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wonderland

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Joined 19 May 2008
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3 years3 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
New Sapphire Buffalo lawn.

Looks great. How did you manage to get such a large area so leveled? We did our back yard, about 100sqm and there are so many dips and slopes.…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Help with pergola timber sizes?

hi Lex,
My pergola will be 6.5m x 4m, therefore my rafters will be 4m continuous span. My post is 100x100 cypress pine and there will be 3 post to support…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Making sense out of pergola roofing options

Deb, your pergola looks awesome!! I was thinking of doing the same thing but with hardwood battens. I wanted to know whether you still get sufficient light underneath? I was…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Help with pergola timber sizes?

One side of the pergola will be attached to the house

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Help with pergola timber sizes?

You have a very good point. Do you have any advice on how to go about getting the posts to be straight and in line with one another? Should I…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Help with pergola timber sizes?

Chippy, why do you think its not good to have the post concreted directly into the ground? Would putting the post on stirrups and concreting the stirrups to the ground…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
How much was your decking?

Wow did you build your merbau deck for only $1k? Are you sure? Just merbau alone would cost that much, then you have to add in the pine for bearers/joist,…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Thanks Fu!
How about the first question about the water and the molasses?

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Ok now that I've had a moment to read the post a few times, I'm starting to understand :lol: There are a few questions I have…

Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!
7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Fu, I need to read your response again to fully understand what I need to do! Thank you so much.
The leaves on the tree have ALL turned brown and fallen…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

hrmz, no i didnt follow that instruction, I only ferterlised the planting hole! oh no, what have i done?!!
The tree is actually planted in the middle of our new…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

No I dont think I saw any bugs when I was having a close look at the leaves. Not too sure about the branchs, I thought that was normal. But…

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

No it doesnt look good at all!
I hope its just being deciduous and just having its leaves falling. That would be heaps better than it dying!!

7 years7 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please help rescue my weeping cherry!!!

Hi Fu and everyone else,
About two weeks ago we bought a quite established weeping cherry for our front garden. It stayed in the pot for another week while we prepare…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please recommend a plant

Thanks everyone for your suggestion. kek, those nandinas are very pretty. But I must say, the 'little john' azalea which Felistopher is more my type. I love that its quite…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please recommend a plant

Thanks felistopher, some good recs there. I have seen alot of red flex in peoples front yard, and you are right, alot of them tend to overgrow and take over…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please recommend a plant

Oh sorry I should have abit more info. The garden bed is about 3m long by 0.8m wide. I don't want anything too tall as I don't want the plant…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Please recommend a plant

Hi everyone,
I'm in the process of planning my front landscape and there are a few plants which I want. However, I'm abit stumped at the moment about what to put…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Building a big deck yourself in QLD (Gold Coast)

Sierra,
Can you please let me know which building surveyor company you went with for your permit, and what the price was? Thanks mate.

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
pergola

I'm planning on building my pergola myself in timber. The area will be around 6mx5m and materials will cost me around $1k, so not too bad.

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
How much was your decking?

We built our deck DIY and it was around 17m2 for around $2k. The materials are quiet expensive, and alot of labour involved. I'm not surprise that it would cost…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
my first deck...bearer problems!

How big are your post? I dont think they are big enough to hold all that weight.

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Hey guys,
@kb46, you've got a good point there. Maybe I will try our local garden places to see what type of sculptures they have.
Oh and here are pictures of the…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

That sounds like a really cool chic thing to do, but probably not what i'm after. I think it would look a little too messy for what I'm after. But…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Hey guys thanks for all the great suggestion!
:lol:creepy willy?! I quite like the 'willy willy' sculpture! I wonder how much it cost? :th:

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

@tjilpi, I'm in Melbourne. I might have to call those tafe places and ask. I just hate the thought of contacting people :lol: I know it…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Def not a fishtank, too much work for its worth. I used to have one, all the fishes died because I got too lazy to clean out their tanks, and…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Oh yea Joles, good idea. I normally think sculpture = expensive! How much do you think it would cost for student sculptures as I dont want to spend hundreds upon…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Thanks guys for the suggestion. Hrmz, not sure about the artwork on the wall. I think if i put artwork on the wall, it wouldnt make much of an impact…

8 years8 yearswonderlandwonderland posted:
Suggestions on what to put in my entry hob?!!

Anyone have any suggestions?! Please, I'm really struggling here.

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