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1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about.
Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low.
Try choose something that is a little…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Sedums would be another option.
Mix up a bunch of Sedum foliage shapes and colours for nice effect.
Carpobrotus https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2795 is another option, commonly found in many garden…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

It will do what you want ;)

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Patio Design Help

A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area?
What's behind the point of view?
Where are there windows looking out…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Yep, it will be too busy.
Keep that to waht you have. Pleaching the Waterhousia will be one hell of a feature, so leave it how it is for a few…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

MP rotators by Hunter.
I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to.
You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices.
Remember, they need to be spaced much further apart…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stand out more.
I prefer to use a dark grey…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Water and soil space will be a challange.
Small pots will dry out in hours in windy or hot conditions.
With a plant that may have a large area of foliage and…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Palmetto problems

Please don't use lawn beetle killers.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Advice

Just dump the soil on top of the weeds.
They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie.
99% of it will die and rot into the soil.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Oh and the worms, Hammerhead worms.
They can be a bit sticky. Wonderful that you have them.
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/ ... e-creature

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Lol. You have some cool stuff right there. They are wonderful worms to have.
Anyway, Munns Golf Course Green is one of the best value fertilisers on the market because of…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply
You shouldn't be watering that often.
Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Backyard Landscaping - DIY

What a great example of what some thought and planning can achieve.
Could I suggest you extend that bed right to that back corner. It would be a shame to have…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
capital pear trees along northern fence

They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you.
I wouldn't do it on an urban…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Murraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence.
2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be…

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1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from.
Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size.
The Little…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Tree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer.
They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in containers incorrectly or for…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. However, BeatrixKiddo is on the money. For the less adventurous or skilled, it's sound advice.
Why would I cut lower? To encourage…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

you will see curling leaves on citrus in commercial wholesale nurseries. Water is regular. It's normally the fertilisers used to grow them doing it. Also, over watering will present differently.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

It's gardeners myth that pruning a plant keeps a root system under control.
A tree of that size will develop a root system that would be risky.
A 5m tree 3m from…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Choosing seeds

Not enough to worry about.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Oh, I should mention that is bloody a big pear to have so near the house like that.
A 10m tree just a few meters from a house, things might not…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Munns is an organic based lawn fertiliser.
Munns is now owned by Yates.
Lawn Beetle as a problem is bollocks.
They are beneficial for turf. You will almost always see beetles come up…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

I would hope the pool had been modified with large holes cut to ensure drainage.
Otherwise it becomes a pool again, or a bog.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Tree dimensions

Go to an advanced tree nursery.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Re-laying loose pavers?

Ahhh. That's better.
Assuming you want to do this yourself and you are approaching this with limited skills and resources we can do some OK~ish repairs.
Well, you'll need to clean both…

1 year1 yearTheGardenWhispererTheGardenWhisperer posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Summary:
Try not to use drip line under turf.
If done, use appropriate means to stop what we put onto lawns from getting into our water we drink.
Regular back flow valves will…

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