and planted them now anyway, about a month or so ago. We ended up mixing wheelbarrows full of the naked farmer organic soil activator,…

7 years7 yearsStartingOutStartingOut posted:
Soil prep for murrayas

Hi everyone,
I know Murrayas have been discussed here before, but we're just about to plant a whole bunch of them and I wanted to quickly ask about the soil prep…

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